Develop the skills and knowledge necessary to build and grow a successful business

Penn State SBDC’s free or low-cost educational programs provide practical information on a wide variety of business topics and are designed to teach basic business skills as well as more advanced and specific business management strategies. Many programs feature experts and leaders from industry, government, higher education, and professional associations.

Comprehensive training series that equip small business owners with in-depth knowledge and skills they can apply to their businesses.
LivePlan Business Plan Bootcamp

An 8-week accelerator program designed to take participants through the entire journey of writing a complete business plan.


A 90-day program designed to help small business owners identify business capabilities and design a strategic roadmap to future success.

Growth Wheel 360

A 5-week cohort program that helps startup and growth companies build their businesses through a simple, action-oriented process.

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Opportunities to learn from experts, network with other entrepreneurs, and connect with additional resources.
Penn State Global Entrepreneurship Week
A weeklong series of presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities designed for entrepreneurs, local startups, innovators, and anyone interested in thinking outside the box.
Lenders Round Table
An outreach event for lenders, government officials, and economic development professionals focused around ensuring SBDC client access to capital.
Take the next step toward starting or growing your business.
In the Business of Helping Others
Learn how Mike Reinart worked with the Penn State SBDC to learn sales and marketing strategies that helped him launch his business, Reinert Consulting in State College, Pennsylvania.
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