Events/Workshops

 
  
    

February

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This 3-hour class provides a cost effective overview of all aspects of starting a business. From testing your business idea, determining your unique selling position, evaluating the ideal business legal structure, to low cost marketing strategies, this class covers all topics that should be considered in starting a business. In addition, how to identify start-up costs, model cash flow, statements of profit and loss, and the balance will be covered.
Fee: $ 25.00
Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Are you an entrepreneur in the early stage of exploring and planning a new business venture? Are you confused by how to get started and what steps to take? Think you have a great idea, but maybe you are not sure if it is a viable business idea, an idea that customers want or need? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Put Your Business Idea in Motion program is for you. Using presentations, group discussion, and activities, participants are introduced to the critical topics of how to explore and validate a business idea, learn best practice tips for building a solid financial foundation on which to grow a business, review the steps to setting up and doing business in Arizona, and be introduced to the services offered by SBDC and other resources. This program is intended for new entrepreneurs and business owners who have not yet opened their doors for business.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Social Media Marketing
Many business people think that Twitter is for the birds and think that this is the social media channel on which someone posts that they had a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch, where they ate said sandwich, from which direction the breeze was blowing, and all manner of relate pseudo-facts. Come learn the secrets of how to successfully increase your followers in no time at all.
Fee: $ 25.00
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Mastering QuickBooks Series - This series focuses on the desktop version of QuickBooks. Four Week Session – February 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2017 9:30 am – 12:30 pm February 7, 2017 - 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 February 14, 2017 - 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 February 21, 2017 - 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 February 28, 2017 - 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: $ 100.00

