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The PennWest Clarion Small Business Development Center provides access to training events for all clients who are starting anew business or looking to grow a current business.  

PennWest Clarion SBDC Training Events

The PennWest Clarion SBDC seminars are created specifically with potential business owners in mind. They provide information for people who are ready to start their business, and would like additional help.

For more information on the PennWest Clarion SBDC seminars call (814) 393-2060 or Email You can also join our email list or sign up as a client.

First Step Seminar LogoFirst Step Seminars are for those who are looking to start a business. Attendees will learn how to structure a business, develop a business plan, check business feasibility, obtain financing, and market to clients.
Tuesdays - Hybrid - 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 (Hybrid)
Saturdays - Webinar - 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Saturday, May 18, 2024 (Webinar)
Saturday, June 15, 2024 (Webinar)
Thursdays - Webinar - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 23, 2024 (Webinar)
Thursday, June 20, 2024 (Webinar)

Business Skills Workshops LogoBusiness owners and employees looking to sharpen their corporate knowledge are encouraged to attend one of our Business Skills Workshops. They offer information on a wide variety of useful topics for a successful business.



OSHA: Personal Protective EquipmentHR

Date: May 23, 2024

Location: Webinar

Class Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Cost: Free


Small Business Loans or Financial Management for Securing a Business Loan


Date: May 29, 2024

Location: Webinar

Class Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT) 

Cost: FREE


ServSafe: Food and Safety Certification - Dubois


Date: June 5, 2024

Location: Penn State DuBois Route 219, College Drive, DuBois PA 15801

Class Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT) 

Cost: $165.00 


2024 PA Tax Series: Pennsylvania Taxes for New Businesses


Date: June 12, 2024

Location: Webinar

Class Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Cost: Free


Tax Talk with Corry - Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

PA Taxes

Date: June 20, 2024

Location: Free Zoom Q&A Session

Class Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost: Free


2024 PA Tax Series: Sales Tax Basics 

Sales Tax Basic

Date: July 10, 2024

Location: Webinar

Class Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Cost: Free