Effective July 1, the Wharton SBDC will be voluntarily withdrawing from the PA SBDC network and releasing all funds back into the network. This decision does not come lightly. The University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School will continue its efforts to strengthen the regional entrepreneurship community and support its initiatives.

For more than 30 years, the Center has served the West Philadelphia community as a launching pad for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to turn fledging ideas into sustainable business. As such, we’ve had the opportunity of building ties with numerous clients who continue to instill the knowledge they received through our programs into running their businesses each and every day. We are proud to know that we played a part in shaping and transforming the Philadelphia entrepreneurship ecosystem.

The SBDC has compiled a list of regional resources which can be accessed by the link below. For more information about the closing of the SBDC, please email us at


The Wharton SBDC Team

Funding support and resources are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community and Economic Development; through a cooperative agreement with the U. S. Small Business Administration, and through support from The University of Pennsylvania. All services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by calling 215.898.4861. 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.