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 2023, the Pennsylvania SBDC assisted in over 700 BUSINESS STARTS, served over 13,000 CLIENTS, provided over 600 TRAINING EVENTS, and supported over 55,000 SMALL BUSINESS JOBS.

Source: PASBDC 2023 Annual Report

Pennsylvania SBDC Statewide Network

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

Headshot of Ernie Post, State Director of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers

Ernie Post


State Director

Pennsylvania SBDC

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Meet Our Center Directors

Steven Stumbris

Steven Stumbris

Center Director

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Headshot of Rich Longo, Duquesne University Small Business Development Center

Richard Longo

Center Director

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Maggie Horne

Maggie Horne

Center Director

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Headshot of Ernie Post, State Director of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers

Ernie Post

Acting Center Director

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Headshot of Brett Smith, Center Director of Lehigh University Small Business Development Center

Brett Smith

Center Director

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Headshot of Tim Keohane, Center Director of Penn State SBDC

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 H. Kunkel

Center Director

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Headshot of Robin Burtner, Center Director of Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center

Robin Burtner

Center Director

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Headshot of Erika Duran-Tapp, Interim Center Director of Temple University Small Business Development Center

Erika Tapp

Interim Center Director

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Headshot of Meghan Hillegas, Interim Director of the University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center

Meghan Hillegas

Interim Center Director

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Lisa Hall Zielinski, Director of The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center, holding a red America's SBDC tote bag

Lisa Hall Zielinski

Center Director

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Headshot of Lenin Agudo, Director of Widener University Small Business Development Center

Lenin Agudo

Center Director

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Headshot of Dorothy Lane, Director of Wilkes University Small Business Development Center

Dorothy Lane

Center Director

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Pennsylvania SBDC Lead Office Team

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Beth Alboucq

APEX Program Manager

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Headshot of Vivian Azar, IT Manager for Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers

Vivian Azar

Director of IT

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Headshot of Francene Dudziec, Director of Marketing and Communication

Francene Dudziec

Director of Marketing & Communication

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Headshot of Will Hooten, Business Consultant for Penn State Small Business Development Center

Will Hooten

Assistant Director, Western Region, SSBCI

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Headshot of Brian Kelly, Associate State Director of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers

Brian Kelly

Associate State Director

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Lynn Loaiza

Assistant Director, Eastern Region, SSBCI

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Headshot of Marcia McGavisk, Director of Capital Acquisition at Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers

Marcia McGavisk

SSBCI TA Executive Director

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Headshot of Juliet Njoroge, Budget Analyst for Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers

Juliet Njoroge

Grant & Financial Coordinator

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Headshot of Val Nyby, Director of Website Management and Design for Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers

Valerie Nyby

Director of Website
Management & Design

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Headshot of Kara Ricciono, Director of Agribusiness Development for Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers

Kara Riccioni

Director of Agricultural Business Development

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Headshot of Sherrima Sharif, Accounting Services Program Manager of SSBCI

Sherrima Sharif

Accounting Services Program Manager

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