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Business Planning

The Progress Fund partners with universities, Small Business Development Centers and other organizations to provide various training and coaching services to our borrowers. You can contact these organizations directly or we can make the introduction for you.

Pennsylvania Statewide SBDC

Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) grow the economy of Pennsylvania by providing entrepreneurs with the education, information and tools necessary to build successful businesses.

Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE)

The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University (CWE) provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs in both new development and growth stages of their businesses to start, develop and significantly grow their companies by utilizing Chatham resources.

Clarion University SBDC

The Clarion University SBDC, serving Armstrong, Clarion and Venango counties, provides assistance in areas requiring greater depth of knowledge and experience beyond standard business management expertise.

Gannon University SBDC

The Small Business Development Center at Gannon University has helped northwestern Pennsylvania’s most successful businesses set that pace for nearly a quarter of a century. The Gannon SBDC is an accredited affiliate of the national network of Small Business Development Centers.

St. Vincent College SBDC

The mission of the Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center is to grow the economy of the Westmoreland and Fayette County areas by providing entrepreneurs with the education, information and tools necessary to build successful businesses.

St. Francis University SBDC

The SBDC and the Center for Global Competitiveness (CGC) work with the business and economic development communities in the counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset.

University of Pittsburgh SBDC

The Small Business Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh grows the economy of Western Pennsylvania by providing entrepreneurs with the education, information and tools necessary to build successful businesses.