Events/Workshops

 
  
    

August

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
The Nitty Gritty How To’s of Grabbing Attention and Looking Good on Mobile, Video and in Email Tuesday, August 2, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm FREE To get attention for your products and services you need to use video, look good on mobile devices and connect with prospects via email marketing. How do you get all this done with a minimum of time and frustration? In this fast paced, interactive session we’re going to cover the “nitty gritty" how-to’s of video, mobile marketing and email marketing: • 5 Easy Steps to Creating and Marketing Basic Video for the Beginner • The 5 Essentials to Looking Good on Mobile Devices • The New 3 Step Magic Formula of Email Marketing No fluff. No fancy stuff. Come ready to take notes and return to the office ready to take action.
Speaker: Lynn Ruby, Ruby Marketing Systems
Thursday, August 04, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Rocket Business Launch Workshop Series - Session 1 - Business Concept GateWay Community College 108 N. 40th Street, South Building Phoenix, AZ 85034 August 4, 11, 18, and August 25, 2016 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Fee: $150.00 payable by check to Maricopa SBDC at first session. (Materials included. All four sessions covered). The Rocket Business Launch Workshop Series provides the essential building blocks for launching a new business. In four course sessions participants will address the critical elements required for business success: Business Concept, Customer Relations, Business Operations and Business Finance. The target audience for this program is small business owners who are currently launching a new business or are in an advanced pre-launch phase. Course sessions are designed to be highly interactive with participants using GrowthWheel worksheets to capture information specific to their new business. August 4, 2016 Session 1 - Business Concept = value proposition, product description, business description, business model August 11, 2016 Session 2 - Customer Relations = target market, marketing, sales, customer service, PR August 18, 2016 Session 3 - Business Operations = Employees, HR, business processes, key partners, legal issues August 25, 2016 Session 4 - Business Finance = Financial management, accounting, financial projections, capital acquisition
Fee: $ 150.00
Thursday, August 04, 2016 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Business 101: How to Start a Small Business Thursday, August 4, 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, August 09, 2016 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 Progam Assistant Nora.plonsky@domail.maricopa.edu or at (623)845-4700.
Speaker: Kate Hoy, AzPTAC Counselor, Maricopa County .
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
Mohave SBDC welcomes the Arizona Department of Revenue for 2016 Transaction Privilege Tax Changes Class. If you hold an Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax license, you will want to attend this class! Changes to the state, county and applicable city transaction privilege tax reporting forms will occur this summer. Preview the new forms and learn how they will apply to your business. ADOR staff will be available to answer your questions.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Rocket Business Launch Workshop Series - Session 2 - Customer Relations GateWay Community College 108 N. 40th Street, South Building Phoenix, AZ 85034 August 4, 11, 18, and August 25, 2016 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Fee: $150.00 payable by check to Maricopa SBDC at first session. (Materials included. All four sessions covered). The Rocket Business Launch Workshop Series provides the essential building blocks for launching a new business. In four course sessions participants will address the critical elements required for business success: Business Concept, Customer Relations, Business Operations and Business Finance. The target audience for this program is small business owners who are currently launching a new business or are in an advanced pre-launch phase. Course sessions are designed to be highly interactive with participants using GrowthWheel worksheets to capture information specific to their new business. August 4, 2016 Session 1 - Business Concept = value proposition, product description, business description, business model August 11, 2016 Session 2 - Customer Relations = target market, marketing, sales, customer service, PR August 18, 2016 Session 3 - Business Operations = Employees, HR, business processes, key partners, legal issues August 25, 2016 Session 4 - Business Finance = Financial management, accounting, financial projections, capital acquisition
Speaker: Dorothy Wolden, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 150.00
Thursday, August 11, 2016 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: Rand Weiskittel, SBDC Business Analyst
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
B2B Social Media: Why You Need More than Just LinkedIn Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:00 am - 12:00 pm FREE In the B2B world, most executives and managers think LinkedIn is all they need to be concerned with. They may be missing the bigger picture. If you’re a B2B marketing executive and are only using LinkedIn, come to this class to learn the basics of how the most popular platforms are being successfully used by B2B companies and how you can model what they’re doing . . . even if you’re a small business. We’ll cover: • Why B2B companies should use social media • What platforms are right for you and why. • How to drive traffic to your B2B website using social media • We’ll look at the most popular platforms and learn how other B2B companies are using them successfully. • Together, we’ll strategize on your next best step with social media.
