SBDC helped firms create, save jobs
The Small Business
Development Center (SBDC) at Shippensburg University had another successful
year helping area businesses create jobs, save jobs and increase sales.
SBDC provides free confidential
consulting and low cost training in proven management fundamentals helping
small business owners and potential entrepreneurs make sound decisions for the
successful operation of their business. It serves Adams, Cumberland, Franklin
and York Counties.
its many services are entrepreneurial assessment and pre-business and
business planning seminars for those individuals who want general information
on starting a business, or who are in the initial start-up phase. Other
services include one-on-one consulting in business planning, marketing and
promotion, financial analysis, accounting, record keeping, human resources,
strategic planning and new market diversification.
Following is information on
SBDC’s operations for the year that ended June 30:
- Number of clients: 365
- Consulting hours: 3,217
- Increase in sales by clients:
- Capital formation by clients:
- Number of workshops: 50
- Number of workshop attendees:
- Businesses started by clients:
- Businesses purchased by
- Jobs created: 121
- Jobs saved: 154
The most popular consulting
topics were business start-up assistance, business plans, marketing/sales,
managing a business, financial/capital and engineering/research and
The university’s SBDC is part of a state-wide
network of colleges and university centers which is a joint venture of federal,
state, and private sector agencies and organizations including the US Small
Business Administration and the Pennsylvania Department of Community &
Economic Development. Each agency, along with Shippensburg University,
contributes to the financial support of the program.
more information, contact the SBDC at 477-1935, by e-mail at email@example.com or
at its website at www.ship.edu/sbdc.