SBDC hires more staff to help counsel small businesses

The Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College has hired John Crawford and Jennifer Wedzik as business advisors.

The SBDC now has seven advisors to help small businesses in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties succeed by providing free and confidential services. Small business owners can contact the SBDC for one-on-one consulting at 338-1024.

Crawford is a lifelong resident of Olean. He is a 2005 and 2008 graduate of Saint Bonaventure University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree as well as his M.B.A. while concentrating in accounting and finance. He began his professional career at Dresser-Rand Co. and graduated from its financial management rotational program. In 2013, Crawford accepted a full-time position at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford as an assistant professor of finance, where he teaches finance, strategic management and accounting. Also, Crawford is completing his doctorate in financial management through Wilmington University.

Wedzik brings more than 15 years experience managing regional credit operations for some large, national finance companies and banks. Her expertise is in accounting, financing, and workout situations. She holds a degree in business administration with a concentration in finance. She also has experience in the private sector starting up and running several diverse businesses.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Jamestown Community College covers Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties.


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