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Kean University Offers Workshop on Exploring Possibilities of Business Ownership

UNION, N.J. – The Small Business Development Center of Kean University will offer a free workshop, Is Business Ownership Right for You?, on Wednesday, July 9, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at PNC Bank, located at 202 Park Avenue in Plainfield, N.J. Ample parking is located behind the bank on West Second Street.

This workshop, conducted by Nick Cohron, owner of The Entrepreneur’s Source in Summit, N.J., is aimed at those thinking about career options outside of the traditional employer/employee relationship. Cohron will cover the “New Career Economy,” explaining how to determine if business ownership holds potential, as well as how to set goals of considering a different career. He will provide an overview of career alternatives beyond the job market by explaining how to create a “yardstick” with which to measure potential options, identify options that hold potential, explore and evaluate these options against the yardstick, and envision a path of success.

This workshop is one of six seminars included in the Summer 2008 Small Business Certificate Series. Held from July 9 to August 20 at PNC Bank, the series features weekly workshops for aspiring business owners on a wide range of business topics, such as developing entrepreneurial skills, financing a small business, buying an existing business or franchise, and public speaking. Participants who attend at least four of the workshops received certificates recognizing their achievements.

Co-sponsors of the series include PNC Bank, The Union County Business Resource Center, SCORE®, The Incubator One-Stop Service in Plainfield, N.J.; City of Plainfield, N.J.; Plainfield, N.J., Chamber of Commerce; UCEDC; the U.S. Small Business Administration; and the Union County Workforce Investment Board.

Special arrangements for people with disabilities can be made upon request. Be sure to bring business cards and brochures for networking purposes. For further information or to register for the workshop, please contact the Small Business Development Center at (908) 737-4220.