The Small Business Development Center at Gannon University has helped northwestern Pennsylvania's most successful businesses set that pace for over thirty years. The Gannon SBDC is one of 18 Small Business Development Centers in Pennsylvania and is an accredited affiliate of the national network of Small Business Development Centers.
Our team professional consultants works confidentially with entrepreneurs in Erie, Crawford, Mercer, and Warren counties to help their businesses maintain a competitive edge.
We can do the same for your business by helping you set goals, develop new products and services, gather sophisticated information about your industry, or find new global markets.
Even better, we offer many of these services at absolutely no charge. All we ask is that you bring an open mind and a desire to gain the extra edge that will separate your business from the rest.
Helping you start, grow, and prosper
Whether you are looking to start a business, solve a problem facing your current business, or launch a new product, you need the help of a professional expert.
However, qualified experts are often too expensive for a small business budget.
Our team of consultants offers an affordable and professional solution to this common dilemma.
Whatever your challenge, a SBDC consultant is ready to meet with you, one-on-one, to help you launch your business, discuss your existing business plan, or help you develop the strategies you need to meet your goals.
Our consulting services are offered free of charge and your information is always confidential. You'll not only save money on hiring high-priced professional experts, you'll also find ways to increase revenues and boost your bottom line.
We can offer a consultant who is uniquely qualified to help you create an effective strategy. Our consultants have expertise in:
Accounting Agribusiness Assistance
Bookkeeping Business Plan Development
Capital Acquisition Clean Technology
Computing Applications Customer Service
e-Commerce Energy Efficiency
Environmental Management Issues Feasibility Analysis
Financing and Loan Packaging Financial Analysis
Franchising Government Marketing
Home-based Business Human Resources
International Trade Legal Issues
Marketing and Advertising Market Research
Minority Business Development Product Development/Engineering
Public Relations Personnel
Retailing Regulatory Assistance
Strategic Planning Taxes
Technology Commercialization Women’s Business Issues
Worker Health and Safety Issues