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Making Social Media Relevant to Small Business

While the buzz about business using social media has been hot for a number of months, there has not been enough convincing evidence to move many small business into the social media environment. In a recent article from Brian Solis, Social Media's Critical Path: Relevance to Resonance to Significance, the process of making social media impactful to a business is evaluated.

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PA SBDC Clean Technology Forum

The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers will be convening a forum to discuss clean energy technology opportunities and challenges in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Clean Technology Forum will be held on March 28th in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and is open to the public.

Coordinated by the Pennsylvania SBDC’s Clean Technology Resource Center (CTRC), the forum is designed to help equip small businesses with the information they need to start and operate a successful clean tech company, as well as educate clean tech consumers to make energy decisions that will enhance their profitability, productivity and market adaptability.

The forum will be divided into four panels discussing the following topics: (1) Clean Technology Services: How to get Started; (2) Implementing Clean Technology; (3) Commercializing Clean Technology; and (4) Financing. James Gambino, the keynote speaker from the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster for Energy Efficient Buildings, will discuss how the Energy Innovation HUB will provide additional resources for clean technology in Pennsylvania.

A reception & networking session will immediately follow the panel presentations. Exhibitor space is available in the reception room, providing a venue for clean tech-related businesses to showcase themselves to like-minded individuals, legislators, and potential financiers. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Who Should Attend:
• Businesses interested in implementing clean technology projects at their business
• Start-up companies entering the clean technology market
• Companies commercializing clean technology
• Companies interested in promoting their clean technology services
• Organizations interested in growing the clean technology sector in Pennsylvania

For information on the agenda and to register as an attendee, check the Forum website, or call the CTRC hotline, 877-771-CTRC (3872).

More about the Pennsylvania SBDCs and CTRC
The Clean Technology Resource Center (CTRC) helps businesses develop and commercialize technology products, goods, services, and processes that use renewable energy sources.
This specialized consulting service, centrally located at the Penn State SBDC, is available to all businesses in Pennsylvania looking to determine the viability of technologies, obtain financing, or introduce new technologies to market. Visit for information about our free services.

Since its inception in 1980, the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) has evolved into a network of 18 university-based centers and more than 100 outreach locations, operating under the guidance of the State Director located at the University of Pennsylvania. Funding support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the SBDC host institutions enables consulting services to be provided at no charge to the client. For more information on the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers’ services and impact, visit