Events/Workshops

 
  
    

July

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: Sanjay Dhole, SBDC Business Analyst
Thursday, July 28, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Social Media Marketing
Fee: $ 10.00

August

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
The Nitty Gritty How To’s of Grabbing Attention and Looking Good on Mobile, Video and in Email Tuesday, August 2, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm FREE To get attention for your products and services you need to use video, look good on mobile devices and connect with prospects via email marketing. How do you get all this done with a minimum of time and frustration? In this fast paced, interactive session we’re going to cover the “nitty gritty" how-to’s of video, mobile marketing and email marketing: • 5 Easy Steps to Creating and Marketing Basic Video for the Beginner • The 5 Essentials to Looking Good on Mobile Devices • The New 3 Step Magic Formula of Email Marketing No fluff. No fancy stuff. Come ready to take notes and return to the office ready to take action.
Speaker: Lynn Ruby, Ruby Marketing Systems
Thursday, August 04, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Rocket Business Launch Workshop Series - Session 1 - Business Concept GateWay Community College 108 N. 40th Street, South Building Phoenix, AZ 85034 August 4, 11, 18, and August 25, 2016 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Fee: $150.00 payable by check to Maricopa SBDC at first session. (Materials included. All four sessions covered). The Rocket Business Launch Workshop Series provides the essential building blocks for launching a new business. In four course sessions participants will address the critical elements required for business success: Business Concept, Customer Relations, Business Operations and Business Finance. The target audience for this program is small business owners who are currently launching a new business or are in an advanced pre-launch phase. Course sessions are designed to be highly interactive with participants using GrowthWheel worksheets to capture information specific to their new business. August 4, 2016 Session 1 - Business Concept = value proposition, product description, business description, business model August 11, 2016 Session 2 - Customer Relations = target market, marketing, sales, customer service, PR August 18, 2016 Session 3 - Business Operations = Employees, HR, business processes, key partners, legal issues August 25, 2016 Session 4 - Business Finance = Financial management, accounting, financial projections, capital acquisition
Fee: $ 150.00
Thursday, August 04, 2016 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Business 101: How to Start a Small Business Thursday, August 4, 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, August 09, 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 .
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
Mohave SBDC welcomes the Arizona Department of Revenue for 2016 Transaction Privilege Tax Changes Class. If you hold an Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax license, you will want to attend this class! Changes to the state, county and applicable city transaction privilege tax reporting forms will occur this summer. Preview the new forms and learn how they will apply to your business. ADOR staff will be available to answer your questions.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Rocket Business Launch Workshop Series - Session 2 - Customer Relations GateWay Community College 108 N. 40th Street, South Building Phoenix, AZ 85034 August 4, 11, 18, and August 25, 2016 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Fee: $150.00 payable by check to Maricopa SBDC at first session. (Materials included. All four sessions covered). The Rocket Business Launch Workshop Series provides the essential building blocks for launching a new business. In four course sessions participants will address the critical elements required for business success: Business Concept, Customer Relations, Business Operations and Business Finance. The target audience for this program is small business owners who are currently launching a new business or are in an advanced pre-launch phase. Course sessions are designed to be highly interactive with participants using GrowthWheel worksheets to capture information specific to their new business. August 4, 2016 Session 1 - Business Concept = value proposition, product description, business description, business model August 11, 2016 Session 2 - Customer Relations = target market, marketing, sales, customer service, PR August 18, 2016 Session 3 - Business Operations = Employees, HR, business processes, key partners, legal issues August 25, 2016 Session 4 - Business Finance = Financial management, accounting, financial projections, capital acquisition
Speaker: Dorothy Wolden, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 150.00
Thursday, August 11, 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: Rand Weiskittel, SBDC Business Analyst
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
B2B Social Media: Why You Need More than Just LinkedIn Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm FREE In the B2B world, most executives and managers think LinkedIn is all they need to be concerned with. They may be missing the bigger picture. If you’re a B2B marketing executive and are only using LinkedIn, come to this class to learn the basics of how the most popular platforms are being successfully used by B2B companies and how you can model what they’re doing . . . even if you’re a small business. We’ll cover: • Why B2B companies should use social media • What platforms are right for you and why. • How to drive traffic to your B2B website using social media • We’ll look at the most popular platforms and learn how other B2B companies are using them successfully. • Together, we’ll strategize on your next best step with social media.
Speaker: Lynn Ruby, Ruby Marketing Systems
Thursday, August 18, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Rocket Business Launch Workshop Series - Session 3 - Business Operations GateWay Community College 108 N. 40th Street, South Building Phoenix, AZ 85034 August 4, 11, 18, and August 25, 2016 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Fee: $150.00 payable by check to Maricopa SBDC at first session. (Materials included. All four sessions covered). The Rocket Business Launch Workshop Series provides the essential building blocks for launching a new business. In four course sessions participants will address the critical elements required for business success: Business Concept, Customer Relations, Business Operations and Business Finance. The target audience for this program is small business owners who are currently launching a new business or are in an advanced pre-launch phase. Course sessions are designed to be highly interactive with participants using GrowthWheel worksheets to capture information specific to their new business. August 4, 2016 Session 1 - Business Concept = value proposition, product description, business description, business model August 11, 2016 Session 2 - Customer Relations = target market, marketing, sales, customer service, PR August 18, 2016 Session 3 - Business Operations = Employees, HR, business processes, key partners, legal issues August 25, 2016 Session 4 - Business Finance = Financial management, accounting, financial projections, capital acquisition
Speaker: Rand Weiskittel, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 150.00
Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Business 101: How to Start a Small Business Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Estrella Mountain Community College 3000 N Dysart Rd 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
Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Rocket Business Launch Workshop Series - Session 4 - Business Finance GateWay Community College 108 N. 40th Street, South Building Phoenix, AZ 85034 August 4, 11, 18, and August 25, 2016 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Fee: $150.00 payable by check to Maricopa SBDC at first session. (Materials included. All four sessions covered). The Rocket Business Launch Workshop Series provides the essential building blocks for launching a new business. In four course sessions participants will address the critical elements required for business success: Business Concept, Customer Relations, Business Operations and Business Finance. The target audience for this program is small business owners who are currently launching a new business or are in an advanced pre-launch phase. Course sessions are designed to be highly interactive with participants using GrowthWheel worksheets to capture information specific to their new business. August 4, 2016 Session 1 - Business Concept = value proposition, product description, business description, business model August 11, 2016 Session 2 - Customer Relations = target market, marketing, sales, customer service, PR August 18, 2016 Session 3 - Business Operations = Employees, HR, business processes, key partners, legal issues August 25, 2016 Session 4 - Business Finance = Financial management, accounting, financial projections, capital acquisition
Speaker: Mike Pineda, SDBC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 150.00
Thursday, August 25, 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: Sanjay Dhole, SBDC Business Analyst