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Starting a Business

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Thinking about Starting a Business?

Attend The First Step Workshop  and learn what it takes to start and operate a small business in Pennsylvania. After attending a First Step Workshop, sign up for a confidential one-on-one consultation with your local SBDC consultant to start putting your ideas in to action!

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A business plan is an important step toward business success. Statistics indicate that businesses that plan ahead are often more successful than those that do not. In addition, if financing is required to start the business, then a business plan is required.



New businesses are often in need of financing.  Traditional bank financing, micro-loan programs, angel investors, home equity loans, and lines of credit are the most popular means for starting a business.  You can work with your small business consultant to determine which avenue is best for you.

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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.