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Pennsylvania SBDC Releases 2016 Impact Data on SBDC Day

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Today, the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) have released the results of their services to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in 2016 as part of National SBDC Day. In 2016, the Pennsylvania SBDC network helped small businesses obtain $182,198,317 in new investment for their companies and grow sales…

Pennsylvania SBDC to Celebrate National SBDC Day on March 22, 2017

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The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are preparing to celebrate the first SBDC Day on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. SBDC Day is a national movement to help share the small business success stories and notable impact SBDCs have fostered in communities nationwide.   Since 1980, the Pennsylvania SBDC has provided…

Gannon University SBDC Announces Keynote Speaker for the 10th Annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference

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Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference, hosted by the Gannon University Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The conference will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2017 at The Ambassador Banquet and Conference Center in Erie.   This year’s keynote speaker is Atiya…

Business Continuity Alert: Small Businesses Warned of Weather-Related Business Interruptions during Hurricane Season

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As Hurricane Arthur makes its way up the East Coast, the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are reminding small businesses to prepare for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season which runs June 1 through November 30, peaking mid-August to late October.  Hurricanes create potentially hazardous conditions for both the physical property and operational continuity of any business enterprise. 

The SBDC advises that the best way that companies can prepare for strong winds, flooding, and other hurricane-related hazards is to develop mitigating strategies to be ready in case of a Hurricane or other impact to the business.  Preparedness measures include protection of critical business data, valuable assets, and investment in emergency equipment such as generators.

It is important for businesses to be informed when faced with an impending Hurricane.  The following resources are available to assist business owners in knowing what to expect during a Hurricane as well as ways to be notified of future storms:

As part of its ongoing Business Continuity and Survival Services, the Pennsylvania SBDC maintains expert business consultants, experienced in preparing small business for unforeseen interruptions and responding to business needs associated with emergency situations such as recovering from hurricanes, floods, as well as more routine business interruptions.  Business owners are encouraged to contact their local SBDC while preparing their business for potential hazards and business interruptions.