Accelerate your business idea today!

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Learn the Basics of Business

Learn what makes a successful. Create your own business model canvas to visualize what your business could look like.

Market Research and Creating a Value Proposition

Discover the trends that are moving your industry and how you can capitalize on them. You will also learn how to properly identify your competition and customer demographics.

Marketing, Sales, and Managing Your Team

Learn the skills you need to craft a message that allows your brand to stand out from the competition. You will also learn how to develop a marketing plan that allows you to attract, nurture, and convert customers to grow your business.

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Finance and Accounting

Financial management is the lifeline of your business. Get a crash course in understanding financial statements and how they impact your business decisions.

Write Your Business Plan and Create Your Pitch Deck

Develop a detailed business plan and pitch deck to outline your goals.

If you are looking to get your business idea off the ground, you have come to the right place! Gannon SBDC BizAccelerator is designed to help participants develop strong business skills and guide them to launching a business.

Over the course of 8 weeks, participants will attend weekly instructional sessions that include market research, financing, accounting, marketing, and sales. Throughout the BizAccelerator, participants will have the opportunity to receive direct feedback by working one-on-one with a Gannon SBDC Business Consultant.


The BizAccelerator is no cost to attend. Participants need to be dedicated to their success and will be required to attend and participate in all virtual classes, complete assignments, and meet with their consultants weekly. Participants can expect to spend 5-10 hours outside of class per week. Our second session begins June 22 and ends August 10, 2021. Classes will be virtual via Zoom on consecutive Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


The BizAccelerator application is live and located below. Class size is limited to 25 participants so apply today!

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(814) 871-7232

BizAccelerator Application Form

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