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

The First Step Express

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur looking to learn more about what it takes to start a small business, we ask that you attend this one-hour program. A Wilkes University SBDC business consultant will cover business registration, licenses, insurance, business structure, feasibility, developing a business plan, the 5 Cs of financing, developing financial projections, and identifying sources of financing.

If you are interested in moving forward with your business idea after you have attended The First Step Express, sign up for a confidential one-on-one consultation external website with a Wilkes University SBDC business consultant to start putting your ideas into action.

Training Programs

The Wilkes University SBDC along with the other 15 Pennsylvania SBDCs offers educational programming for entrepreneurs in all phases of business. Our programs are offered by industry professionals and seasoned business consultants and are designed to educate the attendee so they can make informed business decisions.

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Many events are available both live and on demand. Be sure to specifiy the event format you would like to search for under "Type."

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.