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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…

Wharton SBDC Receives $500,000 Grant

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The Wharton Small Business Development Center received a five-year $500,000 grant from Wells Fargo. The grant will support the outstanding programs the SBDC provides to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.

The Director of the Wharton SBDC, Dr. Therese Flaherty, called Wells Fargo and the SBDC perfect partners to reach out to more entrepreneurs in the greater Philadelphia business community.

"We are proud and excited to begin our partnership with Wells Fargo, a leader in small business banking," said Therese Flaherty.

"This partnership will build on our common commitment and complementary strengths to help build great businesses and create good jobs in the Greater Philadelphia region. This partnership will enable us to enhance Wharton SBDC's core programs that have served over 25,000 businesses in our 30 years," said Flaherty.

Read more at the Philadelphia Business Journal

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Therese Flaherty, Director of the Wharton SBDC, with Hugh Long, Wells Fargo Regional President, Howard Kaufold, Vice Dean of Wharton's MBA Program and Academic Director of the SBDC, and Sang Kim, Community Bank President οf Wells Fargo’s Delaware Valley North region.