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

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
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
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