Seminars

SBDC courses, seminars, and conferences provide up-to-date, practical information on a wide variety of business topics and are designed to educate entrepreneurs about new and innovative management procedures. The programs teach basic business skills as well as more advanced and specific business management. These low-cost workshops feature experts and leaders from industry, government, higher education, and professional associations.

Seminar Calendar

10
Sep

The First Step to Small Business Success

The First Step to Small Business Success

When: September 10, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: University Park, PA
Cost: $0.00

Sponsored by SPE Federal Credit Union and SCORE

Have you always had the dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to begin? This free workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs begin the process of owning a successful business, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options.

Learn from a business consultant about:

  • lifestyle requirements for business owners
  • how to assess the feasibility of your business idea
  • legal and tax implications of owning a business
  • how to develop a business plan
  • how to compile a bank-ready financial package
  • how to market your product or service
  • health and safety regulations that may apply to your business
  • where to find other resources that may help you succeed

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19
Sep

SBIR Road Tour

SBIR Road Tour

When: September 19, 2019, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Where: University Park, PA
Cost: $0.00

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has launched a 16-stop road tour across the U.S. to connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding and is stopping at University Park, PA!

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24
Sep

The Second Step to Small Business Success: Developing a Business Plan

When: September 24, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: University Park, PA
Cost: $0.00

The importance of a business plan should never be overlooked. For a business to be successful and profitable, you must have a clear understanding of your organization’s customers, competition, and finances. The business plan also serves as a powerful tool for financing proposals.

At this seminar, learn about:

  • the purpose of a business plan
  • the business plan components
  • how to format your plan
  • conducting market research
  • creating financial spreadsheets to attract funding for your business

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15
Oct

The First Step to Small Business Success

The First Step to Small Business Success

When: October 15, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Bellefonte, PA
Cost: $0.00

Sponsored by  Springboard and SCORE

Have you always had the dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to begin? This free workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs begin the process of owning a successful business, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options.

Learn from a business consultant about:

  • lifestyle requirements for business owners
  • how to assess the feasibility of your business idea
  • legal and tax implications of owning a business
  • how to develop a business plan
  • how to compile a bank-ready financial package
  • how to market your product or service
  • health and safety regulations that may apply to your business
  • where to find other resources that may help you succeed

Parking info:

There is no parking at SpringBoard. It’s recommended to park in the municipal lot by the train station.

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2019 sponsors

SPE Federal Credit Union LogoScore logoMerrill Lynch

 

 

Become a 2019-20 sponsor. Contact the Penn State SBDC at 814-863-4293 or sbdc@psu.edu.

Online Learning – Pennsylvania SBDC

If you are interested in learning more about business ownership and if it’s right for you — at your own pace, on your own time — then this webinar series by the Pennsylvania SBDC is made just for you:  First Step: Starting a Business.

There are more than 75 other online training programs that you may find valuable from a variety of other organizations — like the Small Business Administration, IRS, Intuit, and others. Topics to explore range from buying a business to strategic planning to take your high-tech product to market. Click here to view the training available.