Events/Workshops

 
  
    
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 1:00 AM to 11:00 AM
NxLevel for Entrepreneurs Wednesdays Starting May 13th, 2015 9:00 to 11:00am Fee: $195.00 (Materials included) Scholarships are available for this course. For information, please contact Katie Boddy, katherine.boddy@domail.maricopa.edu NxLevel for Entrepreneurs is a 6-week intensive training program designed to encourage business expansion in a community. The course focuses on teaching the art of better business practices while producing a comprehensive business plan to guide business expansion decisions and activities. Class dates are: May 13th, May 20th, May 27th and June 3rd, June 10th & June 17th NxLeveL comprises a dedicated group of professional authors, marketers and training professionals with decades of expertise in small-business education and development. In addition, we are experts in the field of adult education, with curricula rooted in adult learning characteristics, preferences and collaborative techniques. Entrepreneurs will learn: * How and when to start business planning * How to organize and better manage their business * How to identify opportunities and market their business * How to understand and get the business' financial in order and much more!
Speaker: Katie Boddy
Fee: $ 195.00

Start-up Assistance

On Demand, available until December 31
Take this quick Assessment to find out if you have what it takes to start and run a successful business.
Speaker: On-line Quiz
Location: Online
On Demand, available until December 31
HP-Life Small Business Skills Training Series. Learn how to run your business from A-Z in 30 minute self paced modules. Topics include: Social Media, Marketing, Cash Flow, Technology, Running a more Efficient Business, Hiring Employees, Leadership and so much more! Certifications are given at the end of each module. This program is to be used in conjunction with the one - to - one counseling services available free to you at the SBDC's across Arizona. Click on the link below to start the training modules. You can begin anytime and the software will mark where you left off. Print out certificates of completion for your own use or to share with your SBDC counselor. Have fun!
Speaker: HP-Life
Location: Online
On Demand, available until December 31
Myownbusiness.org is a free website that can help you build your business plan within 15 modules and includes video and audio training. Complete this training, print out your certificate and then schedule an appointment to finalize your plan with your SBDC advisor. The course is offered free of charge.
Location: Online
Thursday, June 04, 2015 2:00 PM to 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: Tom Swann, SBDC Business Analyst Learn more about him: http://maricopa-sbdc.com/tom-swann/
Thursday, June 11, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Taking the Right Steps to Start Your Own Business. So, you want to start a business? SBA recognized 8 reasons why businesses fail in the first two years. Learn how you can combat these causes of failure! Don't miss this free, essential seminar! **This event will take place at the EAC High Tech Center on Church St. in Thatcher, AZ. Contact the SBDC office for further directions at (928) 428-8590.
Speaker: Kevin Peck, Director of EAC Small Business Development Center
Thursday, June 18, 2015 2:00 PM to 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: Tom Schumann, SBDC Business Analyst Learn more about him: http://maricopa-sbdc.com/tom-schumann/

Business Basics

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
NxLevel for Entrepreneurs Wednesdays Starting May 13th, 2015 9:00 to 11:00am Fee: $195.00 (Materials included) Scholarships are available for this course. For information, please contact Katie Boddy, katherine.boddy@domail.maricopa.edu NxLevel for Entrepreneurs is a 6-week intensive training program designed to encourage business expansion in a community. The course focuses on teaching the art of better business practices while producing a comprehensive business plan to guide business expansion decisions and activities. Class dates are: May 13th, May 20th, May 27th and June 3rd, June 10th & June 17th NxLeveL comprises a dedicated group of professional authors, marketers and training professionals with decades of expertise in small-business education and development. In addition, we are experts in the field of adult education, with curricula rooted in adult learning characteristics, preferences and collaborative techniques. Entrepreneurs will learn: * How and when to start business planning * How to organize and better manage their business * How to identify opportunities and market their business * How to understand and get the business' financial in order and much more!
Speaker: Katie Boddy
Fee: $ 195.00

Managing a Business

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
NxLevel for Entrepreneurs Wednesdays Starting May 13th, 2015 9:00 to 11:00am Fee: $195.00 (Materials included) Scholarships are available for this course. For information, please contact Katie Boddy, katherine.boddy@domail.maricopa.edu NxLevel for Entrepreneurs is a 6-week intensive training program designed to encourage business expansion in a community. The course focuses on teaching the art of better business practices while producing a comprehensive business plan to guide business expansion decisions and activities. NxLeveL comprises a dedicated group of professional authors, marketers and training professionals with decades of expertise in small-business education and development. In addition, we are experts in the field of adult education, with curricula rooted in adult learning characteristics, preferences and collaborative techniques. Entrepreneurs will learn: * How and when to start business planning * How to organize and better manage their business * How to identify opportunities and market their business * How to understand and get the business' financial in order and much more! Class dates are: Class dates are: May 13th, May 20th, May 27th and June 3rd, June 10th & June 17th
Speaker: Katie Boddy
Fee: $ 195.00

