Rep. Lloyd Smucker

Counties Served: Bucks • Chester • Lancaster
 

January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016

The Pennsylvania SBDCs depend on continued federal and state funding to offer its services to constituents of the 16th districtIndependent research finds that Pennsylvania SBDC clients generate $6.56 in tax revenue for every $1 of federal funding the SBDC receives. Below are the most recent results for the 16th district.

RESULTS:

Entrepreneurs Consulted 570
Women- and Jointly-Owned 64%
Veterans 5%
Minorities 19%
Total Consulting Hours Provided 8,472
Businesses Started 38
Jobs Saved 397
Jobs Created 108
Client-Obtained Financing $25,466,430
Assets Preserved $196,245

To learn more about how this data is collected, visit the Pennsylvania SBDC’s data integrity process webpage.

NATIONAL IMPACT

The Pennsylvania SBDC is an accredited member of America’s Small Business Development Center Network. Hosted by leading universities, colleges and state economic development agencies, and funded in part through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, approximately 1,000 service centers are available nationwide to provide no-cost business consulting and low-cost training.   

Every federal dollar invested in SBDCs in 2013-14 created $2.31 in federal revenue and $3.17 in state revenue.  Additional information on America’s SBDC can be found below:

County Population # of Small Businesses % Small Businesses
Berks 625,249 67,505 99.97
Chester 81,642 6,380 99.95
Lancaster 519,445 49,880 99.94
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STATEWIDE PRESENCE

The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are the only statewide, nationally accredited program that provides high quality one-on-one consulting, training and information resources to empower new and existing businesses.  The SBDC program is a public/private partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and 18 universities and colleges across the Commonwealth.

District Contacts:

Pennsylvania SBDC Network

State Director
(215) 898-1219

Kutztown University SBDC
Ernie Post
Director
(484) 646-4003

Business Planning in a Nutshell (Webinar)

  • Center: Kutztown SBDC
  • Price: No Cost
  • Location: , Reading, PA 19601
This is a free hands on "Business Planning" workshop for CLIENTS who need a little extra help developing their pitch, business plan and cash flow statement. If you have never developed a pitch, business plan or financial projection you won't want…

First Step to Starting Your Business (Lancaster, PA)

This workshop covers a number of critical issues relevant to starting and operating a small business. Professional presenters include attorneys, insurance agents, accountants, financial specialists and zoning and codes staff. The workshop is designed for both entrepreneurs thinking about opening their…

Are there Opportunities to Sell Your Product or Services to the Government?

Get real information about how to sell your products or services to the local, state and federal government. Learn the steps it takes to get in the door and grow your government markets.