tech icon Training Events

Along with our other services, the Clarion University SBDC offers a variety of seminars and business skills workshops to the small business community. These seminars are designed to educate potential business owners, business owners, and managers on issues influencing business success. For more information on our seminars, click the Training tab above or contact the Clarion University SBDC at (814) 393-2060 or

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FIRST STEP to Starting a Business

This monthly seminar provides an in depth look at the steps to start a business.  Entrepreneurs who are interested in starting up a business are encouraged to attend one of our first step seminars.  
Attendees will learn how to:

  • Structure a Business
  • Develop a Business Plan
  • Do your own Business Feasibility analysis 
  • Obtain Financing 
  • Effectively Market to clients

First Step Seminars

Complete First Step Seminar Schedule >

Business Skills Workshops

Business owners looking to take their company to the next level are encouraged to attend one of our business workshops. The closest upcoming workshops are shown below.

Complete Business Skills Workshop Schedule >

training resources Training Resources

The PASBDC Online Tutorial for starting a business has been developed for people considering starting their own business, purchasing an existing business or expanding their current business. It's intended to be a primarily tool to allow you to pull together the key elements to make your future consulting engagements with an Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers consultant more productive. Click here to begin the tutorial »

The PASBDC Seminar Schedule is a calendar of all small business training seminars state-wide.Click here to view calendar »

Other Online Learning Opportunities covering a range of topics, with targeted content responding to several critical areas for small businesses, including strategic planning, marketing, tax compliance, and business plan development. The best part? It’s available 24/7 and free. Click here to begin training Online »

Clarion University's Continuing Education Department (Venango Campus) has a broad range of non-credit personal, professional and business training opportunities for the local and regional community. Click here to view Clarion University's Continuing Education (Venango Campus) course schedule »

SBA Online Learning Center provides hundreds of training courses on various topics that are free online and self-paced. Click here to view SBA Online Learning Center »