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    Programs, usually provided by members of the business community, that offer technical assistance or other forms of management support for individuals or groups who want to establish or expand the operation of a small business enterprise or venture. Also included are organizations whose purpose is to protect the interests of small businesses and assure that they receive a fair share of government purchases, government contracts, subcontracts and sales of government property.

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    ASSETS- Learning Circles--Courses for prospective or early-stage entrepreneurs which teach the basics of starting a business and producing a business plan. - Lending Circles--Microloan program which provides loans and technical assistance to groups of 10-15 entrepreneurs in each circle, who collectively guarantee the loans, mitigating the risk of lending to borrowers with limited collateral and credit history. - Women's Business Center - In September 2015, we received an SBA grant to start a Women's Business Center. This center will expand on our current training programs as well as providing specific workshops, seminars and consulting for women-owned businesses. - Women's Leadership Circles--An innovative program designed for women leaders to cultivate transformational leadership to impact life, business, community -- especially our lowest income communities. - Social Enterprise Accelerator/Pitch Competition--highly regarded program for prospective social enterprises which provides business plan workshops, individual Technical Assistance, crowdfunding and mentorship. - Measure What Matters - Program for established businesses to start to measure their social and environmental performance with the same rigor that they measure the financial bottom line.LancasterASSETSASSETS
    ASSETS Montco - Self-Employment Training and SupportA-13 week English training course and 8-week Spanish course teach the basics in setting up and running a small business. Volunteers teach the training courses; their real-world experience gives a very practical slant to the business skills they teach. During the course, participants complete a business plan which serves as a blueprint for their business. Sessions cover a wide range of topics including legal aspects, marketing, hiring employees, cash flow projections, record-keeping and financing. The complete business plan is a tool in applying to lenders for financing, if needed. Graduates are matched with volunteer mentors who provide encouragement and counsel as their business grows. During monthly contacts over a six-month period, mentors help graduates learn the practical realities of the business world and ways to solve problems. ASSETS staff provide technical assistance to ASSETS participants during and after the course. ASSETS Montco offers opportunity to business and professional persons from the community to serve as instructors, mentors and board members.MontgomeryASSETS Montco - Montgomery; NorristownASSETS Montco
    BASE - Business CounselingProvides business counseling services to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs throughout Lancaster County. Programs: - Small Business Development Provides entrepreneurs and small businesses with one-on-one counseling - Business Incubator Facility that provides economical space, plus basic business support such as ongoing business consulting and technical assistance, conference room and shared copy and fax machines. LancasterBASE, Inc.BASE, Inc
    Chester County Library System - Career and Small Business DevelopmentJob seeking/resume writing assistance and workshops, small business plan devlopment, business and career resources, and nonprofit grant resources.Chester*Main Site (Chester County Library System)Chester County Library System
    City of Lancaster - Economic Development AssistanceAssistance includes: - Facilitating municipal reviews - Site search - Technical assistance - Access to federal, state and local business loan programs The Department also coordinates: - The City's Keystone Opportunity Zone and CRIZ Program LancasterCity of Lancaster - Economic Development AssistanceCity of Lancaster - Department of Community Planning and Economic Development
    Community Action Development Corporation of AllentownEncourages small business growth and neighborhood commercial development and resident engagement in Allentown. 18-week "Start your own business" courses are offered at the CADC of Allentown and the CADC of Bethlehem. Technical and marketing assistance is also available for small businesses looking to expand. The Upside Allentown Neighborhood Partnership Program oversees a revitalization program for Allentown's Center City neighborhood. Referral specialistLehighCommunity Action Development Corporation of AllentownCommunity Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley
    Community Action Development Corporation of BethlehemEncourages small business growth, neighborhood commercial development and creation of an open space network in the Southside of Bethlehem. Commerical facade loan program helps business owners on the Southside of Bethlehem improve the appearance of their storefronts. 19-week "Start your own business" courses are offered at the CADC of Bethlehem and at the CADC of Allentown. $75 fee is reimbursed upon successful completion of course. Technical assistance is also available for small businesses looking to expand. NorthamptonCommunity Action Development Corporation of BethlehemCommunity Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley
    Count Me InNon-profit national loan fund for women. Gives small business loans, from $500 to $10,000, for setting up and expanding businesses. Offers on-line business training that is open to anyone.240 Central Park S, New York NY (Count Me In)Count Me In
    Downtown, Inc.Downtown, Inc. works to revitalize and encourage reinvestment in downtown York. Works to maximize the downtown experience in order to have a thriving downtown community through beautification and public safety. Referral source for any business wishing to locate in downtown York. Downtown, Inc. Acts as a single point of contact to answer questions new and existing businesses may have. Downtown, Inc. advises other organizations who want to plan an event in downtown York and promotes those events taking place in downtown York when notified YorkDowntown, Inc.Downtown, Inc.
