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Skoda Minotti Partners with Bad Girl Ventures to Help Local Start-Ups

October 25, 2012 – CLEVELAND – 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

About Skoda Minotti

Skoda Minotti (, 888-201-4484) is a CPA, business and financial advisory firm that is focused on assisting clients grow their businesses. The firm provides a range of services, including: accounting and tax, business advisory, business valuations, financial services, information technology, litigation advisory, marketing, professional staffing, small business services and telecom solutions. Clients of the firm range from closely-held businesses to public companies, from individuals and partnerships to corporations, trusts and estates. Skoda Minotti is an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance which offers resources and technical expertise to clients through over 360 locations across the United States and over 600 locations internationally.  


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