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

February 3, 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

February 10, 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

February 24, 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

March 3, 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

March 17, 2015

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

How to Start an Online Web-based Business

If you are starting an online business, then this is the seminar for you. There is a proven sequence of steps you may follow to increase success when you’re starting a small business online.

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

March 26, 2015

9:00 am - 3:30 pm
SBIR/STTR Grants Workshop

SBIR/STTR Grants Workshop

Register at http://www.research.psu.edu/about/sbir-sttr-grants-workshop

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

April 13, 2015

6:00 pm - 7:30 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

April 30, 2015

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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: $79.00 | Event Details and Registration

May 7, 2015

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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: $79.00 | Event Details and Registration

May 12, 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

May 14, 2015

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

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

Cost: $79.00 | Event Details and Registration

June 2, 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

July 7, 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

August 4, 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

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: $20.00 | Event Details and Registration

2015 Co-sponsor

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

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.

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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