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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Katie Benson School of Dance

Katie Benson had been working at a local dance studio for several years and was presented with the opportunity to purchase the business in a few years. In order to prepare…

  • Apprise Software, Inc.

Apprise Software, Inc.

Apprise Software, Inc. is a leading provider of ERP software solutions designed specifically for mid-market consumer goods distributors. Apprise Software provides enterprise-wide distribution solutions that helps drive business growth, streamline operations,…

  • Active Learning Center

Active Learning Center

The Active Learning Centers (ALC) opened its doors in Emmaus in 2003 with a mission of providing working families with child care programs that combine education, physical and developmental disciplines. ALC…

  • Petra Drilling

Petra Drilling

Casey Heckman had over twenty-six years of experience working with and selling supplies to the operators of stone quarry and coal mining businesses. He was intimately familiar with the operating costs and…

  • Allegra Print & Imaging Pittsburgh

Allegra Print & Imaging Pittsburgh

Local small business owner Dave Jones helps Allegra Pittsburgh take the necessary first steps to go green. Allegra Pittsburgh is a full-service marketing communications provider offering strategic marketing planning, graphic design,…

  • Wojanis Hydraulic Supply Company, Inc.

Wojanis Hydraulic Supply Company, Inc.

Wojanis Supply Company, Inc. is a distributor of parts and equipment used in the hydraulics and pneumatics industry. Wojanis is housed in a story and a half former warehouse-type facility encompassing…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Wood Technologies

Wood Technologies

Wood Technologies is a Meadville, Pa. based software development company. Founded by Sheila Wood in 1996, it initially offered consulting, training, programming, and software implementation services to manufacturing companies. The company…

  • Waves in Solids

Waves in Solids

Waves in Solids is a research and development business focused on engineering and sensing for structural integrity. The firm has prior experience winning Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants.Its owner,…

  • Thinking Green Systems

Thinking Green Systems

Thinking Green Systems has brought home building materials into the eco-friendly era, providing insulation services in any building. What sets this venture apart is a new product called BioBased 501. This…