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Resources to Help You Build or Expand Your Bensalem Business

Here in the Bensalem area, several local organizations can help educate you on critical issues facing your business. No matter what type of business you own or the challenges you face, the Bensalem Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) and others can help you start or expand your business.


We can help you navigate available funding sources, choose the best location for your business, and hire the right people. Established 35 years ago by Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo, the BEDC comprises volunteer business and community leaders who foster strategic economic development opportunities in Bensalem.

SCORE Bucks County

The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) was formed in 1964. It is a national organization of business executives who left their businesses and now help others with the skills and knowledge they’ve gained. It’s a Small Business Administration (SBA) program whose members provide free consultation on whatever challenge you face. The local chapter serves small businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Bucks County and Eastern Montgomery County, PA.

They provide free mentoring services, educational workshops, and webinars. The mentoring program is SCORE’s core service offering. Mentors work with their clients to address critical issues and teach best practices concerning starting and growing a business. Their efforts include:

  • Writing business plans
  • Developing products
  • Conceiving and executing marketing strategies
  • Hiring staff

You can learn essential lessons from SCORE volunteers instead of learning by doing and failing.

Temple University Small Business Development Center

They’re part of a nationwide network of business resource centers funded by states and the SBA. The Temple University SBDC provides consulting services and training to entrepreneurs who want to start or grow their small businesses.

SBDC consultants can work with you in confidential, one-on-one sessions and help you with various challenges, including testing new business propositions, creating a business plan, finding funding opportunities, and much more.

Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce

The Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce (LBCCC) promotes businesses in the Lower Bucks County region. More than a thousand members come from professional firms and small, medium, and large businesses. LBCCC covers a 22-town area in Lower Bucks County. They can provide educational opportunities and an outlet to network with others through their monthly Business Card Exchanges and Keynotes.

BEDC members can help you navigate your challenges and make Bensalem the best home possible for your business. Economic growth generates positive results for everyone in the area. The BEDC team works to achieve intelligent, sustainable growth, focusing on quality of life, inclusive and equitable opportunities, and respecting the environment.

Call the BEDC at (484) 354-0287 or email us at to learn more.

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