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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Let your pet be spoiled with Pampered Paws

Ever since attending grooming school Renee Fisher-Garcia had a passion for providing this service to pets. Before starting her own grooming business Pampered Paw Renee had previously worked for more than…

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RunLitesTurn Night Into Light!

After spending a long day at work and a full evening caring for her three active sons, Mary Tiffin was finally ready for her daily run. Seeing it was well past…

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A Subway Stop on Independence Street

111 West Independence Street, in the heart of downtown Shamokin, is now home to central Pennsylvania’s newest Subway franchise. Seeking assistance with business planning and financial analysis, owners, Jeffery and Jason…

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Dries Orchards, Inc.

Dries Orchards is a retail and wholesale orchard offering fresh produce and a variety of jams, teas, honey, cider, baked goods, and candies at stores, farmers markets, and produce stands in…

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A.S.K. Insurance

With over seventeen years of experience in the insurance industry, Kimberly Holohan was an expert in helping people protect themselves and their businesses from financial loss. She prided herself on her…

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Saving Grace Quail Farm

William Flickinger grew up on a dairy farm where he learned a high standard of work ethics and animal care skills. From that point on, his entire life has revolved around…

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Gilson Boards

Ever since he was a teenager, Nick Gilson had a vision for an innovative new snowboard design. The idea stayed on the back burner for a long time, but a few…

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Upper Desk, Inc.

Throughout a 30 year career as an electrician and 34 year marriage, Roderick Phillips was always an inventor and innovator. But it was a letter of encouragement his wife left him…

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Light Shield Products LLC

Steve Brion, owner and CEO of Light Shield Products LLC, has over 25 years of experience in search and rescue including roles as Police Chief, Fire Lieutenant, First Captain and…

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Engine Cleaning Technology

Bruce Tassone joined Engine Cleaning Technology as a project manager in 1985, a year after the company was formed. He became CEO after buying the company in 1996, and under his…

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Rocky Road Stables, LLC

As a senior at Luzerne Community College, Melissa McHenry of Bloomsburg first came to the Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in March of 2012 for assistance in developing a…

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Bason Coffee Roasting

Brad Bason of Danville, PA came to the Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in February 2012 with hopes of turning his passion for coffee into a full time business. After…

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Solar Energy for Self Storage

Ideal Self Storage is a storage facility located in Hummels Wharf, PA that provides clean, secure units that are perfect for storing household furnishings, clothing, toys, bicycles, camping gear, patio furniture,…

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Inventz Inc.

Inventz, Inc. was established in Sayre, PA in November 2008 by Rick St. Pierre. Rick’s vision was to create a world class company, built on integrity that will design and bring…

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Telepole

In 2003 Kim Digenakis was working for an awning company when he saw the demand for telescoping poles drastically increase. His company was unable to step up and fulfill the market need. …

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Windview Farms

Windview Farm operates a turkey growing operation and crop farm in Union Township, Snyder County, PA.  The two barns finish four flocks per barn and average about 6,500 birds per flock. …

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Pronto! Provisions with Passion

Scotta Magnelli had many years of experience in food preparat ion and food styling and had always loved sharing her passion for high quality, specialty food. After years of working many…

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Pompeii Street Soap Company

Nearly two thousand years ago, in a small quiet town of Pompeii, Italy, there was small soap shop producing and selling all natural soap. In the year of 79 AD, the…

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Hoeganaes Corporation

The impact of the Bucknell University Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) technical assistance to Hoeganaes Corporation is dramatic and concrete. Resolving a chemical compounding issue allowed Hoeganaes to reopen a business…

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Clarion Research Group

Dr. James Rutkowski has maintained a private dental practice in Clarion since 1983. Using his dental lab, Dr. Rutkowski designed a device called the "VeinStay" that holds the vein in place…