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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  • Solidworx: Woman-owned Kitchen Counter-top Manufacturing Company

Solidworx: Woman-owned Kitchen Counter-top Manufacturing Company

Nancy Geller first approached the Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in April 2016 for assistance in starting a custom countertop manufacturing company specializing in the use of solid…

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Bison Hill Stonecrafts: Engineer Finds Creative Outlet in Giving New Life to Reclaimed Stone

Andrew Church is the founder and owner of Bison Hill Stonecrafts, a business dedicated to creating new housewares products from reclaimed slate and marble. A 2013 Penn State graduate with…

  • Therm-Omega-Tech: A Company on the Move

Therm-Omega-Tech: A Company on the Move

Therm-Omega-Tech, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of products using proprietary self-actuating temperature control valves.  Founded in 1983 the first product was a valve that uses thermal…

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Let there be light: American Gas Lamp Works

There is something nostalgic and beautiful about the flickering flame and warm glow of a traditional gas lamp. This beauty was not lost on David Jardini, owner of American Gas Lamp…

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International Water Company

Founded in 2010 by three partners and outside investors, International Water Company (IWC) of York, invented, manufactures and sells water purification units powered by conventional electricity, solar or wind power. The…

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Jim Karnes, inventor and President of DuraTite Systems, is a perfect example of the perseverance needed by entrepreneurs to succeed. Karnes came to the Gannon University Small Business Development Center…