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Upcoming Events

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The SBDC hosts a variety of training sessions, education series, webinars and other events helpful to small businesses of all types.

For more information, please see the full listing of SBDC events.

Featured Upcoming Event

SBDC Webinar Series: How to Successfully Start a Business During a Pandemic

Are you interested in opening your own business? Are you wondering how it is possible to do during a time of uncertainty? The pandemic doesn't mean that you have to postpone starting a business. Join the members of the Wilkes University SBDC for a five-week series to learn how you can successfully begin a business and rise to meet the new demands of the market.

Series Schedule

All webinars run from 5-6 p.m. (EST)
  • "Is This a Business or a Hobby?" | Tuesday, Jan. 12
  • "The 5 Cs of Financing and How the Impact Your Business" | Tuesday, Jan. 19
  • "Writing a Business Plan" | Tuesday, Jan. 26
  • "Preparing Financial Projections" | Tuesday, Feb. 2
  • "Licensing and Registrations" | Tuesday, Feb. 9

How to Attract and Retain Top Performers

Keeping pace with HR industry best practices is essential. What is your organization doing to inspire your employees to stay? What message is your company culture sending? What is your firm doing to stay competitive in the workplace?

Join Kimberly Wylam, SPHR President, Managing Partner of Baker Tilly Vantagen as she works through these questions and more. This webinar is in sponsorship with the Wilkes University SBDC, Scranton University SBDC, Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, and Family Business Alliance


Thursday, Feb. 11


12 p.m.

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Funding support and resources are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community and Economic Development;  through a cooperative agreement with the U. S. Small Business Administration, and through support from Wilkes University.  All services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by calling 570-408-4340.  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 debarred or suspended by the federal government. By agreeing to receive assistance from the SBDC you are self-certifying that you are not currently federally debarred or suspended and also agree to cease using SBDC services if your become federally debarred or suspended in the future.