Events/Workshops

 
  
    

On Demand

On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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

August

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
GSA Workshop & Training, presented by GSA Small Business Specialists and the U.S. Small Business Administration Agenda includes: • GSA Schedules • GSA e-Library • GSA Contract Opportunities • GSA Contractor Team Agreements • SBA Small Business Programs • SBA Set-Asides Community Resource Tables – SBDC, SBA, PTAC, plus Procurement Officers representing Pima County, City of Tucson, University of Arizona, TUSD, Mohave AZ Purchasing Cooperative, Town of Marana - Speak with community Procurement Officers who can help you do business with their procurement departments, including preferred vendor status, bidding advantages and registering your business. - Visit with SBDC Consultants to schedule assistance with SAM registration and attaining procurement certifications such as DBE, WOSB, VOSB, SDVOSB, HUBZone, 8(a) and others. - Visit with PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center) Representatives to learn how PTAC can assist in your procurement efforts.
Speaker: Small Business Procurement Specialists from the General Services Administration, Southern Arizona Director - US Small Business Administration, Arizona Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Procurement Specialists, and Pima-Santa Cruz SBDC Business Consultants
Location:
Tuesday, August 04, 2015 5:15 PM to 9:30 PM
Topic: Managing Employees
This is a Franklin Covey certified leadership training program. In this 4 hour session you will learn how to activate the most important goals in your company and get your employees to help you move the goal post forward to acheive incredible results by applying just 4 key principles. The 4 Disicplines of the Execution was a New York Time Bestseller with authors Chris McChesney and Sean Covey. If you have goals, and you have employees who aren't consistently meeting those goals, then you (the CEO or General Manager) need to attend this workshop to learn in 4 hours how to activate the most powerful management tool every created. It has to be. It's a Franklin Covey product promise. Join us!
Speaker: Facilitated by Tracy Mancuso
Fee: $ 150.00
Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Mastering QuickBooks Series - This series focusing on the desktop version of Quickbooks Course 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 $50.00 Registration Fee for all 4 session including course workbook July 8 – QuickBooks Overview - accounting 101, company setup, chart of accounts, preferences July 15 – The QB Sales Cycle – customers, invoices, receipts, deposits July 29 – The QB Purchasing Cycle – vendors, POs, bills, checking, credit cards, bank reconciliation August 5 - Special Topics in QB – payroll, job-costing, estimating, progress, payments
Speaker: Donna Winter
Fee: $ 50.00
Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
NxLevel for Entrepreneurs Series Begins Wednesdays August 5, 2015 9:00 to 12:00am Fee: $195.00 (Materials included) Payment must be made at the door with check for $195 made out to "Maricopa SBDC" NxLevel for Entrepreneurs is a 4-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: August 5, 12, 19 and 26 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: Patti DuBois and Jenny Herschaft
Fee: $ 195.00
Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Social media is no longer limited to the average college user. The increasing use of social media presents new opportunities as well as questions and concerns for employees as well as employers. Individual and corporate Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat users are vulnerable. Utilizing real-world examples, Lori will address issues in confidentiality, in appropriate online behaviors, and potential intellectual property rights matters. This presentation will assist social media users in understanding the impact social media has on potential employment, termination and overall public perception. We'll touch on the employer's responsibility when utilizing and monitoring social media in addition to employee's responsibilities.
Speaker: Attorney Lori Brown As senior counsel at Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat, PLLC, Lori has over 15 years of experience in labor and employment law as well as commercial litigation. Lori's legal experience began with an internship at the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She then furthered her training in private practice. Lori represents employees and employers in lawsuits involving issues such as non-compete agreements, wage and hour, discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and breach of contract. ,
Thursday, August 06, 2015 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: Jenny Herschaft, SBDC Business Analyst Learn more about her: http://maricopa-sbdc.com/virginia-herschaft/
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
NxLevel for Entrepreneurs Series Begins Wednesdays August 5, 2015 9:00 to 12:00am Fee: $195.00 (Materials included) Payment must be made at the door with check for $195 made out to "Maricopa SBDC" NxLevel for Entrepreneurs is a 4-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: August 5, 12, 19 and 26 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: Patti DuBois and Jenny Herschaft
Fee: $ 195.00
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
NxLevel for Entrepreneurs Series Begins Wednesdays August 5, 2015 9:00 to 12:00am Fee: $195.00 (Materials included) Payment must be made at the door with check for $195 made out to "Maricopa SBDC" NxLevel for Entrepreneurs is a 4-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: August 5, 12, 19 and 26 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: Patti DuBois and Jenny Herschaft
Fee: $ 195.00
Thursday, August 20, 2015 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 Learn more about him: http://maricopa-sbdc.com/sanjay-dhole/
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
NxLevel for Entrepreneurs Series Begins Wednesdays August 5, 2015 9:00 to 12:00am Fee: $195.00 (Materials included) Payment must be made at the door with check for $195 made out to "Maricopa SBDC" NxLevel for Entrepreneurs is a 4-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: August 5, 12, 19 and 26 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: Patti DuBois and Jenny Herschaft
Fee: $ 195.00
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