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Small Business Development Center

Bucknell University's Small Business Development Center provides confidential no-cost consulting and educational workshops to individuals throughout central Pennsylvania. The SBDC gives entrepreneurs the knowledge and skills they need to start and grow successful businesses.


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What We Offer

Educational Events

The SBDC provides entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. Our events include training workshops on business startup and growth; and special programs featuring entrepreneurs and business owners throughout the region.

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Services for Entrepreneurs

Whether you're just getting started investigating your business model, are looking to develop a business plan or are seeking to innovate and grow your business, the SBDC can help you succeed.

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Student Startup Competition

Bucknell's annual BizPitch Competition gives student entrepreneurs a chance to win seed money to launch their ventures. Students connect with advisers, tap into Bucknell's active entrepreneurship ecosystem, and secure membership in StartupLewisburg, Bucknell's home for innovators in downtown Lewisburg.

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SBDC Success Stories

Over the years, we've helped countless companies along their journeys to become more successful. We've collected just a few of the countless examples of companies using Bucknell's SBDC to turn their dreams into reality.

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Contact Details

Small Business Development Center


229 Dana Engineering Building


8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.