lionlaunch helps launch businesses
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — People are being invited to strengthen their business skills by attending “information- packed programs” via Penn State Schuylkill LionLaunch.
Lionlaunch will present a comprehensive business plan writing program with Sa
vas Logothetides, owner of Wheel restaurant, Pottsville, and executive director of the Pottsville Area Development Corp. The program will be available in two sessions, 6 to 8 p. m. Feb. 4 and 11 at the Lionlaunch Innovation Hub, Schuylkill Haven.
Logothetides will “show you step- by- step how to formulate your own business plan starting with the executive summary,” according to the flier. “He will break down each section of a business plan and show you how each of those sections strategically informs another.”
People may register now for $ 40 by visiting sl. psu. edu/ innovationhub.
Other Lionlaunch efforts include:
· A Google Wabinar at 2 p. m. Thursday — “Join from anywhere.” It is part of a celebration of Global Entrepreneur Week and Lionlaunch will team with Randi Penfil, speaker for Google’s “Get Your Business Online” program, to help people understand “the ins and outs of this online giant so you can take full advantage of what it offers.” Penfil will introduce tools that can help including Google Analytics and Google Trends. Contact LionLaunch for more.
· Employee Retention: Mentoring for the Millennials, 11: 30 a. m. to 1 p. m. Nov. 19 with Ceil Michalik, president of Michalik Consulting LLC, Schuylkill Haven, who will explain why mentoring improves business acumen, emotional intelligence and self- discipline and provides a safe sounding board for testing ideas and plans.
· Digital Marketing 101: Breaking it Down to Enjoy a Successful Online Ride, 11: 30 a. m. to 1 p. m. Dec. 10 with Scott Williams, owner of Cotts Inc. and creator of Skoocal. He is a LionLaunch business plan competition winner and focuses on digital marketing, breaking it down so people can take full advantage of what is available.
The registration fees are $ 12 and include lunch. Coordinator Susan Williams can be reached by calling 570- 385- 6065 or emailing sxw831@ psu. edu. More also is available online at schuylkill. psu. edu/ expertslunch.
Penn State Schuylkill Lionlaunch is part of the university’s statewide initiative, Invent Penn State, aimed at spurring economic growth throughout Pennsylvania, according to a Lionlaunch flier.
Lionlaunch, with the support of community partners, is helping Schuylkill County entrepreneurs and business professionals find resources and information they need to become successful, according to the release.
So far, Lionlaunch has helped start 14 new businesses in Schuylkill County and awarded $ 47,000 in seed money to entrepreneurs, according to the flier.