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

Date/Time Seminar

August 30, 2016

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The First Step of Starting a Business

The First Step of Starting a Business

Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to start? This workshop will help!

Cost: $20.00 | Event Details and Registration

September 14, 2016

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Boomer To Business:  How to Start a Successful Business

Boomer To Business: How to Start a Successful Business

A growing number of workers age 50+ are turning interests, hobbies, or skills into a small business. Whether you are interested in starting a small business right away or intending to wait until after retirement, now is the time to explore the possibilities.

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

September 29, 2016

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Basics of Accounting Software: Featuring QuickBooks™ Set up

The Basics of Accounting Software: Featuring QuickBooks™ Set up

Timely, consistent, and accurate record keeping is essential to monitor business performance, prepare tax returns, and make well-informed decisions regarding a business.

Cost: $89.00 | Event Details and Registration

October 4, 2016

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The First Step of Starting a Business

The First Step of Starting a Business

Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to start? This workshop will help!

Cost: $20.00 | Event Details and Registration

October 4, 2016

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
"It's Not Just the Price!" COSTARS, the Commonwealth’s Cooperative Purchasing Program

"It's Not Just the Price!" COSTARS, the Commonwealth’s Cooperative Purchasing Program

Do you want to: increase your business with reliable payers?, sell to qualified local governments and non-profit, without the need for expensive public bidding procedures?, and compete based upon your company’s features & benefits-not just price?

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

October 6, 2016

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Introduction to QuickBooks™

Introduction to QuickBooks™

Timely, consistent, and accurate record keeping is essential to monitor business performance, prepare tax returns, and make well-informed decisions regarding a business.

Cost: $89.00 | Event Details and Registration

October 12, 2016

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Military and Veteran Entrepreneurship Training - Day One

Military and Veteran Entrepreneurship Training - Day One

Military service members and veterans have the character, discipline, and skills needed to succeed as small-business owners and entrepreneurs. Wondering how you can best prepare to be a success?

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

October 13, 2016

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Advanced QuickBooks™

Advanced QuickBooks™

Timely, consistent, and accurate record keeping is essential to monitor business performance, prepare tax returns, and make well-informed decisions regarding a business.

Cost: $89.00 | Event Details and Registration

October 18, 2016

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Tax and Bookkeeping Considerations for the Small Business Owner

Timely, consistent, and accurate record keeping is essential to monitor business performance, prepare tax returns, and make well-informed decisions regarding a business.

Cost: $40.00 | Event Details and Registration

October 25, 2016

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Cash is King! Monitoring and Analyzing Your Cash Position

Timely, consistent, and accurate record keeping is essential to monitor business performance, prepare tax returns, and make well-informed decisions regarding a business.

Cost: $40.00 | Event Details and Registration

November 1, 2016

8:30 am - 11:30 am
Energize Your Business’ Social Media –  Beginner Guidance and Networking

Energize Your Business’ Social Media – Beginner Guidance and Networking

Do you need to help getting started with social media? This seminar is for you. Register today.

Cost: $40.00 | Event Details and Registration

November 2, 2016

8:30 am - 11:30 am
Energize Your Business’ Social Media – Advanced Guidance and Networking

Energize Your Business’ Social Media – Advanced Guidance and Networking

Do you need to advance your business’ social media? Let Brad and Anne help you. Register today.

Cost: $40.00 | Event Details and Registration

November 8, 2016

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The First Step of Starting a Business

The First Step of Starting a Business

Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to start? This workshop will help!

Cost: $20.00 | Event Details and Registration

November 9, 2016

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Military and Veteran Entrepreneurship Training - Day Two

Military and Veteran Entrepreneurship Training - Day Two

Military service members and veterans have the character, discipline, and skills needed to succeed as small-business owners and entrepreneurs. Wondering how you can best prepare to be a success?

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

December 6, 2016

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The First Step of Starting a Business

The First Step of Starting a Business

Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to start? This workshop will help!

Cost: $20.00 | Event Details and Registration

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2016 Sponsors

SPE Federal Credit Union logo Penn State Learning Factory

Become a 2016-17 sponsor. Contact Laurie Linton for more details at 814-863-4293 or LaurieLinton@psu.edu.

Online Learning – Pennsylvania SBDC

If you are interested in learning more about business ownership and if its 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 dozens of other online training programs that you may find valuable from a variety of other organizations — like the Small Business Administration, IRS, Intuit, and others. We have organized these tutorials into alphabetical categories to help you search and view the tutorials easily by topic: Click here to view the training.

Topics covered: Start-Up, Managing a Business, Loans and Financial Management, Taxes, Marketing, Technology Tutorials, Business Continuity, Government Marketing & Procurement, International Trade, Women Entrepreneurs, Minority Entrepreneurs, Veteran Entrepreneurs, Older and Young Entrepreneurs.

Directions and Parking for seminars held at the Technology Center

Directions

For seminars held in the Technology Center in Innovation Park, free visitor parking is available in the rear of the building. Additional visitor parking is available across the street at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. Parking map is below.

Map of Innovation park