Duquesne SBDC gets funding via CARES Act

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Here's how the money will be put to work to help small businesses deal with Covid-19 related challenges.

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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Temple University SBDC Hosts Consul General of Indonesia During Going Global Series

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On Friday, November 16 The Temple University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host Ghafur Dharmaputra, Consul General of the General Republic of Indonesia as part of its Going Global Series.  The event will feature discussions on consumer markets in Indonesia, business opportunities as well as government resources and programs for doing business with Indonesia.  Attendees will also be able to hear a business success story from Andi Sjamsu, Managing Principal of V-M2, an IT company based in Indonesia.  

Speakers include:

  • David Oh, Councilman, Philadelphia City Councilman-At-Large
  • Ghafur Dharmaputra, Consul General, Consulate General Republic of Indonesia
  • Wayne Forrest, Executive Director, American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce
  • Andi Sjamsu, Managing Principal, V-M2
  • Holly Meng, Senior International Specialist, Temple SBDC
  • Eustace Kangaju, Director, Temple SBDC

The event will also feature a resource panel who will discuss business support services available to companies who want to build a business with Indonesia or other foreign nations.   

Panelists include:

  • Danny Chan, HSBC Bank
  • Jana News, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Office of International Business Development
  • John Xu, U.S. Small Business Administration, Philadelphia District Office
  • Theo Hunt, U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Commercial Service

The event will be held at Temple University on Friday, November 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon in Alter Hall on the 7th floor, 1801 Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Registration for this event is required, please call (215) 204-3856 or email to register. To download the event flyer, click here. To download the event agenda, click here.