On Demand

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


Tuesday, December 01, 2015 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
If You're Not Mobile Friendly, You're Losing Business - The Power of Mobile Marketing If your emails aren’t mobile friendly, 80% of your readers are hitting the delete button and 30% are unsubscribing.* Learn what to do to make your emails mobile friendly. And it involves a lot more than simply slapping your content into a mobile responsive template. Mobile is an entirely different user experience that we must understand and accommodate or risk losing customers, donors and members. Small businesses and nonprofits who embrace mobile now will be in the best position to take advantage of this growing trend. Let us help you understand the phenomenon of mobile marketing to help your business stay ahead of the competition and how you can leverage it as a service opportunity to help your clients/members access the information they're searching for. What you’ll learn: Why mobile cannot be ignored; How mobile is the new reality for small businesses and nonprofit organizations; What mobile marketing really is; Easy tweaks you can make now to be more mobile accessible; and Mobile marketing best practices. Who should attend? Small business owners, nonprofits and those in charge of marketing. Geared for those who aren’t quite sure whether or not they are mobile, and not sure how to make it happen.
Speaker: Lynn Ruby, CEO Ruby Marketing Systems and Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact Lynn Ruby is a down-to-earth, plain talking and unemployable entrepreneur dedicated to helping business owners implement the best of marketing techniques while throwing out the rest. She believes if entrepreneurs would focus on perfecting and systematizing the right marketing strategies, they could make more money and experience less frustration instead of suffering in overwhelm and “just getting by” mode.
Thursday, December 10, 2015 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
SAVE THE DATE! The Maricopa Small Business Development Center Presents Thursday November 5, 2015 9:00am to 3:00pm InnovateHER Challenge Pitch Event 3:15 to 4:30pm Where: Hilton Phoenix/Chandler 2929 West Frye Road Chandler AZ 85224 The Go Beyond Small Business Summit was designed with the growing small business owner in mind. Want to grow your business? This event is for you! This all-day event is designed for established business owners who are looking for education, resources, products, and partnerships to grow their businesses in 2016. The Maricopa SBDC will host top-notch, nationally-recognized speakers and our very own SBDC business experts on the following topics: Small Business Lending Panel 3 Simple Steps to Government Contracting GrowthWheel: a tool for decision-making and action-planning for growing businesses Knowing Your Numbers so you can grow Phoenix Business Journal – The Corporate Portal Filling the Pipeline: Get Creative Going Global Engage your Buyers Early! Digital Marketing in 2015... and beyond Create WOW Customers Keynote speakers (invited) included: Janice Washington, CPA, State Director, Arizona Small Business Development Center Shivani Dubey – Deputy District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration Ursula Mentjes – The 7 Sales Blocks that Keep you Stuck in Scarcity and How to Shift Them The day also includes a business expo, featuring companies that provide resources, products and services specifically designed for the small business owner. Throughout the day there will be opportunities to network with other business owners and make new connections and partnership. Boxed lunch and refreshments served. Space is limited: Registration Opens Soon. To get emails on event details copy and paste this link to sign.
Fee: $ 50.00
Thursday, December 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: Patti Dubois
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