You are viewing 28 posts for October 2011

  • 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…

  • DEP Offers Emergency Storm Grant Funding

DEP Offers Emergency Storm Grant Funding

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced yesterday that emergency funding is available for flood-affected small businesses in 33 counties to make energy efficiency and pollution prevention improvements: “These grants can…

  • Trade with Colombia  will Help Pennsylvania Businesses

Trade with Colombia will Help Pennsylvania Businesses

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A nice article from The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) was posted last week that talks about international trade opportunities between Pennsylvania small businesses and Colombia as a…

  • 18 for October: Solar Revolution

18 for October: Solar Revolution

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Our next 18 for October next success story is Solar Revolution Solar Revolution was created by John Purvis. The company specializes in residential renewable energy technology. This energy produces heat and…

  • Senator Gordner Presents Bucknell SBDC Award

Senator Gordner Presents Bucknell SBDC Award

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The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) presented its annual "Charles H. Coder" Leadership in Entrepreneurial Excellence Award earlier this month to David Myers, Secretary of the University and Executive…

  • 18 for October: Danielle and Company

18 for October: Danielle and Company

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Up next in our 18 for October success stories is Danielle and Company.After pursuing her graduate degree in psychology, Danielle Fleming was searching for ways to reduce stress. She decided…

  • 18 for October: Moore Aviation

18 for October: Moore Aviation

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Moore Aviation Inc. is our next 18 for October success story.Located in Beaver County, Moore Aviation is one of the oldest functioning flight schools in the United States and it…

  • 18 for October: Giá Pronto Restaurant

18 for October: Giá Pronto Restaurant

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Up next in our 18 for October success stories is Giá Pronto Restaurant.Giá Pronto was established by Marco Lentini. Marco is a native of Philadelphia, and was raised by immigrant…

  • 18 for October: Roy Pitz Brewery

18 for October: Roy Pitz Brewery

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Up next in our 18 for October series: Roy Pitz Brewery.Ever since high school, long-time friends Ryan Richards and Jesse Rotz dreamed of owning their own brewery. After getting help…

  • Commercializing New Technologies

Commercializing New Technologies

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Congratulations to the Duquesne University SBDC and the Pennsylvania SBDC Clean Tech Resource Center for hosting a successful TCOMM (Technology Commercialization) conference last week.The conference was designed for entrepreneurs and…

  • 18 for October: Munger and Associates

18 for October: Munger and Associates

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Up next in our 18 for October success stories is Munger and Associates, LLC. Munger and Associates, founded by Peter Munger, specializes in providing products and services for flooring needs, such…

  • SBDC Helps Small Businesses Beat Odds

SBDC Helps Small Businesses Beat Odds

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The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review features the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center in its article “IUP development program helps small businesses beat the odds.” The article talks about the ‘sobering’…