Upcoming Business Education Seminars

The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) offer a variety of educational events and workshops all across the state to address the many needs of small businesses. 

First Step

One of the most popular workshops we offer, the First Step: Starting a Business, is a great place to begin for those looking to start a business.


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Funding support and resources are provided through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community & Economic Development and through support from the host institutions. All services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by calling the SBDC directly. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. SBDC services are not available to individuals or entities that have been debarred or suspended by the federal government.  By agreeing to receive assistance from the SBDC you are self-certifying that you are not currently federally debarred or suspended and also agree to cease using SBDC services if you become federally debarred or suspended in the future.

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December 1, 2015 -- Be the Change: B Corp Workshop

The First Step of Starting a Business

Can Your Hobbies and Skills Pay the Bills (Pottsville) for Displaced Workers

The First Step: Pre-Business Planning Workshop

ESWS #2: Fiancial Statements

Doing Business with Pitt

First Step: Business Start-up Essentials (Beaver)

The First Step Seminar- Mercer County

The Second Step

Finding Government Procurement Opportunities

  • Center: Widener University SBDC
  • Price: No Cost
  • Location: , Chester, PA 19013

Set Up and Sell to the Government Seminar

The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business

First Step to Starting Your Business (Harrisburg)

Exporting 101 - Lunch and Learn Webinar

The First Step: Starting Your Business (Scranton)