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…

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