Growing Your Business – Free UEZ Business Seminar

The Lakewood Development Corporation, the administrative arm of the Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ), is offering the public a free small business seminar “Growing Your Business,” Wednesday, February 8, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Conference Room C, theLakewoodMunicipalBuilding,231 Third Street,Lakewood.

The workshop, given by business executives and members of Ocean County SCORE, will explain the process and management techniques to grow your business and its bottom line.  The presentation includes strategic business planning, cash flow management, and driving sales with marketing, among other information. A question and answer period will follow.

The presenters include Marty Aronow, principal of Aronow Business Advisors and secretary of Ocean County SCORE; Bob Goodyear, a franchising consultant and chairman of Ocean County SCORE; Frank Monetti, owner of Frank F. Monetti, CPA and treasurer of Ocean County SCORE; and Brian Scally, a formerly with UPS and vice chairman of Ocean County SCORE.

Register online at www.lakewoodnj.gov/department/uez by clicking “Free Business Workshops.” To find out about UEZ programs and seminars, call Patricia Komsa at 732-364-2500 x5257 or pkomsa@lakewoodnj.org. All businesses are welcome whether or not they are participating in a UEZ program.

About the UEZ:  The Urban Enterprise Zone program was designed to foster economic growth to revitalize and stimulate designated urban communities.  The program encourages businesses to create private-sector jobs though public and private investment. More than 8,000 businesses throughout the state and more than 500 businesses inLakewood benefit from tax and financial incentives. Personnel from the Lakewood UEZ are available to discuss program eligibility and answer questions.

About Press Releases by Fran

Frances Kirschner, owner of Frantasy Enterprises, LLC, a public relations firm in Lakewood, N.J. Frances Kirschner entered the field of public relations in 1976 when she began writing press releases for teachers and programs in the Lakewood schools. Later she wrote and coordinated all the publicity for the district. Ms. Kirschner also wrote for the Superintendent of Schools and published a bimonthly newsletter for the Board of Education until 1999. In addition, she created and marketed Frantasy Workshop, a company that created and sold social expressions, the children's book Nosey Notes, and audio cooking cassettes. Her materials were sold across the United States from 1979 - 1999. From 1993 to 2001, Ms. Kirschner was the editor of Pro Bono, a classical newsletter for Latin and Greek high school teachers and college professors. Besides her expertise in writing press releases for clients in many industries, Ms. Kirschner is experienced in proofreading, copyediting, and writing newsletters. She copyedited and proofread Visions, a magazine for the product development industry. Ms. Kirschner wrote the quarterly newsletter of the Lakewood UEZ for seven years and was also a proofreader for the magazine HR Innovator. Frances Kirschner holds a B.A. in Classical Latin and English; and two masters' degrees, one in Human Development and another in Administration and Supervision. Ms. Kirschner is also a certified trainer in the 4-MAT System, Teaching Model.
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