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  • Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Rate Decreasing

Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Rate Decreasing

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The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania dropped from 8.1 percent in October to 7.9 percent in November, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. Pennsylvania is below the national unemployment…

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Wharton SBDC Receives $500,000 Grant

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The Wharton Small Business Development Center received a five-year $500,000 grant from Wells Fargo. The grant will support the outstanding programs the SBDC provides to help entrepreneurs start and grow their…

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Research Finds Pennsylvania SBDC Have Large Impact on State’s Economy

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Increasingly it has been noted how important small businesses are to the nation’s economic recovery and for job growth. New research on small businesses in Pennsylvania backs up that claim.According…

  • Gannon University SBDC Celebrates Anniversary

Gannon University SBDC Celebrates Anniversary

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Congratulations to the Gannon University SBDC for celebrating 30 years in helping entrepreneurs and small businesses in Northwest Pennsylvania! Check out pictures from the celebration on the left.

  • Entrepreneur Praises SBDC, Asks for More Support

Entrepreneur Praises SBDC, Asks for More Support

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In a recent letter to The Times-Tribune, Colette Srebro Hughes praised the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Colette is the owner C3 Concepts, a house cleaning company located in Scott…

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Pennsylvania SBDC Receives National Accreditation

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 The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) have been awarded full accreditation from the Association of Small Business Development Centers, the national accrediting body for Small Business Development Centers under contract…

  • Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

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This Saturday marks the 2nd annual “Small Business Saturday,” a day dedicated to small businesses during one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Supporting small businesses means supporting your…

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Lehigh SBDC Client Presented with Export Award

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Earlier this week, U.S. Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) presented the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Export Achievement Certificate (EAC) to Lehigh SBDC client, GOW-MAC Instrument Company.The award recognizes companies that have…

  • Clarion SBDC Director Publishes Article on Rural Downtown Revitalization

Clarion SBDC Director Publishes Article on Rural Downtown Revitalization

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Dr. Kevin J. Roth, Director of the Clarion University Small Business Development Center, was recently published in the Society for Advancement of Management‘s SAM Advancement Management Journal. His article, “Rural Downtown…

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The True Economic Engine

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The Punxsutawney Spirit wrote a nice article on the grand opening of Creative Garden, a Punxsutawney daycare facility that moved into a new building this fall. Erin Cameron started Creative Garden…

  • 18 for October Summary

18 for October Summary

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In case you missed it, we highlighted 18 success stories throughout last month in our "18 for October" series. The 18 success stories -- one from each of the…

  • 18 for October: The Dlubak Group

18 for October: The Dlubak Group

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The St. Vincent Small Business Development Center client, The Dlubak Group, is the next 18 for October success story. Frank Dlubak is the founder of  The Dlubak Group, a Blairsville-based company…

  • 18 for October: See Jane Ride

18 for October: See Jane Ride

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Our next 18 for October success story is See Jane Ride.See Jane Ride LLC opened for business in March 2010. The company was created by three friends, Kristin, Carla and…

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Philadelphia 100

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The Wharton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) co-sponsored the Philadelphia 100 last night. The event honors the 100 fastest growing, privately held entrepreneurial companies in the Greater Philadelphia Region. Businesses are…

  • 18 for October: Katie Benson School of Dance

18 for October: Katie Benson School of Dance

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As an instructor at at a local dance studio, Katie Benson was presented with an opportunity to own the studio.Katie realized she needed to educate herself and attended a First…

  • 18 for October: Oral Dynamics

18 for October: Oral Dynamics

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The next 18 for October success story is Oral Dynamics, a Lehigh University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) client. The Lehigh University SBDC worked with Dentist Dr. Michael Rowland and his…

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SBA Deputy Adminstration Visits the Wharton SBDC

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On Tuesday, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Deputy Administrator Marie Johns was in Philadelphia for a round table discussion with more than two-dozen small business owners. The discussion was hosted by…

  • Three Things Entrepreneurs Do for Our Economy

Three Things Entrepreneurs Do for Our Economy

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It's a little old now, but a neat video from the Kauffman Foundation showing what entrepreneurs do to stimulate and grow our economy. One of the more interesting facts, on average…

  • 18 for October: Slowboy Racing

18 for October: Slowboy Racing

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Up next in our 18 for October success stories is Slowboy Racing.Slowboy Racing was founded by Mike Huml, a former sales executive. Mike started the business in 2002, after finding himself…

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Woman Entrepreneurs Honored

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On Tuesday, October 11th, Emma Marie Page accepted the 16th Award for Women Entrepreneur (AWE) presented by the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center. Ms. Page is the CEO of…