Business ‘StartUP’ Series For Women Slated May 21 At University Of Scranton

The University of Scranton Women’s Entrepreneurship Center (WEC) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are teaming up to offer “StartUP” a 6-week certificate program for aspiring women entrepreneurs. Sponsored by NBT Bank, the series will be held in Scranton on Wednesdays, beginning April 16 and ending May 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p. m.

Facilitated by experienced SBDC consultants, the series is designed to give women the step-by-step guidance needed to develop successful small businesses. Participants in this interactive program will 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 will also visit the sessions to share their experiences.

Regularly $165 per person, the series is offered free of charge thanks to NBT Bank. Space is limited and applications are reviewed first come, first served. To obtain an application, call Donna at 570-941-4176 or e-mail

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.