Self Made Strategies Episode 060 with Jamie Shanker-Passero, of Temple University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Founder of Philly Food Adventures
About Jamie Shanker-Passero
(Before we dive into Jamie’s background) You can find more information about Temple University’s Small Business Development Center here: https://www.fox.temple.edu/institutes-and-centers/small-business-development-center/
Jamie serves as the Associate Director for Temple’s SBDC, overseeing the training, programs, workshops, incubator and marketing. Outside of the SBDC, Jamie has run Philly Food Adventures (http://www.phillyfoodadventures.com/), a Chinatown food tour company since 2014. Prior to joining the SBDC, Jamie managed a women’s business center in Camden, New Jersey.
Jamie also worked with small businesses as the development director of the Philadelphia mobile food association and as the commercial Carter revitalization and business association manager from Mount airy USA community development corporation. That’s a mouthful. She is an attorney and graduate of Temple University’s Beasley School of Law where she focused on nonprofit law.
On today’s episode we will:
* Get to know Jamie and hear about her work with small businesses
* Discuss great resources that you should consider using for your business
* Hear about Jamie’s own entrepreneurial journey
WHAT YOU WILL HEAR ON THIS EPISODE:
* Services that Temple’s SBDC provides to startups (and likely an SBDC in your area does the same) and also how you can become a member of the SBDC
* Types of business courses can people take if they come to the SBDC, and the types of workshops do you offer through the SBDC
* The kinds of grants and loans that small businesses may qualify foor
* We also discuss Jamie’s Food Adventures business
* And so much more!
The Self Made Strategies Hustle Story is a SoftStix Productions jawn. Tony Lopes produced, hosted, and edited this episode. This episode was recorded on location at Indy Hall (www.indyhall.org). Self Made Strategies is sponsored by Lopes Law LLC (www.LopesLawLLC.com).
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HERE IS THE TRANSCRIPT FOR EPISODE 060 OF THE SELF MADE STRATEGIES PODCAST:
Tony Lopes: [00:00:23] Welcome to a brand new episode of the self-made strategies podcast. I’m your host Tony Lopes, and with us today is Jamie Shanker-Passero. Jamie serves as the associate director for temple university’s small business development center, but Jamie is also an entrepreneur who runs her own business, and that’s Philly food adventures.
So we’re going to get to know Jamie today. We’re going to hear a lot about Temple’s SBDC. And then we’re going to hear about Jamie’s own experience as an entrepreneur and her Philly food adventures. I’m a bit of a self proclaimed amateur foodie, so this should be fun. If nothing else, we’ll get some restaurant tips,
Jamie Shanker-Passero: [00:00:58] Right? Yeah.