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.

The Pennsylvania SBDC has a statewide network of 15 centers and 49 outreach locations to serve small businesses.

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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 educational training.

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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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PASBDC Lead Office Staff

Ernie Post

Ernie Post


State Director

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Sarah Mailloux

Sarah Mailloux


Associate State Director of Programs & Policies
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Beth Alboucq

Disaster Recovery Program Manager

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Vivian Azar

Vivian Azar

IT Manager

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Natasa Borcanin, Assistant Program Manager PTAC

Natasa Borcanin

Assistant Program Manager/Gov’t Marketing Specialist, Southeast PA PTAC

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Francene Dudziec

Director of Marketing & Communications

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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

Office Manager

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Rachael Wolfe

Rachael Wolfe

Marketing & Social Media

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