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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    • Success Story - Penn State - Websters Bookstore

Webster’s Bookstore and Cafe

In 1999 the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) assisted Elaine Meder-Wilgus and her partners restructure and reposition a long standing local used bookstore. With SBDC assistance and bank funding,…

  • Boxaroo

Boxaroo

David Wise has been an entrepreneur since before he can remember. As a child he was already starting and running his own businesses. He fondly remembers the time that he rounded…

  • Aetna Machine Company

Aetna Machine Company

Aetna Machine Company, Inc., a provider of precision computer numerical control (CNC) machining services is located in Cochranton Borough, a rural community of approximately 1,100 situated in southeastern Crawford County.…

  • Inventz Inc.

Inventz Inc.

Inventz, Inc. was established in Sayre, PA in November 2008 by Rick St. Pierre. Rick’s vision was to create a world class company, built on integrity that will design and bring…

  • Kozy Rest Kampground

Kozy Rest Kampground

“Would you like to see our haunted house?” was hardly the first thing the SBDC consultants expected when they were invited by Denny and Gary Quigley for a tour of the…

  • Kinzua/Wolf Run Marina

Kinzua/Wolf Run Marina

Since the 1980s, Diane DeLarme has operated the Kinzua/Wolf Run Marina and Docksiders Café on the Allegheny Reservoir, a vast body of water in northwest Pennsylvania that crosses into New York.…

  • Roser Technologies, Inc.

Roser Technologies, Inc.

According to Crawford County business owner Jack Roser, if you offer your customers a quality product, if you are responsive and build solid relations with them, they will keep returning. But…

  • Mohawk Lanes, Inc.

Mohawk Lanes, Inc.

Mohawk Lanes, Inc. opened in 1973 as a 16-lane bowling center under the management of Ron Dalesandro. Along with his wife Carol and two partners, Ron purchased the facility in 1986. …

  • All About Massage and Wellness

All About Massage and Wellness

Scott and Trish Korb started the private massage therapy practice of Scott Korb in 1991. Over the course of Scott’s career, he became a well-respected authority in the field of Orthopedic…

  • Eagle Mart

Eagle Mart

Eagle Mart, Inc. was established seven years ago by Ittifaq A. Choudhry, and was incorporated last year. Eagle Mart recently purchased Schwartz Market in Pittsburgh, a well-known family-owned grocery store established…

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Airline Hydraulics

Airline Equipment Company was founded in 1949 by Joseph Loughran to distribute pneumatic tools and accessories in Philadelphia. At that time the city had a vibrant industrial manufacturing economy. Over the…

  • Reading Escapades

Reading Escapades

Christine Allen first approached the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) a few years ago seeking to expand her existing tutoring business, Reading Escapades, to a second location. The original location was…

  • Mach Precision Machine, Inc.

Mach Precision Machine, Inc.

Barry Gruber had been involved in the machining industry for most of his working life. He had a wide range of experience throughout the machine shop and was fully capable of meeting…

  • Munger & Associates, LLC

Munger & Associates, LLC

It is never too late for a potential entrepreneurs to take the first steps towards the realization of that old dream, and probably no one else best exemplifies this better than Peter Munger. At…

  • Maple Hill Farm

Maple Hill Farm

Julia Beyer came to the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in May of 2010. She is from New Jersey and has a second home, a farm in Wayne County.She…

  • SDC Nutrition

SDC Nutrition

As a personal trainer and athlete, Sean Marszalek was always frustrated that there was not an all-natural, and great tasting, whey protein product on the market. In 2008, Sean partnered with…

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Talluto's Authentic Italian Food

Talluto's showcases its food at an Italian Festival. A chef by profession, Joe Talluto enjoyed sharing his passion for Italian Cuisine.  Joe’s knowledge and appreciation of simple Italian cooking drove his…

  • Zeigler's Cider

Zeigler's Cider

Maurice Henry Zeigler started his fresh pressed apple cider business in 1932. Three generations later, Zeigler’s cider is available in 32 states during all four seasons. Since apple cider is traditionally…

  • ChipHeadz Computer Solutions

ChipHeadz Computer Solutions

Many people are in need of computer support and maintenance. The rapid pace of technological change often leaves the average consumer unable to resolve software and hardware problems. Dale Satterfield and…

  • Roy Pitz

Roy Pitz

From the time they were in high school, Ryan Richards and Jesse Rotz dreamed of owning a brewery. Quite unlike the dreams of most teenagers, Ryan and Jesse were determined to…