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…

Pennsylvania SBDC Network Planning Statewide Events for Small Business Owners and Aspiring Entrepreneurs during Global Entrepreneurship Week

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The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) have announced a statewide series of events for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), November 14-18, 2016. Events will take place across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to celebrate the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

The Pennsylvania SBDC joins thousands of GEW partner organizations representing more than 165 countries as part of the global initiative. Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in Pennsylvania are encouraged to attend a seminar or workshop in their local area, a full list of Pennsylvania SBDC GEW events are below.


Entrepreneurs who are unable to attend an in-person First Step seminar can access the course online 24/7 at



The Pennsylvania SBDC is the only integrated statewide network that is a direct channel of services to help aspiring entrepreneurs in all 67 counties of the commonwealth unlock their potential and turn their dreams into thriving businesses. Each year, hundreds of new businesses are started with assistance from the SBDC.

The Pennsylvania SBDC network is proud to participate in GEW 2016 to promote business start-up growth and entrepreneurship in Pennsylvania. To follow the GEW conversation on Twitter, be sure to follow @gewusa and @pasmallbusiness and use #GEW and #GEW2016.

Registration and more details on all events occurring for GEW can be found by visiting