Events/Workshops

 
  
    

May

Monday, May 09, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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Cyber Security for Small Business Monday, May 9, 2016 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm GateWay Community College 108 N 40th Street Small Business Development Center in the South Building Phoenix, AZ 85034 FREE A cyber attack or data breach can have a major impact on both big and small businesses. This free workshop will help small businesses learn about the proactive measures they can take to identify the latest threats and protect their business. Topics include how to recognize threats, steps to take to prevent an attack, and steps you can take to protect your business. The presentation will provide: * What are today's most prevalent threats to the small business network * How to recognize * What steps to take * When to take action * Who is your biggest threat
Speaker: Daniel Hilburn is the CEO of Rapp IT Up Wireless Security LLC. He has a background in engineering in several fields. Daniel held a Top Secret clearance while he served in the U.S. Navy as a Sonar Technician and the military's top acoustic analyst obtaining the rate of (0000). During the cold war, Daniel was actually that guy searching for and finding the Red October. Daniel advanced his technical background into the identity theft protection industry in 2013 founding Rapp IT Up. In 2015 his company made a natural evolution to the Cyber Security realm. He works with small businesses to help identify and stop cyber threats. Daniel has presented security forums through out the Valley introducing business owners to best practices and new technologies to help keep small to medium businesses safe from cyber threats.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Profit Mastery - Part 1 Four week course – May 10, 12, 24 and 26 GateWay Community College 108 N 40th Street Small Business Development Center in the South Building Phoenix, AZ 85034 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: Rand Weiskittel, SBDC Business Analyst and Mike Pineda, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 295.00
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Mastering QuickBooks Series - This series focusing on the desktop version of Quickbooks Series: May 3, 10, 16, and 24, 2016 FEE: $50.00 covers all four sessions (including materials) payable at the first class. GateWay Community College 108 N 40th Street Small Business Development Center in the South Building Phoenix, AZ 85034 May 10, 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
Fee: $ 50.00
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
PTAC Presents: Laying the Groundwork Tuesday, May 10, 2016 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm GateWay Community College 108 N 40th Street Small Business Development Center in the South Building Phoenix, AZ 85034 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, May 10, 2016 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Social Media Marketing
This 3-hour workshop is a hands-on workshop. Students will be at a computer creating, with assistance of the instructor, their own 5-page website using Weebly. Students will then publish their website on their own purchased domain.
Fee: $ 35.00
Thursday, May 12, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Profit Mastery - Part 2 Four week course – May 10, 12, 24 and 26 Thursday, May 12, 2016 8:30 am - 12:30 pm GateWay Community College 108 N 40th Street Small Business Development Center in the South Building Phoenix, AZ 85034 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: Rand Weiskittel, SBDC Business Analyst and Mike Pineda, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 295.00
Thursday, May 12, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Business 101: How to Start a Small Business Thursday, May 12, 2016 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm GateWay Community College 108 N 40th Street Small Business Development Center in the South Building Phoenix, AZ 85034 FREE 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: Jenny Hershaft, SBDC Business Analyst
Thursday, May 12, 2016 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
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 3-hour class will help the business owner make informed decisions in managing the business.
Fee: $ 40.00
Monday, May 16, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Mastering QuickBooks Series - This series focuses on the desktop version of Quickbooks Series: May 3, 10, 16, and 24, 2016 FEE: $50.00 covers all four sessions (including materials) payable at the first class. May 16, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm GateWay Community College 108 N 40th Street Small Business Development Center in the South Building Phoenix, AZ 85034 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
Fee: $ 50.00
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Strategies for Social Media Success: Make it Work for You May 17, 2016 9:00 am - 10:30 am GateWay Community College 108 N 40th Street Small Business Development Center in the South Building Phoenix, AZ 85034 FREE Learn the newest trends and techniques for social media success! This seminar will give you a closer look at the popular social media networks – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest & Instagram. For each platform, we'll show you • How to use it for business. • What type of content works best. • How to access and understand the analytical tool within each platform. • Your next step on each platform should it be the right one for you. We'll also talk about content: • Content best practices • How to find content that's right for your audience • How to find and use images effectively • Streaming and on-demand video • Tools to save you time
