Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick

Counties Served: Bucks • Montgomery

July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

The Pennsylvania SBDCs depend on continued federal and state funding to offer its services to constituents of the 8th 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 8th district.


Entrepreneurs Consulted 436
Women- and Jointly-Owned 62%
Veterans 10%
Minorities 28%
Total Consulting Hours Provided 4,700
Businesses Started 14
Jobs Saved 305
Jobs Created 67
Client-Obtained Financing $6,959,600
Assets Preserved $588,735

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


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
Bucks 625,249 67,505 99.97
Montgomery 799,874 90,343 99.91
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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

Lehigh University SBDC

(610) 758-3980

Temple University SBDC

(215) 204-7282

Wharton SBDC

(215) 898-4861

ESWS #4: Business Plan Basics

This module is not available as a stand alone course as it is part of a series. This is the second workshop in the 10 week Entrepreneurial Success Workshop Series. Upon completion of Business Plan Basics students will: understand the purpose(s)…

Temple SBDC Orientation @ 10 AM Friday 03/22/2017

  • Center: Temple University SBDC
  • Price: No Cost
  • Location: , , PA 19121

Postponed: Proposal Preparation & Submission

Due to a scheduling conflict this seminar is Postponed.  A new date will be announced. This seminar is geared toward existing businesses who are pursuing Government Contracting. Attendees will learn how to respond to a Federal Government Request for Proposal (RFP).…