MetroAction Offers Program to Help Businesses Survive Economy

Small Business Institute

From organization planning …
to marketing …
to understanding your financials …
MetroAction’s Small Business Institute is what you need for your business to thrive in today’s economy!

Aspiring and existing entrepreneurs are invited to participate in this two day program that provides practical, hands-on skills needed to develop, manage and grow a successful business. Participants will:

• Develop key business insights and skills
• Determine business strategies
• Tap into entrepreneurial resources

• Build a business, and much more!

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: MetroAction is a PQAS approved organization that provides professional development training recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

Small Business Institute 8-week Program
Location:  Wilkes-Barre
Date:  Thursdays, October 1 – November 19
Time:  9 am – 12 pm
Cost: $149 per person
Presented by: Community Bank and Trust Co, Bold Gold Media Group, The Wilkes University Small Business Development Center, The Innovation Center @ Wilkes-Barre

Small Business Institute 2-day Accelerated Program
Location:  Jim Thorpe
Date:  Thursday & Friday, October 1 & 2
Time:  9 am – 4 pm
Cost: $149 per person
Presented by:  Bold Gold Media Group

Small Business Institute 2-day Accelerated Program
Location:  Honesdale
Date:  Thursday & Friday, November 5&6
Time:  9 am – 4 pm
Cost: $149 per person
Presented by: The Honesdale National Bank and Bold Gold Media Group

The 2-day accelerated program provides all the award winning Core Four® curriculum presented in our traditional Small Business Institute eight-week program, in just two days!

More than 100 entrepreneurs have already experienced and found success with the Small Business Institute.  Here’s what some of our graduates had to say:

“Training for the actual business side of the business in my industry is non-existent. The Small Business Institute has given me a new outlook on the overall management of my business. This program was extremely helpful.”
Amy Ghirelli, owner of Headquarters Salon & Coconut Grove Tanning, Scranton

“I am better prepared now, after participating in the Small Business Institute, than I was 10 years ago. I would definitely recommend this program to other entrepreneurs. It’s a great way to get started.”
Bill Goodman, owner of Goodman E-Commerce, Tunkhannock

“The Small Business Institute was very interactive.  We shared and learned a lot of creative ideas to help in our businesses. I would definitely recommend this program to other entrepreneurs.  I now have a better sense of my business and feel more confident.”
Mike Straub, owner of Michael Straub Photography, Mt. Pocono

“The sessions were interesting, informative, educational, well facilitated and most of all fun.  No matter how long you are in business, you need to keep it fresh.  I would definitely recommend this program to other entrepreneurs.”
Paul Nardone, owner of Outrageous and Anthology, Scranton

Seating is limited and registration is first-come, first-served and expected to fill quickly.  For more information or to register for the Small Business Institute, visit or contact Dara Coslett Granza at 341-0270 or