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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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University of Scranton SBDC to Host Six-Week "Start-Up" program for Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs

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The Women’s Entrepreneurship Center, affiliated with the University of Scranton’s Arthur J. Kania School of Management, along with the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center, present “Start-Up,” a six-week educational series to help women start a business. This series will teach attendees first-steps, best practices, and business essentials.

“Start-Up” is geared towards women interested in learning how to start a for-profit business. It is not for individuals who have already started a business, nor for those who are interested in starting a not-for-profit organization.

Specifically, this interactive program offers the following:

• Small Business Start-Up Basics
• Legal and Insurance Considerations
• Marketing & Social Media Essentials
• Business Plan Development
• Accounting and Budgeting Skills
• Financing Options and Requirements
• Success Stories from Local Women Business Owners

Upon completion of all six weeks, participants will receive their certificate.  The program begins Wednesday, April 16, and will continue on every subsequent Wednesday, excluding April 30, until May 28 (April 16, 23 & May 7, 14, 21 & 28). It will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The University of Scranton SBDC, 800 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18510.

Regularly the series costs $165 per person, but is being offered at no-cost, courtesy of their sponsor, NBT Bank. Space is limited. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact: Donna Simpson at 570-941-4176 or E-mail: . View the event flyer here.