Start a Business

Starting a business can be a rewarding and fruitful commitment. However, there are times when you may need assistance. Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI), along with our partner agencies, will provide the necessary resources and counseling to make your  business as well-situated as possible. Since HCBI's inception in 1912, we have focused on three major aspects of assistance in initiating entrepreneurial activities Planning, Locating, and Financing. Over time our success with these activities has been measured twofold. The first is in our assistance of numerous businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs each year, leading to significant positive changes for Huntingdon County. The second is the pride we share in having the opportunity to give back to the extraordinary people in our community.

 

Planning

  • Assist in the initial steps of the business plan creation

  • Provide counseling throughout the business plan's development

  • Identify target markets and analyze what strategies will capture them most effectively

  • Finding successful opportunities for advertisement in the area

  • Develop short and long-term financial projections

 

Locating

 

Financing

  • Manage a collection of low-interest loans and tax credits

  • Create a financial package which will work best for the entrepreneur

  • Maintain access to revolving loan funds on the county, state and federal levels

  • With the permission of clients, will work directly with their bank during business development