Our SBDC business consultants come from a variety of industries and have attained professional degrees and years of practical business experience. They'll provide the expertise and insight needed 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

Types of Assistance

Kutztown SBDC services cover a range of topics relevant to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Business/Strategic Planning

  • Business Viability Assessment
  • Market Analysis & Competitive Research
  • Business Plan Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Commercialization of Technology
  • Business Structure


  • Customer Service
  • e-commerce
  • Market Research
  • Marketing Materials/Promotion
  • Marketing Plan Development
  • Social Media

Capital Acquisition

  • Financing Options
  • Loan Packaging
  • Equity Options

Environmental Management

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Environmental Regulatory Compliance
  • On-Site Assessments
  • Emissions Calculations
  • Permit & Plan Preparation Assistance
  • Record Keeping & Reporting Assistance
  • Greening Your Business
  • PA Material Trader

Financial Management

  • Accounting & Record keeping
  • Financial Management & Analysis
  • Taxes


  • Developing Policies and Procedures
  • Inventory Control
  • Quality Control
  • Cost Control
  • Regulatory Assistance
  • Information Technology

Targeted Assistance

  • Online Business
  • Government Marketing
  • International Trade
  • Shale Energy
  • Business Disruption
  • Affordable Care Act


  • Technology Commercialization & Marketing
  • SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation Assistance
  • Product Feasibility Analysis
  • Product Development/Engineering Services


  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Service

Funding support and resources are provided through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration; by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community & Economic Development; and in part through support from Kutztown University and other sources. Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by calling 610-683-4499 at least two weeks in advance. 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.