Growth Services

The Pennsylvania SBDCs work with established businesses to assist with their expansion, help them deal with their growth, and put them in the best place for future expansion and success. Growth issues such as financing, finding new markets (e.g., international markets and/or government markets), dealing with personnel issues, and strategic planning are addressed both in our educational programs and in one-on-one consulting sessions.  Growth services include:

Environmental Management

The Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP) provides confidential environmental management, regulatory compliance, pollution prevention and energy efficiency assistance to businesses. In addition to advice on permit and compliance requirements, EMAP consultants can also help your business align environmental considerations with strategic business management practices.

Entering New Markets

International Business
Export services including international market analysis, development of trade leads, and creation of marketing materials are offered by certified international trade consultants. Your firm also has access to state and federal trade organizations who can offer your business representation at trade missions around the world.

Government Marketing
Procurement technical assistance is provided to businesses in Southeastern Pennsylvania to help them sell their goods and services to the federal, state and local government. Your business will learn how to register with government databases, find contracts through the Pennsylvania SBDC’s Bid Match service, and gain feedback on developing government proposals.

Online Business
Is your business looking to grow or expand its online presence? Business consultants can provide your company with a comprehensive website analysis and help develop your online marketing strategy. Training on website optimization and the latest eCommerce technology will help you gain the knowledge you need to attract new customers online.

Technology & Research

Technology Commercialization
If your business is looking to bring new technologies to market, the SBDCs can assist with business development, early stage product feasibility and commercialization. In addition, help is available to identify and apply for commercialization funding such as the SBIR/STTR grant programs.

Research & Analysis
The SBDC maintains multiple subscriptions to industry-leading databases and research tools available to assist client businesses. Whether it is running a competitive market report or financial model, the SBDC can be your trusted research partner.