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Growing Solutions with Phospholutions

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Hunter Swisher founded Phospholutions in the spring of 2016 while still a student majoring in plant science at Penn State. In the fall of 2015 while taking a class, he learned about a soil additive that would help plants soak up nutrients more efficiently. This technology, developed by his professor, was…

Evolve Build: Wharton SBDC Programs Help Serial Entrepreneur Redefine Renewable Energy

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Michael Sebright loves to start and build businesses, literally. Through his company Energy Reconsidered and his partnership with Evolve Build, he continues to find new ways to conserve and renew energy in Greater Philadelphia.     Ironically, one of Mr. Sebright’s strengths that contribute to his success is his tolerance…

The Secret Tradition Continues: Santinoceto's Market

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Santinoceto’s Italian Market celebrated its grand opening on March 4, 2016. However, the Santinoceto family name is far from new to the Clearfield area. Nick Santinoceto’s grandparents, Joseph and Mary, opened an Italian market in 1931. Joseph passed away in 1959, but his wife kept the market open until 1984. Nick…

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.