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

September 1, 2015

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 aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options.

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

September 10, 2015

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

Introduction to QuickBooks™

Business Financial Management Essentials

Cost: $79.00 | Event Details and Registration

September 17, 2015

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

Advanced QuickBooks™

Business Financial Management Essentials

Cost: $79.00 | Event Details and Registration

September 22, 2015

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sell Successfully to the World on Etsy

Sell Successfully to the World on Etsy

Cost: $70.00 | Event Details and Registration

September 24, 2015

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mastering QuickBooks™ with Importing/Exporting, Payroll Transactions, and Reporting

Mastering QuickBooks™ with Importing/Exporting, Payroll Transactions, and Reporting

Business Financial Management Essentials

Cost: $79.00 | Event Details and Registration

October 6, 2015

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 aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options.

Cost: $20.00 | Event Details and Registration

October 6, 2015

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

"It's Not Just Price!" - COSTARS: Pennsylvania Department of General Services

To register please visit: http://www.ptassist.com/services/ptac_register.php?id=1EAA345760
For more information or registration questions contact Kristen Moyer at SEDA-COG at (570) 524-4491 or kristen@seda-cog.org.

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

October 13, 2015

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Tax and Bookkeeping Considerations for Small Business

This series will provide business owners and managers with the skills and knowledge needed to set up an accounting system, track income and expenses, maintain financial records, understand and analyze cash flow and utilize QuickBooks™ accounting software for their businesses.

Cost: $69.00 | Event Details and Registration

October 20, 2015

9:00 am - 11:30 am
Cash is King: Understanding Business Cash Flow - Sponsored by SPE Federal Credit Union

Cash is King: Understanding Business Cash Flow - Sponsored by SPE Federal Credit Union

This series will provide business owners and managers with the skills and knowledge needed to set up an accounting system, track income and expenses, maintain financial records, understand and analyze cash flow and utilize QuickBooks™ accounting software for their businesses.

Cost: $69.00 | Event Details and Registration

October 21, 2015

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Export 101

More information to come

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

November 16, 2015

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
GEW - The First Step of Starting a Business

GEW - The First Step of Starting a Business

How to Start a Business.

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

November 17, 2015

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
GEW - Research to Start-up

GEW - Research to Start-up

How to Commercialize Penn State Research.

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

November 18, 2015

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
GEW - Understanding Business Cash Flow

GEW - Understanding Business Cash Flow

Many businesses have ‘gone broke while making a profit.’ Why does this happen? Because profit doesn’t necessarily mean cash.

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

November 18, 2015

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
GEW - The Second Step of Starting a Business

GEW - The Second Step of Starting a Business

How to Write a Business Plan.

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

November 19, 2015

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
GEW - Doing Business with Penn State

GEW - Doing Business with Penn State

Attend this seminar to find out how to find opportunities to participate in contract and procurement for supplies, construction, equipment and services with Penn State University.

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

Other Business Courses

Penn State Corporate Learning

Finding the right solutions to your business needs can be a daunting task. You need experts who can identify with your culture, expectations, and vision as they partner with you to achieve your goals. Penn State Corporate Learning has the talent, resources, and experience to integrate with your organization and help you to move forward.

Courses offered: (click on links below to learn more)

2015 Co-sponsors

Score-SoloSPE Federal Credit Union

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Thank you 2014 sponsors: SPE Federal Credit Union, SF&Company, and The Learning Factory.

Become a 2015-16 sponsor. Contact Laurie Linton for more details at 814-863-4293 or lxl182@psu.edu .

Online Learning – Pennsylvania SBDC

If you’re 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 Entrepreneurs
  • Young Entrepreneurs

 

Parking for seminars held at the Technology Center

For directions to Technology Center, visit http://sbdc.psu.edu/contact-us/

MapQuest: http://mapq.st/13ACCcE

For seminars held in the Technology Center in Innovation Park, Free parking is available in the rear of building, please park on the right side of lot if looking at back of building or the south east side, do not park on the Penn State parking side. Parking map below.

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