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Will Hooten

Penn State Small Business Development Center
Business Consultant
Will Hooten is a business consultant for the Penn State Small Business Development Center. His consulting efforts are primarily focused on providing free, confidential one-on-one consulting to current and prospective business owners in the Centre and Mifflin counties.

Before working at the Penn State SBDC, Will worked at Bloomberg L.P. While he was there, he was on their financial forecasting team. His duties were financial forecasting and business valuation in the technology sector. Bloomberg is where he developed his coding skills in machine learning and database management. He managed projects that included data scientists, computer engineers, and finance experts. At the SBDC, his experience includes accounting and bookkeeping, financial forecasting, artificial intelligence, international trade, SBIR phase one and two, social media and digital strategy, feasibility study, market research, bringing new or additional products to market, contract negotiation and sales. Will has helped clients in industries ranging from food and beverage, retail, technology, engineering, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals/healthcare, construction, real estate, and renewable energy. Will works closely with Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BF) to assist companies interested in raising funding from BF, angel, or venture capital firms and business development.

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