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


Introduction to Exporting

When: April 25, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Where: State College, PA
Cost: $25.00

This event is ideal for sales, marketing, and logistics managers, as well as companies that are new to exporting, or for those who need a refresher course! There is something for everyone!

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Think Tank

Think Tank

When: May 18, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: State College, PA
Cost: $0.00

Like Shark Tank©, but nicer. You can see firsthand how a PowerLink Advisory Board helps business owners face a real challenge so they can take their business to the next level of success.

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2017 Sponsors

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Online Learning – Pennsylvania SBDC

If you are interested in learning more about business ownership and if its 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 dozens of other online training programs that you may find valuable from a variety of other organizations — like the Small Business Administration, IRS, Intuit, and others. We have organized these tutorials into alphabetical categories to help you search and view the tutorials easily by topic: Click here to view the training.

Topics covered: Start-Up, Managing a Business, Loans and Financial Management, Taxes, Marketing, Technology Tutorials, Business Continuity, Government Marketing & Procurement, International Trade, Women Entrepreneurs, Minority Entrepreneurs, Veteran Entrepreneurs, Older and Young Entrepreneurs.