Upcoming Events

  • Strengthening Your Web Presence in 2021
    Live Webinar
    Feb 25, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Live Webinar
    Join us to learn what it takes to have a successful web presence and why having just a stand-alone website is just not enough to succeed in the new economy.
  • Employee Health & Safety – A Model for Action
    Live webinar
    Mar 03, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST
    Live webinar
    Building effective programs around wellness promotion and health & safety for the first time is a major undertaking, so it’s important to gain some perspective and understanding of the basic requirements and challenges you’re likely to face along the way
  • First Step
    Live Webinar
    Mar 04, 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.
  • COE – Hiring Seasonal Employees
    Live Webinar
    Mar 09, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Live Webinar
    Many employers rely on seasonal labor to meet fluctuations in business activity. In the summer, businesses hiring seasonal workers may include hospitality, landscaping, agriculture, travel, and recreation.
  • Customer Service Best Practices
    Live webinar
    Mar 11, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Live webinar
    Every year, thousands of new businesses start and are vying for customer attention. How can you stand out in this crowd? Customer service.
  • First Step
    Live Webinar
    Mar 11, 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.
  • OSHA Update with COVID-19 Information
    Live webinar
    Mar 16, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Live webinar
    This webinar will provide an overview of the OSHA regulatory agenda, most frequently cited standards, current enforcement emphasis programs, and CoVid-19 Information.
  • How to Get Started in International Trade: ABCs of Exporting
    Live webinar
    Mar 18, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Live webinar
    U.S. small and medium-sized companies account for 98 percent of the nearly 280,000 exporting businesses.
  • COE - Why HR Matters for Your Business
    Live webinar
    Mar 23, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Live webinar
    If you have only one employee or are considering growing your business to include staff, you will be responsible for human resources (HR). The purpose of human resources is to achieve our business success through and with our employees.
  • Cybersecurity Forum
    Live webinar
    Mar 24, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Live webinar
    Small businesses are more likely than any other entity to fall victim to data breaches and cyber-attacks.
  • Tactical Steps to Launching Sales
    Live webinar
    Mar 25, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Live webinar
    If you’re like most growth-oriented business owners/founders, you have what it takes to succeed, you just lack the sales (or sales team) to take your business to the level.
  • UPMC Essentials for Success [MORNING WEBINAR] – Pennsylvania SBDCs
    Live webinar
    Mar 30, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Live webinar
    UPMC Essentials for Success [MORNING WEBINAR] – Pennsylvania SBDCs March 30, 2021 Attendees of this no-cost webinar will Learn about the UPMC vendor approval and bidding process and receive materials to help improve your overall business acumen during this no-cost webinar.
  • eMarketing Strategies – Content Marketing
    Live webinar
    Mar 30, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Live webinar
    Whether to create an e-marketing strategy is not an option: organizations must efficiently allocate resources to establish a unique market position, differentiate their goods or services, counter competitive challenges, and exceed marketplace expectations.
  • UPMC Essentials for Success [AFTERNOON WEBINAR] – Pennsylvania SBDCs
    Live webinar
    Mar 30, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Live webinar
    Create new opportunities for your small business by becoming an approved supplier of goods & services for UPMC.
  • First Step - AM
    Live Webinar
    Apr 08, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Live Webinar
    The first step to starting a successful new venture is to attend the SBDC's First Step workshop. Learn the steps necessary to start, manage, and grow your own business.
  • First Step- PM
    Live Webinar
    Apr 08, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Live Webinar
    The first step to starting a successful new venture is to attend the SBDC's First Step workshop. Learn the steps necessary to start, manage, and grow your own 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 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.

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