WHAT IS THE PENNSYLVANIA SBDC?

The Pennsylvania SBDC provides consulting services and business training to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their small business. SBDC consultants work with entrepreneurs in confidential, one-on-one sessions to help them with a range of business issues including testing a new business proposition, shaping a business plan, investigating funding opportunities, and much more.

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OUR MISSION

Empower aspiring and existing small business owners with the knowledge, resources, consulting, and mentoring they need to start, grow, and prosper.


HOW PENNSYLVANIA SBDC CAN ASSIST YOU

No-Cost, Confidential Consulting Services

Receive one-on-one consulting and cutting-edge market research at no charge. No other program offers the same reach, resources, or opportunities to create an impact on businesses at every stage of development.

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No-Cost and Low-Cost Business Training

Expand your expertise through our no-cost and low-cost training events.

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In 2021, the Pennsylvania SBDC assisted in nearly 700 BUSINESS STARTS, served nearly 15,000 CLIENTS, and supported over 71,000 SMALL BUSINESS JOBS.

Source: PASBDC 2021 Annual Report

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SBA AND THE SBDC

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is a federal agency that provides aid, counsel, and disaster assistance to small businesses. They are able to fulfill their mission, in part, through the creation of Small Business Development Centers. The Pennsylvania SBDC is a joint venture of federal, state, and private sector agencies and organizations including the SBA and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

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Pennsylvania SBDC Statewide Network

The Pennsylvania SBDC has a statewide network of 15 centers and outreach locations to serve small businesses.

Ernie Post

Ernie Post


State Director

Pennsylvania SBDC Lead Office

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Meet Our Center Directors

Steven Stumbris

Steven Stumbris

Center Director

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Richard Longo

Richard Longo

Center Director

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Maggie Horne

Maggie Horne

Center Director

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John Stetler

John Stetler

Center Director

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Brett Smith

Brett Smith

Center Director

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Tim Keohane

Timothy Keohane

Center Director

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Cindy Nellis

Cynthia A. Nellis

Center Director

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Jeffrey Boldizar

Jeffrey A. Boldizar

Center Director

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James Kunkel

James H. Kunkel

Center Director

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Robin Burtner

Robin Burtner

Center Director

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Karl Kraus

Karl Kraus

Interim Center Director

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Raymond Vargo

Raymond L. Vargo

Center Director

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Lisa Hall-Zielinski, Director of The University of Scranton SBDC

Lisa Hall Zielinski

Center Director

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Lenin Agudo

Lenin Agudo

Center Director

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Dorothy Lane

Dorothy Lane

Center Director

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Pennsylvania SBDC Lead Office Team

Beth Alboucq

Asst. Program Manager, Southeast PA PTAC

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Vivian Azar

Vivian Azar

IT Manager

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Natasa Borcanin, Assistant Program Manager PTAC

Natasa Borcanin

Program Manager, Southeast PA PTAC

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Francene Dudziec

Director of Marketing & Communications

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Kelly Guillen

Budget Analyst

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Lynn Loaiza

Assistant Director of Capital Acquisition

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Marcia McGavisk

Director of Capital Acquisition

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Juliet Njoroge

Juliet Njoroge

Budget Grant Analyst

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Val Nyby

Valerie Nyby

Director of Website
Management & Design

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Kara Ricciono

Kara Riccioni

Director of Agribusiness Development

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Tiffany Thompson

Tiffany Thompson

Director of Administration & Organizational Effectiveness

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Rachael Wolfe

Marketing & Social Media

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