MetroAction and Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation Partner to Provide Business Success Seminar


Tobyhanna, PA – MetroAction has partnered with the Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation (PMEDC) to provide an informative seminar designed to take the mystery out developing a successful small business. Five Steps to Business Success will be held on Tuesday, February 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the PMEDC, 300 Community Drive, Suite D, Pocono Mountains Corporate Center East, Tobyhanna.

“Five Steps to Business Success reviews the steps needed to develop a successful business and provides links to valuable resources to help grow a business,” according to Christina Hitchcock, MetroAction business development administrator. “Participants will receive quick and easy tips for writing a business plan, and recommendations on how to use the plan to identify specific business objectives while charting and managing growth.”

Participants will learn how small business loans work, what documents and information are needed for start-up, and reviews the requirements to qualify for small business financing. In addition, information will be provided about small business grants, what lenders look for, and how to improve chances of qualifying for a small business loan. This seminar is ideal for all business types, including retail, wholesale, hospitality, agricultural, child care providers, technology, and manufacturing.

PMEDC is a non-profit economic development corporation dedicated to creating jobs for Monroe County residents, expanding the county’s tax base and attracting new investment with the direct support of the Monroe County Commissioners.  More information on economic development in Monroe County can be found at

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with MetroAction in offering this seminar to our business community,” commented Chuck Leonard, PMEDC Executive Director.  “We hope this will lead to more opportunities to partner in the future.”

MetroAction provides loans to small business in northeastern Pennsylvania that do not have access to traditional sources of credit. Covering Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties, MetroAction, a nonprofit Small Business Administration (SBA) lender, is northeastern Pennsylvania’s leading provider of small business loan and comprehensive business training.

The cost is $10 and reservations are required. For more information and to register, call (570) 341-0270 or visit