Events

Penn State SBDC Response to COVID-19: The Penn State SBDC is taking precautions to help protect the health and well-being of our clients, employees, and local community. To help mitigate the potential impacts of the COVID-19, we have decided to suspend all in-person workshops; we will continue to provide virtual offerings. We will update you of any decisions that impact future Penn State SBDC service offerings. 

5
Aug

Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) Information Session

Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) Information Session

When: August 5, 2021, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Cost: $0.00

Join the Penn State SBDC and Ben Franklin Technology PArtners of Central and Northern PA to learn more about the ERTC program, how to maximize your tax credit, how other small businesses have been able to use the credit in conjunction with the PPP program, and what steps can be taken to amend past returns as well as file future returns to claim the credit.

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10
Aug

The First Steps for Small Business Success

The First Steps for Small Business Success

When: August 10, 2021, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Cost: $0.00

Right now, entrepreneurs across the country are launching innovative products and services that positively impact the health, well-being, and happiness of others. Do you have an idea that could make a difference? If so, attend this free webinar to learn about the process of starting a business.

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2
Sep

Crisis Management with 360° Planning: A GrowthWheel Event

Crisis Management with 360° Planning: A GrowthWheel Event

When: September 2, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Cost: $0.00

GrowthWheel for Crisis Management is a 20-point decision tool that can be used to identify the danger signals in time to avoid a crisis situation, or to salvage what remains if a company is heading for bankruptcy. Attend this workshop to learn from Certified Growth Wheel Advisor and SBDC Consultant John Peterson, who will share how the tool can help business owners with their business concept, financial management, customer relations, operations, and more.

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7
Sep

Getting a 360° Perspective on Your Business - A GrowthWheel® Series

Getting a 360° Perspective on Your Business - A GrowthWheel® Series

When: September 7, 2021 - October 5, 2021, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Cost: $0.00

“Getting a 360º Perspective on Your Business” is an interactive, 5-week cohort program that will help entrepreneurs and startups design and articulate an attractive business concept, build a strong organization behind it, develop lasting customer relations, and do so while maintaining profitable operations.

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13
Sep

Veteran’s Business Bootcamp

Veteran’s Business Bootcamp

When: September 13, 2021 - November 17, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cost: $0.00

Are you a Veteran with a startup or business idea? Join Harrisburg LaunchBox to figure out how to turn your idea into a successful business.

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Become a 2019-20 sponsor. Contact the Penn State SBDC at 814-863-4293 or sbdc@psu.edu.

Event Policies

Registration and Fees  

Payment must be made by check or credit card. Cash will not be accepted. Payment must be received at least 24 hours in advance to guarantee your space in the seminar. 

 

Payment Instructions 

Please make checks payable to The Pennsylvania State University and mail to:

Penn State SBDC
200 Innovation Blvd.
155 Technology Center
University Park, PA 16802 

Seminars are subject to rescheduling due to enrollment numbers; in this event, participants will be contacted at least 24 hours in advance. For more information, contact the Penn State SBDC at 814-863-4293 or sbdc@psu.edu. 

 

Refund Policy  

If you need to cancel and wish to request a refund, please contact sbdc@psu.edu at least 24 hours prior to the start of the seminar. You may also elect to send a substitute in your place. Fees will not be refunded for seminars not attended by payee unless a refund is requested at least 24 hours in advance. If the event is cancelled by the Penn State SBDC, all fees will be refunded.  

Online Learning – Pennsylvania SBDC

If you are interested in learning more about business ownership and if it’s 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 more than 75 other online training programs that you may find valuable from a variety of other organizations — like the Small Business Administration, IRS, Intuit, and others. Topics to explore range from buying a business to strategic planning to take your high-tech product to market. Click here to view the training available.