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How do I become a client?

All consultations are by appointment only, and all prospective clients must complete a Request for Service prior to receiving SBDC assistance. To complete a Request for Service, please click the button above.

Why must I complete a request for service?

The Request for Service 1) provides us background information on you and your business to better direct you to the right starting point with us and 2) establishes confidentiality between you and the SBDC. We are not able to provide consulting services without having a completed request for service on file.

I am getting an error/having issues trying to complete a Request for Service

If you have ever used an SBDC in Pennsylvania in the past, please click the button above and try logging in via the login box in the top right corner of the page. If you do not remember your password, please click the "forgot password" link to have it emailed to you. If you are unable to login, or this is your first time working with the SBDC, please email insbdc@lehigh.edu or call us at 610-758-3980 and we can help.

What can I expect after submitting my Request for Service?

If your starting point with us is one of our training seminars, you will receive welcoming information from one of our consultants and any specific information about the training. Otherwise, you will be assigned to one of our consultants who will contact you to set up your first meeting and discuss your request and business goals. The time it takes from submission to that initial meeting varies based on 1) our total client volume and 2) your individual consultant's client load at that time. At peak times, you may be looking at a 2-4 week waiting period. If you have not heard from anyone in our office after that time, please contact us at (610) 758-3980.

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Funding support and resources are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community & Economic Development; through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration; and in part through support from Lehigh University. All services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatroy basis. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency can be made by calling (610) 758-3980. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. SBDC services are not available to individuals or entities that have been barred or suspended by the federal government. By agreeing to receive assistance from the SBDC you are self-certifying that you are not currently federally bedarred or suspended and also agree to cease using SBDC services if you become federally barred or suspended in the future.