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Apply for a NO COST Consultation
The online application will take you about 10 minutes to complete. Please choose the most appropriate form based on the criteria found below.
Pre-Venture and Early Stage Business
If you have a business idea or a business that has been in operation for less than one year without earning a profit, please fill out the Pre-Venture/Early Stage Business Form at the Kutztown University SBDC eCenter Portal.
If you have an established business that has been in operation for more than one year or has filed a tax return, please fill out the Established Business Form at the Kutztown University SBDC eCenter Portal.
A completed form, which includes the Request for Consulting, a Client Needs Assessment Survey and the Client Rights & Responsibilities Form, is required for pre-venture, early stage and existing businesses to receive NO COST one-on-one consulting. The form is required by the Small Business Administration and The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Kutztown University SBDC is part of the Pennsylvania SBDC network and is unable to provide assistance to those outside of Pennsylvania. You can find the contact information for your local SBDC through this link: America's SBDC.
Our SBDC Business Consultants come from a variety of industries and have attained professional degrees and years of practical business experience. They will provide the expertise and insight to help your business flourish. You can meet with a consultant one-on-one or in small groups to address specific concerns, such as:
- Evaluating or refining your business plan
- Incorporating new technology
- Conducting market research
- Identifying funding sources
- Understanding regulatory requirements
- Weighing sales opportunities or franchise options
The Kutztown SBDC is partially funded by a grant from the Department of Community & Economic Development and by the U.S. Small Business Administration under Cooperative Agreement No. 4-603001-Z-0040-24. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any of the cosponsor(s)’ or participants’ opinions, findings, conclusions, recommendations, products, or services.
Funding support and resources are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community & Economic Development; through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration; and in part through support from Kutztown University. All services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by calling 215-204-7282. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. 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 you become federally debarred or suspended in the future.
All SBDC programs are non-discriminatory and open to the public. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested, at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Kutztown SBDC at 1510 Cecil B. Moore Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19121, 215.204.7282.
The Kutztown University SBDC is a member of the network of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers and the National Association of Small Business Development Centers.