Continuity & Survival Services

Starting a business is difficult work. But keeping it healthy and making sure it is sustainaible in the long-term, requires new ways of thinking.

As businesses mature, they face increasingly complex issues, requiring more sophisticated research, market analysis and strategic planning. Some questions you might be considering include:

  • How can I increase my profitability?
  • How do I deal with human resource issues, including hiring employees?
  • What new products or services can I develop?
  • What tax-saving devices should I be using?
  • Does the company have sufficient insurance coverage?
  • How can I develop my leadership skills?

The SBDC can help

The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) help all businesses in all stages of growth. In addition to helping with specific topics, we also offer a range of targeted services including:

  • Government Marketing - The SBDCs can help maximize your potential to sell products and services to government agencies.
  • International Business - The SBDCs can help your company to become a successful competitor in foreign markets by helping you to plan and implement your export strategy.
  • Technology Assistance - The SBDCs can help you find alternative financing, protect your intellectual property, and explore options for product development and commercialization.
  • Business Continuity & Survival - It is critical that business owners have business continuity plans in place to mitigate the impact of any type of business interruption, especially natural disasters.
  • Environmental Management - The Pennsylvania SBDCs' Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP) is a no-cost, strictly confidential statewide service.
  • Energy Assistance - Small businesses, regardless of proximity to a primary drilling location, are able to take advantage of Marcellus Shale supply chain opportunities to grow their business.

If you are ready to discuss these services for your business, contact your local SBDC for more information.