College Prep Lady Prepares High School Students for Post- Secondary Education in Central, PA

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Like all local heroes, and nascent entrepreneurs, Myra Blackwell successfully identified a business opportunity after listening to the needs and challenges in her community.  As a result, Myra Blackwell, also known as the “College Prep Lady”, began the courageous journey to create a new venture that aims to simplify the process…

Bucknell University SBDC Holds 2017 Celebration of Small Business

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On Friday, July 21, 2017 the Bucknell University SBDC held is annual Celebration of Small Business on Bucknell's campus in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. During the breakfast, four awards were given to the following exemplary small business owners: InnovateHER Business Challenge Bucknell SBDC Regional Winner: Kaitlin Schuck, Threading Love, Recognizing her efforts and…

Want to Commercialize your Technology? Learn How at the 2017 SBIR Workshop in Villanova

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Are you a small business owner or an entrepreneur in the technology sector looking for opportunities to fund development of an innovative technology? If you want to commercialize your technology, The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program can help.   As a highly competitive awards-based program, SBIR provides funding for innovators…

SBA Deputy Adminstration Visits the Wharton SBDC

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On Tuesday, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Deputy Administrator Marie Johns was in Philadelphia for a round table discussion with more than two-dozen small business owners. The discussion was hosted by the Wharton Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Ms. Johns was on hand to listen to entrepreneurs and gather information to strengthen SBA policies that support the small business community.

The small business owners in attendance represented a diverse range of industries -- construction, security, technology, and recycling -- and included veteran, women, and minority-owned businesses.

Ms. Johns spoke of the SBA’s role to be the voice for small business. She also praised the network of Small Business Development Centers, calling them a critical part of the SBA and its mission in delivering services to entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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U.S. Small Business Administration  Deputy Administrator Marie Johns (right) with Wharton SBDC Director, Therese Flaherty.