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.

You are viewing 140 posts for 27 May 2014 with the tag Services

  • Therm Omega Tech, Inc.

Therm Omega Tech, Inc.

Each year, approximately 1,500 manufacturers turn to the Pennsylvania SBDC looking for help to expand their markets, obtain capital to fund new ventures, and identify cost saving opportunities. The SBDC supports…

  • Solar Revolution

Solar Revolution

In just six months, John Purvis saw sales reach the $2 million mark for his new business. Solar Revolution, which Purvis opened in July 2008, offers residential PV Electric Systems,…

  • Simmonds Veterinary Hospital

Simmonds Veterinary Hospital

Growing up on a farm on the island of Jamaica, Dr. Debby Cougar always dreamt of becoming a veterinarian.  She never dreamed she would become a veterinarian who would lunch with…

  • Sabre Systems

Sabre Systems

Sabre Systems, Inc., a provider of information technology and professional engineering services, began as a small, two-man office in 1989. Now with $70 million revenue, 600 employees and a market…

  • Lightning Packs

Lightning Packs

Looking to take a load off? Talk to Dr. Larry Rome, professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Biology, who happens to be an expert in the physics of muscle…

  • The Leadglow Compound

The Leadglow Compound

“We weren’t actually trying to make a sensor for toxic lead in the beginning, but the results of seeking a component to an enzyme, lead to the development of a lead-sensitive…

  • Pronto! Provisions with Passion

Pronto! Provisions with Passion

Scotta Magnelli had many years of experience in food preparat ion and food styling and had always loved sharing her passion for high quality, specialty food. After years of working many…

  • Helsel Lumber

Helsel Lumber

When Helsel Lumber, which now exports its products around the world, first came to the Saint Francis Small Business Development Center (SBDC), its sales were entirely domestic and beginning to decline.…

  • Heartland Hall

Heartland Hall

Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers help aspiring entrepreneurs fulfill their dreams and, by so doing, meet the needs of their communities. To Nancy Pyle, civic leader, health care professional, and Bedford…

  • Endless Mountains Farm Fresh

Endless Mountains Farm Fresh

Melissa Haertsch is a freelance copywriter who works for advertising agencies. She also has a passion for the land she lives on, an appreciation for the hard working farmers in her…

  • Harrison Machine Company

Harrison Machine Company

When Pat Farver took over Harrison Machine Company, which was founded in 1939, his vision to “combine University research with commercial innovation” may have been a bit different than the…

  • ORIONVEGA

ORIONVEGA

Joe Serkoch and Chris Lewis lost their corporate positions producing television commercials. Their entire department was eliminated due to cutbacks related to the down economy.With only two months until their…

  • EcoTech Marine LLC

EcoTech Marine LLC

EcoTech Marine LLC began in the science labs, where Lehigh University engineering students Patrick Clasen and Tim Marks and University of Oklahoma physics major Justin Lawyer observed a deficiency in reef…

  • Dinsmore Welding and Fabricating, Inc.

Dinsmore Welding and Fabricating, Inc.

Think business is slow in a recession? Not for Melvin Dinsmore. Last year, Mr. Dinsmore decided the growth of the company was enough to continue to expand--even as other manufacturers were…

  • Deuce Transport

Deuce Transport

Daron Murton had worked as a well tender for 10 years, and was intimately familiar with the movers and shakers in the industry. So when companies became interested in the Marcellus…

  • CounterTek, Inc.

CounterTek, Inc.

When Raymond Roux decided to open his own custom built countertop fabrication facility in Ephrata, Pa., he felt very fortunate to be able to capitalize on some timely opportunities:First, he…

  • Clarion Research Group

Clarion Research Group

Dr. James Rutkowski has maintained a private dental practice in Clarion since 1983. Using his dental lab, Dr. Rutkowski designed a device called the "VeinStay" that holds the vein in place…

  • Blanc Printing

Blanc Printing

Karen Zatta-Martin and her husband Steve have owned and operated Blanc Printing in Bridgeville, PA for 10+ years. The couple are long time University of Pittsburgh SBDC clients, having utilized consulting…

  • Micron Research Corporation

Micron Research Corporation

Micron Research Corporation, located in the rural town of Emporium in Cameron County, is a manufacturer of fine grain graphite. Currently, the company produces five different grades of graphite that…

  • Absolute Powder Coating

Absolute Powder Coating

As a young widow, Audra Mitchell was determined to provide for her son in a business that would keep her close to home. She entered a traditionally-male sector after intensive research…