Forging Invincible Partnerships for Philadelphia
Widener SBDC helps entrepreneurs start, grow and prosper via three major economic development programs in the eastern Pennsylvania region: the Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAC), funded by the United States Defense Logistics Agency; the Small Business Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP), funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Small Business Development Center program (SBDC), funded by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA).
Early in 2019, our center was designated as a NextGen Lab for Design Thinking and Analytics by SAP. Widener became the first of 1100 SBDCs in the country to achieve this designation.
Recently, the United States SBA awarded Widener SBDC with the 2019 Innovation and Excellence Award for exceeding our goals and in recognition of our practices.
About the SBDC Network
Since its inception in 1980, the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) has evolved into a network of 18 university and college-based centers and more than ninety outreach locations operating under the guidance of the Lead Office located at Kutztown University.
The Pennsylvania SBDC provides consulting services and educational programs to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their small business. SBDC consultants work with entrepreneurs in confidential, one-to-one sessions to help them with a range of business issues including testing a new business proposition, shaping a business plan, investigating funding opportunities, and much more.