Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence - Penn State Altoona

Seminars

The Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence will present another series of business workshops in the fall. Please check back for a complete schedule.

All workshops will be held at The Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence located at 1309 11th Avenue, Altoona.

To subscribe to our email list, contact Sue Stevens at 814-940-3401 or sas79@psu.edu.


Past Seminars

Excel – The Basics

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Deborah Hommer, Senior Instructor in Business Administration, Penn State Altoona

Workshop size is limited to 30 participants. Each registrant is required to provide a copy of his/her driver’s license five days prior to the workshop for creation of a short-term Penn State access account.


Stock Market Basics

Mondays, March 17, 24, and 31, 2014
6:45 – 8:15 p.m.
Robert Belsterling, Instructor in Economics, Corporate Finance & Accounting, Penn State Altoona

Workshop size is limited to 25 participants. Each registrant is required to provide a copy of his/her driver’s license at the March 17th workshop for creation of a short-term Penn State access account.


Social Media for Small Business

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Presenter: Jonathan O’Harrow, webmaster, Penn State Altoona

Jonathan O'Harrow


Tax and Income Planning Strategies for 2014 and Beyond

Wednesdays, January 8 & 15, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Presenter: Jeff Fleming, Esquire, Hippo, Fleming & Pertile Law Offices

Learn how to:

  • Plan your retirement income based upon the new rules
  • Understand the reasons taxation will change
  • Calculate and make the most of Required Minimum distributions
  • Understand IRAs and all pre-tax accounts
  • Decide if you should convert your IRA to a Roth IRA
  • Make the most of what you have and stay within your tax bracket
  • Simplify your personal finances through account consolidation
  • How to make your money last

Free community workshops in Quickbooks offered in October

Penn State Altoona is offering three free community workshops on Quickbooks. Participants can select one or all of the workshops to attend.

QuickBooks Basics - October 2, 2013, 6 – 8 p.m.

  • Introduction to QuickBooks
  • Setting up a new company
  • Invoices and sales tax
  • Managing customers and vendors
  • Check writing and banking
  • Reports

Intermediate Session 1 - October 16, 2013, 6 – 8 p.m.

  • Payroll
  • Bill pay
  • Advanced reports
  • QuickBooks add-ons

Financing New Ventures

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  • Jeff Boldizar - Senior Consultant, Saint Francis University SBDC
  • Paul Cooney - Director of Business Development and Loan Programs, Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation
  • John Horell - President and Owner of KIZ Resources, LLC
  • Karen Smith - Vice President and Commercial Lender, Reliance Bank
  • Deborah Leberfinger - Business Deposit/Cash Management Sales and Support Representative, Reliance Bank

Stock Market Basics

Tuesdays, March 12, 19, and 26, 2013
5:30 - 6:45 p.m.
Trading Room


Effective Interviewing/Hiring Techniques

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Sara C. Williams - SPHR, President, Webber HR Solutions, Inc.


Creating a Webpage/Using Social Networking Sites for Advertising

Jonathan O'Harrow — Webmaster, Penn State Altoona
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
6:00 — 8:00 p.m.


Developing a Marketing Plan

George Sackandy — CEO and Founder of Intelmarx
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
6:00 — 8:00 p.m.


Understanding Quickbooks

John Horell — manager, Harry K. Sickler Associates Certified Public Accountants
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
6:00 — 8:00 p.m.


Basics of Payroll Taxes

David Scott - CPA and Partner, Young, Oakes, Brown & Co.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
6:00 — 8:00 p.m.


Understanding Cash Flow

Acquire the skills necessary to assess and manage your cash flow
Presenter — Dr. William G. Engelbret, CPA, Associate Professor of Accounting, Penn State Altoona
Wednesday, April 20, 2011; 6:30 — 8:30 p.m.


Managing Your Personnel

Learn why people and the systems that support them are an important part of running your business
Presenter — Sara C. Williams, SPHR, President, Webber HR Solutions, LLC
Wednesday, March 30, 2011; 5:30 — 7:30 p.m.

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Marketing Your Business

Understand the basics of creating a logo, designing business cards, and buying media advertising
Presenter — Suzy Egan, Owner, Suzanne Egan Advertising & Marketing Inc
Wednesday, March 16, 2011; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.


Tax Considerations for Small Business Owners

Know the general requirements and issues relating to taxes
Presenter — John T. Horell, Manager with Harry K. Sickler Associates Certified Public Accountants
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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The First Steps of Starting a Business Seminar

A FREE workshop for Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses and Students held September 2010.