New Business Alert – Nai’s Tea, Coffee & Collectibles Opens in the Poconos

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The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center is proud to announce the successful entrepreneurial endeavor of Naira Kasparian, who has now opened her second small business with SBDC assistance. Next door to her original establishment, Merlot N’ Picasso, now stands Nai’s Tea, Coffee, & Collectibles. The introduction of her new store was fueled by Naira’s love of gourmet tea and coffee as well as her love of antiques.

Naira is a highly determined small business owner; when asked why she chose to embark in this new trade, she responded, “I wanted to have a coffee shop, so when the property next to my existing business Merlot N’ Picasso became available, I jumped at the chance.”

The SBDC assisted in the business start up phase regarding business registrations & licensing, provided market research on the tea & coffee industry, assisted the client in planning a grand opening, and continues to provide marketing advice.

After several months of SBDC consulting services, the grand opening and ribbon cutting was held on October 20, 2016. Among those in attendance were State Representative Jack Rader, Jr.; representatives from State Senator Mario Scavello; State Representative David Parker; the Greater Pocono Mountain Chamber of Commerce; as well as friends and family of Naira Kasparian.

You can visit Nai’s Tea, Coffee & Collectibles at 246 Stadden Road, Tannersville, PA,  or they can be contacted at by phone at (570) 534-4446.

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About The University of Scranton SBDC

The University of Scranton SBDC provides no cost small business consulting services that are tailored to fit the needs of small business clients of Bradford, Lackawanna, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne & Wyoming Counties. The center offers confidential individualized assistance designed to identify and address the problems of small business owners as well as individuals interested in establishing a business. The program is jointly funded by the US Small Business Administration, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and The University of Scranton.
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