    Duquesne University - Small Business Development CenterOffers one-on-one management consulting and training seminars for potential, new, and existing businesses.AlleghenyDuquesne University - Small Business Development CenterDuquesne University
    Empowerment Group - The Philadelphia Entrepreneurship ProjectProvides a business skills training program designed for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners in Philadelphia's low-income neighborhoods. Assists clients to get more customers, cut costs and save money, organize their books, create structures in their operations and protect themselves from lawsuits, fines and tax delinquencies. Classes are hands-on and taught by experienced instructors in both English and Spanish.PhiladelphiaEmpowerment Group - Philadelphia; FishtownEmpowerment Group
    Enterprise Center - Business Boot CampProvides five days of intensive training in business and entrepreneurship. Financial literacy workshops, business speakers, business games and simulations, networking, technology, contests and discussions will provide students with the information, inspiration and tools needed to be successful in business and entrepreneurship. Camp is not for students looking for recreational activities but, for students who have a serious interest in learning how to start their own business. Space is limited.PhiladelphiaThe Enterprise Center - Philadelphia; West PhiladelphiaEnterprise Center
    Enterprise Center - Prudential Young Entrepreneur ProgramProvides young people 18-30 years old with the opportunity to learn the skills and steps needed to start their own business. Must be committed to attending all program sessions if accepted, 2 hours, 2 evenings a week for 2 months. Topics covered include: Learning the Mindset of an Entrepreneur, Creating a Comprehensive Marketing Plan, Understanding Financial Statements, Using Computer Spreadsheets for Business, Projecting a Complete Financial Plan, and Writing a Marketable Business Plan. There is a $25 fee.PhiladelphiaThe Enterprise Center - Philadelphia; West PhiladelphiaEnterprise Center
    Farmer Veteran CoalitionThe Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) works with veterans in the food and farming community in all 50 states, to provide farming education, and veteran assistance to those in need. FVC works with veterans, their families, and employers to support those returning to or beginning careers in food and farming and develops viable employment and meaningful careers through the collaboration of the farming and military communities. Veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 are encouraged by FVC to participate in the program. Farmer Veteran CoalitionFarmer Veteran Coalition
    Hanover Area Chamber of CommerceMission: The Hanover Area Chamber Of Commerce Delivers Value To Its Members And Advances The Interests Of The Business Community. Community Development For Business, Industry, Professional, And All Civic Interests. Tourist/Visitor Information Publications- Monthly Newsletter, Membership Directory, Calendar Of Events, Area Brochures; Industrial, Clubs & Organizations, And Church Directories; Relocation Packet. Hanover Area Map Business Consultation Legislative Watch Apartment Listing S.C.O.R.E. ServiceYorkHanover Area Chamber of CommerceHanover Area Chamber of Commerce
    Montgomery County Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM) - Micro-Enterprise Resource Center - Home DaycareA Micro-Enterprise is described as a business with five or fewer employees. The purpose of MERC is to provide entrepreneurial training to individuals interested in starting or expanding a business. MERC serves as the hub of business start-up information and a training facility for aspiring business owners and home daycare providers. Program participants complete a 12-week training session to help prepare them for the task of business ownership Curriculum includes: - Requirements needed to start a child daycare - Resource and referral for subsidized childcare - Resources and referral for subsidized food assistance - Business and marketing planningMontgomeryMontgomery County Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM) - Montogomery; NorristownMontgomery County Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM)
    Montgomery County Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM) - Micro-Enterprise Resource Center (MERC) - Be Your Own BossA Micro-Enterprise is described as a business with five or fewer employees. The purpose of MERC is to provide entrepreneurial training to individuals interested in starting or expanding a business. MERC serves as the hub of business start-up information and a training facility for aspiring business owners and home daycare providers. Program participants complete a 12-week training session to help prepare them for the task of business ownership. Curriculum includes: - Licensing procedures - Zoning requirements - Insurance requirements - Sole proprietorship - Partnership - Corporations - Franchising - Marketing - Patents, trademarks - Application for grants - Cash flow projections - Financing your business - How to write a business plan - Recordkeeping - Accounting procedures - IRS tax requirementsMontgomeryMontgomery County Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM) - Montogomery; NorristownMontgomery County Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM)
    Montgomery County Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM) - Micro-Enterprise Resource Center (MERC) - Incubator ProgramThe business incubator is a project to stimulate entrepreneurs in the successful creation of a new or emerging business. Businesses are provided furnished office space in the MERC facility where they can conduct administrative duties and use conference room. Technical assistance is provided on an as-needed basis.MontgomeryMontgomery County Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM) - Montogomery; NorristownMontgomery County Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM)
    Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation - Business DevelopmentRevitalizes and encourages new business development and homeownership in West Oak Lane.PhiladelphiaOgontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation - Philadelphia; West Oak LaneOgontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation
