Detail of ribbon cutting outside of the SBDC

Small Business Development Center

Bucknell University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 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.

The Bucknell SBDC is one of 15 centers in Pennsylvania and is an accredited affiliate of the national network of America’s Small Business Development Centers. It serves Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder and Union counties.


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What We Offer

Educational Events

The SBDC provides entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. We run training workshops on business startup and growth and special programs that feature 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, 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 become more successful. We've collected a few examples of companies that have used Bucknell's SBDC to turn their dreams into reality.

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Contact Details

Small Business Development Center


08:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.