Help Your Business SCORE by Attending the Small Business Conference of Pennsylvania

June 17th, 2013

This week is National Small Business week, and there’s no better way to celebrate than to attend SCORE’s Small Business Conference of Pennsylvania this Wednesday, June 19th! The conference, held at the University of Phoenix in Warrington, is designed for anyone working within a small business, as well as nonprofit organizations and women in business.

Co-hosted by SCORE Bucks County and SCORE Montgomery County, the event will run all day, from 8am until 6pm. The conference will feature fifteen different presentations and discussion groups throughout the day. Participants will be able to choose which presentations they want to attend to gain the most from the event. Topics include Starting a Business, Women in Business, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Using Social Media,  Financial Management, Risk Management, Buying & Selling a Business, and Franchising, among others.

The Small Business Conference is also a great networking opportunity for anyone in the field. Speakers will include local business owners, professionals from the banking, legal, and financial sectors, as well as UWBucks’ own Senior VP of Marketing and Communication, Marissa Christie! Attendees will get the opportunity to converse with speakers  between presentations. In addition, SCORE small business counselors will be in attendance to meet and talk with participants.

Other notable presenters include the two keynote speakers. The first is David Dickson of the United States Small Business Association. He is the district director of eastern Pennsylvania, where he is responsible for the delivery and management of SBA’s financial and business development programs.  Chris Litster is giving the second keynote address. He is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Constant Contact, an engagement marketing firm. All participants will get the opportunity to hear from both keynote speakers.

SCORE is a nonprofit organization that aims to help small businesses flourish. They have been working with small businesses for the past fifty years. Funded by the federal government, and working primarily with volunteers, they are able to offer their counsel, mentoring and workshops for minimal cost.

To attend this conference, register online at www.scorebuckscounty.org. Online registration is $35, while walk-ins are $40. Space is limited, however, so SCORE is encouraging those who are interested to register early! For more information, call 215-943-8850 or email score570@verizon.net.

About the contributor: Katie Pilot is the Marketing Intern at UW Bucks for the summer. She is a rising senior at Villanova University with a major in Communications.  Due to her passion for social justice, particularly the importance of education, she is excited to help get the word out about UW Bucks’ great contributions to the county in hopes to get more people involved.

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