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PNC Sponsors Spring Workshop for Small Businesses

        Pottstown SCORE is offering to local entrepreneurs a spring workshop series, “How to Start and Operate a Small Business.” This seminar, sponsored by PNC Bank, is scheduled to be presented from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. on four consecutive Monday evenings beginning on April 23. All classes will be held in Suite 102 in the New York Plaza Building, 244 High Street, Pottstown. There is ample free parking in the lot behind the building. Use the entrance from the parking lot to access the SCORE office.

        This workshop series, presented by SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is for those who are considering starting a business as well as those who are currently operating a small business. All courses are taught by experienced members of SCORE and outside practitioners recognized as experts in their specific fields.
        The workshop sessions are as follows:
                Sources of Information and the Tax and Legal Implications of the Different Legal Structures, April 23
                The Business Plan and The Business Loan, April 30
                Sources of Market Information, Marketing, May 7
                It’s All About Profit, May 14
        The instructors for this workshop series are local business partners and experienced SCORE counselors. Tap into their expertise to gain practical, real-life information on how to start and operate a small business. The instructors are as follows: Matthew Griffith, Vice President and Pottstown East End Branch Manager at PNC Bank; Don Havas, President of Applied Technology and Sciences, Inc; Jeff Kofsky, President of Higher Vision Coaching and Counseling; James Hufford, Business Services Manager at Diamond Credit Union; David Megay, Esq., Attorney with O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei; Scott Rakowski, CPA of Rakowski and Company; Ralph Clemmer, chairman of the Board of Evans-Hauseman& Richard, Inc.; Carolyn Wiker, Head of Adult Services at the Pottstown Public Library.
        Registration begins at 6:45 pm, and all classes start promptly at 7:00 pm.
        Each session costs $25. A manual on preparing a business plan will be available for $20. A special price of $100 is offered for the 4 classes as a package, and this includes the manual. As an added bonus, there is a 50% discount off the workshop fee for each additional person. PNC Bank customers have an opportunity to apply for a free scholarship for the workshop by contacting Mr. Matthew Griffith of PNC Bank.
        This has been an extremely successful and well-attended workshop. Early paid reservations guarantee a seat. For more information or to register, call the Pottstown SCORE office at 610-327-2673 or register online at






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