Tags2015 Great Eight 2016 Great Eight Advice Alumni Awards BPC Business Plan Competition Entrepreneurial Career Entrepreneurial careers Entrepreneurial Intern Fellows Entrepreneur in Residence Faculty Fashion FinTech food business Fundraising Great Eight How-to India Innovation Internship Investing Knowledge at Wharton One Question SBDC Seed funding Social Entrepreneurs Social Entrepreneurship Staff Student Technology VC Venture Capital Venture Finals Venture Initiation Program Video VIP WBPC Wharton Business Plan Competition Wharton Entrepreneurship Wharton San Francisco Wharton Small Business Development Center Wharton Venture Award Women Entrepreneurs WVA
RSS Feeds & Login
By Nadine Kavanaugh, Associate Director, Wharton Entrepreneurship
“We’re not the experts.” That’s what Therese Flaherty told entrepreneurs over and over again in her 14 years as Director of the Wharton Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Therese believed in the power of entrepreneurs to transform their businesses, and she created a consulting framework based on asking thoughtful questions and challenging assumptions—with the entrepreneurs themselves making decisions, because they’re the experts in their businesses.