Bucknell University SBDC Featured Clients

Client Success Stories & Testimonials

Over the years, Bucknell’s SBDC has helped countless companies along their journeys to become more successful. SBDC has offered advice, guidance, encouragement and help to ensure that every company reaches its full potential. Below, find just a few of the countless examples of companies using Bucknell’s SBDC to turn their dreams into reality.

Bucknell SBDC client receiving an award for Family-Owned Small Business of the Year

Susquehanna Fire Equipment Company

As one of the longest-term clients of the Bucknell SBDC, Keith knew exactly where to turn for help when the pandemic disrupted his business. Keith and his team worked quickly and closely with the SBDC as they applied to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan program (EIDL).

InstaGlam celebrates its grand opening with Bucknell Small Business Development Center

InstaGlam

Jenna and Angie first sought consulting services from Bucknell’s Small Business Development Center in October 2022. Through their collaboration they developed a business plan, marketing strategies, financial projections for grants and loans, and an understanding of tax requirements for their business type. After years of determination to work together, they achieved their dream and became business partners and co-owners of InstaGlam salon in January 2023.

Jennifer, owner of One Focus Property Management, standing next to her business sign

One Focus Property Management

Becoming a member of Bucknell’s Startup Danville Incubator has been critical to Jennifer’s firm expansion throughout central Pennsylvania. Today, Jennifer’s company, One Focus Property Management, provides a suite of “one-stop” services for property owners and landlords, with 650 doors under contract and a 98.5% occupancy rate.

“The SBDC was like a flashlight illuminating the way through uncertain terrain. Their guidance and support was instrumental in launching my business from idea to reality.”

—Jessi Almstead, Owner of Bluebird Atelier

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Phoebe Heath, Founder of Anthracite Creative Works, standing in front of her business window.

Anthracite Creative Works

“I wanted to know I was doing it the right way, and I appreciated the structure the SBDC provided as I started my business”

Rebecca Rosenberg designer of ReBokeh, a vision assistance system for smartphones.

Rebecca Rosenberg

Rebecca Rosenberg grew up with a severe vision impairment so she designed ReBokeh, a vision assistance system for smartphones that won first place at Bucknell’s BizPitch competition.

Marie Wagner, owner of Marie Wagner LMT standing in a park

Marie Wagner LMT

“If you are thinking about creating or elevating your business, the SBDC is an excellent resource to use.”

“I feel great having my own office, and I wouldn’t be here without the Bucknell SBDC’s help.”

—Yoshie Felix, Owner Yoshie’s Healing Hands

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