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June 2020

First Step: Starting a Small Business

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar United States
Free
SBDC Pennsylvania

This workshop is intended to provide aspiring small business owners with an overview of many of the issues involved in planning and launching a new business venture. Topics include personal and lifestyle issues of the entrepreneur/business owner, the legal, financial and tax considerations of starting a small business, and the "how-to's" of business registration, government regulations and compliance issues.Attendees will also be introduced to the steps of developing a sound business plan.Upon completion of the workshop, attendees will be invited…

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First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business

June 5 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
University of Pittsburgh Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Drive
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 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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*WEBINAR* First Step: Starting A Small Business Clarion

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar United States
Free

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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Become An Approved UPMC Supplier of Goods and Services

June 9 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar United States
$25

Get connected to contracts & gain access for approval!UPMC Is Ready...Are You?FY 2018, UPMC achieved $225 million in spending with 400+ diverse suppliers - YOUR BUSINESS CAN BE NEXT!Qualifications: Seeking Business Opportunities with UPMC Supplier Diversity DepartmentBusiness Owners: Minority, Women, Veteran, Disabled, LGBTQAll Industries Welcomes: Service, Manufacturing, RetailReceive 50+ Comprehensive Sales Materials***Disclaimer: By registering for this program, you give your permission to take a group photo for UPMC sponsorship support.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Hot Topics

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Webinar United States
Free
SBDC Pennsylvania

Attendees will learn: About resources on federal EEO laws and Covid-19. Whether you are gearing to reopen, or continuing with telework, you don’t want to miss hearing about the EEOC updates and anti-discrimination laws that may have an impact on your business.      

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Become An Approved UPMC Supplier of Goods and Services

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Webinar United States
$25

Get connected to contracts & gain access for approval!UPMC Is Ready...Are You?FY 2018, UPMC achieved $225 million in spending with 400+ diverse suppliers - YOUR BUSINESS CAN BE NEXT!Qualifications: Seeking Business Opportunities with UPMC Supplier Diversity DepartmentBusiness Owners: Minority, Women, Veteran, Disabled, LGBTQAll Industries Welcomes: Service, Manufacturing, RetailReceive 50+ Comprehensive Sales Materials***Disclaimer: By registering for this program, you give your permission to take a group photo for UPMC sponsorship support.

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First Step interactive Webinar

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar United States
Free
SBDC Pennsylvania

This webinar is for anyone who is thinking about starting a business or who has already started a business but might like to validate that you didn’t miss a critical step. This webinar will feature a presentation by Tom Sharbaugh, Professor of Practice and Director of the Penn State Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic. His presentation will focus on the various organizational structures that an entrepreneur can elect to use to form an entity and you will learn how the Clinic can…

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What and How to Market on the Web During and After COVID-19 (Webinar)

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar United States
Free
Brown Framed Eyeglass

There’s nothing more important than promoting your business after you’ve done all the hard work to get your products, services, and other business operations into place. But, if you build it, they will not come unless you’re screaming from the proverbial mountain tops. And, that’s what digital marketing is for. In this webinar, we will discuss: How to develop a marketing strategy beyond product development and pricing How to establish the strategy and promotions to drive revenues A number of…

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*WEBINAR* First Step: Starting A Small Business Smethport

June 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Webinar United States
Free

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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Pennsylvania Transferable Tax Credits

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar United States
Free

The webinar will cover a variety of PA Based incentive programs to help businesses across a variety of industries thrive. The Key programs to be discussed will be the Keystone Innovation Zone Program, which is designed for early stage companies, Research and Development Tax Credits for companies creating or further developing products and processes, and the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Programs available for Pre-K and K-12 schools as well as educational improvement organizations.Attendees will learn a variety of the programs…

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*WEBINAR* First Step: Starting A Small Business DuBois

June 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar United States
Free

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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The First Step: How to Start and Finance a Business

June 16 @ 10:00 pm - June 17 @ 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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June Temple Business Roundtable with NKCDC: First Steps to Entrepreneurship

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2771 Ruth Street, Suite 1, 2771 Ruth Street, Suite 1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19134-3473 United States
Free

Thinking about starting a business? Sit in on our panel with experts offering insight into getting started. Networking to follow

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Representative David Rowe Presents: Business Startup Basics Webinar

June 18 @ 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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Second Step: Developing a Business Plan

June 19 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
University of Pittsburgh Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Drive
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 United States
Free
SBDC Pennsylvania

Most financing options require a solid business plan. Learn all you need to know about operational and production planning, conducting market research and creating financial spreadsheets to attract funding for your business.

