RBI Selinsgrove Incubator Grants Office Space to Bucknell University Small Business Development Center
Selinsgrove, PA - In a joint effort to grow local business, the Rural Business Innovation (RBI) Selinsgrove Incubator has granted office space to the Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
“We welcome the SBDC to our incubator and look forward to future collaboration with the team and the clients they serve”, said RBI Executive Director Kelly O’Brien Gavin. The Selinsgrove Incubator Project provides free consulting services, support and low-cost professional office space in downtown Selinsgrove for all types of business, as well as small business loans and financial incentives for entrepreneurs, startup, and early stage companies that qualify.
The SBDC will mark the launch of this partnership by presenting two business startup workshops in downtown Selinsgrove on April 7th. Aspiring business owners will find answers to questions such as: "how do I turn my good idea into a successful business?", "what kind of forms and licenses do I need?", and "where can I find financing?". Attendees will also learn about resources for downtown businesses from Selinsgrove Projects, Inc. and will learn what a lender looks for from program sponsor Northumberland National Bank. Register online at www.Bucknell.edu/SBDCevents
“The SBDC is very pleased to partner with RBI to help businesses start and grow at the new incubator in downtown Selinsgrove” said SBDC Director Steven Stumbris. “Our consulting team serves entrepreneurs in confidential, individualized sessions to help them with a range of business issues including testing a new business proposition, shaping a business plan, investigating funding opportunities, and more”, added Stumbris.
RBI manages the Greater Susquehanna Keystone Innovation Zone (GSKIZ), the Local Enterprise Assistance Program (LEAP), with incubators in Sunbury and Bloomsburg, and provides support services for entrepreneurs. To learn more, visit www.ruralbusinessinnovation.org or call 570-245-0096.
The Bucknell SBDC is a member of the only statewide, nationally accredited program providing high quality one-on-one consulting, training, and information resources to empower new and existing businesses. The SBDC program is a public/private partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development, and 18 universities and colleges across the Commonwealth. For more information, or to contact the SBDC for no-fee, confidential assistance in starting or growing your business, visit www.Bucknell.edu/SBDC or call 570-577-1249.
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Rural Business Innovation, based in Bloomsburg, Pa., is the result of a shared vision and mission by the Board of Directors from both the Greater Susquehanna KIZ and the Rural Enterprise Development Corporation. RBI creates and fosters local job growth by aiding entrepreneurs, newly formed start-up companies, and mature companies in identifying and capitalizing on new ideas and opportunities. RBI and strategic partners are creating the environment to keep and attract talent to the Central PA region. RBI manages the Keystone Innovation Zone and the Local Enterprise Assistance Programs (LEAP). There are six business incubator locations throughout nine counties. For more information, visit www.ruralbusinessinnovation.org. Follow RBI on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GSKIZ, Twitter (www.twitter.com/RBI_Corp), and Pinterest www.pinterest.com/PAGSKIZ/)