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Online Tutorial for Starting a Business

The Starting a Business Online Tutorial is a resource to help you start a business. This online tutorial is for anyone considering starting a business, purchasing an existing business, or expanding their current business. It can help you identify the skills that you have, the resources you have access to, and provide information you need to accomplish your goals. At this location, there are also links to a number of tutorials offered by the SBA and others.

Tools for Online Success

The SBA and Google have partnered to help business owners harness technology to grow their businesses. “Tools for Online Success” features tutorials, video testimonials, and tips from savvy business people who have leveraged the web to become more efficient, more cost-effective and more successful.

Basics of Government Marketing Tutorial

Entering the government market can be a difficult undertaking, even for an established small business. The Basics of Government Marketing tutorial will introduce you to the process of selling your products or services to government agencies to help you decide if your business is ready for government marketing.

Exporting: First Steps to Success

This tutorial will help you to understand the basics of international trade. The tutorial will also help you to identify whether or not your company is ready to pursue international trade.

SmallBizU

SmallBizU is an eLearning university dedicated to providing local entrepreneurs and businesses with the real-world tools and information they need to be successful. People in the area will have complete access to eighteen core courses at our website. SmallBizU focuses on delivering state-of-the-art small business education with courses featuring the 3Ms: Money, Marketing, and Management.

Money Courses

  • Finding Money To Start A Business
  • Creating A Loan Package
  • Finding and Attracting Investors
  • Creating Financial Projections
  • Accounting 101: The Fundamentals
  • Tax Seminars and Workshops

Management Courses

  • Crafting A business Plan
  • Strategic Planning and Execution
  • Starting A New Business
  • Choosing A Legal Structure
  • Buying A Business
  • Hiring and Managing Employees

Marketing Courses

  • Creating Buzz: Small Budget Marketing
  • Mareting Insight and Research
  • Positioning
  • Pricing Strategy and Tactics
  • Advertising and Promotions
  • Marketing 101: The Fundamentals

Pitch Then Plan

The business planning technique that quickly translates business ideas into business plans.

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  • Small Business Development Center
  • Eberly College of Business and Information Technology
    Room 108
    664 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-7915
  • Fax: 724-357-5985
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.