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 113 events with the topic Pre-Business Planning

First Step: Starting a Small Business- Chambersburg

ESWS #1: Operations Management

First Step: Starting A Small Business Potter

The First Step: Pre-Business Planning Workshop

ESW Series #2 The First Step: Pre- Business

ESW Series #1: Topic- Sales and Marketing

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

ESW Series #1: Topic- Financial Considerations

ESW Series #2:Topic- Business Plan Basics

The First Step of Starting a Business

First Step: Starting a Small Business- Carlisle

First Step: Starting A Small Business McKean

The First Step: Pre-Business Planning Workshop

Entrepreneurship Conference: Clarion

ESW Series #2: Topic- Intro to Marketing

First Step: How to Start a Business

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

The First Step for Starting a Small Business