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Duquesne SBDC gets funding via CARES Act

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Here's how the money will be put to work to help small businesses deal with Covid-19 related challenges.

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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Pennsylvania SBDC Partners with SBA and AARP for National Encore Entrepreneur Day Events in Eastern and Western Pennsylvania

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The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) along with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and AARP will team up October 2 to present the first Encore Entrepreneur Day events in eastern and western Pennsylvania.  Partnering organizations also include the Women’s Business Centers (WBCs), and SCORE chapters.  The Pennsylvania events are part of a national outreach campaign designed to match entrepreneurs over the age of 50 with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance.
Programming at each event includes a panel discussion spotlighting entrepreneurs who will discuss their experience starting a business.  SBDC, SBA, WBC and SCORE representatives will also be on hand to discuss the resources available to assist encore entrepreneurs to reach their business goals.

WHO: Pennsylvania SBDCs  
  U.S. Small Business Administration  
  SCORE Chapters  
  Women's Business Centers  
WHAT: National Encore Entrepreneur Day  
WHEN: Tuesday, October 2, 2012  
WHERE: Eastern Pennsylvania Event Western Pennsylvania Event
  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  Lehigh University Seton Hill University
  Iacocca Hall/ Mountaintop Campus Reeves Theater
  Wood Dining Room 1 Seton Hill Drive
  111 Research Drive Greensburg, PA 15601
  Bethlehem, PA 18015  
COST: No cost No cost
REGISTRATION: Eastern Pennsylvania Event Western Pennsylvania Event
  Online: Online:
  By Phone: (610) 382-3068 By Phone: (412) 395-6560

National Encore Entrepreneur Day is part of a national effort by SBDCs, SBA and AARP to promote entrepreneurship among individuals ages 50 and older.  With many individuals over the age of 50 interested in becoming entrepreneurs and 63 percent of Americans planning to work during retirement, small business ownership is a good option.  Small business owners who use SBDC consultants see bigger sales, hire more workers and stay in business longer.  SBDCs will provide the management consulting and education services older entrepreneurs need to successfully start and grow businesses and create jobs through their partnership with SBA and AARP.

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