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The PennWest Clarion Small Business Development Center provides no-cost consulting services to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Whether you need help identifying local markets for your business, are developing a business plan and want a second opinion, or have compliance issues you'd like to clarify, SBDC consultants are ready to help you grow your business.

What to expect from the PennWest Clarion Small Business Development Center:

The Right Service for You

Business success requires both sufficient capital and the knowledge to use it wisely. SBDC consultants help entrepreneurs develop the planning, management, and financial skills necessary to make their business thrive. The SBDC’s one-on-one management consulting emphasizes education and guidance in finding practical solutions to business problems. Consulting is confidential  and provided at no charge  by a staff of skilled professionals. Services cover a range of topics relevant to small business owners, click the links below for more information on consulting topics:

  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Plan Development
  • Capital Acquisition
  • Computing Applications
  • Customer Service
  • e-Commerce
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Environmental Management Issues
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Financing and Loan Packaging
  • Financial Analysis
  • Franchising
  • Government Marketing
  • Home-based Business
  • Human Resources
  • International Trade
  • Legal Issues
  • Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Market Research
  • Minority Business Development
  • Product Development/Engineering
  • Public Relations
  • Personnel
  • Retailing
  • Regulatory Assistance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Taxes
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Women’s Business Development
  • Veteran Business Development
  • Worker Health and Safety Issues

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Our office is closed from Dec. 25, 2023, thru Jan. 2, 2024.


PennWest Clarion Small Business Development Center
9 Suites on Main South
PennWest University 
Clarion PA 16214-3873
Phone: (814) 393-2060
Fax: (814) 393-2636
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Hours of Operation: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm | Monday through Friday

If you are not in the PennWest Clarion SBDC region, Find Your Local SBDC

With 15 college- and university-based centers and over 100 outreach centers throughout the state of Pennsylvania, the help you need is just around the corner. Contact your local SBDC to arrange for a free and confidential one-on-one consultation.