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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Cartridge World

Ever look back and think, "I did not see myself in this position a couple years ago?" After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009 with a degree in Media…

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Beelzebub's Salsa

Eric Laughery is a young man who enjoys gardening and has developed a taste for salsa. In 2005 he began home kitchen experimentation with small batches of original recipe salsas featuring…

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Salon Taboo

Jessica Lujak had a vision and a dream to own her ultimate, dream salon. Her desire was to provide the services and quality of a top-level hair salon at affordable prices…

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In 2012, Jamie Fox was struck with a vision.  She saw a need in the area for high-quality, gently-used clothing that is both affordable and fashionable.  She understood the importance for…

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Rising Spring Meat Co.

In the fall of 2011, long time Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) clients Jay and Laura Young, along with business partners Mike and Virginia Byers, came to the SBDC…

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Caledonia Power Sports

Jeff Katusin and Tony McIntyre found their passion for power early, riding dirt bikes and four wheelers as children. As Katusin got older, many of his life experiences would prepare him…

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The Upper Crust Italian Market

Mark Kennison was raised in an entrepreneurial family; his father founded and built a successful franchise business. In 2013, Mark decided to follow his dreams and follow in his family's footsteps.…

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Burke's Mountain View Printing

Peter Burke originally approached the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in 2007 for assistance in purchasing his employer’s commercial printing business.  With the Wilkes University SBDC’s help, Burke was…

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Mama B's Pizzeria

Barbara Seresky and her son, David, had approached the Wilkes University Small Business Deveopment Center (SBDC) at the Pottsville outreach office, located at the Greater Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce.  The Sereskys…

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One Eleven

In 2009, One Eleven opened in the historic district of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, providing a unique and spirited eatery. The restaurant featured “progressive food, exquisite cocktails, exotic music, lush atmosphere, and a…

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All Saints Brewing Company

All Saints Brewing Company is proud to continue the long brewing tradition of Westmoreland County and Western Pennsylvania. In Westmoreland County, brewing began in the 19th Century when Boniface Wimmer, a…

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What the Fork Truck

Mario Bevilaqua came to the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in 2010, looking for assistance to start a mobile food truck business. After attending a First Step seminar and…

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Hometown Dental

Husband and wife, Dr. Kevin Conklin and Dr. Calie Dang had been practicing dentistry for nearly 3 years when they were presented with the opportunity to purchase a local practice, Hometown…

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South Hills Power Yoga

Stacey Vespaziani took her first yoga class in college to fulfill a physical education credit requirement, and from that moment on, she was hooked. Vespaziani started her business, South Hills Power…

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Whitey's Peetza & Eatery

Steve and Megan White opened Whitey’s Peetza & Eatery in January of 2010. They made a significant investment in taking over and upgrading the facility. Within 1 ½ years of acquisition, they…

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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…