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College Prep Lady Prepares High School Students for Post- Secondary Education in Central, PA

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Like all local heroes, and nascent entrepreneurs, Myra Blackwell successfully identified a business opportunity after listening to the needs and challenges in her community.  As a result, Myra Blackwell, also known as the “College Prep Lady”, began the courageous journey to create a new venture that aims to simplify the process…

Bucknell University SBDC Holds 2017 Celebration of Small Business

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On Friday, July 21, 2017 the Bucknell University SBDC held is annual Celebration of Small Business on Bucknell's campus in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. During the breakfast, four awards were given to the following exemplary small business owners: InnovateHER Business Challenge Bucknell SBDC Regional Winner: Kaitlin Schuck, Threading Love, Recognizing her efforts and…

Want to Commercialize your Technology? Learn How at the 2017 SBIR Workshop in Villanova

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Are you a small business owner or an entrepreneur in the technology sector looking for opportunities to fund development of an innovative technology? If you want to commercialize your technology, The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program can help.   As a highly competitive awards-based program, SBIR provides funding for innovators…

Wharton SBDC Announces Call for Nominations for Philadelphia 100

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Philadelphia 100, started in 1988 by The Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Business Journal, and the Wharton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a project that strives to identify and honor the 100 fastest growing, privately held entrepreneurial companies in the Greater Philadelphia Region. 

The program has recognized some of the area’s most renowned companies during their beginning stages including Mothers' Work, Fiberlink, Urban Outfitters, Forman Mills, Kremer Laser Eye Center, and Primavera Systems.

Nominations for the 2014 Philadelphia 100 are being accepted through June 15, 2014. Business owners can nominate their own business or another business at no cost. Nominated companies will be required to submit relevant company information, which will be used by the Wharton SBDC  to rank the companies based on their percentage increase in sales from 2011 to 2013. Those companies in the top ten will receive the Top 10 Fastest Growing Company Award.

Winners will be notified in August and the gala, one of the Philadelphia’s premier business events, will take place in October 2014.
For more information and nomination instructions, visit: http://www.philadelphia100.com/index.php/about