Consulting Services

No-cost, confidential small business consulting services.

Consulting Services with Penn State SBDC

Expert advising to help you meet your small business goals.

SBDC consultants provide one-on-one and team advising to pre-venture, startup, and existing small businesses located in Centre, Clinton, Lycoming, and Mifflin counties. Appointments are confidential and provided at no charge by a staff of skilled professionals who help entrepreneurs find practical solutions to business problems.

  • Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • Business Plan Development
  • Capital Acquisition
  • eCommerce
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Financing and Loan Packaging
  • Financial Analysis
  • Franchising
  • Human Resources
  • Legal Issues
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Market Research
  • Public Relations
  • Personnel
  • Retailing
  • Regulatory Assistance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Taxes
  • Worker Health and Safety
  • Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • Business Plan Development
  • Capital Acquisition
  • eCommerce
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Financing and Loan Packaging
  • Financial Analysis
  • Franchising
  • Human Resources
  • Legal Issues
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Market Research
  • Public Relations
  • Personnel
  • Retailing
  • Regulatory Assistance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Taxes
  • Worker Health and Safety

Penn State SBDC services cover a range of topics relevant to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. Click on the links below to learn more.

Learn the basics of starting a business and successfully operating a business.

Get consulting services to assist with an expansion plan, identify funding sources, or marketing to help your business grow.

Prepare yourself on how to purchase a business or sell a business with guidance from our experienced consultants.

Learn how to start, manage, and grow your agriculture-based business with assistance from our Ag Business Specialists.

Learn how to protect your company’s assets from potential threats.

Consulting services to assist with developing a disaster plan and securing federal and state disaster loans.

Learn how to comply with environmental requirements and get assistance with permit applications.

Become a successful exporter and find new markets with assistance from our certified international trade consultants.

Learn how to effectively market your business and drive business growth.

Prepare for government procurement and contracting with assistance from our government marketing specialists.

Businesses that sell products or services can benefit from supply chain consulting which can impact revenue and overall profitability.

Explore product development and learn how to bring new technologies to market.

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Penn State SBDC services cover a range of topics relevant to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. Click on the links below to learn more.

Learn the basics of starting a business and successfully operating a business.

Get consulting services to assist with an expansion plan, identify funding sources, or marketing to help your business grow.

Prepare yourself on how to purchase a business or sell a business with guidance from our experienced consultants.

Learn how to start, manage, and grow your agriculture-based business with assistance from our Ag Business Specialists.

Learn how to protect your company’s assets from potential threats.

Consulting services to assist with developing a disaster plan and securing federal and state disaster loans.

Learn how to comply with environmental requirements and get assistance with permit applications.

Become a successful exporter and find new markets with assistance from our certified international trade consultants.

Learn how to effectively market your business and drive business growth.

Prepare for government procurement and contracting with assistance from our government marketing specialists.

Businesses that sell products or services can benefit from supply chain consulting which can impact revenue and overall profitability.

Explore product development and learn how to bring new technologies to market.

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Student Entrepreneurs

In addition to our core consulting services, the Penn State SBDC works with student entrepreneurs interested in turning an idea into a business. The Penn State entrepreneurial ecosystem provides a variety of academic and extracurricular opportunities.


Centers of Excellence

Centers of Excellence (COE) are recognized for creative programming and collaboration to provide industry sector specialized programs and services to industries and core areas most severely impacted by the pandemic in the Commonwealth.

COE Agriculture Badge

Agriculture Center of Excellence

The PA Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) at PennWest University Clarion, Penn State University, and The University of Scranton established the Agriculture Center of Excellence (Ag COE) to assist Pennsylvania farmers, food producers, farmers markets, retail food establishments, restaurants, and all ag-related businesses. By leveraging host institution resources and partnerships, the initiative will support agriculture industries throughout the state through specialized educational programming and consulting services.

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