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

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Four week course - May 13th, May 15th, May 20th and May 22nd. 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: Alicia Marseille, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 195.00
Wednesday, May 27, 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
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Even though everyone agrees that a business needs a strategy to achieve its goals, few know what a real strategy is (Hint: ‘Be the market leader’, ‘Grow revenue 20%’, ‘increase social media use’, etc. are NOT strategies). The upshot is that very few companies have one to help guide their businesses. An honest-to-goodness strategy is THE tool for assuring a company’s activities and choices are consistent and build on each other’s contribution to its success. It prevents the creation of a less-than-effective collection of ‘random acts of business’ from wasting a company’s resources on investments that appear independently to be good ideas but collectively don’t really contribute to a common set of goals and objectives. This presentation is intended to create awareness of the issue and get attendees to start asking the right questions within their own firms. • Creating a real strategy is the ultimate expression of working on a business vs. in a business • If they don’t shoot for being most preferred, their actual goal is simply to fit in with everyone else • They need a real strategy to maximize your chances for becoming the most preferred vendor in your market • They will benefit incrementally as they build a real strategy over time
Speaker: Mitch Glasser brings over thirty five years of experience in engineering, market research, market management, strategy and sales to his clients. This affords him the ability to work with and enable both technical and marketing teams to see the benefits of having a single, focused approach for competing in a market. Mitch’s ability to ask insightful questions that get at the heart of an issue (“great” questions if you can believe the comments of his clients and peers), and his ability to formulate a strategy and plan for effectively addressing it, sets him apart from many other marketing and business consultants. Mitch holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Engineering, a Masters degree in Statistics, and has had advanced training in qualitative and quantitative market research, pricing, economics, marketing and product management. His industry experience includes imaging, health care, pharmaceuticals, industrial products, telecommunications, wireless, software, consumer products and services, office equipment and e-learning.
Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Four week course - May 13th, May 15th, May 20th and May 22nd. 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: Alicia Marseille, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 195.00
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

Social Media Marketing

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
This presentation is a guide for small businesses or nonprofits who have been using social media marketing, but need some tips to take them to an intermediate level and/or add new channels to their marketing efforts. You’ve thought about what social networks to use for your business or nonprofit, 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+. We’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. Core concepts introduced include: * A closer look at the 5 most popular social networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest * Within each network: - How to tell if it’s right for your business - What kind of content to create and post - Etiquette - How to tell if your content is working - Suggestions on what to do next * Why social media & email marketing must be used together
Speaker: Lynn Ruby of Ruby Marketing Systems a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert
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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