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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Holloway Seating Expands into New Facility

Background – The Challenge Holloway Seating, LLC has been in the spectator seating industry since 1991. They provide quality seating such as Indoor Arenas, Outdoor Grandstands, Stadium Seating, Grandstands and Press…

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Venice Café and Pizzeria

Sefir Cokguler’s dream was to own his own pizzeria so he kept his eyes open for the opportunity. He found one far from where he was living, but he acted and…

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Spark Art Parties

Nicole Hynes was considering opening a business to host group painting parties. With the help of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center (SBDC), she was able to set-up…

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H & W Global Industries

H & W Global brought a heightened environmental consciousness with it when it moved its production from a space near Pittsburgh to a location in Indiana in 2005. The Indiana University…

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Disobedient Spirits

Robert Begg and Robert Sechrist had long, distinguished careers as professors at Indiana University of PA (IUP), but as they approached retirement, they wanted to pursue some of their other interests.…

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Plant-it Earth Greenhouse

Karin Eller had a vision. She dreamed of a business focused on her love of gardening and on growing heirloom tomatoes and peppers. However, not only was the concept a new…

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Planet Goodness, LLC

Three good friends wanted to bring the benefits of organic and wholesome foods to the Kiski Valley.   None of the partners had any experience in the grocery industry, but they…

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Willow Farm Campground

Jason Carnahan had successfully built a campground with 93 campsites on the family farm and had attracted a loyal customer base over the 7 year history of the campground. He knew,…

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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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Twin Pines Manufacturing

In 2001, when Bob Kovalcik moved his small manufacturing operation, Twin Pines Manufacturing, to Indiana County, the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helped him obtain financing…

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LA Taco

Walter Aguirre, a student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with an entrepreneurial bent, was seeking a way to provide additional income for his family.  He approached the Indiana University of Pennsylvania…

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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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GRD Transport, LLC

Ron and Dawn Ghiardi started GRD Transport in May 2010 to provide “hot shot” transport/delivery services to Marcellus Shale companies. “Hot shot” services mean 24-7, on-demand, immediate response pick-up and delivery…

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Griffith’s Tavern

Griffith’s Tavern is a longstanding, well respected, community landmark and gathering place, akin to being the living room of the community. Gregg and Danielle Krevetski could have left it at that…

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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. …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Deuce Transport

Daron Murton had worked as a well tender for 10 years, and was intimately familiar with the movers and shakers in the industry. So when companies became interested in the Marcellus…