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Seminars & Training Opportunities

SBDC courses, seminars, and training provide up-to-date, practical information on a wide variety of business topics that are designed to educate entrepreneurs. Our programs teach basic business skills as well as discuss more advanced and specific topics. These low cost workshops feature experts and leaders from industry, government, higher education, and professional associations.


Do You Want

To Start A Business?


SBDC Office
84 S. Main St. (corner of Northampton & S. Main)
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701


Have you always had a dream to start your own business, but didn't know where to start?

This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options.

Attendees will learn:

  • Unique lifestyle requirements involved in owning a business.
  • How to assess the feasibility of their business idea.
  • Differences between business organization structures.
  • How to develop a business plan.
  • How to obtain financing.
  • The applications and licenses needed to start their company.


  • $20 payable by cash or check on day of seminar.

Pre-registration is required.  The workshop will start promptly at 6:00 p.m.  

Register by calling 570-408-4340 or by clicking here.

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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.