Gannon University Small Business Development Center provides no-cost consulting services to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Whether you need help identifying local markets for your business, are developing a business plan and want a second opinion, or have compliance issues you'd like to clarify, SBDC consultants are ready to help you grow your business. All services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.
Our services and resources are funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community & Economic Development's Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance and through support from the host institutions. The Gannon University SBDC has been hosted by Gannon University for over 40 years.
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Our program is dedicated to promoting economic growth in our community. We provide confidential one-on-one business consulting to assist with business start-ups, growth, loans, marketing, government contracting, technology and more. We have the resources to help you start, grow or manage your business and, as a result of our school and government funders, most of our services are at no cost to the client.
We also offer low-cost training events and workshops to help you strengthen your business knowledge and apply it immediately to your business plans. Whether starting a new business or running an existing business, we can help you guide your business to a more successful future.
Business success requires both sufficient capital and the knowledge to use it wisely. SBDC consultants help entrepreneurs develop the planning, management, and financial skills necessary to make their business thrive. The SBDC’s one-on-one management consulting emphasizes education and guidance in finding practical solutions to business problems. Consulting is confidential and provided at no charge by a staff of skilled professionals. Services cover a range of topics relevant to small business owners: