SBDC in the News
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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.
Penn State Small Business Development Center celebrates 25 years of assistance
The Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) celebrated its 25th anniversary on May 2. The celebration featured clients from each of the four counties; Centre, Clinton, Lycoming, and Mifflin Counties in five-year increments starting with clients from the first 5 years in service.
Berks, Chester Small Businesses Named 2023 SBA award winners
Martin Brill, Ag Center of Excellence Coordinator at Penn State Small Business Development Center, was thrilled to nominate, 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!
Deadluck Owners Find Fulfillment
SBDC consultant, John Person, assisted the owners of Deadluck Manufacturing with their business plan, market research, and financial pro forma to help them create a successful and profitable company.
Alumnus Hunter Swisher Named Forbes ’30 under 30′ for Social Impact
Penn State alumnus Hunter Swisher, founder, and CEO of Phospholutions, was named a 2023 Forbes 30 Under 30 in the social impact category. His company has raised $22 million to create a more sustainable future for agriculture by enhancing the efficiency of phosphorus fertilizers.
Americans are Starting New Businesses at Record Rates, and Pennsylvania is One of the Best Places to Do it
Not only is business booming in Pennsylvania, but it’s a good place for business to boom! In a ranking released on Nov. 30, Pennsylvania is ranked No. 4 for the best states to launch companies. HappyValley Industry is buckled in for 2023 and ready for another record year!
Donor Makes Gift to Create the Brand Academy, Honoring Wally Triplett
An anonymous donor has pledged a gift of $2.5 million to create the Wally Triplett Brand Academy Endowment. A joint project of Intercollegiate Athletics and Invent Penn State, the planned Brand Academy will help student-athletes and others with brand-driven businesses to manage and monetize their pe
Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State inspires entrepreneurs, community
Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Penn State, hosted by the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC), connected community members and entrepreneurs with Penn State's vibrant ecosystem of investors, researchers and startup champions.
‘All About Community’: Independent Bookstore Opens in Downtown State College
Penn State's Small Business Development Center helped Andrew Aschwanden form plans to open the Squirrel and Acorn Bookshop in the heart of downtown State College.
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