The Penn State SBDC provides one-on-one, confidential, no-cost business consulting and low-cost seminars to pre-venture, start-up, and existing small businesses located in Centre, Clinton, Lycoming and Mifflin counties. Small business consulting services include business planning, feasibility studies, market research, financing/loan packaging, marketing, scaling for growth, hiring and managing employees, and other areas of management and technical support. While our main office is located in State College, we have a satellite location in Lock Haven, and outreach locations in Lewistown and Williamsport.

Our Response to COVID-19: In response to the global pandemic, the Penn State SBDC is taking precautions to help protect the health and well-being of our clients, employees, and local community. To help mitigate the potential impacts of COVID-19, we have suspended all in-person consulting appointments and workshops for the foreseeable future. We stand ready to work with clients as they navigate the challenges this time brings, and will continue to host consulting appointments and programs in a virtual capacity. Please complete our online consulting request form to schedule a time to meet with a certified business consultant and visit our Events page for upcoming programs and seminars. While we are unable to determine the ultimate outcomes and impacts of COVID-19we are hopeful that the various technologies we have available will allow us to continue to serve you and your small business during this time. 

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