SBDC Webinars & News

Demonstrations, Lectures, Workshops

December 21, 2020 to February 25, 2021

Bucknell SBDC Business Education Center DeWitt Building

#MaskUp & #SaveSmallBusiness
COVID-19 cases are at an all-time high across PA; especially in the counties served by Bucknell's SBDC. 

It’s more important than ever to help small businesses stay open by wearing a mask and keeping your distance!

Community members and business owners should understand last week's newly updated PA order requiring face coverings here and can get more information about COVID-19 mitigation efforts by businesses from PA's Department of Community and Economic Development here.

#MaskUp & #SaveSmallBusiness

Bucknell Seeks Partners for Engineering Design Projects

Bucknell University's Chemical Engineering department is seeking project proposals for their Senior Design capstone course for the spring 2021 semester to begin February 1. If your small business could benefit from a team of students investigating and developing a solution to your real-world challenge, please complete this interest form.

Learn about other opportunities to connect through Bucknell's engineering corporate relations at 
Business Startup Basics for Central PA
1/14/2021 9 am

The SBDC's Business Startup Basics webinar will help aspiring entrepreneurs take the first step to successful business ownership.

Learn about:
  • Applications and licenses needed to start a business
  • Different types of business structure (sole proprietorship, LLC, etc.)
  • Financing options and sources of capital, presented by Heather Buttorff and Nick Shively of M&T Bank
  • Types of insurance a new business will typically need, presented by Jared Sholley and Chris Bailey of Sholley Insurance Agency.
Website Analysis & SEO for SmallBiz

As more customers turn to online options, local small business owners need to understand how their digital assets are performing.

Contact the SBDC to request a no-cost website report with expert recommendations on:
 • Search engine optimization (SEO)
 • Social media integration 
 • Speed, security, and accessibility
 • Design and branding
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a Business Growth Strategy
1/26/2021 - Registration Opens in December

Patent 101 and Other Intellectual Property for Small Business

 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
Open - 25 places remaining
 2/24/21 10:00 PM (EST)
No Fee

Shelley Gadoury (570) 577-1249

 Online Meeting (Live)
Managing a Business, Other

An Intellectual Property Introduction Seminar for Small Businesses

Topics Include:
1. Introduction to intellectual property (IP) and its general contours
2. Brief discussion of provisional patent applications and their benefits
3. More in depth discussion of the patent system and the application process
4. Helpful resources the USPTO offers to inventors and businesses

Presented by Jeanne Clark, Patent Examination Policy Advisor, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Breaking Brand: 5-part Brand Engagement Series begins January 25!
The Perry County Council of the Arts (PCCA) and the Bucknell SBDC present a 5-part series designed to guide small business owners towards sustaining and succeeding by 1. understanding, 2. designing, 3. energizing, 4. communicating, and 5. strengthening their brand.

Sessions are led by Pennsylvania artist entrepreneurs, using a combination of creative thinking, authentic storytelling, engaging design/multimedia, and curated social media strategies to support small business efforts to transition to the “new normal” and the need for virtual and modified operations.

1/25 - Your Unique Advantage: Business Branding & Identity led by Brianne Croteau, Founder of Croteau Creative Strategies.

2/1 - Using Design to Sell Your Brand led by Michelle Fetter, owner of Lewistown Printworks.

2/8 Authentic Storytelling & the Use of Multimedia led by Rand Whipple, Artistic Director, Box of Light Studio

2/15 - Harnessing Social Media and Strategic Marketing led by Missy Smith, Communications Director, Perry County Council of the Arts

2/22 - Community Engagement & Business Resource Panel, featuring the SBDC and all presenters, exploring the power of partnerships, and other vital resources for entrepreneurs.
Patent 101 and Other Intellectual Property for Small Business
2/25/21 9:30 am
Join the Bucknell SBDC and Jeanne Clark, Patent Examination Policy Advisor, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for this introductory intellectual property webinar.

Learn about:
  • Intellectual property overview
  • Provisional patents and their benefits
  • The patent system and application process
  • USPTO resources for small businesses
Bucknell Global Management Class Offers International Trade Consulting
Bucknell's Global Management students are looking for clients interested in expanding abroad, and seeking research on international markets for their products, industry, or on a specific country or region.  
Consulting projects in this spring semester class project may include, but are not limited to:
·       Country or regional report
·       Market research for specific products or industries
·       Entry mode feasibility study
·       Business expansion plan in foreign markets
If interested, please contact Professor Eddy Ng at [email protected].

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Upcoming Demonstrations, Lectures, Workshops Events

Second Saturdays Gardening Series

November 14, 2020 to April 10, 2021

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Montour and Northumberland Counties offer the Second Saturday Gardening Series, a winter gardening webinar series.

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Information Webinars: SBA Paycheck Protection Program and Emergencey Loans

January 14, 2021 to February 25, 2021

SBA Announces Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans Re-Open and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) Continue

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BTE Virtual Theatre Workshops

January 23, 2021 to February 13, 2021

The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (BTE) Theatre School is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 2021 Virtual Winter Workshops.

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