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 24, 2016

8:30 am - 11:00 am
Energize Your Business' Social Media - Beginner

Energize Your Business' Social Media - Beginner

Slower paced for the beginner social media marketer

Cost: $40.00 | Event Details and Registration

February 26, 2016

8:30 am - 11:30 am
Energize Your Business' Social Media - Advanced

Energize Your Business' Social Media - Advanced

Faster paced for the advanced social media marketer

Cost: $40.00 | Event Details and Registration

March 1, 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

March 8, 2016

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Financial Management Essentials Series - 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: $40.00 | Event Details and Registration

March 15, 2016

9:00 am - 11:30 am
Financial Management Essentials Series - Monitoring and Analyzing Your Cash Position - Sponsored by SPE Federal Credit Union

Financial Management Essentials Series - Monitoring and Analyzing Your Cash Position - 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: $40.00 | Event Details and Registration

March 17, 2016

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sell Successfully to the World on Etsy

Sell Successfully to the World on Etsy

Cost: $40.00 | Event Details and Registration

April 11, 2016

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The First Step of Starting a Business - Special Penn State Student, Faculty Seminar

The First Step of Starting a Business - Special Penn State Student, Faculty Seminar

Special hour and half seminar for Entrepreneurial Penn State Students and faculty.

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

April 14, 2016

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Doing Business With Penn State

Doing Business With Penn State

To register for this seminar, copy and paste this link into a browser: http://www.ptassist.com/services/ptac_web_register.php?id=B092B46954

Cost: $0.00 | Event Details and Registration

May 3, 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

June 7, 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

July 12, 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

2016 Partner

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2016 Sponsors

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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’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 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 building. Additional visitor parking is available across the street at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. Parking map is below.

First Step-Technology Park map-2016