Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Start-ups at Bucknell
The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helps entrepreneurs in the region and at the university think creatively and plan strategically, to develop prototypes of their business concepts and ideas, and to launch and grow successful businesses.
This blog showcases their efforts and celebrates their successes. We hope these stories and information will inspire you and help to foster the entrepreneurial spirit at Bucknell and beyond!
Good Afternoon Business Owners! My name is Michael Chen, and I am a junior studying at Bucknell. I work as a management consultant for the SBDC and may have worked with/met some of you through an engagement. Working with local businesses through the SBDC has been one of the most impactful college experiences for me in terms of both personal and professional development. The lessons many of you have taught me are invaluable, and can’t be replicated in a classroom setting. Thus, I’m hoping to bring this experience to a greater number of students at Bucknell through the Bucknell Consulting […]
The Chiropractic ART of Lewisburg Sport & Spine For Lonni Ernst Dancy, entrepreneurship is a fairly new venture. After graduating from chiropractic school in 2013, she moved to northern Virginia to start her career. There, she worked for an established practice alongside other doctors for several years. However, when her husband accepted a position at Bucknell University, they relocated to Lewisburg, PA. Originally from nearby Milton, Lonni knew that returning back home would be the perfect time to start her own chiropractic practice. Lonni quickly discovered an ideal location on Market Street in bustling downtown Lewisburg and sought out the services […]
After years of working for big box pharmacies Bradley Gill decided it was time to take the plunge into starting his own pharmacy where he could truly serve his customers with individualized attention. While networking with an area pharmacist, Brad heard how the Bucknell SBDC had assisted them and decided to contact the center. The SBDC reviewed his preliminary business plan, compiled industry research, and helped him prepare financial projections. With the business plan complete, his next challenge became finding a suitable location. As luck would have it, downtown Lewisburg recently experienced the closing of a location of a major […]
As a lifelong dancer and passionate teacher, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Leanne Matullo had dreams of one day opening her very own yoga studio. However, she wasn’t always a fan of the yoga lifestyle. It took several different experiences with yoga for Leanne to become hooked. When she finally became invested in the practice more than five years ago, the roots of her business, Yoga Dear, began to grow. “Give yoga more than one chance,” Leanne writes in a public invitation to her yoga studio, “I guarantee it will set your mind and your body free”. Leanne’s vision […]
How many people would respond “Who will benefit ?” before answering the question “What would you like for your birthday?”? That is exactly the response given by Kaitlin Davis when asked how she ever became interested in starting a retail store. “ When people asked me what I would like for a gift I first gave thought as to who would benefit from the purchase”. It was that selfless attitude that prompted her to wonder how she could make others aware of making purchases with a purpose. In spring of 2014 Kaitlin came to the SBDC interested in starting a […]
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