Events/Workshops

  
  
    
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
For more information: Contact Paula Wittekind, Director – Mentor Program 2014-15 Email: paula@CDQLearning.com Phone: 480-759-2989
Speaker: Paula Wittekind, Director

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, April 09, 2015 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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: Dorothy Wolden, SBDC Business Analyst Learn more about her: http://maricopa-sbdc.com/dorothy-wolden/
Thursday, April 23, 2015 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
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: Jenny Herschaft, SBDC Business Analyst Learn more about her: http://maricopa-sbdc.com/virginia-herschaft/

Business Basics

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 6 sessions ending Thursday, April 30
NxLevel for Entrepreneurs Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 6 sessions ending Thursday, April 30th Two sessions per week Tuesdays & Thursdays Fee: $195.00 (Materials included) NxLevel for Entrepreneurs is a 3-week intensive training program designed to encourage business expansion in a community. The course focuses on teaching the art of better business practices while producing a comprehensive business plan to guide business expansion decisions and activities. NxLeveL comprises a dedicated group of professional authors, marketers and training professionals with decades of expertise in small-business education and development. In addition, we are experts in the field of adult education, with curricula rooted in adult learning characteristics, preferences and collaborative techniques. Entrepreneurs will learn: * How and when to start business planning * How to organize and better manage their business * How to identify opportunities and market their business * How to understand and get the business' financial in order and much more! Class dates are: April 14th, April 16th, April 21st, April 23rd, April 28th and April 30th; Every class will meet from 9 Am to 11 Am.
Speaker: Katie Boddy, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 195.00

Managing a Business

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 4 sessions ending Thursday, April 09
Four week course - March 31st, April, 2nd, April 7th, and April 9th 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: MIchael D'hoostelaere, SBDC Business Analyst and Thomas Schumann, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 195.00
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
The same old tired formula isn't working. Learn surprising ways to get more done. In this presentation you will learn how the traditional approach to time management is flawed, how to expand your view and definition of time management and how to use alternate approaches to master your to-do list. You have much more control over managing your time than you may currently imagine.
Speaker: Bob Wilson is a business coach, author and speaker. Through his business, Smartful Coaching, he helps you improve your business relationships with an approach that is open, energetic and fun. With a background in education, management, technology and coaching, Bob is uniquely qualified to help business owners with time management techniques.

Marketing and Sales

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
This presentation will provide a deeper look into the importance and effectiveness of why email marketing with social media engagement can drives action. At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive action – collections of marketing activities that help a small business or organization to achieve its goals and objectives. Newsletters and Announcements have become a core component of those campaign choices. Email is more important than ever – to the communication efforts of businesses and nonprofits everywhere; and to the customer, donor, client or supporter of those organizations. This session will reveal some simple but effective best practices and considerations for the small business or nonprofit seeking to make their email newsletters more effective. Attendees of this presentation will learn: * Campaigns in general: what is a campaign, types of newsletters * What to write about in your newsletter or announcement and how to consider using images * Subject line best practices, and when to send your newsletter * The importance of understanding how connected email and social media are…they have to be done together. * What types of additional tools might be useful Join us and learn some great new strategies to help your email and social media efforts be more effective components of one of the core campaign types, newsletters and announcements.
Speaker: Lynn Ruby - Ruby Marketing Systems an Authorized Local Expert of Constant Contact
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