Established Businesses

The Wharton SBDC Program for Established Businesses
An Integrated Solution to Improve Business Performance

Program Overview

An entrepreneur with an established business is generating income from an existing business with substantial and predictably recurring sales. He or she is facing a business transformation or otherwise considering a new opportunity to increase sales and/or rationalize costs.

The process of becoming a Wharton SBDC client starts by filling out the Request Business Consulting Services form. Please fill out this form and a member of our staff will reach out with next steps within 5 business days.

After you have been accepted as a client of the Wharton SBDC,  you will be assigned a consultant with whom you will meet for multiple one-on-one sessions. You will work together with your consultant on a well-defined project, generally lasting two to four months, focused on achieving meaningful results. These engagements are designed to support the entrepreneur in identifying and beginning to execute the steps that will lead to improvements consistent with the entrepreneur’s business goals. The Wharton SBDC consultants are MBA candidates, all of whom have between four and twelve years of business experience. In addition, both our consultants and clients are supported by our experienced, professional staff.

After a specific project has reached its conclusion, the Wharton SBDC continues to support our clients. When a project is concluded, the client may be supported with advice and other support.

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.

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