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March 30, 2023
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

In-Person. Location will be shared upon registration. 

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PA Small Business Development Center’s “First Step Workshop”

Thursday, March 30, 2023

This facilitated workshop is designed for anyone who is thinking about starting a business or who has already started a business but might like to validate that you didn’t miss a critical step.

What will be covered:

This small group session will cover foundational decisions that an individual needs to consider when starting a business including:

1) What are the pros and cons of different business entity options (LLCs, S-Corp, non-profit, sole proprietor)

2) The technical issues that need to be considered (filing for EIN, zoning/codes, other critical decisions)

3) Free resources available to support business owners during their startup will be reviewed including the SBDC, SCORE, Women Business Centers, VBOC, and local resources)

4) The business model canvas will be introduced as a tool for addressing the 9 foundational aspects of a successful small business.

5) Securing funding for your startup will be covered including SBA lending resources and what is required by commercial banks for loan decisions.

After this live workshop, you will be assigned a no-cost professional business consultant/mentor to assist you with your startup journey.

For additional guidance or to register, visit the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers at:

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