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.

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Leap of Faith Leads to New Design Studio

Diane Ruggiero has been helping people with interior designs for kitchens, bathrooms, and flooring for over twenty years. Ruggiero decided last year to take a leap of faith and start her…

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Quality Mould, Inc. Expands Operations

DJ Danko and Jamie Danko, owners of Quality Mould, Inc. approached the Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center for assistance in developing a business plan for financing to purchase…

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Accountant Starts Her Own Practice: Singer Accounting

In August 2015 Lindsey Greenleaf attended a Saint Vincent College (SVC) SBDC training seminar - The First Step to Small Business Success. At that time she was employed by a local…

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First Craft Distillery in Fayette County opens with SBDC assistance: Ridge Runner Distillery

Mr. Christian Klay was seeking assistance in opening a craft distillery in Fayette County and was encouraged to reach out to the Saint Vincent College SBDC. Upon meeting Christian at…

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AJC Professional Services

AJC Professional Services, LLC is a consulting engineering firm specializing in mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and fire protection systems in buildings. In July of 2014, Eric Horvat, PE began working full-time…

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Townsend Insurance Services

Ms. Tonya McDonough was seeking assistance in opening an insurance agency in Fayette County and was encouraged by a SBA micro lender to reach out to the Saint Vincent College Small…

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Suzana Stepanek, MD

Suzana Stepanek MD is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with more than twenty years of experience. Dr. Stepanek previously completed her residency at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh Medical…

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Lazor Family Furniture

In September of 2013, Conrad Lazor contacted the Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) looking for assistance and guidance in adding a new furniture line. Lazor Family Furniture,…

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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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Industrial Heat Solutions

Industrial Heat Solutions (IHS) is a start-up company designed to provide value-added services into the specialty metals industry. This company provides the process of heat treating to the specialty metals used…

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One Eleven

In 2009, One Eleven opened in the historic district of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, providing a unique and spirited eatery. The restaurant featured “progressive food, exquisite cocktails, exotic music, lush atmosphere, and a…

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All Saints Brewing Company

All Saints Brewing Company is proud to continue the long brewing tradition of Westmoreland County and Western Pennsylvania. In Westmoreland County, brewing began in the 19th Century when Boniface Wimmer, a…

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Racer's Tavern

Richard Forkey first approached the Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in March 2009 for assistance with cost control, financial analysis and obtaining benchmarks for the food service industry.…

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Uniflight West Penn

In April of 2005, Jeff Holt and Dan Mansfield contacted the Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to explore their dream of starting an avionics business. Jeff and Dan had known…

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Turik's Electronic

Jon Turik started gaining experience as an electrician in the U.S. Army as a Wire Systems Installer and Operator. He served from 1985 to 1989. After being honorable discharged from the…

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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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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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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…