Cherryhill & Don White at Expo 2009

Helping today's entrepreneurs create tomorrow's economy.

By providing entrepreneurs and small businesses with the tools they require to build and grow successful businesses, the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center is having a positive impact on our region and the Commonwealth.

Indiana County MapBetween October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021, more than 2,000 hours of service were provided to our clients using a combination of experienced faculty, professional staff, and students.

Number of clients counseled 202
Number of new clients 91
Bought/Started a Business 15
Educational Seminars 10
Seminar Attendees 115
Financing Raised for Clients
Total Financing Raised $5,689,950
Equity and Owner Investments $243,500
Commercial Bank & Other Loans
SBA Loan
Seller Financing $2,302,500
Angel Investment $30,000
Lines of Credit $400,000
COVID-19 PPP Loan $ 43,000
Grants $   8,000

These funding totals do not include the clients counseled who received money under the SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan programs.