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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  • Racer's Tavern

Racer's Tavern

Richard Forkey first approached the Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in March 2009 for assistance with cost control, financial analysis and obtaining benchmarks for the food service industry.…

  • IL Fuels, LLC

IL Fuels, LLC

Early in 2011, Dr. Paul Painter contacted the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Clean Technology Resource Center (CTRC) seeking assistance in completing a grant application for submission to…

  • Universal Remediation

Universal Remediation

Established in 2004, Universal Remediation manufactures a green product that bio-remediates hydrocarbons such as oil, diesel, and gasoline. They use all natural ingredients that stimulate indigenous microbes which in turn eat…

  • Solar Energy for Self Storage

Solar Energy for Self Storage

Ideal Self Storage is a storage facility located in Hummels Wharf, PA that provides clean, secure units that are perfect for storing household furnishings, clothing, toys, bicycles, camping gear, patio furniture,…

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Morning Plastering and Stucco, Inc.

Noel Morning, founder of Morning Plastering and Stucco, Inc. Noel Morning has been in the construction industry for over ten years. Raised in Ireland, where buildings are meticulously constructed from cinder blocks, Noel…

  • Stacy Mahle’s Family Hair Care

Stacy Mahle’s Family Hair Care

Stacy Mahle’s Family Hair Care is a newly established beauty salon serving the Strattanville area of Clarion County. The salon focuses on accommodating individuals of all ages. The venture started with…

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REV Sports Rehab & Athletic Development

Nearly two years ago, Aimee Slattery and Frank Velasquez met through a mutual acquaintance. It didn’t take long for them to realize they had much in common and had very similar…

  • ITSI-Biosciences

ITSI-Biosciences

ITSI-Biosciences is a Johnstown, PA based biotechnology company performing contract research and manufactures ready to use kits for biomedical research. It prides itself on providing the highest quality contract research services,…

    • Berks Digital

Berks Digital, Inc.

Since he was 13 years old, Gary Brown, founder of Berks Digital Inc., hoped to someday have his own business. “It’s taken a lot longer than I thought it would,”…

  • GRD Transport, LLC

GRD Transport, LLC

Ron and Dawn Ghiardi started GRD Transport in May 2010 to provide “hot shot” transport/delivery services to Marcellus Shale companies. “Hot shot” services mean 24-7, on-demand, immediate response pick-up and delivery…

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Pure MMA, LLC

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Grand Opening of Pure MMA, LLC. Bryan Slater has always been a fan of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Professional Fighting. Through his enjoyment of the sport,…

  • Team Clean

Team Clean

Donna Allie states, “Our Wharton University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) consulting team’s suggestions made all the difference in our winning the contract to clean the newest ‘jewel’ of Philadelphia -…

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DataLife Labs

Technology is wonderful, but have you ever had that terrible sinking feeling when your hard drive dies or your photo disc doesn’t download the pictures from a big event? Now you…

  • Kelly O's

Kelly O's

Nearly 10 years ago, Kelly O’Conner went after her dream and purchased a small diner in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. After years of hard work to grow her business, Kelly…

  • Richland Fitness

Richland Fitness

Being a Johnstown City Police officer, Dave Morgan knows the importance of keeping himself in the best shape possible. Combined with his wife Kelly’s nursing background, together they are a team…

  • Corbin's Footwear

Corbin's Footwear

Since 2004, Bob Simcox, owner of Corbin’s Footwear, has paid close attention to the retail apparel and footwear industry. His most important observation has been that the footwear industry is…

  • Griffith’s Tavern

Griffith’s Tavern

Griffith’s Tavern is a longstanding, well respected, community landmark and gathering place, akin to being the living room of the community. Gregg and Danielle Krevetski could have left it at that…

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Elk County Powdered Metal

Elk County Powdered Metal (ECPM) opened their doors in early 2012. In their first quarter they were already exceeding their projected goals. This was due, in great part, to the leadership…

  • GK World

GK World

As a high school student, Greg Legnini was looking for a way to make some extra money while working part time at a local shoe store. The idea hit him that…

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Cider Mills Landscapes

Cider Mill Landscapes was founded by Bob McCusker in 2007, to provide customized landscape design and construction including stonework, planting, irrigation systems, fencing and walls. With an established customer base in…