Sometimes you need to access outside help to further expand and develop your business.
Fay-Penn Economic Development Council connects you to agencies and organizations that provide that assistance.
Consulting and educational programs are available to small businesses in Fayette County looking to receive guidance on how to grow their business. Your business may need to conduct “deep dives” into specific subject matters to identify efficient action plans. In these instances, we provide reliable organizations (located throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania) that have the knowledge in technical and innovative areas. Some of these services are even “free-of-charge” so there’s no risk to you.
PA DCED Small Business Assistance: Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop is the go-to resource for planning, registering, operating, and growing a business – while working smart and living happy in Pennsylvania.
PennTAP: The Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) at Penn State is a statewide technical assistance organization charged with supporting Pennsylvania businesses and anchor institutions with two primary areas of expertise: Energy and Environmental Services and Innovation Services.
St. Vincent Small Business Development Center: provides consulting services and educational programs to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a small business in Westmoreland and Fayette Counties.
SCORE: Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) provides free business mentoring services to prospective and established small business owners.
Ben Franklin Technology Partners Challenge Grant: Access to capital, business expertise, technology commercialization services to advance the development of new technologies and for the generation, conservation, and transportation of alternative and clean energy.
U.S. Small Business Administration: Loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling and other forms of assistance to small businesses