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July 2020

Quick Connect Coaching Sessions

July 7 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Webinar United States
Free
Quick Connect

Looking for a quick answer to a question related to disaster recovery, reopening, stabilizing, or projecting for growth? Then 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. Remaining June topics are: July 7: Progress Fund July 14: Cash Flow Through Covid July…

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How to Pivot to Hybrid or Digital Business Products and Services

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar United States
$35

While you may provide a product or service direct to consumers or businesses in-person, the COVID-19 pandemic may have shined a light on a weakness in your business. Perhaps you can’t get your product or service to your customers, or they can’t access it locally or even via shipping?Well, in this webinar, we will cover a smorgasbord of digital products/services that you can provide to your customers, current and potential so that you can either continue your physical retail business…

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Pitch Deck Development

July 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar United States
Free
SBDC Pennsylvania

Do you have investors interested in your idea or looking to land a spot in a business accelerator? Crafting a presentation to inform and educate them can be difficult your first time. Join SBDC Jacob Jones for an information-packed presentation on developing your winning pitch deck. This presentation will cover; the idea behind pitch deck development, best practices, reviewing a proven pitch deck template, and answering your questions on developing a pitch deck.

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Positioning Your Business for Success in a Competitive Market

July 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Webinar United States
Free

Whether you’re developing your business plan or are running your business now, this webinar helps clients develop the strong positioning strategies critical to businesses competing in crowded markets. In partnership with Small Business Administration, Community First Fund, Harrisburg LaunchBox, African American Chamber of Commerce of Central PA, and The City of Harrisburg.

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Writing Effective Emails with Constant Contact

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar United States
Free

Whether you are writing a welcome email, event invitation, promotion, or an automated series, it can feel daunting to sit down and write your next email. You have a limited amount of time where you need to figure out what to write and how to write it so it drives results for your business. After all, your emails need to build relationships, inspire people, and encourage them to take action. That’s why in this free, recorded webinar we’ll share email…

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Preparing for a Business Loan with Parke Bank

July 9 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Webinar – Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19121 United States
Free

Join us for a presentation by Parke Bank on how to best prepare for a business loan

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The First Step Webinar – Morning Session

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar United States
Free
SBDC Pennsylvania

This is the First Step to starting a successful new venture- learn the steps necessary to start, manage, and grow your own business.

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The First Step Webinar – Evening Session

July 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar United States
Free
SBDC Pennsylvania

This is the First Step to starting a successful new venture- learn the steps necessary to start, manage, and grow your own business.

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Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Webinar United States
Free

Patent, trademark or copyright? Learn about the different types of intellectual property and how to protect your business ideas. This free live webinar features the Penn State Law Intellectual Property Clinic, which provides free legal assistance to Pennsylvania entrepreneurs.

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First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business

July 10 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Webinar United States
Free
SBDC Pennsylvania

Thinking of starting a small business? Begin Exploring the size of your market and what marketing tools you'll need to attract customers, learn about business structures, access helpful resources, learn about available funding options and understand what you need to formally establish your business.

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First Step: Starting A Small Business Webinar

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar United States
Free
SBDC Pennsylvania

The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your BusinessThis monthly seminar provides an overview on the steps to start a business along with an in-depth look at a business plan. Topics include business registrations, licenses, business structures, taxation, research tools, and what to expect in financing your business.

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[SBDC-CoE] The Resiliency Toolkit – Your Business Model

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar United States
Free

Now that businesses are planning for their eventual reopening, crucial decisions need to be made. How will I re-open in a way that I can remain safe, but profitable? How can I make sure I’m prepared if this happens again? How can I innovate or find alternative revenue streams?Your Business Model (Part 1) will focus on innovating your business model and strategic customer-focused issues. Behind the Scenes (Part 2) will focus on strategic internal operational and organizational issues.Part 1 Topics…

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The First Step to Small Business Success

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar United States
Free

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.Topics covered include: Business structures How to assess the feasibility of your business idea Legal and tax implications of owning a business How to develop a business plan Funding options and how to compile…

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What to Include in Your Employee Manual

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Webinar – Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19121 United States
Free

Working on your employee manual? Make sure the essentials are covered. Join us for this Lunch & Learn featuring Bernard A. Williams, Esq. of Company Counsel LLC

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First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business

July 14 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, 3520 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261-0001 United States
Free
SBDC Pennsylvania

Thinking of starting a small business? Begin Exploring the size of your market and what marketing tools you'll need to attract customers, learn about business structures, access helpful resources, learn about available funding options and understand what you need to formally establish your business.

