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

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Phone: (717) 477-1935
Fax: (717) 477-4010
Email: sbdc@ship.edu

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

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Affiliates

Shippensburg University
SBDC is an accredited affiliate
of the National Network of
Small Business
Development Centers
www.pasbdc.org
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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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
  • NAICS

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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