Business and Technology Development


The overriding goal of the Business and Technology Development Program (BTDP) is to provide technical assistance to small businesses navigating the "technology space" of the commercial marketplace. This program is tied into the Product Development Center at Bucknell University and the Integrated Product Development Center at Lehigh University.

By assisting clients with navigating the "technology space" the program conducts patent searches, analyzes the market and commercial potential of innovative products and methods, and provides technical services such as prototyping and valuation. All of these services are offered to clients of the SBDC and are conducted in conjunction with other consultants and programs.

Business Basics Series

Session 1 - Legal

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015
6:30PM - 7:30PM
Rauch Business Center
621 Taylor St.
Bethlehem, PA 18015

The “Business Basics Seminar Series” is designed for pre-venture and new businesses. You do not have to attend all of the sessions but, put together, they provide a good legal/accounting-recordkeeping/marketing foundation for the entrepreneur. The seminars will be taught by three of the Lehigh Valley’s top business experts.

Topics to be covered include:

Legal Issues

Speaker: Buddy Lesavoy, MBA, JD

Buddy Lesavoy concentrates his practice in business including start-up, corporate and real estate matters, working with many family and closely-held businesses in the Lehigh Valley. A native of Allentown, he has a deep understanding of local business.

Registration Deadline:
October 13, 2015

For more information, please click here for flyer and registration

The Lehigh SBDC has moved!

Our new address is:

416 E. 5th St,
Bethlehem, PA 18015

We are on the main campus of Lehigh University, one block away from Rauch Business Center and Zoellner Arts Center.

Our phone number and hours remain the same!


Lehigh University SBDC Aids PA Company to Bring Jobs Home

When the owners of Kempton, PA-based Tree Armor contacted the Lehigh University SBDC for assistance in marketing their coiled protective tree wrap to government agencies, they opened the door to a broad range of services to assist their small business.

The SBDC's Government Marketing Director David Dunn learned of Tree Armor's quality and production issues with their overseas manufacturer, leading to staff assistance in value-engineering their product and bringing the manufacturing back to the U.S.

Read more about this growing company and the SBDC services' impact as reported in The Morning Call and on WFMZ-TV News!