PSU4PA: PennTAP helps small business owners succeed

December 19, 2011

What’s the recipe for a successful bakery? Sandi Smith, of Palmyra, Pa., says Penn State has given her most of the ingredients through the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP).

“We weren’t trained for bakery work. We weren’t trained even for business,” says Smith, co-owner of Sandi’s Breads. “What Penn State, through the PennTAP program, did for us was give us access to (a range of experts, from) scientists to technical people to graphic design types … They connected us with industry people. And all of those things combined we could not have done on our own.”

See how Sandi Smith combines PennTAP knowledge with her baking expertise to make Sandi’s Breads a hot business: /video/152965/2013/02/08/video-no-title

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