We’ve collected a list of small business resources – they are awesome, check them out! Score “Whether launching a new business or tackling issues in an existing one, SCORE of Lancaster has over 50 volunteer mentors to provide expert advice and feedback through our free, confidential, face-to-face mentoring program. The Lancaster chapter of SCORE also offers a variety of affordable seminars and workshops that educate and prepare entrepreneurs and small business owners, covering everything from business fundamentals to financial planning and marketing. Our SCORE Business Roundtables give small business owners with common interests the opportunity to interact in an open forum to share experiences, exchange best practices and network.” – Score Website Small Business Development Centers “The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are the only statewide, nationally accredited program that provides high quality one-on-one consulting, training and information resources to empower new and existing businesses. The SBDC program is a public/private partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and 18 universities and colleges across the Commonwealth.” – SBDC Website Assets “ASSETS was established in 1993 by Mennonite Economic Development Associates. Since then, ASSETS has supported hundreds of entrepreneurs in obtaining their goals. Through our program, small business owners learn how to start, manage and grow a young business.Microenterprise support for entrepreneurs in Lancaster County has been our focus and mission for 20 years. We strongly believe that the health of our communities is dependent on the success of small businesses and the support of entrepreneurs.Our staff, trainers and volunteers are entrepreneurial and have extensive experience in local small business. All services are provided in both English and Spanish.” – Assets Website Duke St. Business Center “The Duke Street Business Center at Lancaster Public Library has been serving the entire Lancaster County, PA business and nonprofit community since it opening in March 2006. This unique special library-within-a-library of over 2,000 books, audio books, videos, periodicals and electronic resources serves as a one-stop source for authoritative and up-to-date business and nonprofit information. The DSBC is staffed by professionally trained business reference librarians who specialize in providing personalized assistance locating information by utilizing a combination of print resources, licensed business databases and specialized websites.” – Duke Street Business Center Website SBA “Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.” – SBA Website Up Lancaster “UP Lancaster is part of a global movement, home to the city’s innovators, leaders, doers, makers, and entrepreneurs. UP supports new ventures, provides resources for entrepreneurs, and connects the community. UP Lancaster is a part of a global movement dedicated to ensuring that anyone can experience entrepreneurship, no matter where they live. We’re fully driven by local volunteer efforts, being led by the best and brightest Lancaster’s entrepreneurial community has to offer.” – Up Lancaster Website PA Open for Business “PA Biz Online is the result of the commonwealth’s effort to make Pennsylvania the easiest place in the world to start, build and expand a business. This website gives entrepreneurs one-stop access to business information. Entrepreneurs can find out how to start a business, learn how PA can help them grow, find the right forms and electronically register a business with the Department of Labor and Industry, Department of Revenue, and Department of State.” – PA Open for Business Community First Fund “Our Mission Community First Fund creates sustainable prosperity for low wealth communities and individuals, especially Persons of Color and women, by aligning capital, knowledge and advocacy to advance business ownership, housing and community development in the communities we serve. Our Vision Community First Fund envisions a vibrant and diverse community where individuals prosper and are free from poverty and discrimination.” – Community First Fund Website The Women’s Business Center at Community First Fund provides training, customized business counseling, loan capital, and advocacy support to small business enterprises. The goal of the Center is to develop more knowledgeable, better prepared business owners through these services and outside resources. http://www.commfirstfund.org/womens-business-center/ EDC Lancaster “The Economic Development Company of Lancaster County is the leading organization dedicated to promoting business development and expansion within Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. A private, not-for-profit, non-government organization EDC works on a number of fronts to promote the economic well-being of our communities.” – EDC Website coLAB “We are an incubator where Community Benefit Organizations come together and work collaboratively in a supported environment. We work along side our clients, sharing big ideas that will ultimately transform our community. Through navigating board dynamics, leading projects and supporting Community Benefit leaders, we facilitate and guide sound decision-making.We believe in providing access to customized services that any sized community benefit organization needs to run efficiently and smoothly. We believe this allows staff and board members the opportunity to strategically focus on their organizational mission.” Lancaster City Alliance | Business Startup Tool Kit, the tool kit is a great guide if you’re interested in starting a business. Other Resources Leadership Lancaster – “Leadership Lancaster’s purpose is to identify existing and emerging leaders, to prepare them for roles in shaping the future and to entrust them to guide the county in the years ahead.” Art Collectives DECI – “The DECA is an affordable rental facility geared towards the Arts.Our 1400’sq space can facilitate meetings, Arts organizations,classes and events.” The Arch – Art Collective Community Kitchen East Side Community Kitchen Maker Groups Make717 Interior Design Collective Inglenook Creative If you’re looking for services from Design to accounting our members might be able to help. Check out our member page HERE This list is always evolving – check back for updates Now that you have your business details in order you need a place to work – Join us! Click here to Schedule a tour! If your organization is not listed and you would like to be added please contact us and we’d be happy to add you.