Workshop to provide advice for potential student entrepreneurs

University Park , Pa. -- A seminar on the first steps of starting a business will be held for Penn State students from 6 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 2, in room 220 of the Hammond Building on Penn State's University Park campus.

The Penn State Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) First Step Seminar is designed exclusively for entrepreneurial-minded students, as well as faculty and staff, who may have an idea for a business and need help starting up. The seminar offers the basics on starting a business, from assessing ideas to regulations and obtaining financing.

The seminar is free to students and $20 to faculty and staff. Preregistration is required. Interested participants should call 814-863-4293 or register online at

To see a recent success story from the SBDC First Step Seminar, visit /video/170778/2013/02/09/video-no-title online.

The SBDC is part of a nationwide network of more than 1,000 centers. The Penn State SBDC provides free business assistance to small firms and business start-ups in Centre and Mifflin counties, enabling them to compete and grow in today’s highly competitive global economy. Penn State SBDC is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education. Penn State Outreach serves more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and 114 countries worldwide.

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Last Updated February 02, 2010