St. Vincent College Small Business Development Center
will host The First Step to Small Business Success seminar
from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Latrobe campus.
Topics will include getting started; obtaining financing; licensing and applications; and business, marketing and financial planning.
Cost is $20 per person. Registration is required. Information: 724-537-4572.
Johnstown Area Regional Industries will host an Unemployment Compensation Workshop for Employers from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 19 at PA CareerLink of Cambria County, 445 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township. Employers will be provided with information on separation issues, unemployment compensation appeals, relief from charges and suitable work offers.
Irene Kugler, appeals program manager for the unemployment compensation board of review, and Nancy Smithbauer, workforce development representative for the state Department of Unemployment Compensation, will be guest speakers.
There is no cost to participate. Information: www.jari.com or contact Debi Balog at 262-8366 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Diversity Council will sponsor a Make Us Your Business: The Nuts and Bolts of Doing Business with IUP and Other Public Agencies from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.
The program is for anyone who wants to do business with public agencies in the state.
Cost is $45 per person, which includes lunch and refreshments. Preregistration is required and can be made by calling 724-357-3077 or on the web at wwwiup.edu/procure-ment.
St. Francis University Small Business Development Center will hold a prebusiness planing seminar for anyone interested in operating their own business from 5 to 8 p.m. at the center, 117 Evergreen Drive, Loretto.
Preregistration is required and can be made by contacting the center at 472-3200 or by email at email@example.com.
July 11-Aug. 8
St. Vincent College Small Business Development Center will host a five-part technology boot camp, Effective Marketing in the Technology Age. Topics are:
July 11: Planning and promoting your website.
July 18: Search engine optimization – rank high in a global search.
July 25: Google analytics basics.
Aug. 1: Promote your business through social networking.
Aug. 8: Computer security – protecting your information.
Each seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $40 for individual program, $35 each for two or more or $150 for all five.
Joe Polk, technology specialist consultant, will lead the workshops.
Registration or information: 724-537-4572.
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The St. Francis University Small Business Development Center received the Happy Client Award from the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center network.
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Big chocolate is about to get even bigger.
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