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In addition to consulting geared toward certain stages of development, the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers offers a variety of services targeted toward specific types of businesses and owners that address specific topics.

Government Marketing

The SBDCs can help maximize your potential to sell products and services to government agencies.

International Business

The SBDCs can help your company to become a successful competitor in foreign markets by helping you to plan and implement your export strategy.

Technology Assistance

The SBDCs can help you find alternative financing, protect your intellectual property, and explore options for product development and commercialization.

Business Continuity & Survival

It is critical that business owners have business continuity plans in place to mitigate the impact of any type of business interruption, especially natural disasters.

Environmental Management

The Pennsylvania SBDCs' Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP) is a no-cost, strictly confidential statewide service.

Agribusiness Assistance

The SBDCs offer one-on-one consulting specific to agricultural enterprises and specialty food businesses.


Small manufacturers in Pennsylvania are making the products that people need and want.

Veteran Business

The SBDC provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for veterans owning or considering starting a small business.