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.
Courses for Businesses
As any entrepreneur knows, there is a lot to do when starting a business — selling products, hiring employees, keeping proper records. To help small business owners and managers of companies develop the core skills needed to run a successful business, the SBDC offers a series of educational courses specifically designed for business operations, management, and growth. The workshops for new small businesses are offered in six key areas:
- Business Management and Operations
- Human Resources
- Legal Issues
- Marketing and Sales
- Record Keeping, Accounting, and Taxes
Within each topic area, a number of different workshops are offered throughout the year so that business owners can choose the workshop best suited to the needs and goals of their particular company.
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For more information on seminars, grand openings, and ribbon cuttings, please contact Laurie Linton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-863-4293.
Become a 2013 sponsor. Contact Laurie Linton for more details at 814-863-4293 or email@example.com .
Thank you to our 2013 sponsors:
Thank you 2012 sponsors: SPE Federal Credit Union, Susquehanna Bank, SF&Company, and The Learning Factory.
Thank you 2011 sponsors: SPE Federal Credit Union, First National Bank, Babst Calland-Attorneys at Law, and Blazosky Associates, Inc.
Please register for seminars in advance.
Payment MUST be received prior to the start of the workshop to complete registration.
Seminar are held in different location, please see flyer for location.
For directions to 200 Innovation Blvd., 119 Technology Center, visit www.sbdc.psu.edu/Driving-Directions.htm.
For seminars held in 200 Innovation Blvd., 119 Technology Center, please note that visitor parking is available next to the building. If all visitor spaces are full, please ask an SBDC staff member for a parking pass. Please arrive ten minutes before the start of the seminar to obtain a parking pass if needed.
Seminars are subject to rescheduling due to enrollment numbers; in this event every effort will be made to contact you in advance.
Cancellation policy: For those who find it necessary to cancel, refunds will be made as long as the cancellations are received within 48 hours of the respective seminar.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Funding support and resources are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community and Economic Development, through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), private sponsor and through support from Penn State. All services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by calling 814-863-4293. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.
An accredited affiliate of the national network of Small Business Development Centers