SBDC in the News
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Third Time’s the Charm in the PA Wilds: Apply for the 2024 Big Idea Contest Now!
For the third straight year, innovation is getting a boost in the PA Wilds. This is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to start up their business. The Penn State SBDC is a proud sponsor of the contest and can not wait to hear all of the competitors' ideas.
Entrepreneurs And Small Business Flourish In Happy Valley
Happy Valley is synonymous with all things Penn State, a community filled with small business owners and entrepreneurs who call State College home. The Penn State SBDC has provided assistance and support to small business owners to continue to grow the community.
Championing Entrepreneurs at Every Step of the Journey
The Penn State SBDC, marking its 25th anniversary, aided 500+ clients, generated $32M in capital, and sustained 1,400 jobs last fiscal year. Consultants Elizabeth Fegert and Director Tim Keohane underscore the SBDC's evolution in this featured news article written by Happy Valley Industry.
40 Under 40 SBDC Trailblazers Recognized at SBDC Conference
Elizabeth Fegert, a Penn State consultant, was recognized as a 40 Under 40 Trailblazer at America's SBDC Conference for her resilience and creativity, underscoring her critical role in shaping the future of the American business landscape as a professional.
Laundromat Secures Revolving Loan Funds for Business Endeavor
Haven Wash Station LLC reopened under the new ownership of Brian and Heather Renninger. The couple worked with Penn State SBDC consultant, Tom Keiffer to develop a business plan and financial projections for their new business venture.
SBDC Showcases Resources for Creative Entrepreneurs
The Penn State SBDC recently held a Creative Entrepreneur Roundtable at the Pennsylvania College of Technology to highlight resources and programs that assist creative entrepreneurs, including those undertaking ventures in music, art and photography.
Fairfield Greenhouse Celebrates Grand Opening
Fairfield Greenhouse, a Penn State SBDC client, hosted a grand opening celebration from May 12 through May 14 to commemorate their new beginning. In the months coming, Fairfield Greenhouse has exciting plans to expand operations!
Penn State SBDC Celebrates 25 Years of Assistance
The Penn State SBDC celebrated its 25th anniversary on May 2, 2023. The celebration featured clients from each of our four counties: Centre, Clinton, Lycoming, and Mifflin to talk about their small business success in the industry.
Berks, Chester Small Businesses Named 2023 SBA Award Winners
Martin Brill, Agriculture Center of Excellence Coordinator at Penn State Small Business Development Center, was thrilled to nominate and award, Unique Snacks for the Eastern Pennsylvania District Family-Owned Small Business of the Year!
Small Business Development Center to Host SBDC Day Reception
On March 15, the Penn State SBDC celebrated SBDC Day with the local community to commemorate the success of the SBDC and their clients. The SBDC's ecosystem partners shared resources to help small businesses start, grow, and prosper!
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