Financing/Grants

Whether you are growing an established business or drafting your first business plan, your first step should be registering to become a client & contacting your SBDC for a confidential, no cost consultation. The Kutztown University SBDC is the best choice for you because:

1. Our professional consultants are available every day of the week to help address your questions. Helping entrepreneurs like you is not a volunteer job to us, it is our profession. Therefore, we are only successful if you are successful in obtaining the financing that you need on terms that are fair and reasonable for the cash flow that your business is able to generate.

2. We have personal connections with over 50 different lending institutions/organizations and lenders in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania. We'll connect you with the most viable lenders for your project without bias at no cost to you. We help over 700 entrepreneurs like you, so we know which banks & lending organizations are currently funding small to medium sized businesses like yours.

3. We can save you valuable time by helping you structure your loan request in a way that will expedite your approval process, lower your overall cost of borrowing, and can help you review hidden fees in lender disclosure documents that could come back to cost you thousands of dollars later on at no cost to you.

4. We have former commercial lenders on our team who can help you prepare the financial projections & prepare you with a list of documents that you will need during your application process. We help you prepare for discussions with lenders by helping you prepare your budget projection, pitch and plan with a set of assumptions that any lender can easily understand at no cost to you.

5. We give you objective no cost recommendations about your financing options because we do not lend money as an organization. We have no vested interest in any specific lender or lending organization which allows us to provide you the best professional and objective consultation available to you today for free.

6. We have consulting specialists who will help you after the loan closing with no cost consulting to help you sell your products/services to government  or international buyers. If you are a technology or manufacturing company we have grants through our WEDnetPA program that will help you cover the cost of your employee training.

Contact us to register as a client or call our Client Intake Coordinator to talk/leave a message for immediate reply. You can also register online to become a client. Already a client? Then call 877-4pa-sbdc or email us at sbdc@kutztown.edu and we will help you set up a timely no cost confidential meeting with one of our finance specialists.

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Cooperative Agreement

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 Partners

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.