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Center for
Hospitality Resilience
An STHM and SBDC Initiative
Temple University

In partnership with Temple University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), STHM has created the Center for Hospitality Resilience. The center’s mission is to develop programming to provide assistance to the many small tourism and hospitality businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. Through a series of industry-focused webinars, small business initiative reviews and consulting projects, the center seeks to be a reliable resource for small tourism, hospitality and event businesses to respond to the evolving landscape. All services provided by the Center for Hospitality Resilience are free of charge to eligible small business operators. 

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In response to current affairs, STHM’s tourism and hospitality faculty will provide regular webinars that provide timely information pertaining to practical tips and thought provoking as well as motivational insight. These webinars are intended to help small business operators respond to the crisis and plan for recovery. Details of the upcoming webinars are provided below. To register, click on the webinar. Once registered, an invite will be sent to you with a link to the webinar. Immediately following the webinar, a white paper will be available for all registrants.

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Small Business Initiative Reviews

As small business operators continue to modify their operations and plan for a future post COVID-19, the center will provide feedback and direction on various operational and marketing initiatives to help small businesses in making informed decisions. To engage in this service, you will need to first register with the SBDC. Once SBDC eligibility has been established, you will complete an informational form to outline your specific needs. Following a review of this information and a brief interview, you will be assigned to a reviewer who will provide the necessary insight and direction to be able to implement your initiative. Initiative reviews will commence in August 2020.

To begin the review process, please contact:

Elaina DeHoratius
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Business Consultant

Cooperative Agreement

The Temple SBDC is partially funded by a grant from the Department of Community & Economic Development and by the U.S. Small Business Administration under Cooperative Agreement No. 4-603001-Z-0040-24. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any of the cosponsor(s)’ or participants’ opinions, findings, conclusions, recommendations, products, or services.

Funding Partners

Funding support and resources are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community & Economic Development; through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration; and in part through support from Temple University.  All services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by calling 215-204-7282.  All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. SBDC services are not available to individuals or entities that have been debarred or suspended by the federal government.  By agreeing to receive assistance from the SBDC you are self-certifying that you are not currently federally debarred or suspended and also agree to cease using SBDC services if you become federally debarred or suspended in the future.

All SBDC programs are non-discriminatory and open to the public. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested, at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Temple SBDC at 1510 Cecil B. Moore Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19121, 215.204.7282.

The Temple University SBDC is a member of the network of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers and the National Association of Small Business Development Centers.