    PA Business One-Stop ShopThe first stop for individuals who have ideas for new business opportunities or simply need to learn about the vast toolbox of services and resources available within PA. DauphinPA Business One-Stop ShopPA Business One-Stop Shop
    Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center Bucknell UniversityThe Bucknell University Small Business Development Center provides no cost confidential consulting to entrepreneurs and small businesses. One-on-one consulting emphasizes education and guidance in finding practical solutions to business problems. Assists parties in investigating a business model, developing a business plan, or seeking to innovate and grow business.UnionPennsylvania Small Business Development Center Bucknell UniversityPennsylvania Small Business Development Centers
    Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center Lock Haven UniversityThe Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center is a member of the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers, Inc. , a statewide, non-profit, network of university based centers that provide in-depth, quality business and economic development assistance to small businesses and prospective small businesses. The Lock Haven University SBDC promotes growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and management improvement in existing small businesses in Clinton and Lycoming Counties. Small business owners or individuals interested in starting a small business in these areas are invited to request no fee assistance by contacting us. The Lock Haven University SBDC provides consulting services and educational programs to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their small business. SBDC consultants work with entrepreneurs in confidential, one-to-one sessions to help them with a range of business issues including testing a new business proposition, shaping a business plan, investigating funding opportunities, and much more. ClintonPennsylvania Small Business Development Center Lock Haven UniversityPennsylvania Small Business Development Centers
    Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center University of ScrantonThe University of Scranton Small Business Development Center provides no cost confidential consulting to entrepreneurs and small businesses. One-on-one consulting emphasizes education and guidance in finding practical solutions to business problems. Assists parties in investigating a business model, developing a business plan, or seeking to innovate and grow business. Serves Bradford, Lackawanna, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties.LackawannaPennsylvania Small Business Development Center University of ScrantonPennsylvania Small Business Development Centers
    Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center Wilkes UniversityWilkes University Small Business Development Center provides no cost confidential consulting to entrepreneurs and small businesses. One-on-one consulting emphasizes education and guidance in finding practical solutions to business problems. Assists parties in investigating a business model, developing a business plan, or seeking to innovate and grow business. Serves Carbon, Columbia, Luzerne, Schuylkill, and Sullivan Counties.LuzernePennsylvania Small Business Development Center Wilkes UniversityPennsylvania Small Business Development Centers
    Pottsville Area Development CorporationPADCO provides site selection services, design assistance and related business development aid. With an emphasis on job creation, PADCO's low-interest loans help fund business expansion, equipment, start-up costs, physical renovations and other business needs.SchuylkillPottsville Area Development CorporationPottsville Area Development Corporation
    SCORE - HanoverVolunteers set up individual meetings with clients to answer questions and assist in preparation of a business plan, an operational plan, a marketing plan and a finance plan. Also offers monthly seminars on a variety of topics involving business development and marketing plan workshops. Will provide information on Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.YorkSCORE - HanoverService Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
    SCORE - YorkThe York Pennsylvania Chapter of SCORE is part of a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small business. SCORE volunteers serve as “Counselors to America's Small Business.” Since 1979 York SCORE has provided FREE and CONFIDENTIAL Business Counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and your personal objectives. More than 30 Clients From York and Adams Counties take advantage of this service each month. York SCORE also offers low-cost Workshops for both new and existing entrepreneurs, in partnership with Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center, & York College J. D. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship. York SCORE volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed. Counselors are experts in such areas as accounting, finance, marketing, management and business plan preparation. SCORE ofrece consejos en espanol, pero se necessita un aviso con anticipacion. SCORE is a Resource Partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration. YorkSCORE - YorkService Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
    Temple University Office of Community Relations - Workforce InitiativesAs one of the nation’s great urban universities, and one of Philadelphia’s largest private employers, Temple University recognizes that the future of our University and neighborhoods we do business in are strategically connected. The Community Outreach and Hiring Initiative is designed to ensure a mutually beneficial future for both Temple and our neighbors by increasing employment opportunities at Temple and with our many business partners. In order to assist neighbors of our Main and Health Science Campuses, the Community Outreach and Hiring Team: - Connects our neighbors to internal and external employment resources - Increases the number of area residents finding career opportunities with the University and other local employersPhiladelphiaTemple University Office of Community Relations - Philadelphia; North PhiladelphiaTemple University Office of Community Relations
