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

12
Nov

The First Step to Small Business Success

The First Step to Small Business Success

When: November 12, 2019, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Where: State College, PA
Cost: $0.00

This free workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs begin the process of owning a successful business, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options.

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13
Nov

Passport to Great Food and Brews: Happy Valley AgVentures

Passport to Great Food and Brews: Happy Valley AgVentures

When: November 13, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: State College, PA
Cost: $0.00

Central Pennsylvania has a wide-range of food and spirits to satisfy the pickiest of palates. Learn more about our area’s food and spirits trail, hear from local entrepreneurs, and sample some of our own locally-sourced food at this networking mixer at Maine Bay & Berry.

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14
Nov

Creating a Content Strategy Plan

Creating a Content Strategy Plan

When: November 14, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Where: State College, PA
Cost: $0.00

Do you want to leverage your business’s social media presence more effectively? This seminar can provide you the tools and insight needed to enhance your social media skills and take your company to the next level.

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10
Dec

The First Step to Small Business Success

The First Step to Small Business Success

When: December 10, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: University Park, PA
Cost: $0.00

This free workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs begin the process of owning a successful business, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options.

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2019 sponsors

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

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.