Advising, programming, and resources to support small business recovery

Given the significant upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Penn State SBDC has expanded services to provide education, training, and business advising to small businesses experiencing supply chain disruptions, staffing challenges, a decrease in gross receipts or customers, and/or closure during this time. Our Pandemic Support Services will help businesses ensure continuity of operations during periods of interrupted service.

Our Services
Educational Programs

Informational sessions on resources and topics such as emergency loan and grant programs, business resiliency, and starting a new business.

No-cost, Confidential Consulting

Assistance with loan applications, long-term planning, economic loss estimations, business preparedness, and more.

Access to Capital

Support accessing and applying for federal, state, and local lending and grant opportunities, including SBA, USDA and other commercial funding programs.

Risk Mitigation Strategies

Strategies to protect intellectual property and mitigate cyber threats such as scams, predatory lenders or other nefarious actors.

Workplace Safety Guidance

Information & tools to protect workplaces, employees and customers against potential health and safety threats.

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