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Marketing Planning During Covid-19

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar United States
Free

In a crisis situation subject to rapid change, you need a proactive plan to adjust and adapt how you lead your team, speak to your customers, and manage your brand.Learn how to:-summarize components of strategic planning-conduct a situation analysis-develop marketing objectives and strategies-adapt to a chaotic environmentPresented 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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The First Step: Pre-Business Planning Workshop

June 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2299 Manor Drive, 2299 Manor Drive
Loretto, Pennsylvania 15940-9707 United States
Free
SBDC Pennsylvania

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 to assess the feasibility of your business idea  • legal and tax implications of owning a business  • how to develop a business plan …

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Getting a Jump on Starting a Business – Webinar

June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar United States
Free

This monthly webinar is designed to give you the nuts and bolts of what it takes to start a business. Knowing the resources available to you to make better business decisions can give you the peace of mind. Getting answers to the critical questions and finding the experts to help you will make the journey to entrepreneurship easier.

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PASBDC Table Talks: Change is the only Constant

June 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar United States
PASBDC Table Talk for Food and Farm Businesses

Small business owners know that when unexpected circumstances arise, even the best laid plans can be derailed. Our current state of emergency is no exception: it has required many small business owners to adjust expectations, make intentional pivots, and adopt new habits. But these recent changes are only some of the many a business will face in it’s lifespan. It should come as no surprise that even when the pandemic subsides, unanticipated change will remain on the horizon. Developing a…

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R3: Designing a Resiliency Roadmap for the next 30/60/90 Days

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar United States
R3 Event Cover

Resiliency is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, and the global pandemic and economic shut down have certainly required small business owners to respond and adapt in rapid time. To help businesses navigate the next several months, the Penn State Small Business Development center has developed R3, a guided three-month program to help businesses develop their roadmap to better business operations. This 4-part series in Small Business Resiliency will address small business Re-evaluation, Recovery, and Regeneration strategies in the…

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Quick Connect Coaching Sessions

June 30 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Webinar United States
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! This week’s guest is David Kahley, President and CEO of The Progress Fund, a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and part of a Pennsylvania coalition of 17 CDFIs that support small businesses throughout the commonwealth. As part of the COVID-19 Relief…

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Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness for Ag Businesses

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar United States
PPP Loan Forgiveness for Ag-3

If you have questions related to planning and documentation needed to receive loan forgiveness for the Paycheck Protection Program, attend this free webinar from the Penn State SBDC, Clarion SBDC, and Scranton SBDC. The event will feature Sonia Smith, Public Information Officer for the U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania Office, who will provide the most up to date information on loan forgiveness basics for borrowers of the Paycheck Protection Program available to small businesses as part of the CARES…

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July 2020

[SBDC CoE] Preparing for the Second Wave of COVID 19

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

As States open up, the chances of COVID flare ups during the summer are high, as well as a second wave in the fall and winter amplifying the impacts on destinations, visitors’ bureaus, and related industries. This webinar will provide practical information on creating and testing crisis and risk plans, information sources to remain ahead of COVID and other potential crises, as well as ideas on innovated approaches to dealing with crisis and risk at the destination level.

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The First Step

July 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
85 South Main Street, 85 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701 United States
Free
SBDC Pennsylvania

Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn't know where to start? This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options. Attendees will learn:Unique lifestyle requirements involved in owning a businessHow to assess the feasibility of their business ideaDifferences between business organization structuresHow to develop a business planHow to obtain financingThe applications and licenses needed to start their…

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Reinvent & Relaunch Your Business: Recovering Trust

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Webinar United States
Free
Reinvent & Relaunch Business

Develop a well-thought-out reopening and reinvention plan to increase your chances of success. Apply expert advice to start this new business stage with the right approach. Learn how to lead your business and employees under the new normal. Implement strategies to regain the trust of your customers and welcome them back. What you will get in this webinar: Learn the Guidelines and public policies for reopening in Philadelphia and Delaware Counties. Get helpful tips for operating under the new normal.…

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