March

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Profit Mastery – Four Week Series Dates: March 7, 9, 21 and 23, 2017 Fee: $495.00 (for materials). Payment must be made at the door with a check for $495.00 made out to "Maricopa Community Colleges - SBDC". Cash and Credit Cards are not accepted. This four week course is designed to help owners and managers of small businesses better understand financial management and maximize earnings through a better understanding of your financials. 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 Other topics: • How does your business compare with others in your industry? • Will increasing your sales actually improve or worsen your financial outlook? • Do you think it’s possible to have an open and enthusiastic relationship with your banker, through better communication? All of these topics and questions can be answered by understanding your financials and listening to what they are telling you. Our Profit Mastery program does all this and more. It’s a fun and educational workshop structured specifically to understanding your financials. This program is designed for existing business owners who have at least 2 years of business history and financial reports.
Speaker: Ramain Gohar, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 495.00
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Program Title: Prop 206 Compliance – Understanding the New Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Time Regulations Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm Program Description - Arizona’s recent approval of Proposition 206, known as the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, has businesses of all sizes scrambling to comply with the new minimum wage and paid sick leave requirements. Join Jennings, Strouss & Salmon for an informational presentation on these new requirements and how they impact your business. Audience - This program is intended for small business owners.
Speaker: Chris Mason, Member and Otto S. Schill, III, Member of Jennings, Strouss and Salmon, PLC
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Financing
This class will go through the business planning, financial modeling & financial assumptions steps needed to be prepared to present to a bank in order to obtain a loan. It will also focus on type of loans available and what banks are considering fundable deals.
Fee: $ 20.00
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
This class will be held at the Prescott Valley Library. Please contact the Prescott Valley Library directly at 928-759-3061 to register for this class. 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.
Thursday, March 09, 2017 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Profit Mastery – Four Week Series Dates: March 7, 9, 21 and 23, 2017 Fee: $495.00 (for materials). Payment must be made at the door with a check for $495.00 made out to "Maricopa Community Colleges - SBDC". Cash and Credit Cards are not accepted. This four week course is designed to help owners and managers of small businesses better understand financial management and maximize earnings through a better understanding of your financials. 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 Other topics: • How does your business compare with others in your industry? • Will increasing your sales actually improve or worsen your financial outlook? • Do you think it’s possible to have an open and enthusiastic relationship with your banker, through better communication? All of these topics and questions can be answered by understanding your financials and listening to what they are telling you. Our Profit Mastery program does all this and more. It’s a fun and educational workshop structured specifically to understanding your financials. This program is designed for existing business owners who have at least 2 years of business history and financial reports.
Speaker: Ramain Gohar, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 495.00
Thursday, March 09, 2017 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Estrella Mountain Community College 3000 N Dysart Road Ocotillo Hall, Room 107 Avondale, AZ 85392 Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:00 - 5:30 Are you an entrepreneur in the early stage of exploring and planning a new business venture? Are you confused by how to get started and what steps to take? Think you have a great idea, but maybe you are not sure if it is a viable business idea, an idea that customers want or need? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Put Your Business Idea in Motion program is for you. In this interactive session, you will be introduced to critical questions to ask, and actions to take, in order to determine the feasibility of your business idea. This session is also a necessary first step to prepare you for an initial counseling session with an SBDC business analyst. Audience: This program is intended for entrepreneurs who have not yet opened their doors for business and are in the planning phase.
Speaker: Mike Pineda, SBDC Business Analyst
Thursday, March 09, 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
This class will be held at the Prescott Valley Library. Please contact the Prescott Valley Library directly at 928-759-3061 to register for this class. 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.
Thursday, March 09, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Whether you wrote a hilarious humor article or the next Great American Novel, your task is to get it published. From a published author and publishing industry insider, find out how to market your work to magazine and book publishers and get paid for writing. Now there's a novel concept!
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Profit Mastery – Four Week Series Dates: March 7, 9, 21 and 23, 2017 Fee: $495.00 (for materials). Payment must be made at the first class with a check for $495.00 made out to "Maricopa Community Colleges - SBDC". Cash and Credit Cards are not accepted. This four week course is designed to help owners and managers of small businesses better understand financial management and maximize earnings through a better understanding of your financials. 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 Other topics: • How does your business compare with others in your industry? • Will increasing your sales actually improve or worsen your financial outlook? • Do you think it’s possible to have an open and enthusiastic relationship with your banker, through better communication? All of these topics and questions can be answered by understanding your financials and listening to what they are telling you. Our Profit Mastery program does all this and more. It’s a fun and educational workshop structured specifically to understanding your financials. This program is designed for existing business owners who have at least 2 years of business history and financial reports.
Speaker: Ramain Gohar, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 495.00
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 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: $ 40.00
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: International Trade
Maricopa SBDC announces the Global Dreams Export Development Workshop Series! U.S. export sales recently grew 48% over a five-year period and now exceeds $2.35 trillion. That’s a lot of zeros – are you getting your piece of the global pie? If you are already exporting or thinking about it for 2017, this workshop series is for you. The Maricopa SBDC is pleased to present its inaugural Global Dreams Export Development Workshop Series. This five-part series will cover: i) Session One – Are You Ready to Export? ii) Session Two – Product/Market Identification iii) Session Three – Export Financing and Risk Management iv) Session Four – Export Logistics v) Session Five – Graduation: Share your plans and network with Arizona’s leading export experts Stay tuned for more information on workshop session details and guest speakers/panelists.
Speaker: Tom Fulcher, SBDC Business Analyst
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, 5 sessions ending Wednesday, April 19
Topic: Business Basics
Direction, guidance and support will be provided for writing an effective Business Plan. This informative and critical workshop will be presented in five sessions that will help you achieve your goals. Subjects to be discussed and presented: 1) Evaluation of Your Idea/Is there a Market? 2) Business Legal Considerations; 3) Financial Considerations; 4) Financing; 5) Marketing.
Fee: $ 75.00
Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Profit Mastery – Four Week Series Dates: March 7, 9, 21 and 23, 2017 Fee: $495.00 (for materials). Payment must be made at the first class with a check for $495.00 made out to "Maricopa Community Colleges - SBDC". Cash and Credit Cards are not accepted. This four week course is designed to help owners and managers of small businesses better understand financial management and maximize earnings through a better understanding of your financials. 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 Other topics: • How does your business compare with others in your industry? • Will increasing your sales actually improve or worsen your financial outlook? • Do you think it’s possible to have an open and enthusiastic relationship with your banker, through better communication? All of these topics and questions can be answered by understanding your financials and listening to what they are telling you. Our Profit Mastery program does all this and more. It’s a fun and educational workshop structured specifically to understanding your financials. This program is designed for existing business owners who have at least 2 years of business history and financial reports.
Speaker: Ramain Gohar, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 495.00
Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:00 - 4:00 pm Are you an entrepreneur in the early stage of exploring and planning a new business venture? Are you confused by how to get started and what steps to take? Think you have a great idea, but maybe you are not sure if it is a viable business idea, an idea that customers want or need? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Put Your Business Idea in Motion program is for you. In this interactive session, you will be introduced to critical questions to ask, and actions to take, in order to determine the feasibility of your business idea. This session is also a necessary first step to prepare you for an initial counseling session with an SBDC business analyst. Audience: This program is intended for entrepreneurs who have not yet opened their doors for business and are in the planning phase.