Upcoming Events

  • Building a Marketing Plan in 90 Minutes
    Live webinar
    Apr 21, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Live webinar
    Is marketing overwhelming? Are you unsure of where to start, what to do, how much to spend, and what to spend your precious marketing dollars on that will give you the best return?
  • Understanding Business Relief and Recovery Resources
    Live webinar
    Apr 27, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Live webinar
    Relief and recovery programs for small businesses have been introduced through a variety of resources. What does that mean for your company?
  • eMarketing Strategies- Social Media Strategy
    Live webinar
    Apr 29, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Live webinar
    Social Media is best used as a telephone, not a megaphone. That means you can't post and ghost as we like to say. You must spend time on social media listening, engaging, and interacting with your followers.
  • First Step Webinar - AM Session
    Live Webinar
    May 06, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Live Webinar
    The first step to starting a successful new venture is to attend the SBDC "First Step" workshop. Learn the steps necessary to start, manage, and grow your own business.
  • Lenders Roundtable
    Live Webinar
    May 06, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Live Webinar
    Are you starting a business or exploring ways to grow your existing business but lack the funds to do so? Join the Gannon SBDC to hear from several lending institutions from across the region on different funding opportunities and financing options. The program will then be open for a Q&A session.
  • COE - Pivoting for Success
    Live Webinar
    May 11, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Live Webinar
    As the world transitions to the “new normal”, tourism businesses are needing to quickly spot industry trends and pivot their products and services to succeed.
  • First Step Webinar - PM Session
    Live Webinar
    May 13, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Live Webinar
    The first step to starting a successful new venture is to attend the SBDC "First Step" workshop. Learn the steps necessary to start, manage, and grow your own business.
  • Email Marketing
    Live Webinar
    May 18, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Live Webinar
    With so many ways to share content, email marketing continues to remain a great way to acquire new customers and drive qualified traffic to your website. This powerful one-hour seminar takes you through the keys to effective email marketing.
  • Is Franchising Right for Me?
    Live Webinar
    May 20, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Live Webinar
    Learn the qualities to look for in a successful franchise and learn techniques to gather the facts so your decisions are based on what you know, not what you suppose. John Tubridy, a Franchise Specialist with FranNet, will cover all of the ins and outs of choosing, owning, and operating a franchise.
  • COE - Spotting Trends
    Live Webinar
    May 25, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Live Webinar
    Navigating the changing landscape of small business can be difficult without the right tools and information to understand emerging trends. In this webinar, Jacob Jones, Business Consultant with the Gannon University SBDC, will discuss the importance of industry trends for your business.
  • How to Attract & Retain Good Employees
    Live Webinar
    May 27, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Live Webinar
    Starting out, most new entrepreneurs focus on the operational and financial sides of their business. HR concerns aren’t even a concern—until they hire their first employee. The best time to address the Human Resources piece of the enterprise is at the very beginning.
  • First Step Webinar - AM Session
    Live Webinar
    Jun 03, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Live Webinar
    The first step to starting a successful new venture is to attend the SBDC "First Step" workshop. Learn the steps necessary to start, manage, and grow your own business.
  • First Step Webinar - PM Session
    Live Webinar
    Jun 10, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Live Webinar
    The first step to starting a successful new venture is to attend the SBDC "First Step" workshop. Learn the steps necessary to start, manage, and grow your own business.
  • Basics of Intellectual Property Law
    Live Webinar
    Jun 17, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Live Webinar
    This presentation will cover the basic principles of Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets to give you some knowledge of what each type of IP is, does, and how each are secured.
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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 in part through support from Gannon University and other sources. All services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by calling 814-871-7232 at least two weeks in advance. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. SBDC services are not available to individuals or entities that have been debarred or suspended by the federal government. By agreeing to receive assistance from the SBDC you are self-certifying that you are not currently federally debarred or suspended and also agree to cease using SBDC services if you become federally debarred or suspended in the future.

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. All services extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals.

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