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 25 August 2015 with the tag Services

  • Uniflight West Penn

Uniflight West Penn

In April of 2005, Jeff Holt and Dan Mansfield contacted the Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to explore their dream of starting an avionics business. Jeff and Dan had known…

  • Turik's Electronic

Turik's Electronic

Jon Turik started gaining experience as an electrician in the U.S. Army as a Wire Systems Installer and Operator. He served from 1985 to 1989. After being honorable discharged from the…

  • Brick House Gym

Brick House Gym

Carla Heaton and Steve Dell both know physical fitness. And, being avid body builders both felt that none of the current fitness facilities met their needs as body builders. So, rather than continue…

  • Firebrand Tribe

Firebrand Tribe

In August of 2010, a trio of women, Bevin Hernandez, Christina McNeill, and Tara Sollman contacted the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to have one of their business consultants…

  • Central Susquehanna Oil and Gas Expo

Central Susquehanna Oil and Gas Expo

Based on a successful Business to Business Oil and Gas Expo in 2009, the Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) once again took the lead in organizing a follow…

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Oral Dynamics

Dr. Michael Rowland has practiced dentistry for over 30 years in the Lehigh Valley. The company, Oral Dynamics, Inc., owned and operated by he and his wife, Esther, is a…

  • Christmas City Veterinary Hospital

Christmas City Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Lisa Cawley, a graduate of Lehigh University who earned her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania, has practiced small animal medicine in the Lehigh Valley for 16 years. When she…

  • Village Laundry

Village Laundry

Frank Buffington saw a great opportunity when a friend put a Laundromat in Halifax, PA up for sale in 2009. After careful consideration, he made the investment and became the sole…

  • Sofrito Latin Grille

Sofrito Latin Grille

Before he opened his own restaurant, Hector Ruiz paid his dues within the industry, spending a decade as a chef and possessing over 20 years of experience in the restaurant business.…

  • Keystone Fundraising Solutions

Keystone Fundraising Solutions

Everyone knows of a nonprofit organization in search of funding. When Heidi Malin returned to live in her hometown after 15 years, she realized there was a need in Indiana County for…

  • Aamco

Aamco

Dino Caporosssi wanted to assess the advisability of purchasing an operating Aamco franchise. Dino was referred to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center (SBDC) by a bank lending officer…

  • Moore Research Services, Inc.

Moore Research Services, Inc.

Moore Research Services, Inc. is a market and opinion research company that provides unbiased information about consumer opinions to business partners. As a second generation business owner, Colleen Moore Mezler knows the…

  • Paws-Itive Image

Paws-Itive Image

Jeanette Forsythe first opened Paws-Itive Image in 2001 in the basement of her home. She offered pet grooming and boarding to the local Brookville area. At the time she began she…

  • CETRA, Inc.

CETRA, Inc.

Jiri Stekjskal, CEO and Founder of CETRA, Inc., has grown jobs and sales locally while building the foundation for a truly sustainable global business. With 20 full-time employees and almost $4…

  • YIKES, Inc.

YIKES, Inc.

In 1996 Tracy Levesque and her partner Mia Levesque founded YIKES, Inc, now a substantial business with 8 full-time employees. Located in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia, YIKES provides…

  • MLP Reporting, Inc.

MLP Reporting, Inc.

In 1992, Maureen L. Pritchard started MLP Reporting, Inc. in Lock Haven, PA. She began her career as a registered court reporter in the early 1980s and worked at the Clearfield County…

  • The Ink Garage

The Ink Garage

D’Ann and Mark Mowery had spent 20 years establishing themselves in their fields, D’Ann as a loan technician for the US Department of Agriculture and Mark as a commercial electrician. Both enjoyed their…

  • OHM Systems, Inc.

OHM Systems, Inc.

Twelve years ago, Praful Patel started OHM Systems, Inc. – a business providing innovative solutions to clients in the information technology and software engineering services. Despite his business’ general dedication, experience…

  • See Jane Ride

See Jane Ride

In the Fall of 2009, three friends, Kristin Peterson, Carla Myers, and Maria Wherley were discussing the idea of transforming their passion for riding bicycles into a business opportunity.Carla, an…

  • Buttonwood Campground

Buttonwood Campground

In the early 1990’s, Denny and Nancy McFarland fell in love with a picturesque piece of property outside the village of Mexico in Juniata County. The scenic site not only boasted a…