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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Historic Estate Gets A New Life: Bush House Estate

If the walls of the historic 6000 square foot Bush House Estate could talk, they would tell a tale that started in the mid 1800’s and continues today with the latest…

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FirstLight Home Care

 Mykal Kousins served proudly in the Navy for 22 years, working mostly in logistics and distribution. After his retirement in 2011, Mykal and his wife Christine moved to the Pittsburgh region…

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New Salon Receives Blair County Community Action Agency’s First Micro Grant: Vivid Hair Design

Ashley Barroner had been working in the hair industry for the past five years, primarily for large corporate salons. She always had the goal of becoming an entrepreneur and was finally…

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Smokin’ Outlaw BBQ

Eric Neith attended the First Step program held by the Lehigh University Small Business Development Center in 2012. At the time he was operating a small, catering type barbeque service from…

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Johnnie Lustig's Frankfurters

New Street in Bethlehem is now home to daily made smoked hot dogs and other local treats. Johnnie Lustig's Frankfurters may be new to Bethlehem, but owner John Lustig Jr is…

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Dr. Rachel Penney Brings New Vision to McKeesport

Dr. Rachel Penney has always had an interest in optometry. Nearsighted as a child, she would visit her optometrist frequently, developing a mentorship that guided her on a career path. She…

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Let your pet be spoiled with Pampered Paws

Ever since attending grooming school Renee Fisher-Garcia had a passion for providing this service to pets. Before starting her own grooming business Pampered Paw Renee had previously worked for more than…

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Business Nanny

In late 2015, Denise Boyle approached the University of Scranton SBDC for assistance in starting a home-based business. Ms. Boyle was interested in becoming a virtual assistant from her home in…

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Cook Forest State Park Welcomes Bearfoot Cabin

Ken and Nancy Skeddle had always enjoyed the relaxing environment they felt at their home located near the beautiful Cook Forest State Park. With the encouragement of friends and family, who…

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Pain Medicine at Ease: Vital Pain Center

The Entrepreneur Dr. Jorge Rivero’s family emigrated from Cuba when he was 8 years old. He took advantage of a new life filled with opportunities and started his medical career. He…

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Sick of Single: Teaching Us All How to Love Again

Sick of Single is a dating coaching firm that teaches women how to go from dating to relationship to marriage. Annie White is the CEO and founder of SOS. She began…

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Dalicia Bakery and Coffee Shop Opens in Harrisburg

Samra Alic, currently residing in Harrisburg, PA, is a local entrepreneur and owner of Dalicia Bakery and Coffee Shop. The combination bakery and coffee shop offers European style breads and…

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Kum & Go Convenience Store Up and Running with Capital Acquisition Assistance of the SBDC

Right on the corner of Sunshine Avenue in Central City is the one stop for the local community providing dining and a convenience store in one location. Paula Contrillo and Keith…

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Solid Ground Services, Inc.

 “Providing solid ground for employees and customers” is their motto… hard work and experience is its start and success. Offering excavation and heavy equipment services in commercial, residential, agricultural, and oilfield…

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Pittsburgh’s Creative Culture Shines through The Glassblock

Adam Shuck’s writing has been called honest, snarky, irreverent, and even merciless, but his voice is one that resonates with progressive-minded Pittsburghers young and old. In 2014 Adam began publishing Eat…

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Van Brunt Grill

After toying with the idea of opening his own business for a few years, Jim James came to the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in 2015 along with…

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REV Sports Rehab & Athletic Development

Nearly two years ago, Aimee Slattery and Frank Velasquez met through a mutual acquaintance. It didn’t take long for them to realize they had much in common and had very similar…

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All About Massage and Wellness

Scott and Trish Korb started the private massage therapy practice of Scott Korb in 1991. Over the course of Scott’s career, he became a well-respected authority in the field of Orthopedic…