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Services: Core and Specialized

PA SBDC LogoThe IUP Small Business Development Center provides no-cost, confidential consulting services to entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Whether you need help identifying local markets for your business, are developing a business plan and want a second opinion, or have compliance issues you’d like to clarify, SBDC consultants are ready to help you grow your business.

The SBDCs one-on-one management consulting emphasizes education and guidance in finding practical solutions to business problems. Consulting is confidential and provided at no charge.

Core Services Include:

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Business Plan Development
  • Capital Acquisition
  • Customer Service
  • E-Commerce
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Environmental Management
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Financing and Loan Packaging
  • Financial Analysis
  • Franchising
  • Government Contracting
  • Home-based Business
  • International Business
  • Legal Issues
  • Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Market Research
  • Minority Business Development
  • Personnel
  • Product Development
  • Procurement
  • Public Relations
  • Retailing
  • Regulatory Assistance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Taxes
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Women’s Business Issues
  • Worker Health and Safety

The SBDC also offers 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.

Specialized Programs Include:

Business Continuity

The SBDC knows that it is important to plan for unexpected business interruptions, especially natural disasters. Continuity and survival services are available to small businesses on a variety of topics.

Environmental Management Assistance Program

The Environmental Management Assistance Program offers confidential compliance assistance with environmental and health and safety regulations, on-site assessments to look for opportunities to cut costs through pollution prevention and energy efficiency, and assistance developing and marketing environmental technology.

Government Contracting Assistance Program

To help companies sell to federal, state, local, and quasi-government agencies, the Government Marketing Assistance Program provides a computerized bid lead program, and provides assistance in marketing products and services to government, proposal preparation, and contract compliance. The program saves businesses time and money by matching a firm’s goods and services with bids and leads published in the Commerce Business Daily and the Pennsylvania Bulletin, as well as requests for small bids from the Defense Logistics Agency and various other government agencies. This service is through our affiliated MSG partner, the Government Contracting Assistance Program.

International Business

The Pennsylvania SBDC has certified international trade consultants that will help you with your business export strategies.  

Shale Energy Services

Small businesses may be able to take advantage of Marcellus Shale supply chain opportunities to grow their businesses. 

Technology Commercialization Assistance Program

The Technology Commercialization Assistance Program assists high-growth and technology firms with sophisticated business management issues, including alternative financing, human resources, patents and trade marking, intellectual property, and product commercialization.

  • Small Business Development Center
  • Eberly College of Business and Information Technology
    Room 108
    664 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-7915
  • Fax: 724-357-5985
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.