Events/Workshops

 
  
    

July

Tuesday, July 05, 2016 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
60 Ways to Grow Your List Tuesday, July 5, 2016 9 am to 10:30 am FREE Having an interested and qualified list of contacts, which you can stay top of mind with, is vital to every business. Continuing to grow that list is just as important. In this workshop, we will show you 60 easy ways to grow your contact list today! We will cover: • Why someone should join your contact list and what’s in it for them • How to ask people to join your list "face-to-face" • How to use social media to grow your list • How to grow your list on your website or blog • How to use print material to get people to sign up • How to use events to help grow your list • How to use incentives and giveaways to grow your list • Plus, you'll have a chance to network with other attendees and grow your contact list, live during the workshop!
Speaker: Lynn Ruby, Ruby Marketing Systems
Tuesday, July 05, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Mastering QuickBooks Series - This series focuses on the desktop version of QuickBooks Series: July 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2016 FEE: $50.00. Payable by check at the first class made out to Maricopa SBDC. Fee covers materials for all four sessions. July 5, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Part One: QuickBooks Overview and Initial Setup QuickBooks Versions Accounting 101 QuickBooks Accounting 101 Mastery of Basic Navigation Setting up a New Company Setting and Modifying Preferences Introduction to Reporting
Speaker: Donna Winter, Adjusting Entries LLC
Fee: $ 50.00
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Profit Mastery – Four Week Series Series: July 12, 14, 26, and 28, 2016 Fee: $295.00 (materials included). Payment must be made at the door with check for $295 made out to "Maricopa SBDC". $50.00 each for additional attendees from the same company. Week One: July 12, 2016 8:30 am – 12:30 pm The program is designed to help owners and managers of small business better understand financial management and increase their chances of success in today's difficult economic times. In this hands-on workshop you’ll cover: *Overcoming common business problems *Understanding your financial position *Making effective pricing decisions *Evaluating cost patterns *Making your business bankable *Avoiding cash crunches
Speaker: Mike Pineda, SBDC Business Analyst and Mike Baab, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 295.00
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Mastering QuickBooks Series - This series focusing on the desktop version of QuickBooks Series: July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2016 FEE: $50.00. Payable by check at the first class made out to Maricopa SBDC. Fee covers materials for all four sessions. July 12, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Part Two: The Sales Cycle: Customers and Sales Lists in Quickbooks Customers The Items List Invoices from Estimates Invoicing for Time & Material Invoicing from Scratch Money: Receiving Payments and Making Deposits Troubleshooting
Speaker: Donna Winter, Adjusting Entries LLC
Fee: $ 50.00
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
PTAC Presents: Laying the Groundwork Learn the basics of how government contracting work. Very basic introduction to government contracting and the services PTAC offers. We follow a Who, What, Why, When and How format followed by a group discussion. This course is for small business owners who know very little or nothing about government procurement. To register for this event please contact: Nora Plonsky, Arizona PTAC Progam Assistant Nora.plonsky@domail.maricopa.edu or at (623)845-4700.
Speaker: Kate Hoy, AzPTAC Counselor, Maricopa County
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Social Media Marketing
There really is a science behind how you improve your Google ranking from your current page to page 1. Google is looking for fresh, shiny new content. Does on-site SEO count for more than off-site SEO? What is an on-site SEO? (It's on your website, whether within the website, or in the on-site blog, or landing pages; it all counts) What is off-site SEO? (SEO in social media channels such as Facebook Twitter, Google Author, and others count towards your new content goal) Learn comprehensive strategies that you can use to help your site rank higher in Google searches...which brings you more customers who convert into more sales.
Thursday, July 14, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Profit Mastery – Four Week Series Series: July 12, 14, 26, and 28, 2016 Fee: $295.00 (materials included). Payment must be made at the door with check for $295 made out to "Maricopa SBDC". $50.00 each for additional attendees from the same company. Week Two: July 14, 2016 8:30 am – 12:30 pm The program is designed to help owners and managers of small business better understand financial management and increase their chances of success in today's difficult economic times. In this hands-on workshop you’ll cover: *Overcoming common business problems *Understanding your financial position *Making effective pricing decisions *Evaluating cost patterns *Making your business bankable *Avoiding cash crunches
Speaker: Thomas Schumann, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 295.00
Thursday, July 14, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Have you been considering starting your own small business but are unsure of where to begin? Don't miss out on this This NO COST seminar that is designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business! You will be provided with information about Startup Fundamentals, Marketing and Business Planning, Financing, Licenses, Business Structures, Regulations and more. Once you have successfully completed this session, you will be better able to decide if your business idea is worth pursuing, and you will be armed with the information necessary to continue onward with your business endeavor!
Speaker: Thomas Schumann, SBDC Business Analyst
Thursday, July 14, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
There are three main financial statements that all business owners and managers need to understand: the balance sheet, profit and loss (income statement), and statement of cash flow. Each of these financial tools present different information that can be used in evaluating the health of the business. This information can be used to determine the business's performance as compared to the business's peer group. This 2-hour class will help the business owner make informed decisions in managing the business.
Fee: $ 10.00
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Mastering QuickBooks Series - This series focuses on the desktop version of QuickBooks Series: July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2016 FEE: $50.00. Payable by check at the first class made out to Maricopa SBDC. Fee covers materials for all four sessions. July 19, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Part Three: The Purchasing Cycle: Vendors and Bills Creating Vendors Purchase Orders Entering Bills Paying Bills Writing Checks The Checking Account Reconciling the Bank Account Credit Card Transaction
Speaker: Donna Winter, Adjusting Entries LLC
Fee: $ 50.00
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
