Expert advising to help you meet your small business goals

SBDC consultants provide one-on-one and team advising to pre-venture, startup, and existing small businesses located in Centre, Clinton, Lycoming, and Mifflin counties. Appointments are confidential and provided at no charge by a staff of skilled professionals who help entrepreneurs find practical solutions to business problems.

A wide range of consulting services are available, including:
Business/Strategic Planning
  • Business Viability Assessment
  • Market Analysis & Competitive Research
  • Business Plan Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Commercialization of Technology
  • Business Structure
Capital Formation/Acquisition
  • Financing options
  • Loan Packaging
  • Equity Options
  • Developing Policies and Procedures
  • Inventory Control
  • Quality Control
  • Cost Control
  • Regulatory Assistance
  • Information Technology
  • Customer Service
  • e-Commerce
  • Market Research
  • Marketing Plan Development
  • Marketing Materials/ Promotion
  • Social Media
  • Grand opening and ribbon-cutting events
Business Continuity and Survival
  • Business continuity planning
  • Remote work environment support
  • Ecommerce
  • Web performance optimization
  • Application assistance to state and federal disaster loans
Targeted Assistance
  • Online Business
  • Veteran-owned businesses
  • Minority-owned businesses
  • Women-owned business
  • Student Entrepreneurs
  • Faculty Researchers
  • Agriculture producers
  • Makers & Artisans
  • Manufacturers
  • Gig freelancers
Financial Management
  • Accounting & Recordkeeping
  • Financial Management & Analysis
  • Taxes
Additional Support Services
Agriculture Center of Excellence

Helping agriculture businesses sustain operations and stabilize supply chains in the wake of the pandemic.

Pandemic Support Services

Supporting small businesses adaptation, recovery, and continuity during periods of unexpected disruption.

Targeted Services

Leveraging the expertise and partnerships to provide specialized knowledge and services.

No matter your challenge, SBDC advisors can support your small business journey.
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Learn how Penn State SBDC provided business consulting advice and QuickBooks guidance to help Andrea Skirpan and Brian Bonner open their small business, Belle Mercantile, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.
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