Overview

Temple University Small Business Development Center

Who We Are: The Temple University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is one of 18 SBDCs in Pennsylvania. Our Center is funded by the Small Business Administration, Department of Community & Economic Development, and Temple University & the Fox School of Business. Our mission is to provide entrepreneurs with the knowledge needed to make informed business decisions.

Who We Serve: The Temple University SBDC serves entrepreneurs at any stage of business development. Our service area includes Philadelphia, lower Montgomery, and lower Bucks counties. Our experienced business consultants are versed in working with business owners of diverse backgrounds and experience levels.

How We Serve:

  • One on One Consulting – Start-up and existing businesses can receive free business guidance from an SBDC consultant paired based on expertise. In the previous program year, the majority of Temple SBDC clients sought services in start-up assistance, legal issues, and government contracting.
  • Workshops and Business Courses – Our current roster of seminars include the 10-week Entrepreneurial Success Workshop Series, the award winning Construction Management Certificate Series, and our newly launched Temple Business Roundtable.
  • Business Incubator and Co-Working Spaces – We house startup businesses in a setting that encourages entrepreneurship.
  • Legal Clinic – TU SBDC offers clients free services from the Beasley School of Law of Temple University. Our clients can receive supplemental services including contract review and corporation formation expertise.
Our Impact:From January 1 – June 30, 2018
Inquiries Received for Information and Services478
Number of Clients Served310
Number of Consulting Hours1786
Workshops/Classes Offered30
Government Procurement Clients144
Government Procurement Counseling Hours501
Capital Formation/Investments$2,801,700

Cooperative Agreement

The Temple SBDC is partially funded by a grant from the Department of Community & Economic Development and by the U.S. Small Business Administration under Cooperative Agreement No. 4-603001-Z-0040-24. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any of the cosponsor(s)’ or participants’ opinions, findings, conclusions, recommendations, products, or services.


Funding Partners

Funding support and resources are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community & Economic Development; through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration; and in part through support from Temple University.  All services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by calling 215-204-7282.  All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. SBDC services are not available to individuals or entities that have been debarred or suspended by the federal government.  By agreeing to receive assistance from the SBDC you are self-certifying that you are not currently federally debarred or suspended and also agree to cease using SBDC services if you become federally debarred or suspended in the future.


All SBDC programs are non-discriminatory and open to the public. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested, at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Temple SBDC at 1510 Cecil B. Moore Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19121, 215.204.7282.

The Temple University SBDC is a member of the network of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers and the National Association of Small Business Development Centers.