The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers have helped thousands of entrepreneurs launch successful new business ventures, expand an existing business, or return a business to profitability.

Read about some of our clients who have allowed us to share their stories, representing a wide range of assistance provided across a variety of industries.

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Suzana Stepanek, MD

Suzana Stepanek MD is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with more than twenty years of experience. Dr. Stepanek previously completed her residency at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh Medical…

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Jacobson Strategic Communications

Susan Jacobson has created one of the region’s leading Communications firm and over 30 jobs since she started Jacobson Strategic Communications in 2010. She counts among her clients: the University of…

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Golden Eagle Inn

Connie Clark and her family were very interested in reopening the Golden Eagle Inn in Downtown Bedford. It had been closed for the past few years as the owner was having…

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Clarion Center for the Arts

Clarion Center for the Arts opened in August 2013, having always been a vision of the owner, BreAnna Kirkland. Ms. Kirkland has lived in the area through her adolescence, and knows…

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El Palo Magazine, LLC

Rosa Julia Rodriguez worked in the banking industry as a loan underwriter for more than 20 years and started a magazine as a hobby with her partner Jose Alex Parra while…

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RxFF Consulting

Drs. Diana and Adri van Duin, who were both employed at Penn State, had been toying with the idea of starting their own business for some time. The van Duins are…

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Fat Cat Vapor Shop

Chris Hughes has opened a retail business specializing in selling electronic cigarettes (e-cig) and accessories named Fat Cat Vapor Shop, operating in Lycoming County. They are marketing their business to…

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Pennie's Bake Shop and Espresso Bar

For many founders, passing on a much-loved business to their children is a dream come true. Pennie Wogan has lived that dream. Wogan made her first wedding cake for her sister-in-law…

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Planet Goodness, LLC

Three good friends wanted to bring the benefits of organic and wholesome foods to the Kiski Valley.   None of the partners had any experience in the grocery industry, but they…

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Sport & Spine Chiropractic Rehab

Dr. Jason Madigan had been practicing professionally as an employed member of chiropractic facilities for over 10 years, with the past 8 years occurring in the Williamsport area, when he decided…

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Lazor Family Furniture

In September of 2013, Conrad Lazor contacted the Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) looking for assistance and guidance in adding a new furniture line. Lazor Family Furniture,…

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AAA School of Trucking

AAA School of Trucking is a family owned and operated trade school providing training and testing for truck drivers leading to the Commercial Driver’s License. It was founded in 1997 and…

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Upper Desk, Inc.

Throughout a 30 year career as an electrician and 34 year marriage, Roderick Phillips was always an inventor and innovator. But it was a letter of encouragement his wife left him…

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LuxTech

Sean Darras founded LuxTech – which designs, develops and engineers LED modules that enable light fixture manufacturers to enter or expand their offerings. -- in June 2012. By the beginning of…

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Brockport Glass Components

When it was announced that Brockway Mould, Inc. would be closing its plant at the end of 2012, James Geer and Kevin Grecco were notified their jobs would be lost when…

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Swain Techs

Established in April 1999, Swain Techs is an award winning, IT and engineering services company with over a decade of providing strategic technology solutions. Their services include: Engineering, Management Support and…

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Wall Firma

In 1983, Ken Codeluppi, armed with his BS in Industrial Engineering undergraduate degree from WVU and his MBA from Temple University, decided to leave the corporate world of International Mill Service…

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Light Shield Products LLC

Steve Brion, owner and CEO of Light Shield Products LLC, has over 25 years of experience in search and rescue including roles as Police Chief, Fire Lieutenant, First Captain and…

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Bock Industries, Inc.

The Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) began working with Bock Industries early in 2012 as Randall Bock worked to commercialize a new technology that he designed at the prompting…

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Willow Farm Campground

Jason Carnahan had successfully built a campground with 93 campsites on the family farm and had attracted a loyal customer base over the 7 year history of the campground. He knew,…