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Posted by   on: March 25th, 2011

Entrepreneurship for High School Students

The SEPA RC&D sponsored Entrepreneurship and Small Business Workshops for students at 4 Lehigh County high schools. These workshops reached over 200 students. Representatives from SCORE (Service Corps Of Retired Executives) and Ben Franklin Technology Partners presented the nuts and bolts of entrepreneurship. Topics discussed included: entrepreneurial characteristics, evaluating your idea, market research, creating a Master Operating Manual (containing all plans, procedures, reports, financial info, etc.), and record keeping.

Young entrepreneurs from Lehigh valley Grand Prix, EchoTech Marine, and Wealth Keys Financial gave engaging talks on various aspects of their entrepreneurial experience. This was followed up by a question and answer session and a discussion of free and low cost resources available.

The project’s goals were to:

  • Make students aware of entrepreneurship and discuss alternatives to the typical high school summer jobs.
  • Increase students’ knowledge of small business and entrepreneurship
  • Motivate students with peer examples.
  • Promote usage of further resources available at SCORE, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and on the web.
Posted by   on: March 25th, 2011

The Southeastern PA RC&D Council is reaching out to farmers of: small, organic, transitioning to organic, specialty crop, and livestock in the region, to let them know about the many programs available through the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service. To achieve that goal, and to encourage traditionally underserved farmers, the Council has hired a consultant.

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Posted by   on: March 25th, 2011

Jack Preston, President of the PA Association of RC&D Councils presenting SEPA RC&D Chair Karen Holm the Circle of Diamonds Award

The Southeastern PA Resource Conservation and Development Council was awarded Circle of Diamonds status in 2010. (more…)