The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers have helped thousands of entrepreneurs launch successful new business ventures, expand an existing business, or return a business to profitability.

Read about some of our clients who have allowed us to share their stories, representing a wide range of assistance provided across a variety of industries.

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Thomas at the Book Shop

Thomas at the Book Shop recently found its home within the Moravian Book Shop and will bring back the allure of a classy, casual dining experience to the historical site. Owner…

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Disobedient Spirits

Robert Begg and Robert Sechrist had long, distinguished careers as professors at Indiana University of PA (IUP), but as they approached retirement, they wanted to pursue some of their other interests.…

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CJ Spirits

CJ Spirits celebrated their grand opening on June 14, 2014 by having a full day of food, craft vendors, music, and distillery tours. CJ Spirits is a craft distillery located in…

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Plant-it Earth Greenhouse

Karin Eller had a vision. She dreamed of a business focused on her love of gardening and on growing heirloom tomatoes and peppers. However, not only was the concept a new…

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Cartridge World

Ever look back and think, "I did not see myself in this position a couple years ago?" After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009 with a degree in Media…

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Salon Taboo

Jessica Lujak had a vision and a dream to own her ultimate, dream salon. Her desire was to provide the services and quality of a top-level hair salon at affordable prices…

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Caledonia Power Sports

Jeff Katusin and Tony McIntyre found their passion for power early, riding dirt bikes and four wheelers as children. As Katusin got older, many of his life experiences would prepare him…

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The Upper Crust Italian Market

Mark Kennison was raised in an entrepreneurial family; his father founded and built a successful franchise business. In 2013, Mark decided to follow his dreams and follow in his family's footsteps.…

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Burke's Mountain View Printing

Peter Burke originally approached the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in 2007 for assistance in purchasing his employer’s commercial printing business.  With the Wilkes University SBDC’s help, Burke was…

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Blue Moon Lites, Inc.

Why and when did John Tondra start his business?  In 2008, after the stock market crash and his job ended, Tondra moved to Pittsburgh. He looked at opportunities during the recession…

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Grace Security, LLC

Barbara Strothers has been in the private security business for 14 years. While working as a security guard, she dreamt that one day she would have her own firm. Years passed…

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AcousticSheep, LLC

The Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been assisting Dr. Wei-Shin Lai since March 2008, when she first contacted the SBDC regarding guidance on writing a business plan for…

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Steadfast Industries

With over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry, Jameel Worthy was one of 45 contractors selected in 2004 to participate in the Emerging Contractors Program with the City of Philadelphia,…

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Wash Cycle Laundry

Founded in 2010 by Gabriel Mandujano, Wash Cycle Laundry, is a sustainable laundry business using eco-friendly detergents and energy-efficient machines, and delivers via bicycle. Wash Cycle provides laundry wash services…

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Rocky Road Stables, LLC

As a senior at Luzerne Community College, Melissa McHenry of Bloomsburg first came to the Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in March of 2012 for assistance in developing a…

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Red Bandana Winery

Red Bandana Winery opened in May 2012, having been in the making for the past two years. Its owner, Kathleen Hall, conceptualized the project after moving to the region with her…

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Mrs. Chalkbox

Holly Rosenthall has always loved the idea of being a business owner. Several years ago, she and her husband owned and operated their own Subway franchise. Rosenthall would be retiring from…

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J&M Export Deli

Jennifer Olson and her cousin, Michelle Renn, first contacted the Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in September 2012 for assistance in developing a business to purchase an existing…

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AAA School of Trucking

AAA School of Trucking is a family owned and operated trade school providing training and testing for truck drivers leading to the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). It was founded in 1997…

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Gresham's Chophouse

Tom Regenski, Jr. came to the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in 1995 as he flirted with the ideas of several businesses. In 1998, Regenski decided that along…