Event Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 8:30am to 9:30am
Iacocca Hall B013
When most small business owners think of intellectual property (IP), they visualize costly attorney fees for something that only benefits big corporations. In reality, the most valuable asset a small business owner or entrepreneur owns are their ideas and their brand. The internet has intensified competition in the market and made many small businesses susceptible to infringement and fraud. Presented by a local IP attorney, this one-hour seminar will focus on IP concerns and how small business owners can utilize trademarks, trade dress, and copyrights to protect their assets and avoid infringements. The discussion will include real world examples and an opportunity to ask questions.
Attorney Jack Gross provides legal counsel on copyright, trademark, and licensing matters for businesses of all sizes. He also provides advice on general business matters including business formation, purchase, sale, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial real estate. Jack frequently assists business owners in designing their business succession plans, including considerations for business assets, IP, real estate, and tax goals.
Event Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Iacocca Hall Room B013
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 B013 (basement level) of Iacocca Hall, 111 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(Lehigh University's Mountaintop campus)
The First Step: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Doors open at 12:30 pm.
Please call 610-758-3980 with questions
Cost: $25; Pre-Registration and pre-payment are required. All checks must be received one business day before the event
Event Date: Friday, September 21, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am
This seminar will cover the 4 parts required for a complete business plan - the funding request, business plan narrative, financial forecast, and supporting documentation. Small business owners will learn what it takes to finalize a business plan and to be prepared to present a complete funding request.
Event Date: 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!
Event Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
The First Step Seminar covers topics such as: requirements for starting a business, obtaining financing, identifying licenses and applications, and will review cover the importance and function of a business plan, marketing plan, and financial plan. Lehigh University SBDC consultants will present this program and will answer questions about initiating a successful business.
Event Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Are you a small business that:
Does work directly with the Department of Defense?Does work with a large prime contractor?Is looking to develop a cybersecurity plan?One of the reasons many companies don't have a cybersecurity strategy is because they don't know where to start. With all of the recommendations out there, what gets overlooked is the need for a cybersecurity plan. A cybersecurity plan can help you understand your most important security needs and next steps, avoiding costly or unnecessary measures.
This seminar is designed around cybersecurity guidelines from the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST). These guidelines are a requirement for many DoD prime and subcontractors, and are a great starting point for other companies.
Note: This will also included a demonstration of the Dept. of Homeland Security's CSET tool, which results in a printable cybersecurity plan.
Join the Southeast PA PTAC and Lehigh University SBDC for this valuable webinar. Pre-registration is required. The webinar link will be provided upon registration. Resources and materials will be provided electronically to attendees, as well as a recording of the webinar.
Event Date: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am
This seminar will cover the 4 parts required for a complete
business plan - the funding request, business plan narrative,
financial forecast, and supporting documentation.
-Requirements for a complete business plan
-Presentation formats for lenders and investors
-How to present a funding request
-The organization and structure of the business plan narrative
-Preparing a financial forecast
-Where to obtain research and find additional resources
This cost to attend this seminar is $20 and registration is required:
Event Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
COSTARS is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's cooperative purchasing program and serves as a conduit through which registered and eligible public entities are able to leverage contracts established by DGS to do business with registered suppliers.
Event Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Did you know? 70% of the world's purchasing power and 96% of its population is outside of the US? Join the Lehigh SBDC over lunch to explore the options exporting can give your business to grow and diversify your markets.
Event Date: Friday, April 6, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
The First Step Seminar covers topics such as: requirements for starting a business, obtaining financing, identifying licenses and applications, and will review/cover the importance of business planning.
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.