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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

  • SBDC: Temple University SBDC
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$11 Million in SBA Disaster Loans Approved in Pennsylvania

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The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced last week that it has approved more than $11 million in Disaster Assistance Loans for Pennsylvania residents and business owners affected by Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Irene.

“Currently, 273 home and business disaster loans have been approved in the amount of $11,042,500 for affected survivors,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta in a press release sent by the SBA.

The deadline to return SBA applications for physical property damage is November 14, 2011.   The deadline to return applications for economic injury is June 12, 2012.

The Pennsylvania SBDC helps small businesses recover from flood damage -- including the preparation of SBA disaster loan applications. More information can be found here.