Pennsylvania Tax Workshops, Meetings and Seminars


If you live near a state line, please look for workshops in nearby cities of the bordering state.

First Step: Starting a Business Seminars

The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers offer this educational program monthly for aspiring entrepreneurs and new business owners to learn what it takes to start a business. The seminar is offered statewide at all 18 of the SBDC’s locations in Pennsylvania.

Curriculum covered in this course includes business basics such as:

  • What lifestyle requirements are required of business owners
  • How to assess the feasibility of your business idea
  • What are the legal and tax implications of owning a business
  • How to develop a business plan
  • How to compile a bank-ready financial package
  • How to market your product or service
  • What are the health and safety regulations that may apply to your business
  • Why both a marketing and financial plan are needed
  • Where to find other resources that may help you succeed

To register for a First Step course in your region, visit the PA SBDC Events website.

Can’t make it to an in-person workshop?  An on-demand First Step: Starting a Business webinar series is also available in English and Spanish.  To view the online webinars, visit the PA SBDC First Step website.

First Step Seminar - Starting and Growing a Successful Business

Tax workshops are now offered in coordination with the Gannon University Small Business Development Center First Step Seminars. IRS Small Business Tools will be distributed to participants free of charge. For the dates, times, locations, and topics please refer to the Gannon SBDC website.
Sponsored By: Gannon University Small Business Development Center

Erie Area

Date: Varies by Workshop
Time: Varies
Location: Varies by Workshop (Erie Area)

SCORE Small Business Workshops

In addition to free face-to-face counseling, SCORE can recommend low-cost workshops and seminars for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs. Workshops are at other area SCORE offices as well as other resource partners. Training topics range from writing a business plan to e-commerce to marketing, depending on the current needs of our business community. Workshops also offer an opportunity to interact with other local small business owners.

Many workshop presenters are practicing professionals including accountants, lawyers, bankers and business managers from diverse businesses and industries. Other facilitators are SCORE counselors who have years of industry and business experience.
Registration: Visit the Philadelphia SCORE website, call Mark Maguire at 215-580-2712 or email
Sponsored by: SCORE - Philadelphia Chapter

Bucknell University
Small Business Development Center
125 Dana Engineering Building
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Phone: 570-577-1249
Toll Free: 866-375-6010
Fax: 570-577-1768
Website: Bucknell University

Clarion University
Small Business Development Center
330 North Point Drive, Suite 100
Clarion, PA 16214-3873
Phone: 814-393-2060
Toll Free: 877-292-1843
Fax: 814-393-2636
Website: Clarion University

Duquesne University
Small Business Development Center
108 Rockwell Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0103
Phone: 412-396-6233
Fax: 412-396-5884
Website: Duquesne University

Gannon University                                   
Small Business Development Center
Center for Business Ingenuity
900 State Street, Suite 100
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-871-7232                                                             
Fax: 814-871-7383                                                                 
Website: Gannon University

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Small Business Development Center
Eberly College of Business
664 Pratt Drive Room 108
Indiana, PA 15705
Phone: 724-357-7915
Fax: 724-357-5985
Website: Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Kutztown University
Small Business Development Center
15155 Kutztown Road
Kutztown, PA 19530
Phone: 484-646-4003
Toll Free: 877-472-7232
Fax: 484-646-4009
Website: Kutztown University  
Outreach Offices: Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, Exton

Lehigh University
Small Business Development Center
416 E. 5th Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: 610-758-3980
Fax: 610-758-5205
Website: Lehigh University

Penn State
Small Business Development Center
119 Technology Center
200 Innovation Boulevard
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-4293
Fax: 814-865-6667
Website: Penn State University

Outreach Office: Lewistown
Saint Francis University
Small Business Development Center
117 Evergreen Drive
Loretto, PA 15940
Phone: 814-472-3200
Fax: 814-472-3202
Website: Saint Francis University

Saint Vincent College
Small Business Development Center
300 Fraser Purchase Road
First Floor, Aurelius Hall
Latrobe, PA 15650-2690
Phone: 724-532-6600
Website: Saint Vincent College

Shippensburg University
Small Business Development Center
405 Grove Hall
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: 717-477-1935
Fax: 717-477-4010
Website: Shippensburg University

Fox School of Business - Temple University
Small Business Development Center
1510 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Phone: 215-204-7282
Fax: 215-204-4554
Website: Fox School of Business - Temple University

University of Pittsburgh
Small Business Development Center
230 S. Bouquet St.
Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-648-1544
Fax: 412-648-1636
Website: University of Pittsburgh
Outreach Offices: Waynesburg and Washington

University of Scranton
Small Business Development Center
AdLin Building, 1st Floor
600 Linden Street
Scranton, PA  18510
Phone: 570-941-7588
Toll Free: 800-829-7232
Fax: 570-941-4053
Website: University of Scranton

Widener University
Small Business Development Center
1350 Edgmont Avenue, Suite 1300
Chester, PA  19013
Phone: 610-619-8490
Fax: 610-619-8496
Website: Widener University

Wilkes University
Small Business Development Center
Innovation Center, Suite 200
85 South Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Phone: 570-408-4340
Fax: 570-408-9854
Website: Wilks University