Technical Assistance

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

This Pennsylvania based organization is a nonprofit entity that offers a number of services from networking and infrastructure to business advice and capital for businesses looking for a technological consultant that help stimulate business growth and expansion. They provide early-stage technology firms and established manufacturers with funding, networking opportunities, and technical and business expertise.  This organization is a prime partner for businesses involved in research that depend on technology.

Contact: Connie Faylor, Regional Manager
Phone: 610-390-7116
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IRC Network

The IRC network is a partnership between several non profit manufacturing consulting companies that are based across the state. These Centers were established to help manufacturers respond to changing markets, new technology and the competitive pressures of today’s global economy. Each center oversees a certain region of PA and works to help all the businesses that depend on their services network across the state.

Contact: (610) 628-4640

Kutzown Small Business Development Center

For new and emerging businesses in Berks County looking for aid in starting off with a good foundation, the KUSBDC is an excellent local resource that can help. The KUSBDC offers a multitude of services that both new and long-standing businesses can benefit from, ranging from the evaluation or refining of business plans to identifying sources of funding for the business.

Kuztown General Phone Number: 1-877-472-7232
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Latino Business Resource Center at Kuztown University

The LBRC is a division of the Kutztown University Small Business Development Center and provides assistance to Latino business owners and entreprenuers who want to grow their businesses or launch a new venture.

Phone: (610) 451-9235
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Manufactures Resource Center

The MRC is an organization that helps businesses that rely on manufacturing in their operations. The MRC provides training and certification in areas ranging from but are not limited to lean manufacturing, management, quality control, etc. Consulting services range from operational excellence, revenue growth, sustainability, and leadership and culture.

Contact: (610) 628-4640
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