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 25, 2014

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

$79 per person, per class or $139 per person for two classes or $215 for all three classes.

Cost: $79.00 | Event Details and Registration

October 1, 2014

9:00 am - 11:00 am

OSHA Hazard Communication Standard & Workers Fall Hazards

Learn what OSHA’s expectations are for complying with the Hazard Communication Standard and How do you protect your workers from fall hazards? 

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

October 3, 2014

9:00 am - 11:30 am
Tax and Bookkeeping Considerations for Small  Business

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 7, 2014

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The First Step of Starting a Business - Sponsored by The Learning Factory

The First Step of Starting a Business - Sponsored by The Learning Factory

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 9, 2014

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Advanced Social Media Strategies

Cost is $30.00. To register visit http://community.lhup.edu/sbdc/training.htm.

Cost: $30.00 | Event Details and Registration

October 10, 2014

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

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, 2014

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Choosing A Retirement Plan For Your Business - Sponsored by Curtis Ishler - Morgan Stanley

Choosing A Retirement Plan For Your Business - Sponsored by Curtis Ishler - Morgan Stanley

Business Financial Planning

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

October 28, 2014

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

November 16, 2014 - November 21, 2014

8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Global Entrepreneurship Week - Nov 16-21, 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week - Nov 16-21, 2014

Coming Soon! GEW events will be live in September. You can also visit www.gewpennstate.org for more information and events.

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

November 17, 2014

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
GEW - The First Step of Starting a Business

GEW - 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

November 18, 2014

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

GEW - Research to Start-Up

This 90 minute overview educates Penn State faculty, researchers and grad students on the steps necessary to take their research from the labs to starting, managing, and growing their own business.

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

November 18, 2014

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
GEW - Website 1: Competitive, Mobile, Search Engine Friendly, with Social Media Connection

GEW - Website 1: Competitive, Mobile, Search Engine Friendly, with Social Media Connection

Presented by Donna Yale and Donald LeGoullon, PennTAP

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

November 18, 2014

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
GEW - Website 2: Search Engine Optimization: Basic Elements Simply Explained - Understanding what SEO is all about

GEW - Website 2: Search Engine Optimization: Basic Elements Simply Explained - Understanding what SEO is all about

Presented by Donna Yale and Donald LeGoullon, PennTAP

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

November 19, 2014

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
GEW - The Second Step of Starting a Business - sponsored by SPE Federal Credit Union

GEW - The Second Step of Starting a Business - sponsored by SPE Federal Credit Union

Writing a Business Plan

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

November 20, 2014

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
GEW - Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs

GEW - Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs

Almost everyone has heard about crowdfunding by now, but do you know how it can be used by entrepreneurs? This workshop will describe the two primary types of crowdfunding—donation and investment—and explain how entrepreneurs have been using the Internet to raise seed and early stage funding from investors around the world.

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

Thank you to our 2014 sponsors!

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Thank you 2013 sponsors: SPE Federal Credit Union, SF&Company, and The Learning Factory.

Become a 2014 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, during  your own time — then this online workshop is made just for you Online Tutorial for 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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