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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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"Meet the Lenders" Event For Local Entrepreneurs Slated for October 5 in Philadelphia

On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Eastern Pennsylvania District will be participating in a lender outreach event hosted by SCORE. Together, they bring “Meet the Lenders” Borrowing Matchmaking, a networking event designed to connect small business owners and entrepreneurs with resource partners and lenders in an engaging “speed dating” format.

Designed as a series of one-on-one meetings within 15-minute “pitch periods”, potential borrowers will have access to free, confidential SBDC consulting, and business planning assistance to prepare their pitch and materials. Lenders can then schedule follow‐up interviews with the business owners and entrepreneurs whose proposals align with their portfolio.

Whether you are in the start-up stage or a small business owner looking to grow, entrepreneurs at every stage of business development are encourage to attend. For more information or to register, click here.

WHO:       SBA Lenders (Banks, Microlenders, Certified Development Corporations)

WHAT:    “Meet The Lenders” Borrower-Lender Matchmaking Event

WHEN:    Thursday, October 5, 2017, 9 a.m. to noon

WHERE: The Pyramid Club, Mellon Building, 1735 Market Street, 52nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103

REGISTER: http://conta.cc/2tkfy93

For additional event information contact: SCORE Philadelphia #46, 105 N. 22nd Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Office: 215-231-9880  | Email: