About the University of Scranton SBDC

About The University of Scranton SBDC

From helping aspiring entrepreneurs turn ideas into businesses, to helping small firms expand, to providing the information every business person needs to make critical decisions, The University of Scranton SBDC is the resource entrepreneurs in all industry sectors can turn to for help – help that can make the difference between success and failure.

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Providing confidential small business consulting at no cost and quality training programs in Bradford, Lackawanna, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties.

Located at 600 Linden Street in downtown Scranton, the SBDC is in close proximity to downtown businesses and easily accessible to clients. Thanks to other economic development agencies that serve as outreach partners, the Scranton SBDC also has access to convenient meeting locations throughout its 8-county service area.

The University of Scranton has hosted the SBDC since 1980, providing outstanding resources, support, and funding. The SBDC is housed in the University’s nationally-recognized Kania School of Management.

Funding support and resources are also provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community & Economic Development Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) and through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The University of Scranton SBDC is nationally accredited by America’s SBDC. Not in our service area? Find an SBDC near you!

The University of Scranton SBDC Team

Lisa Hall Zielinski

Lisa Hall Zielinski


Director

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Leigh Fennie, Business Consultant for The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center

Leigh Fennie

Business Consultant

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Elizabeth Geeza, Program Coordinator for The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center

Elizabeth Geeza

Program Coordinator

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Patrick Keehan, Business Consultant for The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center

Patrick Keehan

Business Consultant

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Gretchen Kukuchka, Business Consultant for The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center

Gretchen Kukuchka

Business Consultant

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Headshot of Winifred McGee, Business Consultant for The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center

Winifred McGee

Business Consultant

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Katelyn McManamon, Special Projects Coordinator for The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center

Katelyn McManamon

Special Projects Coordinator

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Helen Otley, SBDC Administrative Assistant for The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center

Helen Otley

Administrative Assistant

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Zakiyyah Smith, Business Consultant for The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center

Zakiyyah Smith

Business Consultant

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Keith Yurgosky, Business Consultant for The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center

Keith D. Yurgosky

Business Consultant

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