Library System: Business Links

 
Business Links
 
NOTE: In December 2013 the Library System Board of Directors announced that the Business Information program operated by the Library System will be discontinued in 2014. This difficult decision is due to several years of budget cuts, rising costs and the need to focus the System’s limited resources on services to support the system’s 14 independent member libraries.  As part of this service closure, the business consulting services offered by the Library System ended March 31, 2014. Similar services will continue to be offered by the Duke Street Business Center, part of the Lancaster Public Library. For more information visit: http://www.lancaster.lib.pa.us/dsbc/  All webpages referencing the Library System of Lancaster County Business Information program will go offline after September 30, 2014.


Advertising / Marketing / Internet
Industry publication for both advertising agencies and advertisers.
Brandchannel.com
Insights on brands and branding, including case studies of individual companies and in-depth papers on the subject.
ClickZ
Articles and statistics on Internet usage, consumer behavior, market research and marketing strategies for emarketers and advertisers.
E-Marketer
Research data covering every aspect of the global Internet, E-business and Technology.
Green Book of Market Research Firms & Focus Group Directory
Listings of market research firms and focus group facilities in the U.S. Search by type of research, research services, industries or market specialties.
Monthly publication of the American Marketing Association covers all aspects of marketing from advertising to sales, from research to promotion.
Sales & Marketing Management
Weekly articles on news and trends for building sales and marketing in today’s tough selling climate. Free access to monthly cover stories from the print version, as well as S&MM exclusive surveys on 20 Hottest Cities for Selling, Cost per Sales Call, etc.
Trade Show Central 
Lists over 30,000 international trade events. Searchable by industry category, date of event, city or country.
 
 
Agriculture / Agribusiness
Ag Marketing Resource Center
A service of the USDA, this is an exclusive, fully searchable web-based library of resources for producers looking for value-added ag information. Industries such as agritourism, aquaculture, biomass, energy, fiber and forestry are represented here. Find info on marketing opportunities, market and industry trends, creating and operating a business, directories for state resources, consultants.
Ag-Stats.com
Historical statistical data sets for agricultural industries and commodities that can be downloaded from the web for free.
AgMap
Pennsylvania Departnent of Agriculture online directory for the state's agricultural industry, with a database listing over 1,000 agricultural services and commodities based on location, product and service type.
AgNIC - Agricultural Network Information Center
Internet-based agricultural information alliance. Carefully screened, quality agricultural data and information including land-grant university alliances and subject-specific websites. Search or browse by type.
AgriMarketing.com
A Doane Agricultural Services publication, this is a fully searchable site that includes the current issue and archives. An annual listing of communications agencies, the North American Ag Agencies issue is a special feature.
AgWeb
Farm Journal Media's fully searchable website includes a comprehensive electronic community for farmers, ranchers and agribusiness. Offers news, weather, market information and analysis.
American Farm Bureau
Membership organization representing farm and ranch families, this is the voice of agriculture producers and serves as an independent non-governmental policy making agency. Find a list of state farm bureaus here.
Lancaster County Buy Fresh Buy Local is a campaign organized by Sustainable Lancaster, the Friends of Central Market, and the Local Economy Center at Franklin & Marshall, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA).  It is designed to connect Lancaster County consumers and farmers, and increase the demand for locally-produced foods.
The mission is to assure that the agriculture community in Lancaster.
Leading publication in the corn and soybean market.  In-depth articles on production and marketing.  Several free e-newsletters and special reports are available.
Doane Agricultural Services
Publisher of AgriMarketing magazine and other magazines for the industry, along with custom newsletters and a book division.
Farm Progress
Publisher of 18 industry magazines that are fully searchable by individual title. Also includes a list of farm shows and weather links.
Farm Service Agency
A list of state Farm Service Agencies can be found here. Comprehensive information on FSA loans, including a farm loan chart with full descriptions.
County advances its competitive position in the global economy through a wide array of new and existing programs that enhance the competitive advantages of local businesses and contribute to the success of the local economy.
Lancaster Farming Online
This leading Northeast and Mid-Atlantic farm newspaper is a one-stop site for regional farm news and includes a list of special issues for the year.
National Agricultural Library
This is the largest agricultural library in the world. Search the catalog or article citation database free of charge via Agricola, the library's bibliographic database.
National Agrimarketing Association
Trade association for marketing, advertising, PR and media professionals in the ag industry. Includes news, events, speakers network, links to agribusiness firms, marketing firms, media, associations and organizations.
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences: Partners in Progress
Links of interest to the agribusiness industry, technical information, fee-based services, research, continuing education, extension services, publications, annual events and international programs can all be found on this site.
PennAg Industries Association
Trade association for Pennsylvania's agribusinesses. There are a variety of educational topics, from food safety to legislation on the site, as well as a comprehensive list of links.
Works to improve the economic and social prosperity of Pennsylvania food and agriculture.  PASA creates statewide networks, markets, and educational programs to strengthen the ties between consumers and family farmers.
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Fully searchable site includes market reports, quick facts, resource links and a link to the Farm Show.
Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
State chapter of the American Farm Bureau. This site includes a list of county farm bureaus, programs, legislative information and links to other agricultural organizations in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Farm Service Agency
Farm Service Agency site for Pennsylvania, with links to other farm resources in the state.
Resources for Small Food Processors and Potential Entrepreneurs
A service of Penn State University Department of Food Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State PA Food Ventures, this site includes information on deciding to become a food processor, resources for starting a business, food safety, processing technology, testing labs, equipment and packaging resources, direct marketing opportunities, farm alternatives, university assistance centers.
Rodale Institute's site includes an organic price index, farming news and success stories. Click on Farm Locator, a new tool designed to assist consumers, brokers, restauranteurs and other farmers to locate the farm services they are looking for.
USDA
United States Department of Agriculture website. Find information on agriculture, education & outreach, food & nutrition, marketing & trade, laws & regulations, rural & community development, natural resources & environment, research & services, travel & recreation.
USDA Economics, Statistics and Marketing Information System
300 reports and datasets from economics agencies of the USDA, including US and international information.
USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
Includes historical data, agricultural charts and maps, Census of Agriculture.
 
