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Pik Rite Receives 2017 SBEAP National Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award

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The National Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAP) have recognized Pik Rite, Inc. as the 2017 winner of its Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award. The company, based in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania was chosen by the SBEAP’s National Steering Committee.  The award was presented on May 17 at the SBEAP/Small Business Ombudsman Annual…

Four Pennsylvania SBDC Clients and Shippensburg University SBDC Earn SBA Awards during National Small Business Week 2017

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The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are proud to announce that four small businesses and the Shippensburg University SBDC have been honored with awards from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) during National Small Business Week, April 28 - May 6, 2017. Each of the four Pennsylvania companies worked with…

Cindy Nellis Named Director of Clarion University SBDC

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Cindy Nellis has been named Director of the Clarion University Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Employed with the program for more than twenty years, she brings significant experience in program management, business and economic development. “We are proud to have Cindy take on this role, as she has been a leader…

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.