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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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SBDCs Available to Help Small Businesses Prepare for SBA Lender Match Events

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The SBDCs are teaming up to offer no-cost seminars in Central and Northeast Pennsylvania to help local entrepreneurs learn how to obtain financing in preparation for the upcoming Lehigh Valley Lender Match on October 29 and the Central Pennsylvania Lender Match November 12.

The Lender Matches assist small businesses in identify financing solutions. The event will provide a forum specifically designed to spark lending relationships. The SBA Lender Match events provide a one-stop, speed dating format where entrepreneurs give a 10-15 minute pitch to a variety of lenders in one-on-one meetings. The lenders can schedule more detailed interviews with entrepreneurs whose proposal may be a match with their lending portfolio. SBA encourages entrepreneurs at every stage of business development, from start-up to expanding business, to attend this free event. Participating lending institutions include banks, credit unions, economic development corporations, and community lenders. 

The following seminars and webinars will better prepare entrepreneurs attending the upcoming SBA Lender Match Events. They will cover a range of topics including:

Business Plan Pitch
Date: October 14, 28
Location: 3211 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17110
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Details: Attendees will develop their business model, pitch, business plan outline and one year cash flow plan with one-to-one help from SBDC consultants.

Click here to register for Oct 14

Click here to register for Oct 28

Financing Your Small Business
Date: October 15
Location: 511 E. 3rd St., Bethlehem, PA 18015
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Details: This seminar will focus on what lenders are looking for in a loan request. SBA loan programs will be also discussed, as well as other alternative financing programs and incentive programs.

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Preparing a One-Page Business Financing Pitch
Date: October 16
Location: Techcelerator, 453 Lincoln St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Details: Attendees will benefit from guidance and tips on preparing an effective template for lender meetings.

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Are you an Entrepreneur?
Date: October 20
Location: Webinar
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Details: Attendees will learn the key characteristics to becoming a successful business owner. 

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How to Speed Date a Banker
Date: October 23
Location: 226 East Market St., York, PA 17403
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Details: Attendees will develop their business financing pitch in preparation for meeting with lenders.

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To learn more about the Lehigh Valley Lender Match, visit here.

To learn more about the Central Pennsylvania Lender Match, visit here.