Program Offering Year-Long Advisory Services to Help Women Business Owners Accelerate Growth Launches in Centre and Clearfield Counties
Seton Hill University E-Magnify has launched ATHENAPowerLink®, a national program that pairs women business owners with a customized board of advisors who provide financial advice, business best practices, networking and technical assistance to help them reach their goals. PNC Bank and the law firm of Babst Calland sponsored the local program license.
“Participants achieve an average 88 percent increase in sales, a 37 percent increase in business income and 56 percent increase in personal income after one year with the program – those are compelling results for any business owner,” said Jayne Huston, Director, Seton Hill University E-Magnify.
For the program’s first year, one woman-owned business will be selected based on its need and potential for growth. E-Magnify, working together with the local Governing Body, will assemble a team of experts in such fields as human resources, entrepreneurship, banking, sales, public accounting, law and others to advise the woman business owner on how she can access capital, implement best practices and reach her operational and strategic goals.
“Twenty-six percent (26%) of businesses in Centre and Clearfield Counties are majority women-owned companies,” said Chad Feather, PNC Wealth Management Banking Advisor and PNC-Certified Women’s Business Advocate. “We recognize the influence and potential of women-owned businesses and are pleased to offer this program as an opportunity for women to further excel – strengthening the economic viability of their businesses and our community.”
Applications are available at: http://www.e-magnify.com/athena.
If you are interested in applying, please contact Chad Feather, 814-231-6942, local sponsor or Jayne Huston, E-Magnify Director, 724-830-4625. Deadline for submission is September 15, 2014.