Client Success Stories
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Beyond the Barbell: The Fitness Factory Success Story
With the help of the Penn State SBDC, Ryan Troutman, owner of Fitness Factory, successfully pursued his passion of establishing a fitness center. By utilizing his previous industry expertise in conjunction with Penn State SBDC resources, he ensured a smooth transition into business ownership.
Family-Owned Cosmetic Salon Opens in Downtown Lock Haven
Learn how the Penn State SBDC helped transform the Lesher family's business vision into reality by providing assistance with business registration, creating an operation agreement, and facilitating connections for financial projections.
Revitalizing Steel: A Community-Driven Triumph for Lee Industries
Learn how the Penn State SBDC helped Lee Industries expand its operations providing invaluable support and sharing potential funding and growth opportunities to help meet their growing demand.
From Passion to Plate: The Eat For Life Nutrition Startup Journey
Learn how Jordan and Jenna Lamey achieved their goals of breaking free from corporate life to opening their own healthy-eating cooking business with the help of Penn State SBDC Consultant, Tom Keiffer.
Sixth Generation Business Wins SBA’s Small Business of the Year
Learn how the Penn State SBDC and Ag Center of Excellence Coordinator, Martin Brill, supported Unique Snacks in being named Eastern Pennsylvania Family-Owned Small Business of the Year.
Empowering Change through All Things Kind
Learn how Tom Keiffer, SBDC Consultant, helped Jamie Holsinger develop financial projections and a pricing strategy to support the financial stability and sustainability for her business, All Things Kind.
Worth the Wait
Learn how Tom Keiffer, Penn State SBDC consultant, helped business owner, Matthew Myers, with his financial projections and business plans to secure financing for his expansion project.
Carrying on a Legacy: The Story of Oregon Hill Winery
Learn how the Penn State SBDC helped owner, Karon Swendrowski, improve her website and advertising, provided resources, and showed best practices and recommendations to increase attraction to Oregon Hill Winery.
Growing a Greenhouse: A Small Business Success Story
Learn how the Penn State SBDC provided expert financial and business operational knowledge to help co-owners, Cody Heintzelman and James Walker, start their business, Fairfield Greenhouse.
Bringing Bliss to Lock Haven
Learn how Penn State SBDC consultant, Tom Keiffer, helped Liz Webb develop a stable budget, financial projections, and business plan to prepare for the opening of her business, Bliss Massage.
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