Small Business Development Center
The Temple University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) mission is to help small business grow and succeed. We provide high quality business management consulting and training for aspiring entrepreneurs and small emerging growth companies in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
How We Do It
Consulting and Coaching
If you are a start-up or an existing business you have the opportunity to expand your knowledge with free one-on-one consulting with a Temple SBDC consultant.
Affordable Hands-On Training
Our highly effective seminars are designed to help entrepreneurs at every stage of business growth. The Entrepreneurial Success Workshop Series(ESWS) benefits start-up to mature businesses. This interactive 10-week series will help you transform your business into a structured business plan.
Our award winning Construction Management Certificate Series is a nine-month, Saturday workshop series designed to provide business management tools to contractors. This series is offered for both beginnning and advanced contractors.
We also offer periodic training events on topics such as: financial management, effective marketing strategies, and retail success.
Cutting Edge Market Research
We help you find the vital information about your industry and customers you need to make important decisions. The consultants at the Temple SBDC have a wide variety of research tools available at our fingertips. In addition to the rapidly expanding and powerful Internet, we have access to many computer databases to help you identify target markets and suppliers.
Advertising & Design
The SBDC offers creative advertising to clients. The Creative Advertising Department offers conceptual graphic design and copywriting for marketing materials which include letterhead, business cards, flyers , print ads, brochures, radio ads, logos and marketing folders. Nominal fees are charged to cover materials cost. Advertising design and consulting services are free of charge.
Receive free legal consulting on business issues from our Legal Clinic. Operating through a co-operative effort with the Temple University Beasley School of Law, you may receive assistance from third-year law students supervised by a practicing Attorney/Instructor.
Each year, government agencies – Federal, State and City, purchase hundreds of millions of dollars of goods and services. The SBDC Government Procurement Assistance Program identifies these lucrative markets and helps you with the complex bidding process.
Providing a Home for Your Business
The Temple University SBDC Business Incubation Program houses start-up and existing businesses in a setting that encourages entrepreneurship. Participating enterprises receive practical consulting and training services and access to meeting areas, fax and desktop computers, and wireless internet services.