Entrepreneur workshops are coming to Coatesville – Daily Local

COATESVILLE – The City of Coatesville and Kutztown University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are partnering again to present a series of six-week Business Skills for Success training for entrepreneurs, in person and virtually. The program is ideal for start-ups and young companies that have been in business for at least three years.

Entrepreneurs of all ages are invited to participate to gain the skills and resources needed to take their emerging or existing small business to the next level.

The workshops will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for six consecutive Wednesdays from June 1 to July 6. In-person meetings, featuring special guest presenters (no virtual accessibility), will take place June 1 and 8. and 15 at Coatesville Town Hall (1 Town Hall Square). Virtual sessions will take place on June 22, 29 and July 6 via Zoom. The cost for the entire six-session series, due by June 8, is $25 and includes all materials.

The workshop series will culminate with an opportunity to showcase products and services at Coatesville’s popular outdoor Pop-Up & Shop Markets, beginning in July and continuing throughout the summer.

“Coatesville is home to a vibrant entrepreneurial community, and we are pleased to continue our partnership with Kutztown University to provide business start-up tools, resources, funding advice and guidance to support new and emerging businesses in our city,” says James Logan. , City Manager of Coatesville. “While the program primarily attracts local entrepreneurs, we are also delighted to have start-ups from our surrounding region sign up for the six-week sessions.”

“Now in our third year, the Business Skills for Success workshops have supported more than 50 entrepreneurs who have learned the skills to realize their entrepreneurial dreams,” said Kecia Sturdivant, deputy director of Kutztown University’s SBDC.

Sessions will be led by City of Coatesville and Kutztown University facilitators, business owners and guest presenters. “I am grateful and excited to continue my participation in this program to help empower growing businesses and entrepreneurs in the City of Coatesville,” said guest presenter Chris McHenry, vice president of development finance at Chester County Economic. Development Council (CCEDC). “The program provides an opportunity to further CCEDC’s mission to promote business and community prosperity in Chester County through private business growth and job creation.

Interactive workshops are designed for people looking to strengthen or grow their emerging businesses with topics such as Starting a Business 101, Building a Brand, Diversity Marketing, Human Resources, Engagement capital, etc.

A limited number of scholarships are provided by Coatesville 2nd Century Alliance. For questions or to register, visit https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/29503 or contact Kecia Sturdivant at [email protected] or Lynn Loaiza at [email protected] To contact by phone, dial 484-646-5903.

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