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…

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.