The Temple SBDC’s team of consultants will help you with key areas that are essential in growing your company and establishing a good foundation for success including but not limited to the following areas.

Business PlanFinancial ManagementFinancing and Loans
Government Contracting & ProcurementGraphic DesignInternational
Legal IssuesManagementMarketing
Market ResearchStrategic GrowthTechnology Commercialization


These are challenging times and many of us are turning to entrepreneurship to regain financial stability. Are you ready to pull yourself up by the bootstraps and launch your dream into a profitable business?

Join this 8-week program that breaks down the business plan into manageable pieces. Our rebooted curriculum, industry expert guest speakers, and interactive activities will guide you through the business plan narrative. Stay motivated with your new network of fellow entrepreneurs and perfect your “pitch” together.

Afterward, walk away with a drafted business plan and get access to individual consulting with our team.

Class Dates

Classes held from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

Take the next step and register today!

OR Contact Training directly at or 215.204.3856.

The Construction Management Certificate Series is a 9-month series of classes designed to provide business management tools to existing and aspiring independent contractors. Participants who complete the series will earn a Special Certificate of Completion from the Temple University Fox School of Business and the Small Business Development Center.

“This course gave me a very quick exposure and appreciation in navigating many of the pitfalls in this business. The awareness, training, and experience that CMC instructors provided were invaluable as we navigate going forward and building our brand.”

– CMC 2020 Graduate

Class Dates

2019 Orientation: Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Our Next Orientation will be scheduled for August 2020

Start: Saturday, August 17, 2019. 9 AM — 2 PM

Finish: Saturday, May 18, 2020. 9 AM — 2 PM

Temple University
Fox School of Business
Speakman Hall, Room 214
1810 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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NEW program designed for Veterans interested in starting a business. This is a 6 month comprehensive program at our Ambler campus and will be free to veteran participants.

Upon completion of this program, you will walk away with:

  • a completed business plan
  • a perfected elevator pitch
  • a peer support network, business mentor, and business consultant
  • an understanding of specialized business support programs for Veterans
  • 6-month access to coworking space
  • knowledge of how to access start-up capital

Our cohort is now in session and we are no longer accepting applications.
For questions regarding the program or veteran business consulting please email


The Temple Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Incubator Program provides small businesses a work environment that fosters business growth and success. The purpose of the program is to support start-up and existing ventures in the Philadelphia area through consulting, training, and affordable office space.

Entrepreneurs participating in the Incubator program have access to our coworking or cubicle space at Temple University’s main campus and are provided the following:

  • Regular one on one consulting
  • WIFI
  • Monthly Lunch and Learns with Business Experts
  • Printer/Copy and Fax Machine
  • Access from 8am-9pm M-F and 8am-6pm Saturday, Security Guard in lobby
  • Business Address in KIZ
  • Conference Rooms
  • Intern Administrative and Marketing support (as available)

Interested businesses need to submit a business plan or pitch plan along with an application, which is then reviewed by a business consultant to determine eligibility. A background check is conducted as part of the application process.

The program has a maximum term of three years. Pricing ranges from $100 to $375 in the first year.

Please contact the SBDC at (215) 204-2375 or if you have questions or would like to schedule a tour of the incubator or co-working spaces.

Current Businesses

Bea Professional ServicesCenter City Home CareEagle Staffing Company
Group Cruises & Great EscapesHenriquez Multi-ServicesKendra McCrae Attorney-At-Law
MedtricsMeridian Home CareMontage Comapnies
Perfect Choice Cleaning ServicesTWB Cleaning ContractorsVitris
Incubator business quotes

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.