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New 'Starting and Growing' Workshop to be Offered by the Kutztown University SBDC

March 29, 2012

KUTZTOWN, PA - The Kutztown University SBDC is offering a new free workshop for Berks County aspiring and existing entrepreneurs.  The new 'How to Start and Operate a Small Business will feature presentations by an attorney, accountant and municipal zoning professionals.  This course is scheduled from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on April 4 and throughout the year on the first Wednesday afternoon of each month.   Confirmed speakers for April 4:

  • Marilu Rodriguez Bauer, RB Legal Counsel LLC - legal issues related to starting a business
  • Scott Schaeffer, JSI Director - accounting and financing options
  • Craig Peiffer, City of Reading Zoning Administrator - zoning, planning and codes

This course will be held on a monthly basis at the Berks County Community Foundation Building at 237 Courts St., Reading, Pa., 19610. This course is being cosponsored with the City of Reading, RB Legal Counsel LLC, Jump Start Incubator, Kutztown University Latino Business Resource Center and the Berks County Community Foundation.   This course is offered free of charge. Presentation materials are available in bilingual format upon request.   For those who are interested in attending the course additional information, as well as online registration, can be found at:

  This new workshop is for anyone that is thinking about starting a business or existing entrepreneurs who have legal, accounting or regulatory questions resulting from growth. With knowledge gained from clients our curriculum team approached local attorneys, accountants and the City of Reading Zoning, Permitting and Codes office to address this need. The City manager in charge of these departments offered to become part of a new monthly workshop at our downtown Reading office. This new workshop will build from our highly successful 'How to Start and Operate a Small Business' workshop in Exton.  

Following the workshop, presenters will be available along with our Small Business Development Center consultants to schedule confidential one-on-one meetings to answer specific questions. The program will be structured so attendance at all three associated presentations is not required, registrants may attend the presentation that is most relevant to their needs or all three presentations. Certificates of completion will be available upon request.