Apr
26

Bucks Built Funding Round Opening Soon

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Bucks Built is launching its Spring 2022 funding round with applications opening May 10 through June 23. This cycle will offer investments of $25,000 each to 5 startups, along with $20,000 in grants for 5 additional startups provided by Penn Community Bank, plus advisory support from the Bucks Built team. Startups can register their interest now and RSVP for info sessions below. Visit the Bucks Built page for the program details and criteria. The 10 startups from the inaugural funding rounds have already gone on to raise a combined $6 million in follow-on funding. Interested? Receive the latest info and tips by submitting an interest form. Questions? Write to us at . Connect with the Startup Bucks community every Wedne...

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Apr
12

BCEDC Annual Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities are Now Available

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63rd Annual Event Sponsorship Levels Roof Top $6000 - SOLD 8 Event TicketsFull page, full color ad in BCEDC Newsletter, Bucks Prospectus, 2 consecutive editionsListed on table tents displayed on every Event tableLogo/Tag line listed on event web page and throughout the year on the Partnership web page2 minute presentation at the Annual Event Gallery $4000- SOLD 6 Event ticketsFull page, full color ad in BCEDC Newsletter, Bucks Prospectus, 1 editionListed on table tents displayed on every Event tableLogo/Tag line listed on Annual Event web page and throughout the year on the Partnership web pageLogo displayed in Presentation at the Annual Event Mezzanine $2500 4 Event TicketsListed on table tents displayed on every Event tableLogo/Tag line l...

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Mar
28

New Entrepreneurs Can Build Confidence With These 4 Steps

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Becoming an entrepreneur is an exciting life change, but it also brings fear and anxiety to those who don't have much experience in business. Don't let those feelings detract from your ideas; if you feel ready to launch a business, there are tons of resources available that will make the process easy on you. Not only that, if your fears are rooted in the idea of failure, you can roll things out slowly and start your business as a side hustle instead of a full-time venture. This way, you can see what works and what doesn't while gaining some hands-on experience. There are even helpful resources available locally. In Doylestown, PA, the Bucks County Economic Development Corporation can help you finance your business through different funding ...

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Mar
07

Upper Bucks Celtic Festival

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March 19, 2020 • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM • Free Festival held in Downtown Perkasie The Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce and Perkasie Towne Improvement Association are proud to present the Upper Bucks Celtic Fest on Saturday, March 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Downtown Perkasie. The Celtic Fest will feature over 75 artisan & food/drink vendors including participation from the downtown Perkasie businesses. A full list of vendors is available at www.ubcc.org/celticfest. Irish music & performancesRams Pint House Beer TentSERVPRO's Green Machine Kids Craft & Fun TentOver 70 Food & Artisan VendorsKilt Contest Bagpiper, Brian Widelitz will be opening the Celtic Fest playing Irish music. The entertainment schedule will take place ...

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Feb
09

Temple SBDC's Clean Energy Accelerator Program

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What Is It? The Clean Energy Accelerator Program supports small businesses in Philadelphia focused on clean, green and renewable energy. Participants will receive specialized one-on-one support to help them develop clean energy solutions that impact their local communities. Who Can Apply? The program is open to local women and minority-owned small businesses in the clean energy space. This includes business in: Energy Technology, Application, and Software ServicesGreen Business ModelsEnergy Access Solutions Is There Funding? Eligible expenses up to $25,000 will be covered for program participants, for example: Focus Group CostsConference FeesAccounting or Legal FeesProposal ConsultingIncubator FeesGrant Writing SupportRequirements All progr...

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Jan
20

FlexIP Solutions Names Robert Latronica as Vice President of Business Development

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Managed Communications Solutions Provider Taps Telecommunications Veteran to Lead Strategy for Revenue Growth FlexIP Solutions, a nationwide provider of custom managed communications solutions for businesses, announced today the appointment of telecommunications sales veteran Robert Latronica as Vice President of Business Development. In his new role, Latronica will lead the revenue growth strategy for direct and indirect channel sales of FlexIP Solutions' managed communications and network services. "Robert is a genuine sales leader with extensive expertise in solving business communications challenges for his customers and agent partners," said Jeff Ross, Convergence Specialist at FlexIP Solutions. "We're pleased to welcome him to the Fle...

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Jan
04

PIDA Rates Hold Steady for First Quarter 2022

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Below are the updated 2022 first quarter interest rate options for qualifying PIDA loan applications. These rates are in effect for loan applications received through March 31, 2022. For Real estate loans financing eligible land and building costs, borrowers will have the following interest rate options:For term loans with a regular amortization;1) Fixed interest rate for the full term of the loan (up to a 15-yr. period), set at the current 10-year treasury yield + 100 basis points. Based on the current 10-year treasury yield, the fixed rate option is 2.5% for the life of the loan.2) Fixed interest rate for a seven (7) year period set at the 10-year treasury yield. After seven years, the rate will reset to the then-current 10-year treasury ...

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Dec
14

PECO Small Business Solutions Bristol Borough Blitz

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Looking for an easy and affordable way to boost your bottom line? As you prepare for the end of the year, it's a great time to assess your business's energy use and reduce energy costs. PECO Small Business Solutions makes saving energy – and money – easy and affordable. Between December 15 and 27, PECO Small Business Solutions representatives will be visiting businesses in Bristol Borough to identify ways to save on efficient lighting, HVAC and refrigeration equipment. Savings couldn't be any simpler. Here's how it works: PECO Small Business Solutions representatives will schedule your complimentary, comprehensive energy evaluation at a time convenient for you. After the evaluation, you will be provided with a detailed proposal recommending...

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Nov
01

Was your business impacted by Hurricane Ida?

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Business Recovery Opportunities are here for commercial customers. PECO has the Energy Efficiency incentives and technical expertise to make business recovery efforts easier for Commercial Customers. Don't miss out on this opportunity to rebuild smarter, better and stronger. Reduce your energy use. Save money. Improve your bottom line. 

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Oct
28

Bucks Business Recovery Grant (BBRG)

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BCEDC is sharing this information on the County's new grant program.The new round of the Bucks County grant program is called the Bucks Business Recovery Grant, and will open for applications on Friday, October 29th, 2021 at 8:00am. The application window for this program will run for three weeks, closing Friday, November 19th, 2021 at 5:00pm. The Bucks Business Recovery Grant is funded through the Federal ARP Act of 2021, with a goal to aid local Bucks County Small Businesses to lessen the financial stress that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused. Additional information on how these funds are able to be spent, how applications are reviewed and more are available on our COVID-19 portal under the Economic Resource Portal. Please also be sure to...

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