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…

Pennsylvania SBDC Network Planning Statewide Events for Small Business Owners and Aspiring Entrepreneurs during Global Entrepreneurship Week

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The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) have announced a statewide series of events for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), November 14-18, 2016. Events will take place across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to celebrate the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

The Pennsylvania SBDC joins thousands of GEW partner organizations representing more than 165 countries as part of the global initiative. Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in Pennsylvania are encouraged to attend a seminar or workshop in their local area, a full list of Pennsylvania SBDC GEW events are below.


Entrepreneurs who are unable to attend an in-person First Step seminar can access the course online 24/7 at



The Pennsylvania SBDC is the only integrated statewide network that is a direct channel of services to help aspiring entrepreneurs in all 67 counties of the commonwealth unlock their potential and turn their dreams into thriving businesses. Each year, hundreds of new businesses are started with assistance from the SBDC.

The Pennsylvania SBDC network is proud to participate in GEW 2016 to promote business start-up growth and entrepreneurship in Pennsylvania. To follow the GEW conversation on Twitter, be sure to follow @gewusa and @pasmallbusiness and use #GEW and #GEW2016.

Registration and more details on all events occurring for GEW can be found by visiting