STARTING A BUSINESS IN PENNSYLVANIA

The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) network provides consulting and training designed to teach business owners the basics of starting and successfully operating a business. Pennsylvania SBDC services include entrepreneurial assessments and consulting in business areas such as:

  • Is entrepreneurship for you
  • Market research
  • Business viability assessment
  • Business plan development
  • Understanding business types and legal formation

  • Cash flow projections
  • Selecting your business location
  • Business registration requirements
  • Licenses and permits
  • Business management
  • Finding funding

START HEREFIRST STEP: STARTING A BUSINESS SEMINAR

The Pennsylvania SBDC’s First Step Seminar is designed to walk you through the process of starting your own business. The workshop is currently available in both webinar and in-person format for entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners. It is a required first step before one-on-one consulting can take place. (Ahora disponible en español!)

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WEBINARS/SEMINARS OFFERED BY PENNSYLVANIA SBDC

Business fundamental seminars cover topics such as business planning, marketing and social media, managing your business, practicing your pitch, and more.

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CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY

How can the Pennsylvania SBDC help you turn your business dreams into reality? Watch as a few of our clients share their success stories and experiences.

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A NEW BUSINESS IS CREATED EVERY 28 MINUTES WITH ASSISTANCE FROM THE SBDC.

Source: “Economic Impact of Small Business Development Center Counseling Activities in the United States: 2019-2020,” by Professor James. J. Chrisman of Mississippi State University

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BUSINESS TOOLS

The Pennsylvania SBDC provides business owners with the education, information, and tools necessary for successful business growth. The network subscribes to numerous industry-leading databases and research tools. Whether it is running a competitive market report or financial model, the SBDC can be your trusted research partner.

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