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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.

Congratulations Meraki Skin Care

Congratulations to Deborah Webb, Licensed Esthetician and Reiki Master on the opening of her business Meraki Skin Care at 700 E. State Street #ClarksSummit. Thanks for letting the #SBDC play a role in your new start. Advertisements

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How to Create a Small Business Marketing Plan

For this week’s #BusinessTipTuesday we have some great information to share from our friend Lydia Roth at You’ve created a business plan for your small business, in which you laid out your vision, strengths, resources and goals for the future. … Continue reading

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October is National Women’s Small Business Month !

The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center continues to celebrate women business owners by hosting a number of programs for women during National Women’s Small Business Month: This 6-week program that started on October 5th is designed for women … Continue reading

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#BusinessTipTuesday: National Get Smart About #Credit Day

National Get Smart About #Credit Day is observed annually on the third Thursday in October, but staying on top of your spending, specifically credit, is an everyday task. Here are a few tips and tricks: Learn how to budget: Not having a budget can be … Continue reading

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#CheckersDay Reminds Us to Plan Ahead

Today’s #BusinessTipTuesday we look to #CheckerDay to remind small business owners the importance of planning your next move. Planning is important whether you are just starting your business or planning to grow your existing business. Here are a few simple … Continue reading

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#BusinessTipTuesday – Owning a Business Is… Continuous Learning.

Each year, our leader works hard to budget funds for her staff to attend events where learning opportunities abound. Why? Because she believes in learning as  a form of motivation. Because she knows we can’t deliver the quality of service … Continue reading

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#BusinessTipTuesday – Recognizing National Preparedness Month

This #BusinessTip Tuesday, we are recognizing National Preparedness Month with this blog post from Nav. 7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Business Identity Theft by Eric Rosenberg Identity theft impacts more than 17 million Americans per year, according to the … Continue reading

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#BusinessTipTuesday- Business Disruption Plan Tips

What if the unthinkable just happened to your small business… …loss of a key employee …a road construction project that limits customer access …loss of a major contract …a disaster like a flood or fire …supplier fails to deliver We … Continue reading

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#BusinessTipTuesday- #DogDay

This week we will talk about #DogDay or Saturday  August 26, 2017, and the possibilities for entrepreneurs to get a piece of the estimated $70 billion dollar pet industry.  The American Pet Products Association estimates that there are over 90 … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Retail Business for the Holidays

With Christmas in July wrapping up a few weeks ago and pumpkin flavored items hitting the shelves within the next month, you might be thinking why are we rushing to celebrate the fall and winter holidays? It is still summer! … Continue reading

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