City of Allentown Small Business SPARK Program


Thank you for your interest in the City of Allentown Small Business SPARK Program!

If you have any questions about the program, please email

About the SPARK Program


Small business owners in the City of Allentown are still suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Conversations with those owners showed that specialized training and services were needed as much as additional funding.


The City of Allentown will provide successful applicants with one-on-one services in these potential topic areas:

  • eCommerce / Website Design

  • Social Media / Digital Marketing

  • Cybersecurity

  • Strategic Planning

  • Finance

  • Legal

These sessions will be provided at no charge. Payment for services will be handled between the Lehigh University SBDC and the provider.


Businesses who are:

  • Located in the city limits of Allentown

  • Have less than 50 employees

  • Negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

are eligible to receive services.


Services can begin as early as: January 10th, 2022

Services must end by: May 31, 2022