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 151 events with the topic Pre-Business Planning

ESW Series #3: Topic- Intro to Marketing

The First Step of Starting a Business

The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business

ESW Series #3:Topic- Market Research

The First Step

The First Step: Pre-Business Planning Workshop

ESW Series #3:Topic- Competitive Intelligence

First Step: Starting A Small Business DuBois

The First Step

The First Step: Starting Your Business (Stroudsburg) - for Displaced Workers

The Second Step - Financing your Startup

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

First Step: Starting a Small Business- Carlisle

The Second Step: Developing A Business Plan

ESW Series #3:Topic- Operations Management

The First Step