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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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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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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Mi Casita

Melissa Page founded Mi Casita, a bilingual Spanish-English preschool, in Spring 2015. Mi Casita engages children in learning Spanish and English, participating in the community through gardens, and immerses them…

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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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Made in America Again

In mid-2013, a light bulb went off for Jim Stuber when he saw a GE commercial for lightbulbs made in China. After a successful career in government, law, and helping others…

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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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Jacobson Strategic Communications

Susan Jacobson has created one of the region’s leading Communications firm and over 30 jobs since she started Jacobson Strategic Communications in 2010. She counts among her clients: the University of…

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Sean Darras founded LuxTech – which designs, develops and engineers LED modules that enable light fixture manufacturers to enter or expand their offerings. -- in June 2012. By the beginning of…

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Ellison Nursing Group, LLC.

In 2012, Lauren Ellison (RN, CEO and Founder of Ellison Nursing Group) made investments to start two residential caregiving facilities in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. These facilities will provide short-term…