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Cheyney University Professor Linda Taylor to Lecture about Business Communication

October 14, 2013

Business Writing for Entrepreneurs is the topic of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELC) program on Wednesday, October 23. Linda Taylor, an English professor at Cheyney University (CU), teaches composition classes and is the coordinator of the CU Writing Center. Professor Taylor’s session will introduce attendees to the language, formats, and conventions associated with business communication. From emails to business plans, she will discuss how to communicate professionally as a young entrepreneur and achieve goals. 

The semester-long ELC Lecture Series focuses on the question “Why Entrepreneurship” as part of its program to educate students on business ownership. All lectures begin at 6 pm and are free and open to the public. They are held in the UPS Conference Room in the New Residence Hall on Cheyney University’s campus. 

The ELC program provides students access to material and human resources in support of launching a business, including one-on-one interactions with accomplished entrepreneurs and business leaders in mentoring relationships. Additionally, the program aims to place students on a path of civic responsibility by providing them wealth development strategies for themselves and their communities. The Entrepreneurial Leadership Center at Cheyney University was established in 2008 with a grant from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and additional funding was secured through the federal Title III program.    

On Wednesday, October 30, attendees will learn about Entrepreneurs in the Oil Industry. Wendy Jackson-Dowe, Vice President & COO of STG Group LLC, a minority owned wholesale provider of crude oil products, oversees operations and business development in the Northeast corridor of the United States. Jackson-Dowe will discuss opportunities for up-and-coming entrepreneurs in the Oil Industry. 

How Census Data Helps Entrepreneurs is the topic on November 6. Noemi Eliasen, an Information Services Specialist for the Philadelphia Regional Office of the U.S. Census Bureau, will talk about how the data gathered by the Census Bureau can assist entrepreneurs in making business decisions for their ventures.

The fall series wraps up on November 13 with a presentation that suggests how to Turn a Great Idea into a Great Business. Robert Wingerter, Vice Chairman Client Services of SCORE, will discuss the purpose of writing a business plan and the components that go into developing a successful road map for entrepreneurial endeavors. SCORE, a nonprofit association for nearly 50 years, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground and grow to achieve their goals through education and mentorship.