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, 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 215-898-1219. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

You are viewing 146 events with the topic Pre-Business Planning

First Step: Starting A Small Business Clearfield and Jefferson


The First Step of Starting a Business



The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business



First Step: Starting a Small Business



First Step: Starting A Small Business DuBois


The First Step Pre-Business Workshop - BU SBDC (9am - 11:30am)


The First Step - start your business


ESW Series #3 The First Step: Pre- Business


The First Step


First Step: How to Start a Business

  • Center: Widener University SBDC
  • Price: $25.00
  • Location: , , PA 19013

First Step: How to Start and Operate a Small Business (Exton)


Second Step: Researching and Evaluating Your Business Idea

  • Center: Wharton School, Univ. of Penna. SBDC
  • Price: $50.00
  • Location: TBD, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3615

The Second Step: Developing A Business Plan


ESW Series #3:Topic- Business Plan Basics


The First Step: Pre-Business Planning Workshop


First Step: Starting A Small Business Coudersport


Mastering Business Loan Proposals

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