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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Unique Fabrications

Unique Fabrications provides custom steel fabrication, machine work and plasma cutting, and welding for a variety of industries. The company performs truck conversions, permanent and removable hitches, power extension mirrors, trailer…

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Esten Lumber

Esten Lumber, a 40 year old manufacturer of pallets and custom shipping containers, recently completed its first government sales contract for the Army and PA Fish and Boat Commission.  Business…

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Horn O Plenty

Mandi Horn and her husband operate an organic farm in Bedford that has weekly subscribers for harvest. She wanted to transform the business to maximize the profit of the farm’s yield. She knew…

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DuraTite

Jim Karnes, inventor and President of DuraTite Systems, is a perfect example of the perseverance needed by entrepreneurs to succeed. Karnes came to the Gannon University Small Business Development Center…

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kd2 Architects

In the spring of 2009, with the recession in full swing and his job hours cut, architect Kevin Dowell started working independently as kd2 Architects. He initially pursued design/build contracts…

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LA Taco

Walter Aguirre, a student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with an entrepreneurial bent, was seeking a way to provide additional income for his family.  He approached the Indiana University of Pennsylvania…

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HighBeta, LLC.

The Jump Start Incubator is very proud to highlight Michael Colón, founder of HighBeta LLC. Along with RB Legal Counsel LLC, HighBeta LLC is the very first on-campus client of the…

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Bason Coffee Roasting

Brad Bason of Danville, PA came to the Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in February 2012 with hopes of turning his passion for coffee into a full time business. After…

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CIMA Software

Nelson Cano founded CIMA Software Corporation as a family company in 2004. Based on his experience working with high-end Document Management Software packages, he saw a need in the market to…

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Jazzy Ladies Day Spa

From spending time with her mother as a child to spending time with her daughter as a mother herself, Anntoinette Saunders wanted to encourage and spread mother-daughter experiences around the area.…

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Ellison Nursing Group, LLC.

In 2012, Lauren Ellison (RN, CEO and Founder of Ellison Nursing Group) made investments to start two residential caregiving facilities in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. These facilities will provide short-term…

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Mama B's Pizzeria

Barbara Seresky and her son, David, had approached the Wilkes University Small Business Deveopment Center (SBDC) at the Pottsville outreach office, located at the Greater Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce.  The Sereskys…

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One Eleven

In 2009, One Eleven opened in the historic district of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, providing a unique and spirited eatery. The restaurant featured “progressive food, exquisite cocktails, exotic music, lush atmosphere, and a…

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All Saints Brewing Company

All Saints Brewing Company is proud to continue the long brewing tradition of Westmoreland County and Western Pennsylvania. In Westmoreland County, brewing began in the 19th Century when Boniface Wimmer, a…

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What the Fork Truck

Mario Bevilaqua came to the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in 2010, looking for assistance to start a mobile food truck business. After attending a First Step seminar and…

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Horseshoe Valley Equine Center

Horseshoe Valley Equine Center, located in Lebanon County, PA, is a veterinary practice that takes care of exclusively large animals such as food animals and equines. Dr. Renee Nodine realized…

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Transport Designs, Inc.

Transport Designs, Inc. is an industry-leading manufacturer of custom motorhomes, toterhomes, and enclosed trailers. Steve Mattie has been the owner of Transport Designs, Inc. since opening shop in 1988. The Matties realized…

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Hometown Dental

Husband and wife, Dr. Kevin Conklin and Dr. Calie Dang had been practicing dentistry for nearly 3 years when they were presented with the opportunity to purchase a local practice, Hometown…

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Whitey's Peetza & Eatery

Steve and Megan White opened Whitey’s Peetza & Eatery in January of 2010. They made a significant investment in taking over and upgrading the facility. Within 1 ½ years of acquisition, they…

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South Hills Power Yoga

Stacey Vespaziani took her first yoga class in college to fulfill a physical education credit requirement, and from that moment on, she was hooked. Vespaziani started her business, South Hills Power…