Gianna BodnarSmall Business Specialist
“I love this quote by Ronald Reagan: ‘There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.’”
Gianna Bodnar, Small Business Specialist
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Gianna Bodnar

For Gianna, small business runs in the family. Her parents and grandparents are small business owners in the construction industry. She understands and empathizes with Americans who choose to start their own business as she has been immersed in the world of small business all her life. For that reason, she is eager to provide assistance to  CTSBDC clients in their endeavors. As a Small Business Specialist in the Intake Department, Gianna speaks with entrepreneurs every day, gauging their needs, gathering details about their new or existing business, and connecting them to an advisor that best fits their needs. She also helps entrepreneurs by walking them through creating their own executive summary or business plan.

Gianna is in her junior year and pursuing a degree in business management in the University of Connecticut’s School of Business. In addition to being a friendly and knowledgable resource to CTSBDC clients, she also works with her family’s small business. She dreams of using her degree and studies to one day manage finances for an election campaign in order to do her part for the American government.

Gianna works from the CTSBDC Lead Office at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT, linking clients and their inquiries to the professional advisor that’s best fit for them.