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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…

Pennsylvania SBDC Recognizes State Representative Peter J. Daley, II as Small Business Champion

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The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) have named State Representative Peter J. Daley, II (PA-49) a Small Business Champion for his support of small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Daley was presented with the award by Pennsylvania SBDC State Director Christian Conroy while visiting the University of Pittsburgh SBDC during their Planning for Profits seminar graduation that included twenty-four local business owners.

“Today we are proud to recognize State Representative Daley as a Small Business Champion,” Conroy said.  “During a period when new jobs are in demand, we are very grateful for the leadership of Representative Daley in advocating for proven and fiscally responsible programs like the SBDC that everyday work to help small companies thrive. Representative Daley’s support has been critical to ensuring that the SBDC will continue to be available to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses in Southwestern Pennsylvania and throughout the nation.”

“I’m honored to receive the award again, but the proven and fiscally responsible programs provided by Small Business Development Centers are the real story,” said Daley, whose 34 years of service in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives concludes on Nov. 30. “Small businesses create most of the jobs in our economy and the SBDCs are a great resource to grow them and promote prosperity.”

Earlier in March, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the University of Pittsburgh SBDC as one of five winners of the Lean for Main Street Training Challenge competition. A representative from the University of Pittsburgh SBDC attended NSF’s I-Corps program in Washington, D.C. this spring, where they received guidance from instructors on how to adapt the curriculum to their own communities. Following the training, the University of Pittsburgh SBDC developed its six-session Planning for Profits seminar to provide in-depth training on lean methodologies and business growth strategies.