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.

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J&M Export Deli

Jennifer Olson and her cousin, Michelle Renn, first contacted the Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in September 2012 for assistance in developing a business to purchase an existing…

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CIMA Software

Nelson Cano founded CIMA Software Corporation as a family company in 2004. Based on his experience working with high-end Document Management Software packages, he saw a need in the market to…

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International Water Company

Founded in 2010 by three partners and outside investors, International Water Company (IWC) of York, invented, manufactures and sells water purification units powered by conventional electricity, solar or wind power. The…

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Bon Tool Co.

In 1958, Carl P. Bongiovanni and his family started a company on the foundation of their Masonry Guide, an alignment system for masonry work. The company was named Masonry Specialty Inc.…

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Pittsburgh Brass Manufacturing, Inc.

Pittsburgh Brass Manufacturing (PBM, Inc). is no stranger to the importance of export markets. Ask the employees at PBM, and they will tell you that export orders now represent a substantial…

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Wall Firma

In 1983, Ken Codeluppi, armed with his BS in Industrial Engineering undergraduate degree from WVU and his MBA from Temple University, decided to leave the corporate world of International Mill Service…

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Zeigler's Cider

Maurice Henry Zeigler started his fresh pressed apple cider business in 1932. Three generations later, Zeigler’s cider is available in 32 states during all four seasons. Since apple cider is traditionally…

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Hörmann Flexon LLC

Two years ago, the Hörmann Group acquired the business operations of Flexon, Inc. A worldwide leader in door safety and technology, Hörmann is the largest manufacturer of residential and commercial doors…

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CIMA Life Science

Dr. Jashwant Sharma migrated from India to the US in 1970 to further his studies, arriving with only eight dollars in his pocket. He graduated with a degree in internal medicine/nephrology…

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Helsel Lumber

When Helsel Lumber, which now exports its products around the world, first came to the Saint Francis Small Business Development Center (SBDC), its sales were entirely domestic and beginning to decline.…

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Rogers Brothers Trailers

Rogers Brothers is a manufacturer of high capacity trailers that are used in the mining industry. The company, located in Erie County, has been in operation since 1905 and conducted its…

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ITSI-Biosciences

ITSI-Biosciences is a Johnstown, PA based biotechnology company performing contract research and manufactures ready to use kits for biomedical research. It prides itself on providing the highest quality contract research services,…

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Universal Remediation

Established in 2004, Universal Remediation manufactures a green product that bio-remediates hydrocarbons such as oil, diesel, and gasoline. They use all natural ingredients that stimulate indigenous microbes which in turn eat…

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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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Absolute Powder Coating

As a young widow, Audra Mitchell was determined to provide for her son in a business that would keep her close to home. She entered a traditionally-male sector after intensive research…

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The Dlubak Group

Frank Dlubak, head of the country's leading architectural glass manufacturer, is known as an inventor, entrepreneur and visionary in his industry. Products from his Blairsville-based cluster of companies, The Dlubak Group…

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ABEC, Inc.

ABEC designs and manufactures bioreactors and fermentors for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. The reactors are used to grow cell cultures used by the pharmaceutical industry for production of vaccines and…

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Rogers Brothers Corporation

Rogers Brothers Corporation participated in the Extemin catalog show in Peru in September 2009. The Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Center for Global Competitiveness (CGC) represented the company by…

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Choigoda: Entrepreneurial Spirit Leads to Kenya

Beatrice Agono moved to the U.S. from Kenya in 2006 as a Permanent Resident. Her background was in accounting. One of her first jobs was bookkeeping and then she did some…

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Bassett’s Ice Cream

President Obama recently stopped in at the Reading Terminal Market for a taste from America's oldest ice cream company. Since 1885, Bassett’s Ice Cream, a family owned business, has been…