October 25, 2012
Cleveland, Ohio

Skoda Minotti, a CPA, business and financial advisory firm, is pleased to announce a partnership with educational and micro-finance organization, Bad Girl Ventures (BGV). The partnership helps provide teaching and one-on-one coaching assistance for aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs in the Cleveland and Akron areas.

The Bad Girls’ nine-week fall session started in September, and has been meeting regularly at the University of Akron, Lakewood. Teaming with several local businesses and professionals, BGV offers a variety of topics, ranging from accounting to legal to marketing. Skoda Minotti professionals provide assistance in the areas of accounting, information technology and marketing.

In addition to the educational aspect of the program, BGV provides loans of up to $25,000 to businesses that meet several requirements. Some of these requirements include: majority women-owned, and in business for five years or less.
“We are excited to partner with Bad Girl Ventures and help local entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground,” said Deb Herr, managing director of Skoda Minotti’s Small Business Services group. “This is a unique opportunity that allows us to share our experiences with developing businesses and local entrepreneurs in our community, which is something we truly enjoy doing.”

About Bad Girl Ventures
Bad Girl Ventures is an educational and micro-finance organization dedicated to inspiring and supporting women entrepreneurs in all the key elements of their business. BGV enables female entrepreneurs to build and sustain well managed, profitable businesses through guidance, education and access to capital. There are currently BGV organizations in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus.

For more information on the Bad Girl Ventures program, call Reka Barabas at 216-759-4575.

About Skoda Minotti
Skoda Minotti is a business advisory firm with a history of guiding clients’ economic and professional success. Clients include privately held businesses, public companies, individuals, partnerships and corporations. Along with its renowned accounting, financial and tax services, Skoda Minotti offers a unique complement of advisory services including information technology, strategic marketing, professional staffing, wealth management, enterprise risk mitigation, and valuation and litigation advisory specialties to further advance the growth and success of its clients. Skoda Minotti has offices in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio and Tampa, Florida, and is an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance.

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