Starting a Business 

If you are planning to start or expand a business in Pennsylvania, we can help. You will need information on state licenses and taxes, federal requirements, employee protections and building inspections. Below is information on where you can go to get started.

Entrepreneur's Guide: 

Starting and Growing a Business in Pennsylvania (compliments of Representative Parke Wentling and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania): This guide may be obtained from the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce or go to under Business Assistance/Entrepreneur Guide.

The Gannon Small Business Development Center (SBDC): 

Professionals work confidentially with entrepreneurs in Erie, Crawford, Mercer and Warren countries to help businesses maintain a competitive edge. The consultants can help new or existing business owners set goals, develop new products and services, gather sophisticated information about a specific industry or find new global markets. The Gannon SBDC consultants have many areas of expertise that include financial, marketing, international and environmental. These services are provided at no charge.

SBDC Contact:

Jill Newcomer, MBA

Business Consultant - Mercer County

Small Business Development Center

182 Main Street, Suite A

Greenville, PA 16125  

(724) 300-1481 

(724) 588-2013 (F)