Speaker: Lynn Ruby, Ruby Marketing Systems
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 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, August 18, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Rocket Business Launch Workshop Series - Session 3 - Business Operations GateWay Community College 108 N. 40th Street, South Building Phoenix, AZ 85034 August 4, 11, 18, and August 25, 2016 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Fee: $150.00 payable by check to Maricopa SBDC at first session. (Materials included. All four sessions covered). The Rocket Business Launch Workshop Series provides the essential building blocks for launching a new business. In four course sessions participants will address the critical elements required for business success: Business Concept, Customer Relations, Business Operations and Business Finance. The target audience for this program is small business owners who are currently launching a new business or are in an advanced pre-launch phase. Course sessions are designed to be highly interactive with participants using GrowthWheel worksheets to capture information specific to their new business. August 4, 2016 Session 1 - Business Concept = value proposition, product description, business description, business model August 11, 2016 Session 2 - Customer Relations = target market, marketing, sales, customer service, PR August 18, 2016 Session 3 - Business Operations = Employees, HR, business processes, key partners, legal issues August 25, 2016 Session 4 - Business Finance = Financial management, accounting, financial projections, capital acquisition
Speaker: Rand Weiskittel, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 150.00
Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Business 101: How to Start a Small Business Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Estrella Mountain Community College 3000 N Dysart Rd 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
Thursday, August 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
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Understanding HUBZones 101 Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Location: GateWay Community College Arizona Small Business Development Center 108 N 40th Street, South Building Phoenix, AZ 85034 Register with Nora Plonsky, Arizona PTAC Program Assistant at nora.plonsky@domail.maricopa.edu or at 623-845-4700. Seating is limited to 25. Are you in a HUBZone? And what does it mean if you are? ? Learn about the basics of federal contracting ? Learn about HUBZones and if you are eligible ? What are next steps to getting certified Noted by census tracks, HUBZones are federally designated areas that are deemed “underutilized” - meaning they face economic challenges or have little economic development. Small businesses in these areas may be able to compete for HUBZones set aside contracts, providing them an avenue for growth and expansion. PTAC will be offering HUBZone related workshops throughout the fall of 2016 geared toward small businesses in HUBZones. Our workshops will help the small business owner in a HUBZone understand the program as well as how to get certified and how to prepare for government contracting. To check if your business is in a HUBZone, click on this SBA link http://map.sba.gov/hubzone/maps/. Be prepared to ask questions, network and learn the basics of how government contracting works as well as what services your Arizona PTAC offers.
Speaker: Presenter: Kate Hoy is a Procurement Specialist for AZPTAC. Kate spent 4 years as a proposal writer and another 4 years working for the Arizona Department of Health Services before joining PTAC in 2015.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
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
Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Rocket Business Launch Workshop Series - Session 4 - Business Finance GateWay Community College 108 N. 40th Street, South Building Phoenix, AZ 85034 August 4, 11, 18, and August 25, 2016 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Fee: $150.00 payable by check to Maricopa SBDC at first session. (Materials included. All four sessions covered). The Rocket Business Launch Workshop Series provides the essential building blocks for launching a new business. In four course sessions participants will address the critical elements required for business success: Business Concept, Customer Relations, Business Operations and Business Finance. The target audience for this program is small business owners who are currently launching a new business or are in an advanced pre-launch phase. Course sessions are designed to be highly interactive with participants using GrowthWheel worksheets to capture information specific to their new business. August 4, 2016 Session 1 - Business Concept = value proposition, product description, business description, business model August 11, 2016 Session 2 - Customer Relations = target market, marketing, sales, customer service, PR August 18, 2016 Session 3 - Business Operations = Employees, HR, business processes, key partners, legal issues August 25, 2016 Session 4 - Business Finance = Financial management, accounting, financial projections, capital acquisition
Speaker: Mike Pineda, SDBC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 150.00
Thursday, August 25, 2016 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