The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers have helped thousands of entrepreneurs launch successful new business ventures, expand an existing business, or return a business to profitability.

Read about some of our clients who have allowed us to share their stories, representing a wide range of assistance provided across a variety of industries.

You are viewing 14 posts for 14 May 2015 with the tag Penn State University

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Energy Rehab Wellness and Training Is “Well” on Its Way to Success

Renee Frank, Doctor of Physical Therapy and co-founder of Energy Rehab Wellness and Training, first came to the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in 2013 for help starting…

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Growing Solutions with Phospholutions

Hunter Swisher founded Phospholutions in the spring of 2016 while still a student majoring in plant science at Penn State. In the fall of 2015 while taking a class, he learned…

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Chasing Trophy Fish Luring New Customers

Vaughn Holderman is a recent Penn State graduate with a degree in commercial recreation management. Vaughn grew up in Julian, a small rural town in Pennsylvania, and developed a passion for…

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Connecting the Dots for Assistive Speech: Project Vive

Mary Elizabeth McCulloch is a Penn State senior majoring in bio medical engineering. In 2010, prior to her freshman year at Penn State, Mary Elizabeth spent time as an exchange student…

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Simple Car Wash

Taylor Mitcham’s car was dirty. It was the middle of winter, and she was living in an apartment that had no access to a hose and no detailing supplies on hand.…

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RxFF Consulting

Drs. Diana and Adri van Duin, who were both employed at Penn State, had been toying with the idea of starting their own business for some time. The van Duins are…

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Bock Industries, Inc.

The Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) began working with Bock Industries early in 2012 as Randall Bock worked to commercialize a new technology that he designed at the prompting…

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Rising Spring Meat Co.

In the fall of 2011, long time Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) clients Jay and Laura Young, along with business partners Mike and Virginia Byers, came to the SBDC…

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IL Fuels, LLC

Early in 2011, Dr. Paul Painter contacted the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Clean Technology Resource Center (CTRC) seeking assistance in completing a grant application for submission to…

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Webster’s Bookstore and Cafe

In 1999 the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) assisted Elaine Meder-Wilgus and her partners restructure and reposition a long standing local used bookstore. With SBDC assistance and bank funding,…

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Firebrand Tribe

In August of 2010, a trio of women, Bevin Hernandez, Christina McNeill, and Tara Sollman contacted the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to have one of their business consultants…

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The Ink Garage

D’Ann and Mark Mowery had spent 20 years establishing themselves in their fields, D’Ann as a loan technician for the US Department of Agriculture and Mark as a commercial electrician. Both enjoyed their…

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See Jane Ride

In the Fall of 2009, three friends, Kristin Peterson, Carla Myers, and Maria Wherley were discussing the idea of transforming their passion for riding bicycles into a business opportunity.Carla, an…

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Buttonwood Campground

In the early 1990’s, Denny and Nancy McFarland fell in love with a picturesque piece of property outside the village of Mexico in Juniata County. The scenic site not only boasted a…