Consulting Services

No-cost, confidential small business consulting services.

Consulting Services with PennWest Clarion SBDC

Business success requires both sufficient capital and the knowledge to use it wisely. SBDC consultants help entrepreneurs develop the planning, management, and financial skills necessary to make their business thrive. The SBDC’s one-on-one management consulting emphasizes education and guidance in finding practical solutions to business problems. Consulting is confidential and provided at no charge by a staff of skilled professionals. Services cover a range of topics relevant to small business owners including:

  • 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

PennWest Clarion 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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PennWest Clarion 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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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.

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What to Expect and Your Rights and Responsibilities as an SBDC Client

What to Expect from the PennWest Clarion SBDC

Your Responsibilities as an SBDC Client

If you are not in the PennWest Clarion SBDC region, Find Your Local SBDC

SBDCs deliver consulting services and educational business programs through a state-wide network of 15 centers and outreach locations across Pennsylvania. Your local SBDC is based on the county in which your business is or will be located. Visit our Locations page to find your center.

SBDC Locations by County