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.

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The First Step to Small Business Success

The First Step to Small Business Success

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

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.

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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.