CHESTER, Pa. –The Widener University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and entrepreneur Peter Sosi hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Sosi’s new business, Autocare Mobile Services, on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The ribbon-cutting took place at Widener University in the Atrium of the Leslie C. Quick Center located at 1304 Walnut St. in Chester, Pa.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony highlighted the Widener University SBDC’s schedule of events for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 (November 14 – 20). Global Entrepreneurship Week was initiated by the Kauffman Foundation in 2008 to celebrate and encourage entrepreneurs from across the globe to follow their dreams and turn their ideas into realities.
Sosi, a retired major from the Ghana Armed Forces with more than 17 years of service, has pulled from his experience servicing the army’s heavy duty armored vehicles, trucks, buses and cars into a small business operating out of Morton, Pennsylvania. With the help of the Widener SBDC and seniors in a Widener School of Business Administration capstone course, Sosi has officially launched Autocare Mobile Services in the Delaware, Chester and Philadelphia counties.
Autocare Mobile Services provides customers with oil changes, car washes, detailing and other accessory services at their preferred location and convenience. Sosi’s business model is highly innovative as customers will no longer have to spend time traveling to and waiting at traditional car maintenance shops.
Sosi, who holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, hopes that Autocare Mobile Services becomes a sustainable business model and a leader in on-site automotive maintenance services. His long-term goal is to replicate his business model in the international market as a way for other entrepreneurs to start mobile auto care businesses of their own. For more information about Autocare Mobile Services, please visit the website at http://autocareonsite.com/ or call 484-908-3084.
The Widener University Small Business Development Center provides Delaware County small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with consulting and educational opportunities to help them start, grow and prosper. All of our consulting services are strictly confidential. For more information, visit the Widener SBDC website at http://www.widenersbdc.org.
The Widener SBDC is one of 18 Small Business Development Centers in Pennsylvania and is an accredited affiliate of the national network of Small Business Development Centers. Funding support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the SBDC host institutions enables consulting services to be provided at no charge to the client. For more information on the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers’ services and impact, visit http://www.pasbdc.org.