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


Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

When: October 18, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: State College, PA
Cost: $0.00

Cyber-attacks targeting businesses with fewer than 250 employees have steadily increased over the last five years, according to the cybersecurity firm Symantec. In 2015, 43 percent of all attacks targeted small businesses, up from 34 percent the previous year. Research by the  National Cyber Security Alliance indicates that within six months of a cyber-attack, 60 […]

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The First Step to Small Business Success

The First Step to Small Business Success

When: November 6, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: State College, PA
Cost: $20.00

Have you always had the dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to begin? This 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. Learn from a business consultant about: lifestyle requirements for business owners how […]

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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.