What to Say and How to Say It: How to Create Engaging Content for Your Email and Social Media Audiences Tuesday, July 19, 2016 9:00 am - 10:30 am Ever heard of "location, location, location"? For online marketing it's "Content, Content, Content!" What you say and the way you say it (tone, date & time, frequency) is how you will attract, engage and be share-worthy to your audiences. What are the Keys to Great Content? This seminar will teach you the time-saving tips, techniques, and yes, even apps that will help your content - and the way you share it - succeed! You'll learn how to: Create, Curate and Extend the content that will help you achieve your goals. We’ll cover tidbits like how many links create the most engagement, how to turn questions into high-open subject lines, tips on using graphics, pictures and videos, re-purposing content across multiple platforms, and more. And, we’ll give you the structure and tools to make creating your content fast, easy and effective.
Speaker: Lynn Ruby, Ruby Marketing
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
This class will go through basic cash flows, balance sheets and the financial modeling process.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Creating a Facebook business page is your key to unlocking markets and sales on the other side of the globe. Learn the secrets of a great Facebook page which develops friendships, increases your company's sales, and increases your profits.
Fee: $ 10.00
Thursday, July 21, 2016 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Business 101: How to Start a Small Business Thursday, July 21, 2016 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Estrella Mountain Community College 3000 N Dysart Road ROOM: Business Institute located in Estrella Hall Avondale, AZ 85392 Have you been considering starting your own small business but are unsure of where to begin? Don’t miss out on this This NO COST seminar that is designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business! You will be provided with information about Startup Fundamentals, Marketing and Business Planning, Financing, Licenses, Business Structures, Regulations and more. Once you have successfully completed this session, you will be better able to decide if your business idea is worth pursuing, and you will be armed with the information necessary to continue onward with your business endeavor!
Speaker: Mike Pineda, SBDC Business Analyst
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Profit Mastery – Four Week Series Series: July 12, 14, 26, and 28, 2016 Fee: $295.00 (materials included). Payment must be made at the door with check for $295 made out to "Maricopa SBDC". $50.00 each for additional attendees from the same company. Week Three: July 26, 2016 8:30 am – 12:30 pm The program is designed to help owners and managers of small business better understand financial management and increase their chances of success in today's difficult economic times. In this hands-on workshop you’ll cover: *Overcoming common business problems *Understanding your financial position *Making effective pricing decisions *Evaluating cost patterns *Making your business bankable *Avoiding cash crunches
Speaker: Thomas Schumann, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 295.00
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Mastering QuickBooks Series - This series focuses on the desktop version of QuickBooks Series: July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2016 FEE: $50.00. Payable by check at the first class made out to Maricopa SBDC. Fee covers materials for all four sessions. July 26, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Part Four: Special Topics in QuickBooks Job Costing and Payroll Reporting Sales Tax QB for Restaurants QB for Real Estate and Property Management Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them Top 10 QB Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts
Speaker: Donna Winter, Adjusting Entries LLC
Fee: $ 50.00
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
If you've got a great idea, logo, business name, or even an invention, you need to protect it. The steps involved in filing for patents, trademarks or copyrights will be covered in this class, with additional resources that can help you safeguard your intellectual properties, such as having employees or vendors sign non-disclosure agreements. This 3-hour class will address: 1) Understand Intellectual Property and How to protect Your Business: This business guide from STOPfakes.gov is an essential starting point for understanding your intellectual property rights and finding the right protection for your business. 2) Applying for a patent: Learn more about how to apply for a patent through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). 3) Registering a Trademark or Service Mark: Find out how to file for trademark or service mark protection of your business name, symbols and logos. 4) Copyright Your Work: Books, movies, digital works and music recordings are all examples of copyrighted works. Refer to this guide from U.S. Copyright Office for more information on what protection copyright affords and the process of copyrighting your work.
Fee: $ 10.00
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Thursday, July 28
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
You don't need a background in accounting to use QuickBooks for your business?! Learn how to use QuickBooks for all your business needs in just two days! **This event will take place at the Gila Community College-Payson Campus, Room #108, in Payson, AZ. Contact the SBDC office for further directions at (928) 428-8590.
Speaker: Petrea Kunz, Certified Advanced Pro Advisor for QuickBooks & Enrolled Agent & Owner of "You Can Relax Tax & Accounting Service"
Fee: $ 149.00
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
This class will go through basic cash flows, balance sheets and the financial modeling process.
Fee: $ 10.00
Thursday, July 28, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Profit Mastery – Four Week Series Series: July 12, 14, 26, and 28, 2016 Fee: $295.00 (materials included). Payment must be made at the door with check for $295 made out to "Maricopa SBDC". $50.00 each for additional attendees from the same company. Week Four: July 28, 2016 8:30 am – 12:30 pm The program is designed to help owners and managers of small business better understand financial management and increase their chances of success in today's difficult economic times. In this hands-on workshop you’ll cover: *Overcoming common business problems *Understanding your financial position *Making effective pricing decisions *Evaluating cost patterns *Making your business bankable *Avoiding cash crunches
Speaker: Thomas Schumann, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 295.00
Thursday, July 28, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Business 101: How to Start a Small Business Thursday, July 28, 2016 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Have you been considering starting your own small business but are unsure of where to begin? Don't miss out on this This NO COST seminar that is designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business! You will be provided with information about Startup Fundamentals, Marketing and Business Planning, Financing, Licenses, Business Structures, Regulations and more. Once you have successfully completed this session, you will be better able to decide if your business idea is worth pursuing, and you will be armed with the information necessary to continue onward with your business endeavor!
Speaker: Rand Weiskittel, SBDC Business Analyst
Thursday, July 28, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Social Media Marketing
Fee: $ 10.00