Small Business Development


Together with partners Crispus Attucks, HACC York, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Susquehanna Score,  we launched a multi-week training program to assist entrepreneurs and existing contractor businesses. Through the proposed sessions we hope to connect them to the resources necessary to support redevelopment projects across the county.


Program Details

There is no cost for this program. Each session will last for 90 minutes and will be moderated by a member from the partnership team. First Session of Each Track will run 5:00pm to 7:00pm and all other Sessions will run 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Dinner will be provided.


Loretta Claiborne Building
605 S. George Street,
Suite 140
York, PA 17401


Please contact Sully Pinos via email or
at 717-771-4577.
Registration is required.


  • Businesses must attend all classes in their track to be eligible to apply for micro-grant offered by YCEA.
  • Businesses that complete Track #2 would be part of the contractor contact and distribution list for YCEA.
  • Businesses that complete either track would be signed up with a mentor from Susquehanna SCORE.
  • Businesses that complete either track will be featured in YCEA marketing efforts for business development.
  • Businesses that complete either track would have an opportunity to attend a networking event hosted by YCEA.
    • Business After Hours
    • Women’s Business Center Organization Luncheon
    • Get Connected Event

Available Tracks

Track #1- Small Biz Start Up (FIVE WEEKS)

  1. July 25: Introduction Session & Business planning
  2. August 1: Financing your Business/Legally Establishing a Business
  3. August 8: HR Management/ Marketing
  4. August 15: Sustaining Your Business & Accounting
  5. August 22: Navigating Through Resources

Track #2- “In Construction” (SEVEN WEEKS)

  1. August 29: Introduction Session & Business/Marketing Strategy
  2. September 5: Contracts (Local, State, Federal)
  3. September 12: Types of Certification & PA Supplier Portal
  4. September 19: Accounting/Taxes
  5. September 26: To Bid or not to Bid
    • Business Partnerships
    • Bidding/Estimates
    • Bonds & Insurance
  6. October 3: Contract compliance
  7. October 10: Financing

Thank you to our Small Business Development Program Facilitators:

Community First Fund
CGA Law Firm
Susquehanna SCORE
Alternative HR
Small Business Administration
Kinsley Construction


View our Small Business and Entrepreneur Resources.


View our Small Business and Entrepreneur Resources.