Erika Tapp
Small Business Development Center
Business Consultant

Biography

Erika Tapp Duran provides consulting services to pre-venture and start-up businesses as well as teaching the center’s business planning courses. Erika is also part of the faculty of the Social Enterprise Program at the Villanova School of Business working with teams of students providing pro bono consulting for social enterprises. She came to Temple with a decade of experience in community and economic development in Philadelphia. She has served in leadership roles at several community-based organizations tackling social, economic, and physical development including South Kensington Community Partners, Lutheran Settlement House, FINANTA, and ACHIEVEability. Erika earned her EMBA at Villanova University, her MA at the University of Pennsylvania, and BArch at Cornell University.