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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Growing Solutions with Phospholutions

Hunter Swisher founded Phospholutions in the spring of 2016 while still a student majoring in plant science at Penn State. In the fall of 2015 while taking a class, he learned…

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Evolve Build: Wharton SBDC Programs Help Serial Entrepreneur Redefine Renewable Energy

Michael Sebright loves to start and build businesses, literally. Through his company Energy Reconsidered and his partnership with Evolve Build, he continues to find new ways to conserve and renew…

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The Secret Tradition Continues: Santinoceto's Market

Santinoceto’s Italian Market celebrated its grand opening on March 4, 2016. However, the Santinoceto family name is far from new to the Clearfield area. Nick Santinoceto’s grandparents, Joseph and Mary, opened…

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Leap of Faith Leads to New Design Studio

Diane Ruggiero has been helping people with interior designs for kitchens, bathrooms, and flooring for over twenty years. Ruggiero decided last year to take a leap of faith and start her…

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Reviello’s Insurance Agency: Working for Clients, Not Insurance Carriers

John Reviello was referred to the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) by M&T bank. Reviello wanted to open an insurance agency offering home, auto, life and health insurance.  He has…

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Your Full Service Collision Repair–Hometown Collision

Matthew Rosmus has been involved in collision repair service in various aspects of the business for the past 15 years. Rosmus has worked at different types of  auto body shops from…

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River Town Hot Spot Growing In Popularity: Salatino’s River House Café

Celebrating their 8th year in business, Salatino’s River House Café (RHC) is becoming a local tradition in Charleroi and the Mon Valley region of Washington County. Whether it’s lunch or dinner…

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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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Glamour & Sass Nail Spa & Salon

Tami Jean Lowe is no stranger to the hair and nail industry. She has extensive experience as a nail technician, and has received years of training and certifications in the field.…

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Shaffer Transfer & Moving

Jamie and Lindsay Frampton had been talking about owning and operating their own business for a few years when the owners of Shaffer Transfer & Moving indicated that they were looking…

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Bella Bambini’s Daycare

Background: Through a referral from the Peoples Security Bank, Charles & Jennifer Collura came to the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in 2012 for assistance in obtaining a construction…

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Salisbury Hometown Pizza

Penny Baker and Kandy Patton put their idea of starting a pizza shop into action. The sisters first approached the St. Francis University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in September of 2013…

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Refresh PGH

Pittsburgh natives Sean Devine and Baldwin Dawkins don’t like the term “sneakerhead.” They prefer terms like “collector,” “enthusiast,” or “connoisseur.” Whatever you call them, you have to admit they have a…

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Kane’s Ideal Truck Service

At only twenty-two years old, Zachary Kane had already gained experience well beyond his years, having worked on cars and trucks since he was seventeen. After graduating college with a degree…

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Countryside Agility

Countryside Agility was started in 2002 in Edinboro by Denise Thomas. Denise had trained and shown in dog sports since she was nine years old.  She had started a small grooming…

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Saving Grace Quail Farm

William Flickinger grew up on a dairy farm where he learned a high standard of work ethics and animal care skills. From that point on, his entire life has revolved around…

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Charlie B’s Texas Bar-B-Que

Carl Everett is the owner of Charlie B’s Texas Bar-B-Que and credits his childhood and the numerous lessons he received from his parents for the success that he has been able…

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Artisan Exchange

Frank Badassarre, the founder of Artisan Exchange, had worked for over thirty years in the financial services industry. Many of those years include executive level experience. Frank possesses extensive managerial,…

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Fun and Function

Aviva Weiss, Founder and CEO of Fun and Function launched the business to its “next level” in 2014. Fun and Function provides versions of occupational therapy toys and learning aids for…

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Michelle Snow Company

Nakia Stokes, also known as Michelle Snow, left corporate America in early 2013 to start her own business. She had had a great job as a corporate training professional but felt…