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Small Business Development Center
Helping Businesses Start, Grow, and Prosper

South Bethlehem Assistance Program


A program of the Lehigh University Small Business Development Center (LUSBDC) located at the College of Business and Economics, the SBAP concentrates services to existing and prospective entrepreneurs in the community surrounding the University. The SBAP provides business consulting, entrepreneurial training, and information access and transfer to maximize business growth, enhance competitiveness and increase profitability of the community. The SBAP relies on the resources and expertise of the LUSBDC, Lehigh University, the private sector, and government agencies.

In addition to outreach, counseling, and training, the SBAP publishes a bi-annual newsletter dedicated to keeping the Lehigh/South Bethlehem community informed of activities, projects, partnerships, and resources affecting and involving businesses. All efforts contribute to program objectives of stronger business relationships and partnerships in South Bethlehem.

To access the SBDC's free services, find out how we can assist, or locate the appropriate resource for your situation, simply visit our website and complete the Request for Service online or call/stop by our offices for a blank copy to complete. Our staff will contact you to confidentially discuss the details and work with you to agree on a course of action, whether working with an SBDC counselor or an agency/resource outside the SBDC.

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