 
Business Publications
American City Business Journals
This is a network of approximately 40 weekly regional business journals from major metropolitan areas.
Bloomberg Business Week Small Business Online
Columns of interest to small businesses and entrepreneurs, including a small business guide and small business tools.
siness practices for doing business in the Internet and technology age.
Bpubs.com
Knowledge to Business, K2B links to articles from the best web-based business publications.
Business2Business
Monthly local business publication with separate editions for Lancaster, Harrisburg Metro, Berks and Chester counties. Coverage includes sales, information technology, marketing, management, economics and finance. Cover piece focuses on one critical industry or issue each month. In-depth articles on profiles of businesses, business leaders and management issues.
BusinessWoman
Designed for women entrepreneurs, business owners, executives and other professionals in the South Central Pennsylvania region. Each issue includes articles on management, finance, career planning, sales strategies, health and more.
Central Penn Business Journal
Weekly regional business journal covering Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties. In-depth coverage in the "Inside Business Focus On" section each week. Two lists of top ranking companies in different categories appear each week and are compiled into an annual "Book of Lists". Free registration for daily news alert.
Conference Board
Reports and articles, Consumer Confidence Index and Help Wanted Index.
Entrepreneur
Online version of Entrepreneur magazine, which targets the small business audience.
Forbes
Use this URL or click on the "Work" tab on the home page to access a list of resources and tools for the entrepreneur, including links to the "200 Best Small Companies" and "500 Largest Private Companies".
Articles about and for small business, including links to special issues such as the "Fortune 100 list of America's Fastest Growing Small Companies".
Inc.com
Online version of Inc. magazine, a magazine devoted to small business.
Industry Week
Online version of the manufacturing industry publication. Of particular interest is the Research section, which includes data from their exclusive studies on America’s Best Plants, Largest Manufacturing Companies, 100 Best Managed Companies, World Class Communities and the CEO Survey.
Wall Street Journal’s site for new business start ups and entrepreneurs. The main feature is a searchable database of thousands of businesses and franchises for sale, which can be searched by location and category. In addition, there are feature articles on a variety of topics of interest to small businesses.
 
 
 
Company Information
AnnualReports.com
Lists over 2,200 annual reports, including the majority of Fortune 500 companies.
CorporateInformation.com
Background and financial information on national and international companies and industries.
American Society of Association Executives' gateway to over 6,000 US trade associations.
Hoovers
Over 65 million concise company profiles can be searched by company name or ticker symbol.  Includes a section of IPO information and listings.
Public Register’s Annual Report Service
Source of free annual reports.
Thomas Register
Search for manufacturers and suppliers of thousands of products.
Wall Street Executive Library
Web directory with links to the best of over 1,450 content-rich business information resources.
 
