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LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Aliquippa
Aliquippa Alliance for Unity and Development
Micro-Loan Contact: Jonathan Pettis...View details

Allentown
Allentown Economic Development Corporation
Contact: Janice Gubich, Director of Finance...View details

Altoona
Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation
Contact: Martin J. Marasco, President and CEO...View details

Altoona
Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission
Executive Director: Edward M. Silvetti Micro-Loan Contact: Michael Mignogna Works to encourage the creation and retention of jobs, while actively seeking to improve the quality of life...View details

Bethlehem
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
Lehigh Valley SCORE #0074
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Bethlehem
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Lehigh University
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) - a network of sixteen college and university-based business assistance centers - provides education and consulting to Pennsylvania's...View details

Carbondale
Carbondale Technology Transfer Center (CTTC)
CTTC assists entrepreneurs, small businesses, light industry assembly manufacturers and food production operations in growing their business ventures. Assistance includes access to at or below...View details

Clarion
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Clarion University of Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) - a network of sixteen college and university-based business assistance centers - provides education and consulting to Pennsylvania's...View details

Erie
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Gannon University
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) - a network of sixteen college and university-based business assistance centers - provides education and consulting to Pennsylvania's...View details

Exton
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
Chester County SCORE #544 Exton Branch
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Exton
South Eastern Economic Development Company of PA (SeedCo)
SeedCo offers economic development loan programs to minority, women-owned, veterans and other small business owners. As the largest nonprofit Certified Development Company (CDC) in Pennsylvania,...View details

Fairless Hills
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
Bucks County SCORE #0570
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Hanover
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
York SCORE # 441 Hanover Branch
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Harrisburg
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
Harrisburg SCORE #0033
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Indiana
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Indiana University of Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) - a network of sixteen college and university-based business assistance centers - provides education and consulting to Pennsylvania's...View details

King Of Prussia
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
Montgomery County SCORE# 513
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

King of Prussia
Small Business Administration(SBA) Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD)
OVBDs mission is to assist veterans, service-disabled veterans, reserve component members, and their dependents or survivors by helping them to learn about, access and effectively utilize all...View details

Kutztown
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Kutztown University
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) - a network of sixteen college and university-based business assistance centers - provides education and consulting to Pennsylvania's...View details

Lancaster
Community First Fund
Executive Director: Don Dehart Micro-Loan Contact: Glenda Machia Works to create economic opportunities and stronger communities throughout central Pennsylvania with affordable loans, one-on-one...View details

Lancaster
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
Lancaster SCORE #0016
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Lansdale
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
Montgomery County SCORE# 513 Lansdale Branch
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Latrobe
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business - Westmoreland County
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling. SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities and project...View details

Latrobe
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Saint Vincent College
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) - a network of sixteen college and university-based business assistance centers - provides education and consulting to Pennsylvania's...View details

Lewisburg
SEDA-COG Local Development Corporation
Contact: Jerry Bohinski, Chief, Economic Development...View details

Lewisburg
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Bucknell University
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) - a network of sixteen college and university-based business assistance centers - provides education and consulting to Pennsylvania's...View details

Lock Haven
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Lock Haven University
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) - a network of sixteen college and university-based business assistance centers - provides education and consulting to Pennsylvania's...View details

Loretto
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Saint Francis College
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) - a network of sixteen college and university-based business assistance centers - provides education and consulting to Pennsylvania's...View details

Media
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
Delaware County SCORE #0699
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Oil City
Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning & Dev. Commission
Executive Director: William Steiner Micro-Loan Contact: Dale F. Massie...View details

Philadelphia
Ben Franklin Technology of SE Pennsylvania
Executive Director and Micro-Loan Contact, Terrence Hicks Works to stimulate economic growth through innovation, entrepreneurship and the development and adoption of new technologies....View details

Philadelphia
DelVal Business Finance Corporation
DelVal Business Finance Corp. (DelVal) is a 504 Lender...View details

Philadelphia
Northeastern Economic Development Co. of PA-CDC, Inc.
Formerly called Northeastern Economic Development Company (NEDC), ASBF is a non-profit organization that works with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and private sector lenders to...View details

Philadelphia
Philadelphia Commercial Development Corporation
Executive Director: Curtis Jones, Jr Micro-Loan Contact: Rick Dean/Linda House Works to revitalize neighborhoods and assist small, minority and female-owned businesses. Also promotes entrepreneurial...View details

Philadelphia
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
Philadelphia SCORE #0046
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Philadelphia
Small Business Administration (SBA) Pennsylvania District Office
Works to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation....View details

Philadelphia
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Environmental Management Assistance Program
Helps businesses learn how to use pollution prevention in order to reduce raw material purchase costs; reduce compliance burdens and costs associated with environmental permits, recordkeeping...View details

