Sauereisen: Selling into Latin American Mining Countries

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Luis Granes is currently the Latin American Manager for Sauereisen, a third generation manufacturer of corrosion-resistant materials located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He developed an expertise in technical sales and is the President of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Pittsburgh Chapter. He is also a founding member of the…

In the Zone: Spa & Salon Blossoms into Second Location

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Tanya Chaney’s newest entrepreneurial venture, In The Zone, is now open in Upper St. Clair. As a successful entrepreneur, operating Chaney’s Natural Health and Wellness for over 10 years, Chaney’s Natural fulfills a vital community need in historic Monongahela.  It began as a home-based salon service which expanded services and…

Sustaining Family Farms: Crop & Orchard Insurance for Sale

The Salem Company LLC was founded by Dwayne Salem in 2015 to sell crop and orchard insurance to farmers. Wayne has previously worked for agricultural insurers and had the requisite experience, professional contacts and business relationships with a number of producers to help assure a successful launch of his business. Wayne…

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