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Small Businesses: Get Free Financing, Tax Advice for Small Business Week

Posted by Concannon Miller on Thu, Apr 27, 2017

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nsbw-banner-new.700.395.s.jpgSmall businesses are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy.

That’s recognized nationally through National Small Business Week and locally through the Pennsylvania Small Business Week.

Both weeks run April 30 through May 6, and both the federal and state governments are holding multiple free webinars providing small businesses with tax, financing, marketing and other guidance.

In the Lehigh Valley region, the Kutztown Small Business Development Center is holding three free events during Small Business Week. Their events are:

  • Business Planning in a Nutshell: 5:30-7 p.m. Monday online. Business planning workshop for business owners who need a little extra help developing their pitch, business plan and cash flow statement.
  • Business Smart: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce in Kutztown. Gain a basic understanding of the key steps to getting your business off the ground and become a successful entrepreneur. 

  • First Step to Starting Your Business: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 5 at 454 New Holland Ave. in Lancaster. The workshop is designed for both entrepreneurs thinking about opening their first business and existing business owners looking for a “checkup.”


The Kutztown SBDC serves Berks, Chester, Dauphin, Lancaster, and Lebanon counties. More information about their programs can be obtained by calling 877-472-7232 or emailing sbdc@kutztown.edu.

READ MORE: Tax Tips for Starting a Small Business

Lehigh, Northampton, Upper Bucks and Northern Montgomery counties are served by the Lehigh SBDC based at Lehigh University in Bethlehem. While the center doesn’t have any Small Business Week programs, it holds regular seminars.

Upcoming are a seminar on how to respond to a government request for proposal on May 10 and a small business financing seminar on May 16. More details can be found here.

If you’re a budding or new small business owner, check out our Tax Tips for Starting a Small Business. Also, learn more about our services for small businesses here.

Below are details on all the National Small Business Week and Pennsylvania Small Business Week events:

New Call-to-actionU.S. Small Business Administration Webinars

- The U.S. Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Small Businesses: 2-3 p.m. Monday. Presented by Visa

- 5 Fabulous Habits of Local Business Champions: 2-3 p.m. Tuesday. Presented by YP.

- Grow Your Business Online: 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Presented by Google.

- The Future of Small Business Innovation: 2:30-3:30 p.m. May 4. Presented by Salesforce.

- How to Write Your Email Content in 15 Minutes or Less: 3:30-4:30 p.m. May 4. Presented by Constant Contact.

- Find the Hidden Money in America: 5-6 p.m. May 4. Presented by Chase.

More information, including how to register, can be found here.

Pennsylvania Small Business Week Events

Monday

Co-work at Startup Lewisburg during National Small Business Week

Presented by: Bucknell University SBDC

May 1, 2017 – May 2, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: 416 Market Street 2nd Floor, Incubator, Lewisburg, PA 17837-1418

IRS Small Business and Industry Webcast: Worker Classification

Presented by: IRS

May 1, 2017 | 11:00 a.m.

To register, email your name, email address and the session name to SBSE.SL.Web.Conference.Team@irs.gov.

Webinar: Resources for Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

Presented by: Pennsylvania DCED

May 1, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Webinar: Business Planning in a Nutshell

Presented by: Kutztown University SBDC

May 1, 2017 | 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday

First Step: Starting a Business Workshop

Presented by: Penn State SBDC

May 2, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Price: $20.00

Location: 200 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803-6602

IRS Small Business and Industry Webcast: Third Party Payer

May 2, 2017 | 11:00 a.m.

To register, email your name, email address and the session name to SBSE.SL.Web.Conference.Team@irs.gov.

Webinar: Registering a Business in Pennsylvania

Presented by: Pennsylvania DCED

May 2, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Webinar: The U.S. Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Small Businesses

Presented by: Visa

May 2, 2017 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday

Mining Your Business

Presented by: University of Pittsburgh SBDC

May 3, 2017 | 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Location: 90 W. Chestnut Street Suite 150 Lower level, Washington, PA 15301-4524

Marketing Bootcamp Series II: Search Engine Optimization

Center: Clarion University SBDC

May 3, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Price: $30.00

Location: 1801 West First Street 208 Frame Hall, Oil City, PA 16301-3254

First Step: Starting a Business Workshop

Center: Bucknell University SBDC

May 3, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Price: $25.00

Location: 416 Market Street (DeWitt Bldg., 3rd Floor), Lewisburg, PA 17837-1418

IRS Small Business and Industry Webcast: Sharing Economy

May 3, 2017 | 11:00 a.m.

To register, email your name, email address and the session name to SBSE.SL.Web.Conference.Team@irs.gov.

Webinar: Government Procurement and Diverse Business Certification

Presented by: Pennsylvania DCED

May 3, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Webinar: 5 Fabulous Habits of Local Business Champions

Presented by YP

May 3, 2017 | 2:00-3:00 p.m.

May 4

IRS Small Business and Industry Webcast: Small Business Taxes & Tax Calendar Online

Presented by: IRS

May 4, 2017 | 11:00 a.m.

To register, email your name, email address and the session name to SBSE.SL.Web.Conference.Team@irs.gov.

Webinar: Raising Capital in Pennsylvania

Presented by: Pennsylvania DCED

May 4, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 p.m.

Webinar: How to Write Your Email Content in 15 Minutes or Less

Presented by: Constant Contact

May 4, 2017 | 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Webinar: Find the Hidden Money in America

Presented by: Chase

May 4, 2017 | 5:00-6:00 p.m.

First Step: Starting a Business Workshop 

Presented by: Gannon University SBDC

May 4, 2017 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Price: $30.00

Location: William Douglass Conference Center 764 Bessemer Street, Meadville, PA 16335

May 5

First Step: Starting a Business

Presented by: University of Pittsburgh SBDC

May 5, 2017 | 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Price: $25.00

Location: University of Pittsburgh Mervis Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Lean Problem-Solving Breakfast Seminar   

Presented by: Shippensburg University SBDC

May 5, 2017 | 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Price: $10.00

Location: Courtyard Marriott at Shippensburg University 503 Newburg Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257

QuickBooks On-Line Version   

Presented by: Saint Vincent College SBDC

May 5, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Price: $45.00

Location: Fayette County Chamber of Commerce 65 W. Main Street, #107, Uniontown, PA 15401

First Step: Starting a Business   

Presented by: Kutztown SBDC

May 5, 2017 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: 454 New Holland Ave Suite 300 Lancaster, PA 17602

IRS Small Business and Industry Webcast: Business ID Theft

Presented by: IRS

May 5, 2017 | 11:00 a.m.

To register, email your name, email address and the session name to SBSE.SL.Web.Conference.Team@irs.gov.

More information, including how to register, can be found here.

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