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

28
Mar

Doing Business with Penn State

When: March 28, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Bellefonte, PA
Cost: $0.00

Would you like to learn more about: how Penn State purchases products and services how to find business opportunities with Penn State Penn State’s Office of the Physical Plant prequalifiction process what is the Penn State Purchasing Card the Office of the Physical Plant Diverse Business Enterprise Program how to find construction opportunities with Penn […]

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29
Mar

Google Webinar: Give Your Website a Refresh and Reach Customers Online

Google Webinar: Give Your Website a Refresh and Reach Customers Online

When: March 29, 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Where: State College, PA
Cost: $0.00

Refresh your website as part of your spring cleaning to-do list. Learn how to promote your online presence using search engine optimization (SEO) and best practices for creating a search-friendly site. At this free workshop, we’ll discuss best practices for: creating a free Google My Business listing improving your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search […]

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9
Apr

The First Step to Small Business Success

The First Step to Small Business Success

When: April 9, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 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 […]

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11
Apr

How to Podcast Professionally for Under $50

When: April 11, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: State College, PA
Cost: $0.00

At this FREE seminar, you can learn: How to decide on a podcast theme What equipment you need and how to use it What platform to use to host your podcast What audio software to use and how to use it Best practices for quality broadcasting How to find guests to feature How to market […]

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17
Apr

Google for Startups: Grow with Google

Google for Startups: Grow with Google

When: April 17, 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Where: State College, PA
Cost: $0.00

Explore Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating or updating your business profile and learn about Google’s free website tools. At this seminar, learn how to: • create or claim your business profile on Google • manage your business info […]

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25
Apr

Social Media for Small Businesses

When: April 25, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: State College, PA
Cost: $0.00

Learn how getting to know your audience can help you with your organic reach. What are the basics for creating a social media strategy? Learn who your audience is by using analytics and creating a persona. How do you best use that strategy for your organic posts? About the presenter: Christie Clancy is the owner […]

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14
May

The First Step to Small Business Success

The First Step to Small Business Success

When: May 14, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: University Park, PA
Cost: $0.00

Sponsored by 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 […]

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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.