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Kevin Tacchino

kktachino@widener.edu
Leslie Quick Center 1304 Walnut St. Chester, PA 19013
linkedin.com/in/kevin-tacchino
English

CONSULTING MANAGER

WIDENER UNIVERSITY
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER (SBDC)

PROFILE

Kevin provides counseling and education on methods used by government agencies to purchase goods and services.

Using a NextGen consulting approach, he guides clients in the initial stages of selling to the Government and helps them integrate those efforts into a growth plan for success.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a business consultant and government marketing specialist for the Small Business Development Center (WDSBDC) and Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Kevin helps entrepreneurs design and test marketing strategies that accelerate their business growth.

He leads focused, action-oriented growth sprints with clients related to business planning and modeling techniques, pricing, and marketing. He delivers online, NextGen, and immersive programming to SBDC clients that cover a wide array of topics. As a Government Marketing Specialist Kevin also advises PTAC clients, who need to achieve the prerequisites to work with the government. He also helps clients create a government marketing strategy and discusses and identifies the strategies implications on their broader marketing plan.

He champions WDSBDC’s Widener Community initiative, where Widener Students, Faculty and Alumni receive assistance, starting businesses, obtaining capital, and commercializing new technologies. To facilitate the management of this initiative he also serves as an adjunct professor for the Widener school of business. He teaches courses centered on Design Thinking and Entrepreneurial Branding. He also teaches the senior capstone course in which Student teams of 4-6 help to find some foundational information, statistics, and basic analysis while also providing energy, excitement, and vision to an SBDC client’s business plan.

EDUCATION

Widener University | Masters of Science Taxation & Financial Planning (MSTFP)

Elizabethtown College | Bachelor of Science (Finance & Economics)

CERTIFICATIONS

Growth Wheel | Certified Business Advisor

Microsoft Office Specialist | Excel, Certiport – A Pearson VUE Business

PUBLICATIONS

Journal of Financial Services Professionals:

Planning for Hobby Loss

Is That Retirement Calculator Right for your Client?

Extending the 60 Day Rollover Period