Let’s Talk Business

The Clarion University Small Business Development Center provides entrepreneurs and business owners with education, information, tools and resources to start and grow businesses. Whether you are looking to start a business or own a business, the SBDC is offering business consulting services at no cost.

The consulting services focus on providing guidance, information, advice and resources that are needed to manage and grow your business. Services include financial analysis, QuickBooks assistance, market research, business plan development, compliance, and SEO review. Through the SBDC you will have access to information from industry leading databases and research tools to help you develop and maintain a competitive edge. In addition, we offer a variety of online resources matched with a strong referral and partner network to help businesses thrive.

Aleshia Marshall, SBDC business consultant, will be available on June 20, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Coudersport office of the Education Council. Walk-ins are welcome; however, appointments are recommended. Contact the Clarion SBDC at 814-393-2060 or via email to amarshall@clarion.edu.

Painting in Jessie’s Gardens

Paint with professional watercolorist and instructor Jessie I. Vaughn in her gardens in Gold. In this three-hour class, Vaughn will start with a demonstration, and then those attending will be free to find the perfect scene on 32 acres of meandering streams, woods, fields and flower gardens. You may only have to walk a few steps to be inspired by a lovely spot. There is also a large covered porch and a pavilion for those who don’t want to be in the sun.

This class is being offered on Thursday, July 11, or Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Adults of all skill levels can register for either or both classes. The cost is $25 per person per class and includes all supplies, if needed, and snacks. Registration is required, and space is limited, so register today. Call 814-274-4877 or visit www.pottercountyedcouncil.org.