 
Online directory of employment sites that allows you to search for jobs by state and also has information on careers and salaries
U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics provides information on employment and unemployment and resources for jobseekers.  Access the Occupational Outlook Handbook, Occupational Outlook Quarterly Magazine, and Occupational Employment by Wages and Area.
Offers a vast online and print network to help job seekers connect with employers. CareerBuilder.com powers the online job search centers for more than 1,000 partners, including 150 newspapers, America Online and MSN.
Pennsylvania workforce information for individuals and employers includes job seeker resources and career exploration tools.
Access the PA CareerLink website that is provided by the PA Department of Labor and Industry.  This site allows you to put your resume online to find certain types of jobs that you specify and to search for job postings that employers have put online. 
Salaries, ratings and reviews of over 18,000 companies that have been posted anonymously by employees.
Indeed is a search engine for jobs. In one simple search, job seekers get free access to millions of employment opportunities from thousands of websites. Indeed.com includes all the job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages.
313 W. Liberty Street  Suite 114
Lancaster, PA  17603
Phone: 717-735-0333
Lead organization in Lancaster County for workforce planning and working with state officials in providing business with locally-validated labor market information.  Arranges for a service delivery system that meets the workforce needs of businesses and the public alike. 
Monster®, the leading global online careers property has changed the way people look for jobs; the way employers look for people; and the way companies connect with their target audience.
The Occupational Information Network system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations. The O*NET database contains information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database also provides the basis for Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.
2550 Kingston Road  Suite 101
York, PA 17402
717-771-4407
Serves people who have physical, mental, emotional disabilities that present a substantial impediment to employment.  Services are provided to individuals to prepare for, enter into, engage in or retain employment.  OVR has 21 District Offices located around the state. The office serving Lancaster County is located in York.
The guide contains wage and job outlook information for more than 250 occupations, interest assessments, tips for marketing yourself, sources of financial aid and contact information for Pennsylvania's public schools, PA CareerLink offices and selected state agencies.
1016 North Charlotte Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: 717-509-5613
Fax: 717-509-5617
Email: info@jobs4lancaster.com
Cooperative effort to provide one-stop delivery of career services to job seekers, employers, and other interested individuals, and to provide access to employment, education and training resources. Ready2Work program includes work readiness, skills brush up and connecting with Ready2Work employers.
Labor & Industry oversees the administration of benefits to unemployed individuals, oversees the administration of workers’ compensation benefits to individuals with job-related injuries, and provides vocational rehabilitation to individuals with disabilities. The department prepares job seekers for the global workforce through employment and job training services for adult, youth, older and unemployed workers. 
Provides tools to individuals, large and small employers to give equal access to previously shrouded pay information.  Tools include Salary Wizard, Job Search Wizard and Cost of Living Wizard.
View the Top 100 Hot Jobs List for Lancaster County.  20 jobs will be spotlighted every six months.
USAJOBS is the official web site of the U.S. Federal Government.  It is a one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.
Provider of information and solutions for professionals and students who are pursuing and managing high-potential careers.  Research jobs, salaries and sample resumes.
 
 
Financial Information
Bigcharts
Source for investment charting, including historical quotes.
Bloomberg Financial Services
One-stop daily financial information including current news, stock quotes, IPOs,treasuries, currencies, commodities, mutual funds, etc.
EDGAR
Financial filings and registration statements to the SEC by public companies, including 10-Ks, 10-Qs and annual reports.
Financial Times
Global coverage of world business and analysis of financial markets, industries and companies.
Standard & Poor’s
All the Standard & Poor’s indices are included here, along with outlooks and forecasts.
 
 
Franchising
Search for the 500 top franchise opportunitiesby industry, ranking or name. 
Browse opportunities alphabetically, by industry, geography, investment level, veteran-friendly, home-based, multi-unit, women-based.  Franchise guide and news are also available.
International Franchise Association
Information on seeking a franchise, with a resource center and a comprehensive database and links to over 800 companies.
 
