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Local entrepreneur gets a boost from Small Business Development Center

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On an average day, Trina Worrell Benjamin handles invoices, returns calls and emails, directs a team of nearly a dozen employees and manages a client roster that has included big names like Rite Aid and Toys“R”Us. She admits her first steps into entrepreneurship were not easy. But with the help of…

Local entrepreneur gets a boost from Small Business Development Center

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Increasing Services to Support Entrepreneurship

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Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) State Director Christian Conroy joined U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen Mills and other officials from the SBA and its resource partners at a two-day meeting in Baltimore to discuss opportunities to increase services to support the nation's entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Conroy, one of ten SBDC state directors invited to the meeting, was there to represent the six SBDCs in the Mid-Atlantic region: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, DC.

Similar representatives from across the country attended on behalf of SCORE, the Women's Business Development Centers, regional clusters and SBA district offices.

As an outcome of the meeting, the Pennsylvania SBDC will be exploring opportunities to strengthen its existing partnerships with these programs to help entrepreneurs start and grow successful businesses.

For more information, please visit: SCORE, Women's Business Centers, SBA Regional Custer Initiative, SBA Local District Offices.

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Pennsylvania SBDC State Director Christian Conroy and SBA Administrator Karen Mills discuss ways to increase services that support entrepreneurs.