Working with EMAP

Our clients come from a broad range of small businesses across the state. We work with farmers, manufacturers, coffee shops, auto repair shops, restaurants, drycleaners - the list goes on and on. And whether the question is related to a regulatory concern (a question about a permit, for example), or about energy assessments, funding, or anything else, our conversations are always kept 100% confidential and our services are completely free of charge.

There are a variety of ways to get started. Our website provides background and resources related to many of the topics our clients are most interested in.

You can also call our toll-free hotline at (877) ASK-EMAP (275-3627) to speak with one of our consultants. Depending on the depth of your question, we will either be able to help you right then and there, or, we will sign you on as a client of the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center and arrange a time to speak with you in more detail.

Becoming a Client

To become a client, click on the link below and fill out the required information. Send the completed form via email or fax, and someone will contact you within 2 business days.

As a client of the Pennsylvania SBDC, you will have access to the full spectrum of state-wide resources including assistance, guidance, recommendations and education, but ultimately, you are your own best advocate and will get the most out of the service if you're a true partner; engaged, responsive and motivated. For example, you will likely be asked to provide some background, including documents we'll ask you to gather and send to us in a timely fashion. We'll have ongoing questions and will need you to simply be available to answer them. And, while our services are provided at no cost to you, we do get our funding from several different sources, all of which enjoy reading your feedback, testifying to the help you received through our program.

Please review the full Client Rights & Responsibilities before continuing on to become a client of the Pennsylvania SBDC and EMAP.