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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  • Advanced Physical and Aquatic Therapy

Advanced Physical and Aquatic Therapy

Ryan Mullins and Josh Green were physical therapists who dreamed of opening up their own physical therapy clinic. With the grand opening of their own clinic on March 12, 2010 in…

  • Precision Wire Products, Inc.

Precision Wire Products, Inc.

A family-owned business, Precision Wire Products, Inc. has been manufacturing filter wire cages and replacement cages for over 30 years.  Their in-house tooling capabilities provide them with the flexibility of producing…

  • Park Restoration LLC

Park Restoration LLC

Park Restoration, LLC is an entrepreneurial company founded in 2008 to rehabilitate and operate hotel, restaurant and bar, and entertainment venues at Conneaut Lake Park, a resort complex located in…

  • Touch of Paradise Salon & Spa

Touch of Paradise Salon & Spa

It’s a new year, one the Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and a Franklin County woman are greeting with a sense of accomplishment. The center, which opened its doors…

  • Pag-Omar Farms Market

Pag-Omar Farms Market

Marian and Oliver Butler own a farm that has been in their family for more than a century. They have a dairy operation (over 50 cows) in Wellsboro, Pa., where they…

  • Geochemical Testing

Geochemical Testing

Since 1981, Tim Bergstresser had worked at Geochemical Testing, a company that provides environmental and energy analytical services for a broad range of clients that range from utility and coal…

  • Union Packaging

Union Packaging

“Entrepreneurs have big egos. They have big dreams. And they need a lot of knowledge to carry out those dreams,” says Michael Pearson, president of Union Packaging in Yeadon, Delaware County,…

  • Security Management Solutions

Security Management Solutions

Bill Foos had a great first year. His newly-minted private security and anti-terrorism consulting business grossed far above his expectations, landing him 11 contracts and a major lead within the Department…

  • Nature Soy, Inc.

Nature Soy, Inc.

Groups like the Small Business Development Centers are key to creating a business-friendly environment and helping small business thrive, Dr. Gene He of Nature Soy, Inc., testified before the Pennsylvania…

  • Moore Aviation

Moore Aviation

Moore Aviation Inc., located in Beaver County, has the distinction of calling itself one of the oldest functioning flight schools in the United States. It has been training students to…

  • Jean Bonnet Inn & Tavern

Jean Bonnet Inn & Tavern

When the historic Jean Bonnet Inn and Tavern in Bedford went up for sale, Melissa and Shannon Jacobs were determined to purchase the struggling business and make it a success. Their…

  • Colorfin, LLC

Colorfin, LLC

Colorfin LLC, an art supply manufacturer in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, has opened to artists a new avenue of pastels. Traditionally, pastel colors are packaged as sticks; but, Co-founders Ladd Forsline and…

  • Bodega 22

Bodega 22

Michael Solano-Mulling's work as a graphic and Web designer has given him the opportunity to combine his skills and expertise in art, design and programming with his interest in building a…

  • Uncle Mike's Backyard BBQ

Uncle Mike's Backyard BBQ

If there is one thing that “Uncle Mike” knows, it’s how to barbeque. For over a decade Mike Robinson’s, friends, coworkers, and neighbors have savored the taste of his cooking and…

  • West Branch Tennis Club

West Branch Tennis Club

Creating a friendly, casual environment for tennis players of all ages and skill levels since 1975, the West Branch Tennis Club (WBTC) prides itself on the idea that it's not just a country…

  • Air Parts of Lock Haven

Air Parts of Lock Haven

Air Parts of Lock Haven, Inc. was started in 1986 with one part-time employee in a small hangar located at the William T. Piper Memorial Airport. Since that time, Air Parts has…

  • Daedalus Innovations

Daedalus Innovations

Ron Peterson had just two weeks left to get a proposal in to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) when he realized he needed some serious help. “The deadline came at…

  • Bio Med Sciences

Bio Med Sciences

Bio Med Sciences, Inc. was incorporated in 1987 to develop and market advanced materials for biomedical applications. In 1990, Bio Med entered the Ben Franklin Business Incubator program at Lehigh University…

  • Inn to the Seasons Specialties

Inn to the Seasons Specialties

Bernard Jurkowski had gone to chef school and worked at several restaurants. His wife Virginia was a self-taught cook with a talent for combining herbs and spices to produce a delicious…

  • York-Seaway

York-Seaway

Rick York started York-Seaway, a company that has provides precision machined parts and custom engineered assemblies and products, more than 30 years ago. He remains actively involved in the operations…