SBDC Resources 

The PennWest Clarion SBDC offers many resources to provide business owners with information associated with consulting, research, and training. For more information about the SBDC, click here to sign up for our mailing list.

Consulting Resources

Start Your Business

Business Plan Narrative Template (Word) Explain the business and all operations in detail using this template.

Business Plan Financial Projections Template (Excel) Make financial projections for the future of the business using this template.

Personal Financial Statement Form (PDF) Use this form to apply for funding through the SBA.

Grow Your Business

International Business Learn how the SBDC can help you explore international markets.

Technology Assistance Learn how the SBDC can help you incorporate technology into your everyday operations.

Environmental Management Assistance Learn how the SBDC can help your business become more environmentally friendly.

Government Marketing Find resources that can help you sell to federal or state governments.

Business Continuity Assistance Learn how the SBDC can help your business survive through possible interruptions and natural disasters.

Nine Steps to Hiring Your First Employee Learn the key steps to start hiring employees


Training Resources Within Our Network

The PASBDC Seminar Schedule is a calendar of all state-wide small business training seminars.

Other Online Learning Opportunities include several topics that are crucial to many areas of small businesses, including strategic planning, marketing, tax compliance, and business plan development. Services are available 24/7 at no cost.

PennWest Clarion's Continuing Education Department (Venango Campus) has a broad range of non-credit personal, professional, and business training opportunities for the local and regional community.

The SBA Online Learning Center provides a wide variety of free online and self-paced training courses.


Research Resources

The SBDC offers research on industries, financials, and more from a variety of databases including the following: CultureGrams, IndustriusCFO, First Research, Alteryx, Hoovers, SBDCNet, Data Axle, PaSDC, Mergent Online, EBSCOHost, Lexis Nexis, PennWest Clarion Library, ProQuest, and Dun & Bradstreet. For more information or for research from these resources, sign up as a client and speak to one of our consultants.