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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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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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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Saturated Solutions 4U

Through a referral from Peoples Security Bank, John Downer came to the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for assistance in starting his turf aeration sales and service business. A…

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The Cutting Board Factory

In 2012, Joe Fesolovich came to the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) as a referral from the Carbondale Technology Transfer Center. Joe needed assistance in improving traffic to…

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BX3, Inc.

BX3, Inc. was formed in 2006 as a partnership between William H. Kelley Sr. and William Kelley Jr. as a way for the younger Kelley to return to Montrose to…

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Gresham's Chophouse

Tom Regenski, Jr. came to the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in 1995 as he flirted with the ideas of several businesses. In 1998, Regenski decided that along…

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Newkirk Honey

EunJin Newkirk and her husband, Jason, are beekeepers. They moved to Scranton, PA from Iowa in 2011. They maintain over 100 active hives and produce honey-based products such as lip balm,…

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What the Fork Truck

Mario Bevilaqua came to the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in 2010, looking for assistance to start a mobile food truck business. After attending a First Step seminar and…

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GK World

As a high school student, Greg Legnini was looking for a way to make some extra money while working part time at a local shoe store. The idea hit him that…

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Maple Hill Farm

Julia Beyer came to the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in May of 2010. She is from New Jersey and has a second home, a farm in Wayne County.She…

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Nibbles & Bits

When Maggie Calpin came upon an unexpected opportunity to purchase Nibbles & Bits, a gourmet basket and gift business in Dunmore, PA, she knew her education, creativity, and professional experience would…

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Pag-Omar Farms Market

Marian and Oliver Butler own a farm that has been in their family for more than a century. They have a dairy operation (over 50 cows) in Wellsboro, Pa., where they…

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Inn to the Seasons Specialties

Bernard Jurkowski had gone to chef school and worked at several restaurants. His wife Virginia was a self-taught cook with a talent for combining herbs and spices to produce a delicious…

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Endless Mountains Farm Fresh

Melissa Haertsch is a freelance copywriter who works for advertising agencies. She also has a passion for the land she lives on, an appreciation for the hard working farmers in her…

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Danielle & Company

Danielle Fleming was pursuing a graduate degree in psychology when she took up a new technique for helping others cope with the stress. She created a line of natural bath soaps…