Have you being playing with the idea of starting your own business, but don’t have any idea how to start? Do you wonder how to find customers, get funding to open a storefront, or handle the finances of running a company? SCORE of Bucks County can help answer all these questions and more during their upcoming workshop, “Starting a Business.”

The workshop is designed for entrepreneurs seeking to start a new venture and for new business owners looking to move their company forward or planning to expand their company with a growth effort.  Attendees will receive instruction on how to develop a business plan and information on SCORE’s mentoring program.

Attendees must register in advance for this free workshop. Sign up is available on the SCORE website at https://buckscounty.score.org or by clicking here.  SCORE is a nonprofit organization working to helping individuals start and grow business by providing free education and mentoring opportunities.

Dates and Locations

Wed., April 18, 2018 from 6:30 to 8 pm
Delaware Valley University
700 E. Butler Ave., Doylestown
Life Science building, room 103

Sat., May 12, 2018 from 10:30 am to noon
Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library
680 Radcliffe St., Bristol

Fri., May 18, 2018 from 9 to 10:30 am
Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce
21 N. Main St., Quakertown



Also Coming up from SCORE: Addiction in the Workplace Seminar

Among the many concerns and responsibilities for employers is maintaining a healthy employee base and productive workplace environment. Substance abuse can have drastic effects on that productivity and cost companies thousands of dollars annually. In fact, according to the DWI Resource Center website, an employee who uses illicit drugs or engages in heavy alcohol consumption can cost their employer over $7,000 annually in lost productivity.

To help local employers understand the issue and how it relates to their businesses, the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce is hosting a workshop/breakfast meeting, Addiction in the Workplace. Heidi Gordon, MS, CADC, Director of Intervention Services with The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc. will be the speaker.

Topics discussed will include understanding substance use disorders and learning how to identify it. What are the legal and ethical responsibilities for employers? Finally, the speaker will provide information on available resources and support avenues.


The meeting will take place on Wed., April 18, from 8 am to 10 am at the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is located at 21 N. Main St., Quakertown, PA 18951. Attendees will also enjoy a continental breakfast. Pre-registration for this free event is required and available on the chamber website or by clicking here.

About The Council

The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc. seeks to provide prevention, intervention and addiction recovery solutions to schools, families, businesses and individuals throughout the five counties of SE Pennsylvania. The non-profit offers support through its alcohol and drug information line, educational programs and recovery support services. For more information on their work to ease the impact of addiction, visit their website at www.councilsepa.org.

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