Client Success Stories
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When One Door Closes, Call it Deadluck
When they decided to start a manufacturing business, Terri and Scott Breindel reached out to the Penn State SBDC for support. Their consultant helped them conduct market research, create a financial proforma, finalize a business plan, and expand their network connections.
Bridging the Gap Between Influence and Impact
Garry Gilliam has launched The Bridge to transform abandoned facilities in underserved towns and into mixed-use “Eco-Villages”. With the help of the Penn State SBDC, Gilliam developed financial projections and a business plan to make his dreams a reality.
Grounded in Health and a Network of Small Business Support
Learn how the Penn State SBDC helped Jennifer Malloy, owner of Grounding Roots and Individualized Nutrition LLC (GRIN), manage taxes and insurance and avoid phishing scams.
A New Home for Rising Asian Bakery
Learn how the Penn State SBDC helped Skye Chang, owner of Asian bakery Chew Chew Bun, find potential store locations, shop for a lender, understand the permit application process, and negotiate a lease agreement.
Collision Repair Business Experiences Pandemic Growth
Learn how the Penn State SBDC helped Tyler Keck, owner of Keck's Collision Repair, organize and evaluate his financials to expand his garage and make his dream a reality.
Business Success Marked by Community Partnerships
Learn how Penn State SBDC worked with Lisa Duchene, owner of Polished Oak Communications, to support her business modeling and the adoption of QuickBooks.
Making their Mark
Learn how Vincent and Selina Pulizzi worked with the Penn State SBDC to develop business plan and financial projections that helped them secure financing and purchase their family business, Labels by Pulizzi, a printing company in Williamsport, PA.
From Business Consulting to Career Counseling
Learn how Josh Kirby worked with the Penn State Development Center (SBDC) to launch AutumnSpring Counseling, a private counseling practice focused on strategically integrating professional, academic, and mental health topics to help clients evaluate themselves, their careers, and their wellness.
Bringing the Beach to Happy Valley
Learn how Penn State SBDC helped Lee Ann and Turtle Patterson determine an operating structure and launch plan for their business, Sunset Slush in State College, PA
In the Business of Helping Others
Learn how Mike Reinart worked with the Penn State SBDC to learn sales and marketing strategies that helped him launch his business, Reinert Consulting in State College, Pennsylvania.
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