Tag Archives: Donna Simpson

Customer Service 5 Tips to Stop the Insanity

By: Donna Simpson Running a small business can be challenging, especially if you are a one person operation. You’re doing it all and you’re doing it all at once. YIKES! That can make the best of us not think clearly. … Continue reading

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New Business Alert – Unisex Beauty Supply & Salon – Milford PA

The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is proud to announce the opening of another new local business, Unisex Beauty Supply & Salon, Milford, PA. The SBDC was able to assist owners Susan Brown and Gina Bonanno start this … Continue reading

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SBDC Client My College Roomie Wins Business Plan Competition

Congratulations to Scranton SBDC client Jason Sensi, pictured with Donna Simpson SBDC Consultant Manager, after winning the 13th Annual tecBRIDGE Business Plan Competition for a Non-Collegiate Teams.  Jason’s company, My College Roomie will received cash, prizes and mentoring to help him … Continue reading

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What would you do if a Disaster Strikes ?

A disaster can strike anytime, anywhere.  The key to overcoming the after effects is to be prepared.  This means both individuals and businesses. Be prepared.  That’s your best defense when thinking about what to do in a disaster.  Last month … Continue reading

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The University of Scranton SBDC Outreach Services

The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center has an eight-county service area in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The SBDC also has outreach meeting locations in each of the counties we serve, in order to make meeting with our clients easier.  In … Continue reading

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Welcome Back !!

At the Small Business Development Center not only do we help start businesses, we also help start careers. It seems like only yesterday Tim Smith was an intern for The University of Scranton SBDC. While a student at The University … Continue reading

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New Business Alert – South Canaan Farm Market

South Canaan Farm Market Hard work is nothing new to Michael and Doris Musselman, owners of South Canaan Farm Market, which opened earlier this year.  On a recent visit to the store, SBDC staff member Donna Simpson found a well-stocked … Continue reading

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New Business Alert – Fly Me Home – Hughestown, PA

University of Scranton Small Business Development Center is proud to announce the grand opening of Fly Me Home, a unique gift shop located at 299 Parsonage Street, Hughestown, PA  18640. Owner Sue Guzik has been creative her entire life. She … Continue reading

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Which way to the beach???

Vacation All I ever wanted Vacation Had to get away Artist: The Go-Go’s Album: Vacation That song has been running through my head all month.  Each year I try to treat myself to two solid weeks of vacation at the … Continue reading

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Donna Goes to Prison

During the past two weeks I’ve spent 8 hours in Federal prison. No, I haven’t lost my mind and committed a crime.  I was there with a colleague to present a program on entrepreneurship to inmates at USP Canaan Federal … Continue reading

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