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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  • Grace Security, LLC

Grace Security, LLC

Barbara Strothers has been in the private security business for 14 years. While working as a security guard, she dreamt that one day she would have her own firm. Years passed…

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AcousticSheep, LLC

The Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been assisting Dr. Wei-Shin Lai since March 2008, when she first contacted the SBDC regarding guidance on writing a business plan for…

  • Steadfast Industries

Steadfast Industries

With over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry, Jameel Worthy was one of 45 contractors selected in 2004 to participate in the Emerging Contractors Program with the City of Philadelphia,…

  • Wash Cycle Laundry

Wash Cycle Laundry

Founded in 2010 by Gabriel Mandujano, Wash Cycle Laundry, is a sustainable laundry business using eco-friendly detergents and energy-efficient machines, and delivers via bicycle. Wash Cycle provides laundry wash services…

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Austin's Auto Service

After eight years of working at Austin’s Auto Service, Nelson Tavarez, Jr. was faced with a decision. Austin Godshall, the owner of the business, fell ill and considered closing. Not…

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Newkirk Honey

EunJin Newkirk and her husband, Jason, are beekeepers. They moved to Scranton, PA from Iowa in 2011. They maintain over 100 active hives and produce honey-based products such as lip balm,…

  • Ellison Nursing Group, LLC.

Ellison Nursing Group, LLC.

In 2012, Lauren Ellison (RN, CEO and Founder of Ellison Nursing Group) made investments to start two residential caregiving facilities in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. These facilities will provide short-term…

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Jazzy Ladies Day Spa

From spending time with her mother as a child to spending time with her daughter as a mother herself, Anntoinette Saunders wanted to encourage and spread mother-daughter experiences around the area.…