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Representative Lynda Culver Presents: Business Startup Basics Webinar

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar United States
Free

Have you dreamed of being your own boss for many years but don't know where to start? Do you ask questions like: "How do I turn my good idea into a successful business?""What kind of forms and licenses do I need?""What are my business legal structure options?""What location factors should I consider?""Do I need insurance?""Do I plan to hire employees?""What kind of financing options are available?"The first step to starting a successful new venture is to learn the answers to…

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Reduce Cost – NOW

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar United States
Free

Finding cost savings in tough times is essential.If you are a C-Suite, Owner/Operator, or Executive Leader who-seeks short-term reduction in cash burn (indirect cost, component cost)-wants to maintain incumbent suppliers (where possible) for control and continuity-does not want to change business strategyYou’ll Get Benchmarked Tactics that Lower Indirect and Component CostsThis 1-hour webinar addresses the unprecedented challenges you face right now and will continue to encounter in the near future. Presented by Nimble LeaderEd Flanagan is Managing Director, Nimble Leader,…

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[SBDC CoE] Optimizing the Restaurant Experience During the COVID-19 Recovery

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar United States
Free

This webinar will cover topics on how to leverage design efforts to optimize the restaurant experience both off-premises and on-site post-COVID-19. Topics will include how to design a curbside/takeout experience, mobilizing your restaurant business, and considerations for food packaging when considering the offsite experience. When discussing on-site restaurant experience design, we will cover topics such as how to manage seat layout, how to increase spend per cover, and how to engage diners with design practices.

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USMCA/NAFTA updates with Mike Allocca

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar United States
$50
SBDC Pennsylvania

When the new USMCA agreement comes into effect, will you be ready for all of the changes? Come and learn about the new certificate of origin requirements, updated preference criteria, increase in the de minimus amount and much more. You will become aware of all the new chapters that were not part of NAFTA. Make sure your company is prepared to determine your products eligibility under the new USMCA product specific rules of origin.

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Employee Retention Strategies

July 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar United States
Free
SBDC Pennsylvania

Starting out, most new entrepreneurs focus on the operational and financial sides of their business. HR concerns aren’t even a concern—until they hire their first employee.HR professional Tom Benson knows that the best time to address the Human Resources piece of the enterprise is at the very beginning. This seminar will provide you with a proactive approach to HR issues and help you to develop a simple foundation for employee relations and help your new business to acquire solid contributors…

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[SBDC-CoE] The Resiliency Toolkit – Behind the Scenes

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar United States
Free

Now that businesses are planning for their eventual reopening, crucial decisions need to be made. How will I re-open in a way that I can remain safe, but profitable? How can I make sure I’m prepared if this happens again? How can I innovate or find alternative revenue streams?Behind the Scenes (Part 2) will focus on strategic internal operational and organizational issues. Your Business Model (Part 1) will focus on innovating your business model and strategic customer-focused issues.Part 2 Topics…

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The First Step: How to Start and Finance a Business

July 21 @ 10:00 pm - July 22 @ 12:00 am
IUP SBDC Suite 108 Eberly College of Business & IT, 664 Pratt Drive
Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705 United States
$15
SBDC Pennsylvania

This workshop will help you to begin the process of successful business ownership. Topics include: Unique lifestyle requirements involved in owning a business, how to assess the feasibility of your business idea, differences between business organization structures, how to develop a business plan, how to obtain financing, how to market your product or service, applications and licenses needed to start your business.

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Time for a Checkup – The Brand Audit

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Webinar United States
Free

A brand audit is a checkup that evaluates your brand's position in the marketplace, its strengths and weaknesses, and how to strengthen it.In this webinar, learn how to:-state the benefits of a brand audit-discuss the steps involved in a brand audit-gather information needed to conduct a brand auditPresented by Penn State Lehigh Valley's The Council for Retail and Sales Board of Directors Chair James "Doc" Ogden and Faculty Denise Ogden.

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Common Legal Issues for Startups

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar United States
Free

Entrepreneurs need a lot of legal guidance to start businesses. This free live webinar features the Penn State Law Entrepreneurship Assistance Clinic, which provides free legal assistance to Pennsylvania entrepreneurs.Webinar topics include:-Business entity formation (including how to know if an entity is required)-Founder agreements and allocation of equity among owners-Protection of confidential information-Hiring employees vs. contractors and other HR issues

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Intellectual Property: Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks and Trade Secrets.

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar United States
Free
SBDC Pennsylvania

Intellectual Property (“IP”) is a key component of any business endeavor. Every business has IP whether or not they acknowledge it. This presentation will cover the basic principles of Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets to give you some knowledge of what each type of IP is, does, and how each are secured. The presentation is intended as a first glance overview of IP but those with some familiarity with the topic could benefit from a refresher.

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