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. 

13
Apr

Quick Connect Coaching Sessions: All About Customer Service

Quick Connect Coaching Sessions: All About Customer Service

When: April 13, 2021 - April 27, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Cost: $0.00

Attend a “Quick Connect” session to speak with a business consultant without scheduling an appointment or leaving your couch!⁣⁣⁣ Each week an industry expert will join one of our business consultants to share best practices and answer questions related to the topic related to a specific topic.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

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29
Apr

Online Selling Clinic

Online Selling Clinic

When: April 29, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Cost: $0.00

Are you presently selling goods or services online or would like to start?  

The Online Selling Pop-up Clinic will cover legal aspects of online selling including taxes, financing, marketing, websites, and cybersecurity. With increasing numbers of people choosing to sell online as a result of COVID-19, this Clinic will give listeners a better idea of some of their legal obligations in selling online. 

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4
May

Business Plan Bootcamp

Business Plan Bootcamp

When: May 4, 2021 - June 22, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cost: $0.00

Penn State SBDC Business Plan Bootcamp is an 8-week bootcamp accelerator designed to take participants through the entire journey of writing a full business plan. A well written business plan will outline the primary purpose of your business, design plans for the future, identify a unique value proposition, and navigate a financial roadmap to success. With a strong business plan you can run a successful business, obtain bank financing, find the right employees, and attract investors.

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11
May

The First Step for Small Business Success

The First Step for Small Business Success

When: May 11, 2021, 9:00 am - 11:00 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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26
May

Grow with Google Webinar Series: Make Better Business Decisions with Analytics

Grow with Google Webinar Series: Make Better Business Decisions with Analytics

When: May 26, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Cost: $0.00

The PASBDC network and Grow with Google have partnered to deliver 6 free webinars. Join our host,  Google Trainer Randi F. Penfil to learn digital skills that can help your business.  Join us as we discuss and analyze trends about how customers engage with your business online, then turn these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions.

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2020 sponsors

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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.