Events/Workshops

 
  
    

January

Thursday, January 26, 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 first time business owners who have not yet opened their doors for business.
Speaker: Paula Wittekind, SBDC Business Analyst
Monday, January 30, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
TechEdge is an intensive 4 week, technology focused entrepreneurship course. TechEdge is intended for science or technology based startups who are in concept phase, early stage development or growth mode. If you are navigating the challenges that go into starting a business like accurately assessing your technology's readiness level, conducting customer development, protecting your intellectual property or acquiring funding, TechEdge will help you build an enduring, successful company with your idea as the focus.
Speaker: Mike Baab, SBDC Business Analyst
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Business owners understand that social media, e-commerce and websites are powerful tools, but how can you strategically capitalize on these innovations? In this two-part series, you will learn valuable and practical tips for developing a social media strategy for your business, identify social media platforms to incorporate, and learn social network marketing time management strategies. • Part 1: How to Develop a Strategy Specific to Your Business • Part 2: Social Media Tools and Secrets and Time Management Tips This program is intended for business owners who need to revise their existing social media strategy to generate leads for their business.
Speaker: Kristin Slice, SBDC Business Analyst
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Class will be held at the Prescott Valley Library. 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. Please Contact the Prescott Valley Library directly to register for this class at 928-759-3061.

February

Thursday, February 02, 2017 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
Twice yearly, the Arizona Commerce Authority awards $1.5 million to the world's most innovative companies. The AIC is an investment in the minds of talented entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs who, through commercialization of their technology, are advancing Arizona’s economic transformation through wealth and job creation. The business plan competition awards qualified, innovative start-up and early stage companies capital to grow their business in Arizona. Participants will learn: • Company eligibility requirements of the Arizona Innovation Challenge • Arizona Innovation Challenge process • How to apply/application review
Thursday, February 02, 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Social Media Marketing
New to Facebook for your business? Great! Then this class is for you! By the end of the three hours, you will have a working Facebook page for your business. Bring photos, logos, ideas for your first notes.
Fee: $ 25.00
Monday, February 06, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
TechEdge is an intensive 4 week, technology focused entrepreneurship course. TechEdge is intended for science or technology based startups who are in concept phase, early stage development or growth mode. If you are navigating the challenges that go into starting a business like accurately assessing your technology's readiness level, conducting customer development, protecting your intellectual property or acquiring funding, TechEdge will help you build an enduring, successful company with your idea as the focus.
Speaker: Mike Baab, SBDC Business Analyst
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Take the right steps to start your own business! Learn the top 8 reasons why businesses fail and how to overcome them. We will also discuss the resources available to help small business start, grow and prosper. **This event will be held at Mohave Community College, 1981 Jagerson Avenue, Kingman, AZ 86409. ROOM #TBD (will post asap)
Speaker: Lisa Card, Business Analyst of MCC Small Business Development Center
Thursday, February 09, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Take the right steps to start your own business! Learn the top 8 reasons why businesses fail and how to overcome them. We will also discuss the resources available to help small business start, grow and prosper. **This event will be held at Mohave Community College, 3400 HWY 95, Bullhead City, AZ. ROOM #TBD (will post asap)
Speaker: Lisa Card, Business Analyst of MCC Small Business Development Center
Thursday, February 09, 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This 3-hour workshop teaches students how to customize and add more functionality to the Wordpress website 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; and more! Must have a Wordpress website to participate.
Fee: $ 35.00
Thursday, February 09, 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Social Media Marketing
Creating a Facebook business page is your key to unlocking markets and sales on the other side of the globe. Learn the secrets of a great Facebook page which develops friendships, increases your company's sales, and increases your profits.
Fee: $ 25.00
Thursday, February 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
Everything you have wanted to ask your accountant....without getting billed! The following topics will be covered: Recording information correctly throughout the year to make end of year filing easier How to claim business expenses legitimately (car, mileage, meals, etc.) Top 10 questions clients ask their accountant How to be prepared now for the end of year filing And much more!
Speaker: Petrea Kunz: Advanced Certified Pro Advisor for QuickBooks, and owner of You Can Relax Tax & Accounting Services
Fee: $ 20.00
Monday, February 13, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
TechEdge is an intensive 4 week, technology focused entrepreneurship course. TechEdge is intended for science or technology based startups who are in concept phase, early stage development or growth mode. If you are navigating the challenges that go into starting a business like accurately assessing your technology's readiness level, conducting customer development, protecting your intellectual property or acquiring funding, TechEdge will help you build an enduring, successful company with your idea as the focus.
Speaker: Mike Baab, SBDC Business Analyst
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 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 Program Assistant Nora.plonsky@domail.maricopa.edu or at (623)845-4700.
Speaker: Kate Hoy, AzPTAC Counselor
Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Chandler-Gilbert Community College Sun Lakes Center, Room 108 25105 S. Alma School Road Chandler, AZ 85248 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.
Speaker: Katie Boddy, SBDC Business Analyst
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
VA Procurement Workshop and One-on-One Procurement Opportunities. Learn how to do business with the VA, expectations of vendors and how to get paid. One-on-One breakout sessions with VA Contracting Officers follows presentation. The event is FREE, but registration is required. Please contact Cheli Martinez at 520-206-6355 or e-mail amartinez276@pima.edu
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This class will be held at the Prescott Valley Library. To register, contact the Prescott Valley Library directly at 928-759-3061. This 2-hour class will review the major elements of a modern business plan. An overview of the information that should be included in your company description, market analysis, organization and management, service or product line, marketing and sales management funding request and financials will be discussed. This course will prepare the student for the Business Plan Writing Series.
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