Helping Hundreds of Businesses Across Pennsylvania
This map highlights the business alumni who have previously participated in the Covation Center's MasterClass program. Through this course businesses have been given the building blocks for success. Check out the local businesses in your area and see how they are doing.
What you will learn
The program combines curriculum guided instruction and learning from your peers, with coaching in 1-on-1 sessions with experts selected to meet your specific business’s needs.
Some of the key topics include:
Who Are Your Coaches?
Dr. Steve Brady is the Founder and visionary behind the Covation Center. Dr. Brady is a successful leader and manager with over 35 years of experience in supply chain management, business, logistics, and public policy.
Dave Larson has been a marketer for his entire career - fascinated at the intersection of business and psychology that drives his marketing curiosity. Dave's career in marketing has allowed him to learn and test marketing strategies, to discover what works best for a variety of business types and customer demographics.
Dan Manetta is a professional leadership and strategic planning consultant with over 30 years of practical experience and formal education. He is the former Executive Director & CEO of the Innovative Manufacturers’ Center, Inc. in Williamsport, PA. Manetta teaches leadership, management, entrepreneurship, strategic planning, accounting, and other related topics for businesses and non-profits.
Levi Buck is a consultant and small business owner boasting multiple certifications across supply chain and project management governing bodies. At Supply Chain Visions, Levi is responsible for budgeting, forecasting, and day-to-day management of government and commercial clients including the Defense Logistics Agency, US Postal Service, and Veterans Affairs.
Stephanie Desaulniers is a small business strategist, working with individuals who are looking to shift from "hobbyist" to small business. She has owned her own business for over a decade, and has been a consultant and facilitator with the Covation Center since its inception in 2017. Stephanie's experience in building her own product business and working with the businesses who have come through the Center provide her with a unique perspective on the challenges business owners face.
Marianne Beane is a business consultant who owns Endless Mountain Enterprises. In addition to providing support for other businesses, she also is the Operations Manager of the Covation Center and provides support to coworking members and guests. She also provides outreach to businesses through comprehensive needs analysis and subsequent referrals to resources and organizations, as well as 1:1 consulting.
MJ Klemme is a successful entrepreneur who is highly experienced in business marketing consultation, marketing research, and strategic marketing planning for small businesses. She provides marketing consultation, marketing research, and strategic marketing planning for business. She also leads direct instruction in Principles of Marketing, Social Media in Business, International Marketing, Advertising, Principles of Selling, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Marketing for Entrepreneurs, Strategic Business Planning for Entrepreneurs, and Human Relations at the post-secondary level and is experienced in instruction, curriculum design, and course development in hybrid and computer-based learning environments
What people say about it
“Now I know if I’m making money or if I’m not! That was a big plus for me.”
Rose Valley Naturals
“The value we got from the one on one sessions, the guests speakers and the interactions within the group was definitely worth the time and money spent.”
Level Eleven Art Dept.
“This class really did a great job of forcing you to really look at the fundamentals of your business that got you where you are today."
Camp Susque Inc.
Why is the MasterClass Program free for Pennsylvania businesses?
The Covation Center MasterClass Program is valued at $3,500, however due to funding through the Engage! Grant from PA DCED it is now free to Pennsylvania Businesses. The virtual program helps business’s develop strategies and tools to face present and future challenges, including helping your business survive and thrive in this new post-COVID-19 world.