Widener University Small Business Development Center assists businesses start, grow and prosper. Our center provides one-on-one consulting services and delivers educational training programs to new and existing businesses in southeastern Pennsylvania. The mission of the Widener SBDC is to grow the economy of Delaware and Philadelphia Counties by providing entrepreneurs with education, information, and the tools necessary to build successful businesses. Early in 2019, Widener SBDC was designated as a NextGen Lab for Design Thinking and Analytics by SAP and became the first of 1100 SBDCs in the country to achieve this designation. The United States Small Business Administration (SBA), awarded Widener SBDC the 2019 Center of Innovation and Excellence Award for exceeding our goals and in recognition of best practices. Widener SBDC also received this recognition in 2013.