 
Government Information
American Fact Finder
Portal for searching U.S. Census statistics.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Current and historical statistics on Consumer Price Index, Producer Price Index, Consumer Spending, employment and unemployment rates, earnings. The complete Occupational Outlook Handbook, Monthly Labor Review and Occupational Outlook Quarterly can be accessed from this site.
Official business link to U.S. government.  Over 25 federal agencies and 94 websites cover hundreds of regulations and other topics.
Current Industrial Reports
Production and shipment data for the manufacturing, mining and construction industries.
Federal Business Opportunities
Find federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000.
Fedstats
Provides quick and easy access to statistics and information published by more than 70 U.S. Federal government agencies, all in one place.
International Trade Administration
Wealth of information for companies wishing to do business overseas. Includes statistics, NAFTA rules of origin and comprehensive country information.
NAICS: North American Industry Classification System
NAICS is a system for classifying business establishments. Access a complete list of codes and a SIC/NAICS conversion table.
Although the SIC has been superceeded by NAICS, many business information resources still use SIC's.  Access the complete list.
Trademark Database
Search the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office database of trademarks for free.
U.S. Census Bureau
Comprehensive source of census statistics, including population, housing, maps, Census of Agriculture, County & City Data Book, Economic Census, County Business Patterns, construction industry, etc.
USA.gov
One-stop shopping site for government information, from all branches of government. A "best of" compilation taken from all the sites of the U.S. government.
 
 
Main Streets & Local Chambers of Commerce
P.O. Box 124
Ephrata, PA 17522
Phone: 717-738-5060
50 South Wilson Avenue
Elizabethtown, PA  17022
Contact: Ramon Escudero
Phone: 717-361-7188 
Fax: 717-361-7666
16 E. Main Street  Suite 1
Ephrata, PA  17522
Phone: 717-738-9010
James Street Improvement District/Downtown Investment District (Merging with Lancaster Alliance to become Lancaster City Alliance)
354 N. Prince Street
Lancaster, PA  17603
Contact: Marshall W. Snively
Phone: 717-394-0783
Fax: 717-394-0784
15 Marietta Avenue
Mount Joy, PA  17552
Phone: 717-653-4227
13 E. High Street
Manheim, PA  17545
Phone: 717-665-6330
17 North Main Street
Manheim, PA  17545
Contact: Doreen Ober
Phone: 717-665-1762
Fax: 717-664-4410
62 E. Main Street  Suite 1
Mount Joy, PA  17552
Phone: 717-653-0773
P.O. Box 122
New Holland, PA  17557
Contact: Deb Reichard
Phone: 717-354-8206
P.O. Box 24
Quarryville, PA  17566
Contact: Jodi Sensenig
Phone: 610-608-1240
445 Linden Street
Columbia, PA  17512-2125
Contact: Kathleen Hohenadel
Phone: 717-684-5249
Email: svcc@parivertowns.com
7 South Broad Street
Lititz, PA  17543
Contact: Kelly Withum
Phone: 717-626-2044
Email: kwithum@lititzliborough.org
 
Small Business
Bplans.com
Guidelines for writing a business plan. View free business, marketing, web strategy and advertising plans.
Biz Stats.com
Leading online source for small business statistics, including useful financial ratios and benchmarks.
CCH Business Owners Toolkit
Comprehensive checklist of steps to take to start a business. The table of contents expands to display section headings and document titles. Click on document titles for in-depth information.
Dun & Bradstreet Small Business Solutions
Small businesses can obtain credit reports for companies they want to do business with, manage their own credit, collect debt and obtain customer lists. There are no costs involved to search this website, however, there are fees for purchasing the reports and lists themselves.
Actively embraces and encourages entrepreneurship as the source and strategy for economic growth, commuity development and economically independent individuals. 
This organization encourages and promotes entrepreneurship, at all levels of success, across America and offers grants to entrepreneurs.
S. Dale High Center for Family Business at Elizabethtown College
Provides family businesses with the opportunity to address and resolve their succession, management, ownership and strategic issues, through seminars and networking.
Findlaw.com
Good source of legal information for the business start-up. Guidelines for starting a business, downloadable forms and contracts and a searchable directory of lawyers by state.
Kauffman: The Foundation of Entrepreneurship
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's highly regarded site combines links to the best resources on the web, with content written specifically for this site by noted entrepreneurs and business professionals, for all stages of starting and growing a business.
Mplans.com
This free resource from Palo Alto Software provides access to an excellent outline for a marketing plan, as well as sample plans and informative articles.
National Association for the Self-Employed
Provides benefits, support and advocacy for micro-business with up to 10 employees, and the self-employed.
National Federation of Independent Businesses
Largest advocacy organization representing samll and independent businesses in Washington. Search the toolbox of articles of interest to small business and read about key issues the NFIB is lobbying for.
NOLO
The do-it-yourself law center, with a section devoted to small business, including a good legal encyclopedia.
SBTV Small Business Television Network
Nice site for small businesses sponsored in part by CNNfn.
SCORE
Service Corps of Retired Executives provides mentoring, training seminars and online counseling to small business startups.
Small Business Administration
This is the definitive source of government information on small business. Guidelines and how-to’s for starting and financing a small business, FAQs, local office contacts, regulations, headline news, non-profits home page and disaster assistance are just several of the many topics covered on this site.
Small Business Development Center
Partially funded by the SBA, the SBDC provides free one-on-one business consulting and professional development seminars and workshops.
Small Business School
Companion web site to the PBS series. Read television show transcripts and case studies of small businesses that the series profiles.
 
