Pike Chamber’s August Seminar to Help Businesses


Pike Chamber – The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Stephen Ursich who is a Business Consultant at the University of Scranton’s Small Business Development Center. The University of Scranton’s Small Business Development Center deals with counseling Small Businesses that are Start-Ups or, Businesses in Trouble or, to those who are growing by leaps and bounds!  Steve has worked out of our Pike County Chamber of Commerce office on a regular basis for several years.  He brings great ideas and sound programs; he answers questions using the knowledge of what other small businesses are doing and what works best in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  His insight and experience will provide all attendees with fresh ideas and knowledge of resources and remedies for business problems.  BRING YOUR SPECIFIC QUESTIONS!  You never know what you might hear!

The Seminar is entitled:  Advice to Small Businesses in Tough Times”. The following are some of the items that will be discussed:  Finance: things like SBA 504 Loans:  low interest, quick turnaround, low cash requirements.  Other similar financing mechanisms that typically work with local banks, Finding Additional Markets – Internet Based, Consumer and Business-to-Business markets, Business Ratios – very often the heart and soul of understanding profits and costs, Need for Databases of Customers – getting a “lifetime value” from existing customers, Use of Technology – how technology allows small enterprises to compete and prosper,  and much, much more that will be raised by your fellow small business owners and managers!

This is part of the Pike Chamber’s “Third Thursday” seminar series and we know that it is actually the 4th Thursday this month due to scheduling conflicts; but it will return to our regular schedule next month.

This is open to the community on Thursday, August 23rd at 7:30a.m. at the Best Western Inn at Hunt’s Landing in Matamoras, PA.  Pike Chamber Members are $15.00 per person and Non-Members are $20.00 per person which includes a terrific breakfast buffet.  You must R.S.V.P. to reserve your seat by calling 570-296-8700 before August 20th.