Speaker: Lynn Ruby, Ruby Marketing Systems
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Social Media Marketing
This 3-hour workshop teaches students how to customize and add accessories to website on Weebly that was developed in Website Design Part II. Learn about social media integration; adding a contact form; adding a shopping cart; link building; meta tags, google analytics; blogging; content marketing; and more! Must have website on Weebly to participate.
Fee: $ 35.00
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Understanding Government Solicitations and the Proposal Process Wednesday, May 18, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm GateWay Community College 108 N. 40th Street Phoenix, AZ 85034 Room: Small Business Development Center Training Room in the South Building Fee: $75.00 per attendee. Event contact: Nora Plonsky, Arizona PTAC Progam Assistant Nora.plonsky@domail.maricopa.edu or at (623) 845-4700. To register and to pay the event fee, copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-proposals-tickets-25092916589 Basics of Proposal Writing This is a basic introduction to responding to government proposals. Topics to be presented are: • Understanding the parts of an RFP • Preparing to bid • Avoiding common mistakes • Q&A • Proposal coaching Each attendee will learn: * What the important parts to federal and state solicitations are. * What the appropriate response format is. * Where to go for more information. Attendees are encouraged to bring a current solicitation or an old one that they wish to dissect. Laptops are also highly recommended.
Speaker: Stephanie Parrish, Proposal and Grant Writer, Owner of Momentum Grant and Proposal Writing Services. Momentum offers opportunity research, proposal development, consulting, and review services. Background: Stephanie has worked as a technical writer since 2005. She specializes in grant and proposal writing. She is experienced in responding to international, federal, state, and local government solicitations for for-profit companies, as well as to private and corporate foundation grant programs for nonprofit organizations.
Fee: $ 75.00
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Social Media Marketing
Your blog is powerful tool you can use to build a community of friends/fans who convert into being your customers. In this 3-hour workshop, you will learn about creating a comprehensive concept for your blog as well as the secrets to creating great content. Come and learn how you can succeed in the blogosphere from someone who has actually done it!
Fee: $ 25.00
Thursday, May 19, 2016 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Business 101: How to Start a Small Business Thursday, May 19, 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, May 24, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Profit Mastery - Part 3 Four week course – May 10, 12, 24 and 26, 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:30 am - 12:30 pm GateWay Community College 108 N 40th Street Small Business Development Center in the South Building Phoenix, AZ 85034 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: Rand Weiskittel, SBDC Business Analyst and Mike Pineda, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 295.00
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Mastering QuickBooks Series - This series focuses on the desktop version of Quickbooks Series: May 3, 10, 16, and 24, 2016 FEE: $50.00 covers all four sessions (including materials) payable at the first class. May 24, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm GateWay Community College 108 N 40th Street Small Business Development Center in the South Building Phoenix, AZ 85034 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
Fee: $ 50.00
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Understanding Business risk concepts, identifying and analyzing risk categories and mitigating risks.
Fee: $ 20.00
Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Profit Mastery - Part 4 Four week course – May 10, 12, 24 and 26 Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:30 am - 12:30 pm GateWay Community College 108 N 40th Street Small Business Development Center in the South Building Phoenix, AZ 85034 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: Rand Weiskittel, SBDC Business Analyst and Mike Pineda, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 295.00
Thursday, May 26, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Business 101: How to Start a Small Business Thursday, May 26, 2016 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm GateWay Community College 108 N 40th Street Small Business Development Center in the South Building Phoenix, AZ 85034 FREE 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: Patti DuBois, SBDC Business Analyst
Thursday, May 26, 2016 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
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: $ 40.00

June

Thursday, June 02, 2016 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Business 101: How to Start a Small Business Thursday, June 2, 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