Events/Workshops

  
  
    

October

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
This is a four week course held on: October 4, 6, 11 and 13, 2016 Location: Estrella Mountain Community College Southwest Skill Center, Room SWSC 128 3000 North Dysart Road Avondale, AZ 85392 This program is designed to help owners and managers of small business better understand financial management and maximize earnings through a better understanding of your financials. 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 Other topics: • How does your business compare with others in your industry? • Will increasing your sales actually improve or worsen your financial outlook? • Do you think it’s possible to have an open and enthusiastic relationship with your banker, through better communication? All of these topics and questions can be answered by understanding your financials and listening to what they are telling you. Our Profit Mastery program does all this and more. It’s a fun and educational workshop structured specifically to understanding your financials. This program is designed for existing business owners who have at least 2 years of business history and financial reports.
Speaker: Mike Pineda, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 295.00
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 9:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Social Media Timesavers: Find Time to Save Time Advanced Social Media Tips & Tricks Social media marketing is here to stay and many of your customers are on it daily! So how do small businesses and non-profits find the time to stand out and compete on social media when you can’t afford (and don’t want) to be on it all day? Luckily, there are tools out there to help manage the daily tasks of participating and managing social media activity for your brand. We’ve put together an advanced social strategy for you in this seminar that will help you save time on social media marketing and find extra time for you. In this seminar we'll be covering: 1. Curating content 2. Social media management tools 3. Creating content at events 4. What apps can help you 5. The art of not over-thinking 6. Next steps We hope you can join us for this advanced social media seminar!
Thursday, October 06, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
This is a four week course held on: October 4, 6, 11 and 13, 2016 Location: Estrella Mountain Community College Southwest Skill Center, Room SWSC 128 3000 North Dysart Road Avondale, AZ 85392 This program is designed to help owners and managers of small business better understand financial management and maximize earnings through a better understanding of your financials. 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 Other topics: • How does your business compare with others in your industry? • Will increasing your sales actually improve or worsen your financial outlook? • Do you think it’s possible to have an open and enthusiastic relationship with your banker, through better communication? All of these topics and questions can be answered by understanding your financials and listening to what they are telling you. Our Profit Mastery program does all this and more. It’s a fun and educational workshop structured specifically to understanding your financials. This program is designed for existing business owners who have at least 2 years of business history and financial reports.
Speaker: Mike Pineda, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 295.00
Thursday, October 06, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Two-week Series October 6 and 13, 2016 8:30 am - 12:00 pm The Rocket Your Business Workshop Series provides the essential building blocks for growing your business. In this two week series participants will address the critical elements such as: Customer Relations, Organization, Marketing, and Business Strategy. 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. October 6, 2016 Session 1. Business Concept = value proposition, product description, business description, business model October 13, 2016 Session 2. Customer Relations = target market, marketing, sales, customer service, PR
Speaker: Katie Boddy, SBDC Business Analyst and Jenny Herschaft, SBDC Business Analyst
Thursday, October 06, 2016 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Business 101: How to Start a Small Business Thursday, October 6, 2016 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Estrella Mountain Community College 3000 N Dysart Road Avondale, AZ 85392 Room: Business Institute located in Estrella Hall 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, October 11, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
This is a four week course held on: October 4, 6, 11 and 13, 2016 Location: Estrella Mountain Community College Southwest Skill Center, Room SWSC 128 3000 North Dysart Road Avondale, AZ 85392 This program is designed to help owners and managers of small business better understand financial management and maximize earnings through a better understanding of your financials. 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 Other topics: • How does your business compare with others in your industry? • Will increasing your sales actually improve or worsen your financial outlook? • Do you think it’s possible to have an open and enthusiastic relationship with your banker, through better communication? All of these topics and questions can be answered by understanding your financials and listening to what they are telling you. Our Profit Mastery program does all this and more. It’s a fun and educational workshop structured specifically to understanding your financials. This program is designed for existing business owners who have at least 2 years of business history and financial reports.
Speaker: Mike Pineda, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 295.00
Tuesday, October 11, 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
Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
This is a four week course held on: October 4, 6, 11 and 13, 2016 Location: Estrella Mountain Community College Southwest Skill Center, Room SWSC 128 3000 North Dysart Road Avondale, AZ 85392 This program is designed to help owners and managers of small business better understand financial management and maximize earnings through a better understanding of your financials. 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 Other topics: • How does your business compare with others in your industry? • Will increasing your sales actually improve or worsen your financial outlook? • Do you think it’s possible to have an open and enthusiastic relationship with your banker, through better communication? All of these topics and questions can be answered by understanding your financials and listening to what they are telling you. Our Profit Mastery program does all this and more. It’s a fun and educational workshop structured specifically to understanding your financials. This program is designed for existing business owners who have at least 2 years of business history and financial reports.
Speaker: Mike Pineda, SBDC Business Analyst
Fee: $ 295.00
Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Two-week Series October 6 and 13, 2016 8:30 am - 12:00 pm The Rocket Your Business Workshop Series provides the essential building blocks for growing your business. In this two week series participants will address the critical elements such as: Customer Relations, Organization, Marketing, and Business Strategy. 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. October 6, 2016 Session 1. Business Concept = value proposition, product description, business description, business model October 13, 2016 Session 2. Customer Relations = target market, marketing, sales, customer service, PR
Speaker: Katie Boddy, SBDC Business Analyst and Jenny Herschaft, SBDC Business Analyst
Thursday, October 13, 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!
Thursday, October 20, 2016 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Business 101: How to Start a Small Business Thursday, October 20, 2016 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Estrella Mountain Community College 3000 N Dysart Road Avondale, AZ 85392 Room: Business Institute located in Estrella Hall 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, October 25, 2016 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
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! Location: Sun Lakes Center, Room 108
Speaker: Katie Boddy, SBDC Business Analyst
Thursday, October 27, 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: Katie Boddy, SBDC Business Analyst