Training Events

Low to no-cost business training for Wilkes University SBDC clients.

Training Events with Wilkes University SBDC

SBDC training programs are designed with you in mind. They are presented by local business leaders from many professional disciplines to help you develop the planning, management and financial skills necessary to make your business thrive. By leveraging the resources of professionals in the community, we are able to offer a wide range of high-quality workshops and courses at no cost, or a nominal fee. Check out our events calendar today!


If you are an aspiring entrepreneur looking to learn more about what it takes to start a small business, we ask that you attend this one-hour program. An SBDC Business Consultant will cover business registration, licenses, insurance, business structure, feasibility, developing a business plan, the 5 Cs of financing, developing financial projections and identifying sources of financing.

Register for the First Step

Due to the high demand for our services, new clients are required to take part in The First Step seminar as an entry point for our assistance. Existing business owners should call the SBDC at 570-408-4340 to schedule an individual appointment.

Training Programs

The Wilkes University SBDC along with the other 14 Pennsylvania SBDC’s offers educational programming for entrepreneurs in all phases of business. Our programs are offered by industry professionals and seasoned business consultants and are designed to educate the attendee so they can make informed business decisions.