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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.


Monday, September 10, 2018 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Join us on Monday, September 10th for a valuable day of export education and your once-a-year opportunitiy for one-on-one meetings with PA's Authorized Trade Representatives (ATRs)! Fourteen offices will be represented at BTWTY 2018 this year, covering 46 countries! This year's theme is The Logistics of Export. Not only will we cover topics related to getting your goods from Point A to Point B, we will also focus on the legal and financial logistics of exporting. Whether you're a seasoned exporter or are exploring any part of the world as a new market, don't miss out on this unique and benficial event!
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 2:00am to 3:30pm
Learn how to start your own business. Topics include financing, identifying licenses and applications, function of the business plan, marketing plan, and financial plan. For registration and information visit - https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/25067

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.