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…

Small Business Saturday

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This Saturday marks the 2nd annual “Small Business Saturday,” a day dedicated to small businesses during one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.

Supporting small businesses means supporting your local community. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), more than 50 percent of American workers either own of work for a small business. Small businesses create jobs and instill initiative and independence in American workers. Local stores bring neighborhoods and communities together. Owners hire local employees, buy locally grown produce, and sell to the immediate community.

Please “Shop Small” on November 26th to celebrate local businesses. All it takes is one purchase to make a difference.

The SBA has more information at  

And if you’re a small business owner, be sure to register your business at

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