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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What Business Should I Start?... Hosted by U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent

...And How Do I Fund It? Hosted by U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent

How to Conduct Market Research

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

Second Step: Researching and Evaluating Your Business Idea

Unemployment Compensation: Relief From Charges - Cumberland County

First Step: Starting A Small Business Coudersport

The First Step: Pre-Business Planning Workshop

Using Instagram as a Marketing Tool: Clarion

What Can Go Wrong?

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

Financial Management for Business: Day 1: Ridgway

ESWS Series #4:Topic- Presenting the Plan

SBA HubZone Program - What YOU Need to Know

Fundamentals of Government Marketing

Beginner Facebook Clinic

  • Center: Gannon University SBDC
  • Price: No Cost
  • Location: , , PA 16501

Women's Entrepreneurship Center: START-UP Program

The First Step of Starting a Business