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Our consulting services are offered free of charge and your information is always confidential. We can offer a consultant who is uniquely qualified to help you create an effective strategy. Our consultants have expertise in:
If you fall out of the SBDC region, or if you are looking to expand your business domestically or internationally, our Center for Global Competitiveness (CGC) provides specialized marketing assistance to businesses in a ten county region, including Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Fayette, Fulton, Huntingdon, Somerset, Indiana, and Westmoreland counties. The CGC operates as part of the Saint Francis University SBDC, with a cooperative agreement with Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, to cover Fayette, Indiana, and Westmoreland counties. The CGC provides services to small and medium sized business, including:
The CGC provides in-depth market research for companies using a variety of resources including the National Trade Data Base and Dun and Bradstreet's Marketplace, among others. The CGC is a member of the Southern Alleghenies Regional Export Network that links all the export-related service providers together. This provides the opportunity to serve the client with the broadest range of services and expertise.
If you are interested in starting or expanding your business, we are happy to provide confidential and free business services for you. The specific services provided to you by the Center depend largely on your particular needs. Generally, services provided by the SBDC tend to fall under the following categories.
Saint Francis University117 Evergreen DriveP.O. Box 600Loretto, PA 15940