Philadelphia
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) State Director's Office
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) - a network of sixteen college and university-based business assistance centers - provides education and consulting to Pennsylvania's...View details

Philadelphia
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Temple University
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) - a network of sixteen college and university-based business assistance centers - provides education and consulting to Pennsylvania's...View details

Philadelphia
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) University of Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) - a network of sixteen college and university-based business assistance centers - provides education and consulting to Pennsylvania's...View details

Philadelphia
Women's Business Development Center
Fosters business development and business retention, and enables women to launch new businesses and to run their existing businesses more successfully....View details

Philadelphia
Women's Business Development Center (WBDC)
The Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) promotes venture start-up, growth and success in business by offering a comprehensive menu of training, counseling, and networking programs and...View details

Pittsburgh
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION(SBA) OFFICE OF VETERANS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (OVBD)
OVBDs mission is to assist veterans, service-disabled veterans, reserve component members, and their dependents or survivors by helping them to learn about, access and effectively utilize all...View details

Pittsburgh
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Duquesne University
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) - a network of sixteen college and university-based business assistance centers - provides education and consulting to Pennsylvania's...View details

Pittsburgh
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) University of Pittsburgh
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) - a network of sixteen college and university-based business assistance centers - provides education and consulting to Pennsylvania's...View details

Pittsburgh / Southwest PA
Bridgeway Capital, Inc.
Bridgeway Capital provides both primary and secondary sources of financing, and often partners with a bank or other financial institution to find the best financial solution for the small business....View details

Pittston
Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance
Executive Director: Cameron Moore Micro-Loan Contact: Tom Pellegrini Works to coordinate economic development activities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania....View details

Reading
Greater Berks Development Fund (GBDF)
GBDF helps companies locate, expand and grow in Reading and Berks County, Pennsylvania by providing assistance with site selection, relocation, financing, state incentive program applications...View details

Reading
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
Reading SCORE #0008
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Ridgway
North Central PA Regional Planning & Dev. Commission
Executive Director: Ronald W. Kuleck Micro-Loan Contact: Jill Foys...View details

Scranton
MetroAction, Inc
Executive Director: John Kokinchak Micro-Loan Contact: Kristine French...View details

Scranton
Northeastern Economic Development Co. of PA-CDC, Inc.
Formerly called Northeastern Economic Development Company (NEDC), ASBF is a non-profit organization that works with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and private sector lenders to...View details

Scranton
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
Scranton SCORE #703
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Scranton
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) University of Scranton
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) - a network of sixteen college and university-based business assistance centers - provides education and consulting to Pennsylvania's...View details

Shamokin Dam
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
North Central Penn SCORE Chapter 234
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Stroudsburg
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
Monroe County -Stroudsbrg SCORE #0531
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

University Park
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Penn State
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) - a network of sixteen college and university-based business assistance centers - provides education and consulting to Pennsylvania's...View details

Washington
Washington County Council on Economic Development
Executive Director: Malcolm Morgan Micro-Loan Contact: Daniel Reitz...View details

Wayne
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
Montgomery County SCORE# 513 Main Line Branch
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

West Chester
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
Chester County SCORE #0544
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Wilkes-Barre
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
Wilkes-Barre SCORE #0361
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Wilkes-Barre
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION(SBA) OFFICE OF VETERANS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (OVBD)
OVBDs mission is to assist veterans, service-disabled veterans, reserve component members, and their dependents or survivors by helping them to learn about, access and effectively utilize all...View details

Wilkes-Barre
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Wilkes University
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) - a network of sixteen college and university-based business assistance centers - provides education and consulting to Pennsylvania's...View details

Williamsport
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
N. Central PA SCORE #0234
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

York
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
York SCORE #0441
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Works to foster opportunities for businesses and communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy, thereby enabling Pennsylvania to achieve a superior quality of life....View details

Statewide
Veterans Business Outreach Program (VBOP)
The Veterans Business Outreach Program (VBOP) is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans...View details

Nationwide
Foundation for the Advancement of Marketing Excellence in Entrepreneurs ( FAMEE)
FAMEE is a nonprofit organization that offers online marketing courses tailored to the interests and needs of small and medium sized businesses. Access to online courses, support materials and...View details

Nationwide
SBDCGlobal.com
SBDCGlobal.com is a free, multicultural, web-based trade platform that links the advisors and small business clients of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) networks in the United States,...View details

Nationwide
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE offers free, confidential small business advice for anyone looking to start, grow and succeed in business. With a national volunteer network of over 13,000 business mentors and 350 chapters,...View details

Nationwide
Veterans Virtual Incubator (VetBizGo)
VetBizGO is a resource and referral community tailored to supporting Veterans in Business. Content promotes awareness, access and use of thousands of no and low-cost federal, regional and local...View details

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