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Educational Programs

The SBDC has in-person and online seminars. These seminars are offered to small businesses and to individuals who are thinking either about going into business, or who are already in business. Click on the links below for more information.

Our in-person seminars are most commonly held on Lehigh University's campus, but are also held throughout our territory of Lehigh, Northampton, Upper Bucks, and Northern Montgomery counties. Each seminar will list the name and address of the location.

Our online seminars are conducted using Zoom. By using Zoom, attendees can access our online offerings via PC, Mac, phone, or tablet. Access instructions will be provided upon registration.

To register for an event, click on the desired event and follow the registration instructions in the individual event. 

In the event of inclement weather, please call 610-758-3980 to ensure the seminar is still being held.

Events

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 9:00am
1 Million Cups is an event that brings together the Lehigh Valley entrepreneurial community over coffee and conversation.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Do you want to Start a Business? Do you have Financing questions? -- Then plan to attend - The First Step Seminar! - The First Step Seminar topics include: developing a business idea, startup basics, required licenses & applications, and the function & importance of a business plan. Followed by a brief session on basic financing questions -- Location: Room 091 (basement level) of Rauch Business Center 621 Taylor Street Bethlehem, PA 18015 -- The First Step: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Doors open at 5:30 pm. -- Please call 610-758-3980 with questions -- No Charge, but Pre-Registration is required. REGISTER: https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/25595
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:00am
1 Million Cups is an event that brings together the Lehigh Valley entrepreneurial community over coffee and conversation.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 9:00am
1 Million Cups is an event that brings together the Lehigh Valley entrepreneurial community over coffee and conversation.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:00am
1 Million Cups is an event that brings together the Lehigh Valley entrepreneurial community over coffee and conversation.
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Equity financing involves obtaining funding through selling an ownership interest in your business. Wayne Barz from Ben Franklin Technology Partners will provide a background on equity financing vehicles and present keys to attracting investment capital. Topics include: the 4 F’s, Angel Investors, and Venture Capital, typical investment ranges for different funding sources, legal considerations in offering equity, and the profile of the equity financing deal. There is no cost to attend this seminar.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Do you want to Start a Business? Do you have Financing questions? Then plan to attend - The First Step Seminar! The First Step Seminar topics include: developing a business idea, startup basics, required licenses & applications, the function & importance of a business plan, and financing basics.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 9:00am
1 Million Cups is an event that brings together the Lehigh Valley entrepreneurial community over coffee and conversation.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Do you want to Start a Business? Do you have Financing questions? -- Then plan to attend - The First Step Seminar! - The First Step Seminar topics include: developing a business idea, startup basics, required licenses & applications, and the function & importance of a business plan. Followed by a brief session on basic financing questions -- Location: Room 091 (basement level) of Rauch Business Center 621 Taylor Street Bethlehem, PA 18015 -- The First Step: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Doors open at 5:30 pm. -- Please call 610-758-3980 with questions -- No Charge, but Pre-Registration is required. REGISTER: https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/25596
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 9:00am
1 Million Cups is an event that brings together the Lehigh Valley entrepreneurial community over coffee and conversation.

Online Seminars

Listed below are online seminars provided by our center and through other training partners. The Classrooms include multiple topics, and include webinars for businesses in all stages of development. Click on the links below to view any of our available presentations.

 


SBA U.S. Small Business Administration            Lehigh University

 

         

 

Funding support and resources are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community & Economic Development; through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration; and in part through support from Lehigh University. All services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatroy basis. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency can be made by calling (610) 758-3980. 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 barred or suspended by the federal government. By agreeing to receive assistance from the SBDC you are self-certifying that you are not currently federally bedarred or suspended and also agree to cease using SBDC services if you become federally barred or suspended in the future.