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Shippensburg University SBDC
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
405 Grove Hall
Shippensburg, PA 17257


Phone: (717) 477-1935
Fax: (717) 477-4010

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am-4:00 pm

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Shippensburg University
SBDC is an accredited affiliate
of the National Network of
Small Business
Development Centers
Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center
US Small Business Association
PA Dept. of Community & Economic Development 

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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. All services extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. © 2015 Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers. All Rights Reserved. 

Funding support and resources are provided through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration; by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community & Economic Development; and in part through support from Shippensburg University and other sources. All services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by calling 717-477-1935. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. SBDC services are not available to individuals or entities that have been debarred or suspended by the federal government. By agreeing to receive assistance from the SBDC you are self-certifying that you are not currently federally debarred or suspended and also agree to cease using SBDC services if you become federally debarred or suspended in the future.

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Business Consulting Services 

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. To request to meet with a consultant please fill out the Request for Consulting form.

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.

Consulting areas of expertise include:

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Business Plan Development
  • Capital Acquisition
  • Computing Applications and MIS
  • Customer Service
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Environmental Management Issues
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Financing and Loan Packaging
  • Financial Analysis
  • Franchising
  • Government Contracting
  • Homebased Business
  • International Trade
  • Legal Issues
  • Long Range Planning Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Market Research
  • Minority Business Development
  • Personnel
  • Product Development/ Engineering
  • Public Relations
  • Retailing
  • Regulatory Assistance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Taxes
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Women's Business Issues
  • Worker Health and Safety Issues

Specialized Consulting Services

The Pennsylvania SBDCs also offer services to small business owners through a number of specialized programs. These programs provide assistance in areas requiring greater depth of knowledge and experience beyond standard business management expertise.  Learn more about specialized Consulting Services...