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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…

Kutztown University SBDC’s Jump Start Incubator Toured by Cabinet Secretaries

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Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino and Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin made a pit stop on their “Jobs that Pay” tour last week at the Jump Start Incubator (JSI) in Reading at the Kutztown University Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  Following the tour of JSI, Manderino and Davin attended a roundtable discussion with some of the incubator's current clients including R&B Legal, and Cast & Crew. While touring the facility, they provided the following comments:

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of Pennsylvania’s economy. Our goal is to support startups during their critical initial development and work with them to provide a pool of qualified, well-trained employees as they prepare to grow and expand their businesses.” – Secretary Manderino

“The small business community in Pennsylvania is integral to our economy, employing nearly half of the state's private sector workforce. The unbridled potential associated with business growth and expansion in Pennsylvania has helped turn the dreams of business ownership into opportunities for many all across the commonwealth and we're excited to discuss these opportunities today at Jump Start.” – Secretary Davin

JSI supports development and growth of businesses at all stages in the economic cycle.  By providing support to entrepreneurs in the area, the incubator works to bring jobs back to local employees, providing opportunity for all.  The Kutztown University SBDC provides confidential, no-fee assistance to companies in the areas of bookkeeping, marketing and market research, human resources, financial analysis, and provides access to industry professionals.  Business owners in Berks, Chester, Dauphin, Lancaster, and Lebanon counties are encouraged to contact the Kutztown University SBDC to learn more about their business development services.

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