PennWest Clarion SBDC: Empowering entrepreneurs to build successful businesses

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PennWest Clarion SBDC: Empowering entrepreneurs to build successful businesses

Clarion County | I-80 Frontier

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The PennWest Clarion Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is located within the PennWest Clarion University campus, right in the I-80 Frontier landscape of the Pennsylvania Wilds and just a short drive from Cook Forest and the Ancients. With a mission to grow the economy of Western Pennsylvania, the PennWest Clarion SBDC provides entrepreneurs with the education, information, and tools necessary to build successful businesses.

The PennWest Clarion SBDC serves a 10-county region, eight of which are located within the western and central PA Wilds region. Those counties include Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean and Potter County.

Since its opening in 1980, the PennWest Clarion SBDC has consulted with thousands of local businesses. They provide one-on-one consulting services and educational programs to entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses. The SBDC offers a wide range of services including testing new business propositions, shaping business plans, investigating funding opportunities, and much more.

The SBDC also works with both public and private organizations to allow for cross-referral of clients and cooperative consultation services and training programs. This helps them better serve the varied needs of entrepreneurs by being able to provide a variety of consulting, research, and training services.

The PennWest Clarion Small Business Development Center has helped numerous entrepreneurs to expand their existing business or launch successful new business ventures. To learn more about the PennWest Clarion SBDC or to leave a review visit their Wilds Cooperative of PA profile here.


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