The CAN BE incubator program helps establish new business and industry for the area, giving local entrepreneurs the keys to turn their ideas into ventures that will become successful firms able to function on their own.
This round of seminars in the series began at Fairchild Semiconductor in the Crestwood Industrial Park, with the first seminar, “Why Businesses Succeed,” particularly aimed at assisting workers displaced by Fairchild’s closure.
Topics of the other three seminars were “Marketing Your Business,” “Understanding Financials” and “Get Ready to Succeed.” They were held at CAN BE’s business incubator, the Greater Hazleton Business Innovation Center in Valmont Industrial Park, exposing potential entrepreneurs to the incubator and the helpful services it offers to start-up businesses.
During the sessions, speakers from various local businesses provided expert advice to seminar attendees. In all, 140 prospective entrepreneurs have attended one or more sessions of the “Start Your Own Business” seminar series since it began in 2006.
“In today’s economy, business incubators are particularly helpful as they seek to equip potential entrepreneurs with the tools to go into business for themselves,” CAN BE Executive Director Jack St. Pierre said.
For more information on the incubator program, call CAN BE at (570) 455-8334 or visit www.canbe.biz.