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Sauereisen: Selling into Latin American Mining Countries

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Luis Granes is currently the Latin American Manager for Sauereisen, a third generation manufacturer of corrosion-resistant materials located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He developed an expertise in technical sales and is the President of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Pittsburgh Chapter. He is also a founding member of the…

In the Zone: Spa & Salon Blossoms into Second Location

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Tanya Chaney’s newest entrepreneurial venture, In The Zone, is now open in Upper St. Clair. As a successful entrepreneur, operating Chaney’s Natural Health and Wellness for over 10 years, Chaney’s Natural fulfills a vital community need in historic Monongahela.  It began as a home-based salon service which expanded services and…

Sustaining Family Farms: Crop & Orchard Insurance for Sale

The Salem Company LLC was founded by Dwayne Salem in 2015 to sell crop and orchard insurance to farmers. Wayne has previously worked for agricultural insurers and had the requisite experience, professional contacts and business relationships with a number of producers to help assure a successful launch of his business. Wayne…

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 more than $221,000,000 ($184,661,378 in domestic sales and $37,088,093 in international sales).

The number of small businesses who received no-fee, confidential business management advice from the SBDC’s professional staff totaled 7,150 individuals, resulting in 91,020 hours of business consulting delivered by 18 SBDCs statewide. The number of business education programs held by the Pennsylvania SBDC in 2016 totaled 698, attracting 9,520 attendees.

In total, the Pennsylvania SBDC network helped 705 Pennsylvanians start or purchase a business in 2016. This resulted in the SBDCs contributing to the saving and creation of 6,628 jobs across the Commonwealth last year.

Since 1980, the Pennsylvania SBDC has provided valuable services to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. Today, on SBDC Day, SBDCs across Pennsylvania will hold educational programs and other events to showcase the expertise available to the Commonwealth’s business owners. For a full listing of Pennsylvania SBDC events and programs, visit:

To follow SBDC Day happenings on social media, follow the hashtag #SBDCDay and @PASmallBusiness on Twitter.