Based on years of assisting the PA Department of Agriculture and consulting with numerous food producers on a wide variety of concerns, the Kutztown University SBDC is prepared to help agribusinesses in our service territory with the many challenges facing processors.
Pennsylvania food and agricultural processors can access the following services and assistance:
- Expand markets
- Develop new distributors
- Understand consumption trends
- Research new products & competition
- Review product pricing & profitability
- Explore export markets
- Assist in setting up an advisory board
- Help prepare you for an angel or venture capital presentation
- Create marketing and strategic plans
- Analyze your website
- Network with production assistance
- Form focus groups for customer input and taste testing
- Understand food service distribution and pricing dynamics
- Researching relevant national and regional food shows
- Accessing grants for exporting and public sector financing for plant expansion
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 Old Main - Room 27 - F Wing, 15219 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530, (484)-646-5937.
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.