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Small Business Development Center

The Wilkes University Small Business Development Center provides confidential consulting to small businesses and to individuals who are interested in starting a small business in Carbon, Columbia, Luzerne, Schuylkill, and Sullivan Counties at no cost.  Our main office is located at 85 South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre, but consultants regularly visit our outreach partners in Hazleton, Lehighton, Jim Thorpe, Bloomsburg, Pottsville, and Sullivan County

Small business ribbon cuttingThe Wilkes University SBDC provides entrepreneurs with the education, information, and tools necessary to build a successful business.  Consulting services are provided to individuals looking to start or grow a small business by our dedicated team of full-time professionals.  Due to the large demand for our services, new clients are required to take part in The First Step seminar as an entry point for our assistance.  Existing business owners should call the SBDC at 570-408-4340 to schedule an individual appointment.

The Wilkes University SBDC program is supported with funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and Wilkes University.

Outreach Partners

Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce
238 Market Street
Bloomsburg, PA  17815
The Greater Hazleton Chamber
20 West Broad Street
Hazleton, PA 18201
Carbon County Chamber
and Economic Development
137 South Street
Lehighton, PA  18235

1 South 2nd Street
Pottsville, PA 17901

Schuylkill County Careerlink
203 Arch Street
Pottsville, PA  17901
Sullivan County Conservation District
9219 Route 487, Suite B
Dushore, PA 18614
Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce
Union State, 1 Progress Circle, Suite 1
Pottsville, PA  17901

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Funding support and resources are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community and Economic Development;  through a cooperative agreement with the U. S. Small Business Administration, and through support from Wilkes University.  All services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by calling 570-408-4340.  All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

SBDC services are not available to individuals or entities that have been debarred or suspended by the federal government. By agreeing to receive assistance from the SBDC you are self-certifying that you are not currently federally debarred or suspended and also agree to cease using SBDC services if your become federally debarred or suspended in the future.