Impact: 2016 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 2016, more than 3,172 hours of service were provided to our clients using a combination of experienced faculty, professional staff, and students. 

    Number of clients counseled 145
    Number of new clients 44
    Bought/Started a Business 16
    Educational Seminars 13
    Seminar Attendees 96
    Financing Raised for Clients
    Total Financing Raised $1,540,754 
    Commercial Bank Loans $873,000
    Lines of Credit $250,000 
    Equity and Owner Investments $407,754 
    Grants $10,000

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