Small business centers provide assistance

Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers provide technical assistance and information for businesses navigating the impact of COVID-19.

With 16 centers hosted at colleges and universities, the SBDC delivers consulting services and educational programs to businesses across the state.

The SBDC has enhanced its website to provide small businesses with the information and answers to questions and will be updated as information becomes available.

Businesses in Lycoming, Clinton, Centre, and Mifflin counties can meet with business consultants through the Penn State SBDC to help with business decisions.

“Although our Center has moved to remote operations, consulting services are available by telephone and virtual conferences,” Tim Keohane, director of Penn State SBDC, said.

Businesses can request assistance through an online portal, by contacting the SBDC at sbdc@psu.edu, or by calling 814-393-2060.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to small businesses impacted by the coronavirus.

Gov. Tom Wolf recently issued a request that all 67 counties of the state be eligible to apply for the loans needed for fixed debts, payroll and other bills.


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