Small Business Development Center

The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides educational programs and free, confidential consulting services to entrepreneurs looking to start a small business or grow an existing small business in the following Pennsylvania counties:

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  • Bradford 
  • Lackawanna
  • Monroe
  • Pike
  • Susquehanna
  • Tioga
  • Wayne
  • Wyoming

The University of Scranton has hosted the SBDC since 1980, providing outstanding resources, support, and funding.

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Women's Entrepreneurship Center  

The University's Women’s Entrepreneurship Center (WEC) is a partnership between the Kania School of Management (KSOM) and the SBDC.

WEC student interns and SBDC staff offer business start-up information, guidance, and encouragement to  low-income women, those in transition or those trying to make a better life for themselves and their families. 

They do this by offering individual, confidential consulting and programs such as Coffee & Confidence – a 1-hour inspiration session and StartUP, a 6-week series that walks participants through the process of starting a business.

Small business Internship Initiative

The Small Business Internship Initiative is a collaborative program created to help small businesses learn about, attract, and host high-value internships, connecting area small businesses and college students. 

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  • Get Paid. All paid opportunities, with option of credit based on student interest/school approval.
  • Gain Experience. The chance to take on more responsibilities and experience entrepreneurship firsthand – one-on-one guidance and education from small business mentors.
  • Stay Local. Access to unique, local internship opportunities.
  • The possibility to  explore career options you didn't’t know existed!

Value to Small Businesses

  • Grow Your Business. Hosting an intern can help you expand the capabilities of your business and reach your goals!
  • Test Drive Talent. Welcoming students into your business is a great strategy – your talented intern can be your next permanent hire!
  • Be Competitive. Adding a skilled intern’s perspective to your team will keep you a step ahead of the competition!
    Learn more about the value of hosting a great internship at your small business! The Small Business Internship Initiative offers confidential guidance at no cost, from tools to marketing to skills!


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