Small Business Administration
Small Business Administration
Definitive source of government information for small business. Guidelines and how-to's for starting and financing a small business, FAQs, local office contacts, regulations, headline news, and disaster assistance are some of the many topics covered on this site. Here are some key pages on the site.
Business Opportunities
Basics of government contracting, including regulations and policies, size standards, preparing bids and proposals, etc.
Business Plan Guide
Good comprehensive guide for constructing a business plan.
Financing
Basic financing and eligibility topics, plus explanations of all the extensive SBA loan programs.
Foreign Language Version
On the home page of the English language version, use the "translate" dropdown menu located on the navigation bar at the top of the page.
Forms
Free downloadable forms, letters and guides.
Management for Growth
Management, leadership, marketing, financing, strategic planning, technology and special interest topics.
Online Classroom
Pick from an extensive list of free training courses and workshops in a virtual classroom setting.
 
 
State & County Organizations
100 South Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17608-1558
Phone: 717-393-6089
FAX: 717-509-3506
Email: info@assetslancaster.org.
Assists would-be entrepreneurs of low and middle income in Lancaster County to realize their goal of self-employment and economic independence. The main focus is a rigorous, fee-based, 13-week training course that covers basic business principles, marketing, finance, management, operations, legalities, and taxes.
South Central Office
Penn State Harrisburg
1010 N. Seventh St.  Suite 307
Harrisburg, PA  17102
Phone: 717-948-6339
Fax: 717-772-3594
Email: pcm12@psu.edu
Single state technology development program that provides flexible financing and investment opportunities for technology-oriented businesses. Provides university-based support to new and existing businesses in hi-tech industries.
Ben Franklin Venture Investment Forum
See contact info above
The Investment Forum helps entrepreneurs access outside investment and provides linkages between investors and promising early stage companies.
Center for Rural Pennsylvania
In-depth demographic profiles for all Pennsylvania counties.
PA Department of Labor & Industry data on employment, wage, economic and career-related topics.
120 N. Duke Street  P.O. Box 1599
Lancaster, PA  17608-1599
Phone: 717-291-4760
The economic development team provides a range of services to support small businesses as well as large corporations.  They assist companies in finding space, real estate and leasing agents, and provide information about business financing, tax credits, and other incentives for businesses locating to or expanding in the city.  SCORE Lancaster and the city of Lancaster have teamed up to help small businesses by making funds available for micro-loans for qualifying businesses within the city limits.
Community First Fund
P.O. Box 524
30 West Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17608-0524
Phone: 717-393-2351
Fax: 717-393-1757
Email: cff@commfirstfund.org
The mission of Community First Fund is to create economic opportunities and stronger communities throughout Central Pennsylvania with affordable loans, one-on-one business counseling, and business training courses. These services are provided to low-income populations and underserved communities. Community First Fund is a U.S. Small Business Administration micro lender.
Economic Development Company of Lancaster County
100 South Queen Street
P.O. Box 1558
Lancaster, PA 17608-1558
Phone: 717-397-4046
Fax: 717-293-3159
Email: edc@edclancaster.com
The EDC supports important economic development projects within Lancaster County. EDC is certified as both an Industrial Development Corporation and an Area Loan Organization by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. They help existing businesses to grow and expand and also serve as a first point of contact for businesses interested in expanding or relocating into Lancaster County.
One Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA  17022
Phone: 717-361-1275
Assists family businesses in “preparing for tomorrow” and provides a special program of seminars that address and resolve succession, management, ownership, and strategic issues of family businesses.
1010 N. 7th Street
Harrisburg, PA  17102
Phone: 717-948-6455
Connects businesses to faculty and students at institutions of higher education in Cental PA to stimulate applied research, leverage innovation in the marketplace, and accelerate commercialization of technology.  Assists in helping to identify funding and grant opporunities.
Kutztown Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
1100 E. Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17604
Phone: 717-391-3522
Fax: 717-232-3760
Email: scschaef@kutztown.edu
Provide assistance to start-up and existing businesses through classes and one-on-one counseling in conjunction with Kutztown University College of Business. The SBDC helps businesses through every stage of development, from business planning to marketing, to funding, to management.
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Southern Market Center
100 S. Queen Street P.O. Box 1558
