The University of Scranton SBDC Upcoming Programs

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Grow Your Small Business with an Internship in 2023! (Webinar)
Thursday, 11/10 | 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
For existing small businesses located in Bradford, Lackawanna, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties: 
Could hosting an internship propel your business forward in 2023? Join The University of Scranton SBDC, Small Business Internship Initiative, and the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce for a quick 30-minute session to learn about what a paid educational internship is, different types of internships (traditional, micro, hybrid, or virtual), and what makes up a great internship. Determine whether you’re ready to host an internship this coming Spring and learn more about the Small Business Internship Initiative. Hear from the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce about their Small Business Internship Fund resource, too.
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30 Minutes to Better Search Engine Optimization: Measuring Results (Webinar)
Thursday, 11/10 | 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
You know what terms will get your website the most traction, your first blog post has been shared, and all of your profiles link back to your website. How do you know if this is all working? Are you actually getting more engagement on your website? In the fourth and final session of our search engine optimization series, we will give you the tools to measure these initiatives to show how it is paying off for your small business.
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The First Step Express: Starting Your Business (Webinar)
Tuesday, 11/22 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

A condensed version of our First Step: Starting Your Business seminar, this one-hour webinar will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership including a quick look at applications and licenses needed to start a business, different types of business structure (sole proprietorship, LLC, etc.), business plan basics, financing options , and SBDC Services available as you start your business.
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The Importance of Food Safety: An Introduction to the Food Safety Modernization Act
Monday, 11/28 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. & Tuesday, 11/29 | 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
This session will be held in person at The Stourbridge Project in Honesdale. A detailed info sheet, including session description, event image, and cut-and-paste email can be found here.
A PDF flyer is also attached to this email.

Social Media 101 for Restaurants, Coffee Shops, and Carry-Out (Webinar)
Tuesday, 12/6 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Social media is essential for any small business in order to engage customers and drive sales. Being able to build a following and attract customers to your restaurant requires effective use of social media platforms and strategies that highlight the culinary adventures in store. But just how is social media able to capture this excitement?
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Limited Food Establishments: Adding Value in Your Home Kitchen
New to On-Demand
Setting up and operating a food business from your home kitchen used to be so simple. Today, national- and state-based changes to food safety standards can make it an overwhelming endeavor. But don’t worry – the SBDC is here to help. During this session, we will cover start-up steps, inspections, and registration, as well as ways to grow a commercial food business in your home – addressing the intricate differences based on the types of food made, how the food is sold, and where it is sold.
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