The University of Scranton Women’s Entrepreneurship Center (WEC) is a partnership between the Kania School of Management (KSOM) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC). WEC student interns and SBDC staff offer business start-up information, guidance, and encouragement to low-income women, those in transition or those trying to make a better life for themselves and their families. They do this by offering individual, confidential consulting and programs such as Coffee & Confidence – a 1-hour inspiration session and StartUP, a 6-week series that walks participants through the process of starting a business.
6 week series where participants learn:
• business basics
• financial literacy, goal setting, and other essential skills
Local women business owners serve as mentors, offering guidance and encouragement by sharing their own experiences. Visit Training & Education to find out when the next StartUP session begins!
One-hour session where women:
• network and exchange ideas
• gain support and guidance in determining if self employment is an option
Each session features a guest mentor who shares her story and offers encouragement. Visit Training & Education to find out when the next Coffee & Confidence session will be held!
We are looking for people who can donate their time to deliver great talks and help inspire our participants, regardless of their prior speaking experience!
-are qualified to speak on a topic related to small business
-have an inspiring story that could help others gain confidence
-can talk about a challenge you’ve overcome in order to be successful
-have valuable lessons, tips or tools to share
please provide your information and answer some questions via this link. There are a limited amount of speaking opportunities. Preference given to those who currently own or have owned a small business.
For more information, please contact Francene Dudziec at 570-941-4168 or firstname.lastname@example.org