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Local business consultant Dale F. Falcinelli will speak on ‘’Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship: How Does it all Begin?’‘ 7:30 p.m. today in the Oechsle Hall auditorium.

Free and open to the public, the talk is the first in the 2002-2003 CIRCLE Entrepreneurship series organized by Lafayette students and supported by the Hunsicker Fund, which promotes the study of entrepreneurship at Lafayette. Four additional lectures are planned this year: ‘‘Small Businesses: Is Smaller Better?,’‘ ‘‘Entrepreneurship: Why it Works,’‘ ‘‘Family Business: Planning for Succession,’‘ and ‘‘Women Entrepreneurs: Challenges & Opportunities.’‘

Entering its third year, CIRCLE is organized by senior economics and business majors Shivani Malhotra of Bangalore, India; Kate Dickie of Swampscott, Mass.; Kelly Maiers of Telford, Pa; and Kathy Ferretti of Easton, Pa. They are advised by Rosie Bukics, Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Professor of Economics and Business, and Sheila Handy, assistant professor of economics and business.

“The entrepreneurship series is a great opportunity for students to learn about how to start their own businesses with advice from seasoned professionals and Lafayette alumni who have created successful ventures of their own,” says Malhotra.

Falcinelli is a ‘’highly seasoned market strategist” who understands the dynamics and complexity of new venture creation, note CIRCLE organizers. Through a consulting firm that bears his name, he has assisted hundreds of company chief executive officers and boards of directors for over 25 years as strategic adviser to both start-up as well as developed businesses.

Falcinelli was awarded the Entrepreneurial Advocate Award in 2001 by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania for his leadership, expertise, and service in the field of entrepreneurship.

He is professor of practice in the College of Business & Economics at Lehigh University, where he has been a member of the MBA faculty for over two decades.

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