Lancaster, PA 17608-1558
Phone: 717-397-3531
Fax: 717-293-3159
County-wide business organization with over 3,000 members. To meet the needs of its members, it offers marketing opportunities, information, training, value-addeds, niche groups, events, business recognition, advocacy and workforce assistance, all with the aim of fostering a positive economic business climate in Lancaster County.
P.O. Box 1558
Lancaster, PA  17608-1558
Phone: 717-394-9393
Fax: 717-394-1010
The mission of Leadership Lancaster is to develop outstanding community leadership to support the needs of Lancaster County through the core program, executive orientation series and board leadership program.
313 W. Liberty Street  Suite 114
Lancaster, PA  17603
Phone: 717-735-0333
Lead organization in Lancaster County for workforce planning and working with state officials in providing business with locally-validated labor market information.  Arranges for a service delivery system that meets the workforce needs of businesses and the public alike. 
Franklin & Marshall College
Local Economy Center
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003
Phone: 717-291-3947
Fax: 717-291-4369
The LEC serves the needs of the Lancster community and the curricular needs of F&M students.  It serves to meet the research needs of the community's economic development constituencies.  A local economy atlas is included on the site.
MANTEC
313 W. Liberty Street
Suite 162
Lancaster, PA  17603
Phone: 717-873-9894
Fax: 717-509-1009
MANTEC is a private, nonprofit organization that works with small and medium-sized manufacturers to identify opportunities for continuous improvement. A staff of manufacturing professionals and service providers offers access to specialized programs and initiatives designed to help manufacturing firms successfully compete in a constantly changing marketplace.
Pennsylvania Career Link of Lancaster County
1016 North Charlotte Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: 717-509-5613
Fax: 717-509-5617
Email: info@jobs4lancaster.com
Cooperative effort to provide one-stop delivery of career services to job seekers, employers, and other interested individuals, and to provide access to employment, education and training resources.
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development – Center for Entrepreneurial Assistance
400 North Street
Commonwealth Keystone Building, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
Phone: 800-280-3801
Fax: 717-787-4088
Email: ra-dcedcea@state.pa.us
Lead agency in Pennsylvania government for small business development. Aim is to enhance the entrepreneurial vitality of the Commonwealth and build an environment which encourages creation, expansion and retention of successful small businesses. Visit the website for information on starting a business in PA, business assistance, financing, international trade, workforce development and more.
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Information and forms for business taxpayers.
Pennsylvania Open for Business
Complete online resource for entrepreneurs doing business in Pennsylvania. Register your business online, access forms necessary to start a business, name your business and explore financial options. Resources include downloadable handbooks on many aspects of starting a business.
Pennsylvania State Data Center
Access census data that includes population, housing, agriculture, manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade, governments, etc.
Pennsylvania Women’s Business Center
P.O. Box 524
Lancaster, PA 17608-0524
Phone: 717-393-2351
Fax: 717-393-1757
Email:lwalker@commfirstfund.org
This division of Community First Fund is designed to provide training, consultation, loan capital and advocacy support for new and existing business owners.
SCORE Lancaster
Lancaster Chapter 16
313 West Liberty Street, Suite 231
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: 717-397-3092
Fax: 717-481-7637
Email: scorelancaster@verizon.net
This resource partner with the US Small Business Administration is a national nonprofit association of volunteers dedicated to aiding in the formation, growth and success of small businesses.  SCORE offers confidential free business counseling as well as free and low-cost business workshops, seminars and publications.  SCORE Lancaster also runs the Kauffman FastTrac First Step seminar series, an in-depth 12-week program for business start-ups.
Parkview Tower
1150 First Ave.  Suite 1011
King of Prussia, PA  19406
Phone: 610-382-3080
Fax: 202-481-4978
P.O. Box 42
Marietta, PA  17547
Phone: 717-368-0704
A non-profit network of business people, professionals, investors, and not-for-profit leaders who are committed to building a more socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable economy -- a local, living economy.  ssbn educates the community on the benefits of a local economy.  The community buys more local and environmentally healthy products and services.  Publisher of annual Green Pages.
Team Pennsylvania Business Resource
Everything you need to know about business expansion or relocation in Pennsylvania, including information on the workforce, county profiles and industry trends, financing, economic base, real estate, regulations and permits, taxes and contacts.
 




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