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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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18 for October: Solar Revolution

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Our next 18 for October next success story is Solar Revolution

Solar Revolution was created by John Purvis. The company specializes in residential renewable energy technology. This energy produces heat and electricity with very low carbon dioxide emissions.

When John needed help with creating his initial business plan, he contacted the Gannon University Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The SBDC aided him with all of his start-up questions and financing concerns. In six months, Solar Revolution soared past the $2 million mark and sales grew three times the anticipated level. Although, sales are high, John plans to return to the SBDC to strategize about specific marketing techniques to grow his business to the next level.

Find out more about Solar Revolution