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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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Funding support and resources for the Shippensburg University SBDC program are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community and Economic Development; through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration; and through support from Shippensburg University. All services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made.  

 International Partner USTDA 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Any individual looking to start a small business is faced with challenges that require financial, accounting, and managerial skills among others. The intelligent entrepreneur who may not possess all of these skills will seek assistance, and the Pennsylvania SBDCs strive to provide this assistance. This FAQ section covers many of the answers to your difficult questions either about starting a business or questions you may have about your existing business.

Frequently Asked Questions

Starting or growing a business is hard work. You certainly will have plenty of questions along your journey. And depending on the stage of your idea or business, those questions will change, sometimes frequently.

Fortunately the SBDCs are here to help. Click on the categories below to learn more about your specific question.

Business Basics 

  • Starting a Business
  • Business Plans
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing

Financial Matters 

  • Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • Financing & Loans
  • Taxes

Operating Structure 

  • Legal Issues

Targeted Programs 

  • Agribusiness
  • Government Marketing
  • International Business
  • Small Business Innovation Research
  • Small Business Technology Transfer

Small Business Statistics and Research 

Young Entrepreneurs 

Emergency Response 

Military Reservists

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