The U.S. Small Business Administration's Pittsburgh District Office will feature Mon Valley merchant Daneen Troup, owner of resale clothing store "Prima Diva," in its annual resource guide. Contributed photo
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Pittsburgh District Office will feature Mon Valley business owner Daneen Troup’s entrepreneurial story in its annual resource guide, the SBA said on Friday.
The SBA guide is an informative collection of business basics that provides aspiring entrepreneurs with guidance and resources for free, local assistance.
The University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helped guide Troup during her business-planning process as she developed her resale clothing store “Prima Diva.” After four years of success, Troup expanded her horizons and storefront when she doubled her retail space and began selling her unique, stylish consignment pieces on a full-time basis.
“The success Daneen enjoys today truly belies her humble beginnings, which she shares with other aspiring entrepreneurs,” SBA Pittsburgh District Director Kelly Hunt said. “She took advantage of the SBA’s many programs, which include, free, confidential, one-on-one business-plan counseling. The SBA also offers a host of capital access and contracting programs designed to help small businesses start, grow and succeed.”
Troup said she recommends the SBA to anyone considering small-business ownership. “I am so grateful for the help and support I received from the SBA,” Troup said. “The resources are endless, and the support from the Pittsburgh staff is amazing.”
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