Small Business
Development Center

We are an outreach center of the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University that has been serving Philadelphia and the surrounding communities since 1983. Our highly trained and experienced staff is here to provide start-up and small businesses with professional knowledge and assistance. Our mission is to help small businesses grow and succeed.

Summer Business Planning Class: Pitch Night & Graduation

July 2, 2019 //

June 18th 2019- Students, SBDC staff, and guests gathered to celebrate the successful completion of the 10-week entrepreneurial success workshop series (ESWS). The evening began with a reception and mingling amongst the attendees. Afterwards, each student delivered their business pitch to the panel of judges for feedback. The judges represented different lending institutions; Coston Cobbs from United Bank, M. Kenneth Lawrence from Sun East Federal Credit Union; and Amy J. Raybould-Derstine from TD Bank. The judges and attendees heard from some of Philadelphia’s freshest entrepreneurs with ideas spanning from revolutionary airplane passenger products to real estate investments and wholesale distribution. Then, class instructor Mark Corbin passed on words of encouragement as he presented the certificates to the students. Now that they have completed the course, students will meet with SBDC consultants to help turn their business dreams into reality.
For many years, aspiring entrepreneurs have attended our short series to learn about writing a business plan and its importance. The 10-week course focuses on topics such as market research, competitive intelligence, positioning, sales, etc. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur looking for guidance, the SBDC will be hosting its next session this coming fall 2019. For more information contact 215-204-3856 or email

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