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Free Business Seminars

Posted: Wednesday January 23, 2008

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STEUBENVILLE, OH—Three “Project Bootstraps” seminars offering business owners and future entrepreneurs practical advice on successfully starting and maintaining their own businesses will be held at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

The series begins Tuesday, January 29, when Albert Macre, CPA and a business professor at Franciscan University will discuss the topic, “How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur.” Macre is the owner of Albert F. Macre & Company, CPA’s, Universal Cash Lending Services, Payroll +, and the Triple Play Café. The talk will be given at 7:00 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the St. Joseph Center at Franciscan University, followed by refreshments. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Stephen Feher, a specialist in ecommerce and vice president of Internet Consulting Services with The Ridgefield Group, will give the second Project Bootstraps talk, “Building Your Business Online the Right Way the First Time,” on February 5. The final talk in the series, “A Marketer’s Survival Kit for the New Entrepreneur,” will be presented on February 12 by Sara Sable Antry. Antry is a specialist in marketing and the owner of Tri-State Audiology, Antry Enterprises, and co-owner of Menendez Audiology. Both seminars will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the seminar room of the St. Joseph Center.

“These three topics will be useful to anyone who desires to successfully start a new business,” said Thomas Kelly, assistant professor of Accounting and Business at Franciscan University. “The presentations will provide invaluable advice on how to become successful entrepreneurs in general, how to succeed online, and how to effectively market and advertise your business.” The talks are sponsored by the Franciscan University Chapter of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) and funded by a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

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