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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  • Simmonds Veterinary Hospital

Simmonds Veterinary Hospital

Growing up on a farm on the island of Jamaica, Dr. Debby Cougar always dreamt of becoming a veterinarian.  She never dreamed she would become a veterinarian who would lunch with…

  • LL Kurtz

LL Kurtz

Bill Kurtzhals, a veteran of the United States military, started LL Kurtz several years ago, and has consistently shown an extremely unique approach to business: Do what others can’t. With a…

  • Sabre Systems

Sabre Systems

Sabre Systems, Inc., a provider of information technology and professional engineering services, began as a small, two-man office in 1989. Now with $70 million revenue, 600 employees and a market…

  • Lightning Packs

Lightning Packs

Looking to take a load off? Talk to Dr. Larry Rome, professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Biology, who happens to be an expert in the physics of muscle…

  • The Leadglow Compound

The Leadglow Compound

“We weren’t actually trying to make a sensor for toxic lead in the beginning, but the results of seeking a component to an enzyme, lead to the development of a lead-sensitive…

  • Keggle Brewing

Keggle Brewing

Terry Denham is following up his longtime passion for making home-brewed beer into a successful business. Combining this passion with his 25 years of management and business experience, Terry and his…

  • Robotics Engineering Excellence

Robotics Engineering Excellence

Robotics Engineering Excellence (RE2, Inc.) is a women-owned Carnegie Mellon University spin-off company specializing in mobile defense robotics, with an emphasis on Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems software development and unmanned…

  • Pronto! Provisions with Passion

Pronto! Provisions with Passion

Scotta Magnelli had many years of experience in food preparat ion and food styling and had always loved sharing her passion for high quality, specialty food. After years of working many…

  • Kathy's Deli

Kathy's Deli

Kathy Pugh’s passion for food lead her to open -- and later expand -- her own business. She originally opened Kathy’s Deli with husband Glenn on King Street in November 2002.…

  • Pompeii Street Soap Company

Pompeii Street Soap Company

Nearly two thousand years ago, in a small quiet town of Pompeii, Italy, there was small soap shop producing and selling all natural soap. In the year of 79 AD, the…

  • Hörmann Flexon LLC

Hörmann Flexon LLC

Two years ago, the Hörmann Group acquired the business operations of Flexon, Inc. A worldwide leader in door safety and technology, Hörmann is the largest manufacturer of residential and commercial doors…

  • Hoeganaes Corporation

Hoeganaes Corporation

The impact of the Bucknell University Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) technical assistance to Hoeganaes Corporation is dramatic and concrete. Resolving a chemical compounding issue allowed Hoeganaes to reopen a business…