Archive for the ‘SBDC’ Category

Bloomberg News: Small Firms to Keep Lagging Back in U.S. Expansion

January 17, 2013

“Becoming an exporter requires overcoming ‘frictions,’ like learning to navigate cultural differences and setting communications, said Therese Flaherty, director of the Wharton Small Business Development Center at the University of Pennsylvania. While that doesn’t mean small companies will not be able to export, the initial costs for a small business are larger relative to its sales, she said.” MORE

Philly.com: Talking Small Biz: 13 worst businesses to start now

January 2, 2013

Therese Flaherty, director of the Wharton Small Business Development Center, comments on the difficulty of starting a restaurant business. MORE

Philadelphia Business Journal: The region’s fastest-growing private companies: The Philadelphia 100

December 10, 2012

“M. Therese Flaherty, director of the Wharton Small Business Development Center, said that after years of recession pressure on company growth rates, local entrepreneurs are finally seeing things return to normal.” MORE

Philly.com: Startup suggestions from Wharton Center leader

November 21, 2012

Director Therese Flaherty talks about the work of the Wharton Small Business Development Center. MORE

Daily Pennsylvanian: After early failure, Wharton alumnus on road to success

November 9, 2012

“From selling novelty computer mice to playing semi-professional soccer to creating his own companies, John Lusk (WG’99) has experienced a roller coaster of success and failure as an entrepreneur. … But today — more than a decade after his initial entrepreneurial venture — Lusk is back in the game, having recently founded online eyewear company Rivet & Sway, which specializes in eyewear for women.” MORE

New York Times: “Helping Small-Business Owners Find the Perfect Mentor”

March 26, 2012

Therese Flaherty, Director of Wharton Small Business Development Center, says timing is essential to a successful mentoring relationship. MORE

Financial Times: ‘Innovation and creativity move to the heart of the curriculum’

February 6, 2012

Therese Flaherty, Director of the Wharton Small Business Development Center, talks about the SBDC’s two-fold mission of supporting local businesses and educating students. (2/6/2012) MORE

The Daily Pennsylvanian: “Wharton Small Business Development Center forges partnership with Wells Fargo”

December 9, 2011

The Daily Pennsylvanian: Wharton Small Business Development Center receives $500,000 grant from Wells Fargo to “provided specialized assistance and resources to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the greater Philadelphia area…and turn dream[s] into reality.” (12/9/2011) MORE

The Wharton Small Business Development Center’s partnership with Wells Fargo has also been featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal (12/12/11) and on philly.com (12/13/11).

Philadelphia Inquirer: Wharton Small Business Development Center’s Therese Flaherty gives advice for start-ups

February 15, 2011

Therese Flaherty of the Wharton Small Business Development Center is featured on the front page of the Philadelphia Inquirer (2/14/2011). Therese is interviewed on the trends she is seeing among entrepreneurs who, the article says are “dazzled by the Wharton name” and  seek Wharton SBDC assistance. MORE

NY Times: Wharton SBDC Director Quoted

April 1, 2010

Wharton Small Business Development Center Director Therese Flaherty gives advice on “How to Register a Start-Up.” MORE

Philadelphia Business Journal: SBDC and Others Announce Career GPS

September 12, 2009

Wharton Small Business Development Center, along with BioAdvance and the University City Science Center, are featured for their announced plans of creating a program called Career GPS, designed to help displaced biopharmaceutical professionals navigate the job market in the region’s life science community. MORE

BusinessWeek: Small Business Development Center Highlighted

August 25, 2009

In an article focusing on MBA students working as consultants, Wharton’s SBDC, at which requests for student services are at record levels, is highlighted. Therese Flaherty, program director, is also featured. MORE

CNN.com: Wharton SBDC Mentioned

June 26, 2009

The Wharton SBDC is included in a CNN.com article on how students help businesses as consultants. Leslie Mitts is interviewed and a photo of Eric Bradlow is featured. MORE

Philadelphia Inquirer: Wharton SBDC and Director Highlighted

June 26, 2009

The Wharton SBDC is featured and director Therese Flaherty is interviewed in an article focused on the challenges of raising start up funding.  The story highlights the “First Steps” course and a local company that has benefited from the Wharton SBDC’s resources. MORE

CNN.com: WSBDC Joint MBA Program Highlighted

June 18, 2009

CNN.com features Wharton Small Business Development Center in piece about students consulting to businesses, mentioning that it is “ranked by the Financial Times as having the world’s joint best MBA program.” MORE

6ABC: Wharton SBDC Director Featured In Report

February 23, 2009
Wharton SBDC director Therese Flaherty was seen on 6ABC in a report on the economy’s impact on inner city small businesses. MORE

Wall Street Journal: Wharton SBDC’s Consulting Program Highlighted

February 23, 2009
The Wharton SBDC’s consulting program is the lead example in an entrepreneurship special section. The article details the experience of client Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs working with MBA consultants. MORE

“Get it Started!”: African entrepreneurship, Green Tech and Sustainability in June issue

June 20, 2008

 

Some of this month’s stories include: “Getting Their Hands Dirty”:  Students Help Wharton Small Business Development Center Client Help Farmers; “Coming Clean”: Wharton Entrepreneurial Alums See Opportunities in Aging Boomers, Greening Economy;  “WEP in Action”: Wharton’s Iffy Mba on Entrepreneurship in Africa and West Philadelphia. MORE

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

Newsweek: Wharton SBDC director Therese Flaherty on “What female entrepreneurs are doing to help themselves”

May 27, 2008

Wharton Small Business Development Center director Therese Flaherty is quoted in an article focused on the ability of women to build high growth businesses. MORE

NBC 10: Wharton VIP alum TicketLeap & Wharton SBDC

May 23, 2008

For NBC 10’s “Small Business Week,” the Philadelphia NBC affiliate interviewed Wharton SBDC Director Therese Flaherty for a segment on what it takes to start a business.  Additionally, the station chose Venture Initiation Program alum Chris Stanchak and his firm TicketLeap as a online business to profile. Chris is asked by NBC 10 what types of people helped him and he replies that “it’s a great thing [that] I’ve had the advisors that I’ve had from the beginning as part of Wharton’s Venture Initiation Program.”

View the TV segments and online features here:

Therese Flaherty story: http://video.nbc10.com/player/?id=254258

TicketLeap story, Chris Stanchak Q&A and TV segment:
        Story:
http://www.nbc10.com/smallbusiness/16353220/detail.html
        Q&A:  http://www.nbc10.com/smallbusiness/16351900/detail.html                                                    Video: http://video.nbc10.com/player/?id=255230

Philadelphia Business Journal: Wharton SBDC “Free Resource for Entrepreneurs”

March 14, 2008

The Wharton Small Business Development Center is featured as part of a Philadelphia Business Journal overview of the SBDC system and free/low cost offerings for busines owners in Philadelphia:
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