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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In the Zone: Spa & Salon Blossoms into Second Location

Tanya Chaney’s newest entrepreneurial venture, In The Zone, is now open in Upper St. Clair. As a successful entrepreneur, operating Chaney’s Natural Health and Wellness for over 10 years, Chaney’s…

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Sustaining Family Farms: Crop & Orchard Insurance for Sale

The Salem Company LLC was founded by Dwayne Salem in 2015 to sell crop and orchard insurance to farmers. Wayne has previously worked for agricultural insurers and had the requisite experience,…

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Onyxx Hill Masonry: Building on a Strong Foundaton

John Hill’s 30 years of construction experience includes service in the U.S. Army and as a successful business owner in another state. His Connecticut-based firm held an A+ rating with the…

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Energy Rehab Wellness and Training Is “Well” on Its Way to Success

Renee Frank, Doctor of Physical Therapy and co-founder of Energy Rehab Wellness and Training, first came to the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in 2013 for help starting…

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SBDC Client Open New Donatos Franchise in Erie

Christine Vogel wanted to open a new pizza parlor in the Erie area in 2014. She decided that a franchise would work best for her but she wanted a unique pizza…

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Realigning Her Dream: Bloomsburg Family Chiropractic

Dr. Elizabeth Ardo was born and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania, where she first learned the benefits of chiropractic. She has been a patient of chiropractic since high school. When she saw…

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All Fitness Events: Ultra Marathoner Builds Race Event Management Company with Over 60,000 Runners Nationwide

Kathleen Titus runs ultramarathons, which technically means more than a marathon (26.2 miles) but literally foot races up to and over 1,000 miles. Titus took the marathon approach to business planning…

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Autocare Mobile Services Celebrates Grand Opening

The Widener University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and entrepreneur, Peter Sosi, held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony, for Sosi’s business, Mobile Auto Care on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.…

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Bonn Place Brewing Company: Crafting a Brewery with Vision and Dedication

Sam Masotto came to the Lehigh University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) with a signed lease and a very literal sketch of a business plan – a vision board now framed…

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Elite Combative Systems, LLC

Background – The Challenge Brian Backus and Paul Tost both served in the U.S. Marines where they picked up and honed their love of the Martial Arts. Their passion for the…

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Main Street Grill & Bar: Great Dining in a Cozy Atmosphere Down on Main Street

With more than six years of experience in the Food & Beverage industry, and a successful partnership in one local establishment already under his belt, Christopher Darwin decided to capitalize on…

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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.…