Events/Workshops

 
  
    

On Demand

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

September

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
What You Need to Know about Google's Mobile-friendly Update and How to Rank Better in Search Results Google is used to perform 70% of the searches on the web. Be in the know about its latest mobile-friendly update and how it sees and ranks websites so your business can be found in search results. • What is the mobile-friendly update? • How to know if your site is mobile-friendly. • What to do if your site isn’t mobile-friendly. • Learn how search engines look at websites. • Learn how to modify your website to improve your search engine rankings. This training is best suited for the individual or team within a business that is responsible for marketing the business’ website.
Speaker: Brenda Newhouse, owner of Newhouse Studios Web Design & Strategy
Thursday, September 03, 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: Katie Boddy, SBDC Business Analyst Learn more about her: http://maricopa-sbdc.com/katie-boddy/
Monday, September 14, 2015 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
It's time to grow your contact list! Join us for "60 Ways to Grow Your List" workshop - you'll leave with ideas and strategies to capture new contacts, grow your list and take action to help move your business forward. Having an interested and qualified list of contacts, with whom you can stay top of mind, is vital to every business. Continuing to grow that list is just as important. In this workshop we will show you 60 easy ways to grow your contact list today! We will cover: -Why someone should join your contact list and what’s in it for them -How to ask people to join your list "face-to-face" -How to use social media to grow your list -How to grow your list on your website or blog -How to use print material to get people to sign up -How to use events to help grow your list -How to use incentives and giveaways to grow your list Plus, you'll have a chance to network with other attendees and grow your contact list, live during the workshop!
Speaker: Lynn Ruby - Ruby Marketing Systems
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Profit Mastery Series Begins September 15, 2015 Four week course - September, 15, 17, 22, and 24 Fee: 295.00 (materials included) Payment must be made at the door with check for $295 made out to "Maricopa SBDC" 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM 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: SBDC Business Analyst: Patti Dubois and Tom Schumann
Fee: $ 295.00
Wednesday, September 16, 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 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 $50.00 Registration Fee for all 4 session including course workbook September 16 - QuickBooks Overview accounting 101, company setup, chart of accounts, preferences September 23 – The QB Sales Cycle – customers, invoices, receipts, deposits September 30 – The QB Purchasing Cycle – vendors, POs, bills, checking, credit cards, bank reconciliation October 7 - Special Topics in QB – payroll, job-costing, estimating, progress, payments
Speaker: Donna Winter
Fee: $ 50.00
Thursday, September 17, 2015 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Profit Mastery Series Begins September 15, 2015 Four week course - September, 15, 17, 22, and 24 Fee: 295.00 (materials included) Payment must be made at the door with check for $295 made out to "Maricopa SBDC" 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM 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: SBDC Business Analyst: Patti Dubois and Tom Schumann
Fee: $ 295.00
Thursday, September 17, 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/
Thursday, September 17, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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
Friday, September 18, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
How to Create a Capabilities Statement. Put your company’s best foot forward and get noticed by procurement officers. Learn from Procurement Specialists how to create an effective Capabilities Statement that separates you from the competition! Put on by the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and Pima-Santa Cruz SBDC, at the SBDC Office, 335 N Wilmot Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711.
Monday, September 21, 2015 5:15 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
This is the 1st session of a 14 week workshop. In this workshop, you will set the foundation for your business so that you can build your products and customer portfolio, networking and marketing message in future sessions. To be a successful business, you need to really understand the unique value you bring to your most important customers. The 9 steps are based on the Business Model Canvas. By the end of this session, you will have a better idea about who your most important customers are (or will be) and what message will attract when you use it consistently. Pre-pay $175 for all 14 sessions which includes all the Growth Wheel materials and worksheets.
Speaker: Tracy Mancuso
Fee: $ 175.00
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Profit Mastery Series Begins September 15, 2015 Four week course - September, 15, 17, 22, and 24 Fee: $295.00 (materials included) Payment must be made at the door with check for $295 made out to "Maricopa SBDC" 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM 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: SBDC Business Analyst: Patti Dubois and Tom Schumann
Fee: $ 295.00
Wednesday, September 23, 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 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 $50.00 Registration Fee for all 4 session including course workbook September 16 – QuickBooks Overview - accounting 101, company setup, chart of accounts, preferences September 23 – The QuickBooks Sales Cycle – customers, invoices, receipts, deposits September 30 – The QuickBooks Purchasing Cycle – vendors, POs, bills, checking, credit cards, bank reconciliation October 7 - Special Topics in QuickBooks – payroll, job-costing, estimating, progress, payments
Speaker: Donna Winter
Fee: $ 50.00
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Leverage LinkedIn for Lead Generation How to use LinkedIn functionality to generate client leads How to get referrals by using LinkedIn to build strategic partnerships How to post content and build a strong brand using Updates, Posts and Groups IMPORTANT: Will spend ONLY few minutes on components of a powerful profile but since this is to be an advanced course, I will only cover at high level and briefly. This presentation is good for Business owners and Sales Professionals who are looking to increase business and referral generation. Attendees should already have a LinkedIn account and Profile since this class is planned to be an Intermediate to Advanced Training for professionals who already have some connections but want to become more confident about the functionality.
Speaker: Valerie Marbach, owner of eSpark Marketing WSI - a digital marketing agency based in Scottsdale.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Profit Mastery Series Begins September 15, 2015 Four week course - September, 15, 17, 22, and 24 Fee: $295.00 (materials included) Payment must be made at the door with check for $295 made out to "Maricopa SBDC" 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM 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: SBDC Business Analyst: Patti Dubois and Tom Schumann
Fee: $ 295.00
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Do you know that 43% of small businesses dedicate six or more hours per week to social media? While it’s important to engage for social visibility and key connections online, we all want to do more in less time. This session will help you save time at get back to what you love to do – running your business or organization. Join us and learn the latest time savers and best practices from Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert, speaker name here. Participants will learn: -Tips for saving up to ten hours a week managing your social media -Simple ways to find usable, relevant content for your posts -How to integrate your social media into sales promotions and events -Best practices, business builders and more... Who should attend? Marketers, business owners, managers, professional services, nonprofit professionals. Anyone that needs to get more done in less time with social media. This session is suited for beginners. Participants should have a basic knowledge and understanding of social media in general.
Speaker: Lynn Ruby - Ruby Marketing Systems
Wednesday, September 30, 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 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 Transactions September 16 - QuickBooks Overview accounting 101, company setup, chart of accounts, preferences September 23 – The QB Sales Cycle – customers, invoices, receipts, deposits September 30 – The QB Purchasing Cycle – vendors, POs, bills, checking, credit cards, bank reconciliation October 7 - Special Topics in QB – payroll, job-costing, estimating, progress, payments
Speaker: Donna Winters
Fee: $ 50.00
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