Impact: 2017 Year

  • 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 (SBDC) is having a positive impact on the commonwealth.

    Indiana County MapIn 2017, more than 3,733 hours of service were provided to our clients using a combination of experienced faculty, professional staff, and students. 

    Number of clients counseled 129
    Number of new clients 44
    Bought/Started a Business 18
    Educational Seminars   8
    Seminar Attendees 57
    Financing Raised for Clients
    Total Financing Raised $3,377,281 
    Equity and Owner Investments $1,753,749
    Commercial Bank & Other Loans $1,262,000
    Seller Financing $260,000
    Lease $51,532
    Ben Franklin and Other Grants $15,000
    Lines of Credit $35,000

    The IUP Small Business Development Center’s efforts contribute significantly to the overall impact of the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center program.