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Women Complete StartUP Series – Now Enrolling for March 2021!

Evelyn Barra, Jasmine Benvenutti, Jennifer Coleman, Tanya Crawford, Lori DeVoe, Nohemi Garcia Tafoya, Laura Gilbody, Michele Havrilchak, Allison Leonard, April Owen, Crystal Perez, Lonni Schmeckenbecher and Yajaira Suarez-Babcock completed The University of Scranton Women’s Entrepreneurship Center StartUP series this fall.

Facilitated by experienced SBDC consultants, StartUP is a six-week certificate series designed for women in transition or those trying to make a better life for themselves and their families. The StartUP Program offers women education, support and guidance in determining if entrepreneurship is an option for them. Participants in this interactive program learn start-up basics, legal and insurance considerations, marketing and social media essentials, business plan development, accounting and budget skills, financing options and requirements, and goal setting. Local women business owners presented during the sessions to share their experiences.

The University of Scranton Women’s Entrepreneurship Center is a partnership between the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Kania School of Management (KSOM) that utilizes experienced SBDC consultants along with carefully selected KSOM student interns. The interns are highly skilled, and enhance the work done by consultants by assisting with training, conducting research, and completing projects.

The Fall 2020 series was offered free of charge thanks to funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

The free series will be held again in the Spring, starting March 2. Those interested in the spring session can visit this link to register. For more details, contact Katelyn McManamon, SBDC Special Projects Coordinator, at 570-941-4168 or e-mail

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