Community Services

Small Business Resources

SCORE, Bucks County 

Bucks County SCORE provides business mentoring and training to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Whether you are just thinking about owning your own business or are looking to grow your existing business, SCORE, Bucks County, offers free one-on-one counseling sessions with certified business professionals, and free or low-cost training through online and in-class educational workshops.
409 Hood Boulevard Chamber of Commerce
Fairless Hills,PA 19030
Tel: (215) 943-8850

SCORE, Bucks County website
Follow SCORE, Bucks County on Facebook

Business Development Overview Flyer

Overview of the Bucks County Business Loan Program

 Directory of State-Certified and SBA-Certified Small Businesses In Bucks County: 2012

Certified Business Applications:

 PA Unified Certification Application for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Women, and Minority-Owned Businesses

US Department of Veteran Affairs Registration for Service-Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVOB) and Veteran Owned (VOSM) Small Business

The Entrepreneur's Guide 

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has developed The Entrepreneur's Guide: Starting and Growing a Business in Pennsylvania. The guide contains free services, checklists, helpful tips and procedures. The guide also lists addresses, websites, and telephone numbers for contacting business-related agencies. The guide is available as a pdf document at

Beginners Guide for Starting a Business in PA
The PA Department of Revenue has published a Beginners Guide for Starting a Business in PA.The guide is filled with information about how to fulfill your tax responsibilities and tips to help you avoid common mistakes. The guide is available as a pdf.

SBA Small Business Resources Magazine
The Philadelphia District's Small Business Administration Office has published a Small Business Resources Magazine which contains information about getting started with a small business, finding the money you need, regulations, disaster recovery, and advocacy. The document is available at .

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Workbook 
SCORE, in partnership with Bank of America, has developed a workbook to take your business ideas and put them into action. The workbook is available as a pdf.

Featured Website 
Our featured website is , where doing business in Pennsylvania is just a click away. This website provides entrepreneurs “one door” access to business information. Entrepreneurs can explore financial options, download forms necessary to start or expand a business, and electronically register a business with the Pennsylvania Departments of Labor and Industry, Revenue, and State.

Previously Featured Website 
At, employers can register to post available job openings and to search for qualified applicants. A Business Resource Area has links to state and federal agencies. Employers have access to PALMIDS, the Pennsylvania Labor Market Information Database System, which provides state and county labor market data and information.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Tax Incentives 
Businesses that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may be eligible for tax incentives. Businesses with 30 or fewer employees or total revenue of $1 million or less may use a CREDIT of up to $5000 per year to offset the costs of architectural adaptations, equipment acquisitions, and services such as sign language interpreters. All businesses, whatever their size, can take a DEDUCTION of up to $15,000 per year for the cost of architectural or transportation adaptations. Explanation: A tax credit is subtracted from your tax liability after you calculate your taxes, while a tax deduction is subtracted from your total income before taxes, to establish your taxable income. More information about the ADA and these tax incentives is available at the ADA Business Connection website at The ADA Information Line can be reached at 1-800-514-0301 (voice) or 1-800-514-0383 (TTY).

The Department has updated and expanded their set of brochures which cover a wide array of topics of interest to existing small businesses and persons interested in setting up their own business. The brochures contain phone numbers and websites to help you with your business issues. The topics included are:


Economic Newsletters

Bucks County
Transportation Management Association
Summer 2012
Bucks County
Economic Development Corporation
Spring 2013
Bucks County
Redevelopment Authority
July 2012
Small Business Advocate
January 2013
Select Greater Philadelphia 
Momentum! Newsletter 
March 2013
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of SE PA
Select Greater Philadelphia
GROWTH Magazine


Economic Reports: Veteran's Data

Labor Force Characteristics of Veterans, PA: 2011 Unempolyment Compensation of Ex-Servicemembers by County 2011 Unemployment Compensation of Ex-Servicemembers (percentage) 2011
American Veterans Own 9 Percent of US Firms
Veteran Owned Businesses
PA Counties


Economic Reports

United States
Bucks County
SBA - Small Business Lending, 3Q 2012 SBA - Small Business Profile: PA, January 2012 Dashboard of Workforce Indicators: Bucks County, 3Q 2011- numbers through 02-2012
Small Business Quarterly Bulletin, 4Q 2012 Pennsylvania Fast Facts

Bucks County Fast Facts
October 2012
Forth Quarter 2012 Survey of Professional Forecasters Pennsylvania Average Annual Employment and Wages 2010 Bucks County Profile
SBA-Small Business Data Resources Regional Economic News, State Employment
February 2013
Bucks County Top 50 Employers
SBA - Small Business Economy 2012

Regional Economic News,
State Housing Permits
March 2013

DVRPC Population Forecasts,
County and Municipal, through 2040

US Housing Market Conditions 4Q 2012

Regional Economic News,
Housing Prices, 4Q 2012

Bucks County Labor Market Status Report: January 2013
FAQ's on Small Business
September 2012
Philadelphia Metropolitan Area Employment
March 2013
Bucks County: Industry Fast Facts, 2011

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Results

Pennsylvania Counties Unemployment Rate
January 2013
Bucks County: Green Industry Fast Facts, 2011
SBE Council Business Tax Index 2013 Pennsylvania State Unemployment Rates Nowcasts - April 2013 TMA Bucks County
2010-2011 Annual Report
MarketWatch Top 100 Cities for Business Growth 2013

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Business Outlook Survey: April 2013

Migration Pattern for Bucks County: May 2012
  Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia: Personal Income 4Q 2012 Bucks County Economic Outlook
April 2013
  Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's State Leading Indexes: March 2013 Self Sufficiency in Bucks County
December 2012
  PA Coincident Indexes
March 2013
Forecasted Top Jobs in Bucks County: 2012-2015
  PA Projected 2018 Occupational Workforce Composition Opportunity Index - Bucks County
January 2013
  Select Greater Philadelphia 2012 Regional Report Workforce Demand, Bucks County
February, 2013
  Marcellus Shale Fast Facts November 2012 IHS Global Insight: Bucks County Economy
February 2013
  Livingston Survey: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia December, 2012  
  SBA Philadelphia District
Loan Volume Report
  Ben Franklin Technology Partners Southeastern PA
Industry and Occupation Cluster Analysis
  Ben Franklin Technology Partners PA Energy Economy Map  
  Pennsylvania Labor Market Information
January 2013
  PA Dept Labor and Industry
Employment Statistics
February 2013
  Natural Gas Production
May 2013