Managing Employees

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
As your business grows, it’s time to form your team. You choose the best people, expanding your support system with high hopes. Sometimes teams come together with little effort and sometimes they don’t. There are ways to accelerate your team to high performance! This workshop focuses on ways to understand the phases that people go through when they join a team, and how to build a strong team that works together synergistically. How can you get your team to WOW performance, fast? Come and hear Laurie speak about steps you can take to build your team. Practice a few of them right in the workshop. Learning Objectives: Attendees will: • See the Drexler Sibbet Team Performance Model used as a guideline for the steps to take to build a team quickly. • Understand what can happen if a step is not done well or not done at all. • Learn some simple steps to take to bring a new person onto the team and build trust. • Understand how to engage people in the team’s mission and vision. • Learn about the positive impact that WOW teams have! This program is for business owners who currently have a team of people, or are considering hiring team members. It is also a great resource for times of transition in teams, creating new strategies, and on-boarding new team members.
Speaker: Laurie D Battaglia, ACC, MS-OD A born connector, people magnet, gifted presenter, and calm, methodical coach, Laurie is Co-Owner and Co-Creator of Living the Dream Coaches, LLC in Scottsdale, AZ. Having spent 30+ years developing people in corporate environments, Laurie discovered her own path to living the dream. She works in tandem with her husband Joseph to coach high achieving women and men who want more out of life, work, and relationships. Laurie has an MS in Organizational Development and Leadership from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a BS in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University in PA. She has worked for banks and investment companies ranging in size from 60 employees to over 270,000 employees. Most recently she was a Vice President for Wells Fargo in Phoenix. Her specialty is coaching mid to senior level leaders in organizations, and she enjoys working with and mentoring emerging leaders. Her work with leadership teams helps to build engagement into workplace cultures and practices, allowing high performing teams to grow and flourish. Laurie is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. She is a member of NAWBO-PHX, the International Coach Federation – Phoenix Chapter, the Arizona Organizational Development Network, and The Conscious Community.

Marketing and Sales

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
June 23 & 24 8:30 to 12:00 Brief Description: The K4 Sales Success Formula™, produces an interaction among the four basic, yet distinct, training modules to create a unique and powerful reaction that results in an accelerated rate of sales performance. The K4 include: Knowing yourself, knowing your customer, knowing your numbers, and knowing your method. This workshop offers a step-by-step process and exercises aimed at elevating a company’s sales performance through the development of the sales potential of its sales team. Learning Objectives: Learn to understand the unique personality and communication style of your customers that is one of the first steps toward building solid business relationships with them. Learning to sell to their communication style can mean the difference between success and failure in sales. Knowing your numbers requires a commitment to take stock of your current assumptions versus the realities of your sales plan. Applying a scientific review of the gap between the two allows for setting the table for a strategic plan to attain your performance. Lean how to implement a consistently practiced methodology that has been proven to be a predictor of sales success. This is a 7- hour program presented over two days. This program is appropriate for small businesses who focus primarily on business to business sales and may be new to sales or sales management. It will help these companies ramp up an effective sales team even with limited resources.
Speaker: Dave Neal is the CEO and founder of Neal & Associates Business Consultants (NABC) located in Phoenix, AZ. He has a rich and expansive career spanning over 45 years of professional experiences. Through his varied careers he has been noted as a “fixer” of troubled organizations. His specialty is developing strong leadership teams by optimizing people and processes. His passion for training and coaching is part of a life-long philosophy that people are any organization’s most important resource. He retired from corporate life in 2003 and started NABC focused on helping his clients sell more. He has been a key note speaker to numerous businesses and organizations, as well as the author of two books; The K4 Sales Success Formula and TSO (Total Selling Organization) System Leadership Guide.

Social Media Marketing

Monday, June 08, 2015 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
You’ve thought about what social networks to use for your organization, and you’re ready to take the next step. Where do you go from there? This seminar will give you a closer look at the popular social media networks – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+. I’ll show you the benefits of using each, how other organizations are marketing with them, and some dos and don’ts of each channel. You’ll also get tips on how to tell if your social media activity is working. This session is best suited for beginners who have
Speaker: Lynn Ruby of Ruby Marketing Systems a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert
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