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Specialized Consulting Services

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.

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.

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.

International Business Assistance Program

To help companies export Pennsylvania products and services, the International Business Assistance Program helps companies in assessing their international trade readiness; evaluating their products or services for export potential; identifying the best foreign market opportunities; developing strategic and marketing plans; identifying foreign sales agents and distributors; planning market entry strategies; explaining international trade procedures and regulations; providing information on technical standards and export/import documentation; determining sources of trade financing and risk management; identifying trade mission and trade show opportunities; and determining import restrictions, duties, and tariffs.

Engineering Development Services

The Engineering Development Services helps inventors bring products to market by offering engineering services early in the development cycle, before major investment is attracted. With the help of engineering students, faculty, and outside resources, skilled SBDC staff perform patent searches, assist with technical appraisals, conduct brainstorming sessions, evaluate and review design options, source component suppliers, and provide computer aided design (CAD) drawings.

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  • 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.