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Financing Your Small Business

The Small Business Development Center of Kean University will present a free seminar, entitled Financing Your Small Business, on Wednesday, August 13, from 9 a.m. to 11 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.

Conducted by Nathaniel Sims, assistant director of the Small Business Development Center at Kean University, this workshop will explain how to obtain financing for a small business, whether it is established or a start-up. He will discuss the various loan programs available to small-business owners and their general requirements, as well as how to properly approach a lender for maximum 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 receive 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.