    US Small Business Administration - Branch Office HarrisburgServices Available: - Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders. - Free counseling, advice and information on starting, better operating or expanding a small business though Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) and Women's Business Centers (WBC). Also conduct training events throughout the district-some require a nominal registration fee.DauphinUS Small Business Administration - Branch Office HarrisburgUS Small Business Administration - Headquarters
    US Small Business Administration - Branch Office Wilkes-BarreServices Available: - Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders. - Free counseling, advice and information on starting, better operating or expanding a small business though Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) and Women's Business Centers (WBC). Also conduct training events throughout the district-some require a nominal registration fee.LuzerneUS Small Business Administration - Branch Office Wilkes-BarreUS Small Business Administration - Headquarters
    US Small Business Administration - District Office PhiladelphiaResponsible for the delivery of Small Business Administration's many program and services in Eastern PA. Services Available: - Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders. - Free counseling, advice and information on starting, better operating or expanding a small business are available through SCORE, Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) and Women’s Business Centers (WBC). They also conduct training events throughout the district - some require a nominal registration fee. - Assistance to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals are available through the Business Development Program. - A Women’s Business Ownership Representative is available to assist women business owners. Jennifer Tilden at 610-382-3083 e-mail: jennifer.tilden@sba.gov. - Special loan programs are available for businesses involved in international trade. Patricia Kratz at 610-382-3081 e-mail: patricia.kratz@sba.gov - A Veterans Affairs Officer is available to assist veterans Shannon Degiglio at 610-382-3082 e-mail: shannon.degiglio@sba.govPhiladelphiaUS Small Business Administration - District Office PhiladelphiaUS Small Business Administration - Headquarters
    US Small Business Administration - HeadquartersAid, 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. US Small Business Administration - HeadquartersUS Small Business Administration - Headquarters
    US Small Business Administration - Office of Veterans Business DevelopmentThe US Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of Veterans Business Development’s (OVBD) mission is to maximize the availability, applicability and usability of small business programs for Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reserve Component Members, and their dependents or survivors. OVBD is SBA’s liaison with the veterans business community; provides policy analysis and reporting; and is as an Ombudsman for veteran entrepreneurs. OVBD has a number of programs and services to assist aspiring and existing veteran entrepreneurs such as training, counseling and mentorship, and oversight of Federal procurement programs for Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses. Local western Pennsylvania Veterans Affairs Officer is: Ron Collett Pittsburgh District Office 411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1450 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412-395-6562 ext. 107 ronald.collett@sba.gov Local eastern Pennsylvania Veterans Affairs Officer is: Michael Wilk Philadelphia District Office Parkview Towers 1150 First Avenue, Suite 1001 King of Prussia, PA 19406 610-382-3071 michael.wilk@sba.gov US Small Business Administration - HeadquartersUS Small Business Administration - Headquarters
    US Small Business Administration - Pittsburgh District OfficeThe US Small Business Administration's Pittsburgh District Office is responsible for the delivery of SBA’s many programs and services in western Pennsylvania. SERVICES AVAILABLE Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders. Free counseling advice and information on starting, better operating or expanding a small business through the Counselors to America’s Small Business (SCORE), Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) and Women’s Business Centers (WBC). They also conduct training events throughout the district - some require a nominal registration fee. Assistance to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals is provided through the Business Development Program. A Women’s Business Ownership Representative is available to assist women business owners. Special loan programs are available for businesses involved in international trade.AlleghenyUS Small Business Administration, Pittsburgh District OfficeUS Small Business Administration - Headquarters
    Veterans Business Resource CenterBusiness assistance and information center for veterans who have or are interested in running their own small business. Services include business counseling and consulting, business plan review and assistance, loan packaging assistance and guidance. Veterans Business Resource CenterVeterans Business Resource Center
    Womens Opportunities Resource Center - Self-Employment TrainingProvides individuals that have a business idea and possess transferable skills, or owners of existing part-time businesses, or those with fewer than 12 months of business operations the opportunity to take their business to the next level. The Start Smart business model employs next level marketing and formal business structures incorporated into a highly developed written business plan. Successful graduates will have developed and implemented legal business operations and are invited to participate in the WORC micro-loan program. - Six week program, meets two times per week - Days and evenings - Covers business plan development, marketing, management and financing for Start-up and existing businesses - Successful participants will have completed a business plan, met all of the local, state and federal requirements and be participating in actual business operations - Helps participants evaluate, refine and develop their "micro" business by preparing a written business plan, including sections on marketing, operations and financialsPhiladelphiaWomen's Opportunities Resource Center - Philadelphia; Center CityWomens Opportunities Resource Center

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