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WSU KSBDC Workshop Schedule

These workshops and events are sponsored in part or in full by the WSU KSBDC. For further information, contact us at

Wichita State University KSBDC Regional Center  (316) 978-3193 ksbdc@wichita.edu

Cowley College Kansas Small Business Development Center  (620) 441-6523
ksbdc@cowley.com     www.cowley.edu/ksbdc

North Central Kansas Small Business Development Center  (785) 243-9913    
ksbdc@ncksbdc.com   www.ncksbdc.com

Workshop Registration and Payment
You can register and pay for workshops with credit card or check using our new Marketplace site: http://www.wichita.edu/ksbdcworkshops


JPEG Image  Business in Motion: Making Business Expansion Easier

Several of our workshops target business expansion. If you are interested in expanding through export, government contracts, franchise, new markets, new products, and the web, view our Business in Motion page http://www.wichita.edu/businessinmotion.


Customized Training, Online Training, and Area Events

If you do not see the workshop you want, ask us about customized training.

The KSBDC offers 26 online training courses.

For information about additional training and events of interest to small business owners, view the South Central Kansas Calendar of Business Training and Events.


WSU Regional Center Workshops


Meeting the 3Ms: Learning the Basics of Marketing, Management, and Money
If you want to start a new business, the three Ms are critical. This free workshop offers essential information about Marketing, Management and Money that will help you assess the feasibility of your business idea and start writing your business plan. Learn where to get required licenses and permits, how to finance your business, business plan development and more.

WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Wichita
Cost: Free

Choose from these dates:
Wednesday, December 10, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, December 18, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, January 8, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, January 16, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, January 26, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 4, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, February 12, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, February 20, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, March 2, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Register


Quick Start Business Planning
Using a simple narrative template and a simple cash flow template, you will learn how to develop the key elements of your business plan. You will be able to use the business plan you develop with these templates as a basis for your final business plan.

WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Wichita
Cost: Free

Choose from these dates: 
Thursday, December 18, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, January 16, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, February 4, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, February 20, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, March 3, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Register


QuickBooks Instruction

Our instructors are certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors. These are not hands-on seminars, they are better!

WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $119 per workshop

Beginning QuickBooks
This beginners class shows you how to set up QuickBooks properly. Topics include screen overview, accounts receivable and payable, and banking.

Choose from these dates:
Tuesday, December 16, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, February 26, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register

Intermediate QuickBooks
Learn advance set up, sales tax, accounts receivable and payable, credit card purchases, and payroll.

Choose from these dates:
Tuesday, December 16, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, February 26, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Register


State Tax Workshop
As a small business owner, you know you need to pay taxes. But where do you start? What do you really need to do? Experts from the Kansas Department of Revenue will give you the basics in this workshop. Topics covered will include sales tax, withholding tax, and record keeping. You will be shown what forms you need to file and how to fill them out.

WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free

Choose from these dates: 
Thursday, December 18, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday, January 26, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, February 24, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, March 26, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Register


State Tax Workshop for Contractors
Do you provide plumbing, carpentry, electrical, roofing, heating/air conditioning, or related services? This workshop is devoted exclusively to sales tax issues for contractors, subcontractors and repairmen. Learn how sales tax applies to materials and labor, Project Exemption Certificates, sales tax returns, billing, and related issues.

WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free

Choose from these dates:
Thursday, December 18, 9:00AM - 11:30 AM
Monday, January 26, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesday, February 24, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, March 26, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Register


Competing for Government Contracting: Basic Training

Federal, state and local governments spend over $800 billion dollars per year buying goods and services. Scott Knapp with the Kansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center will offer an overview of the critical first steps to becoming a government contractor. Join us to learn how to identify opportunities and understand the contracting process.

Wednesday, January 21, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free
Register


Starting a Business for Work-at-Home Spouses

If being home to take care of your family is your priority, but you would also like to supplement your family income and use your skills, consider starting a business. This workshop will provide you with the basics that you need to get started.

Tuesday, February 10, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM       
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free
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Funding Your Business

Learn about options available to fund your business including bank financing, SBA loan programs, Kansas Capital Multiplier Loan program, Start Up Kansas loans, and investor strategies. Improve your chances of getting funded by knowing what to expect and learning what investors want.

Wednesday, February 11, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th   
Cost: $20
Register


Low and No Cost Marketing Ideas

You do not need to spend a fortune to market your business. Learn ideas for networking, public speaking, sponsorships, store appearance, coupons,  holiday promotions, and more.

Wednesday, February 11, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th   
Cost: $20
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A Beginners Guide to SBIR/STTR
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs offer federal government dollars to entrepreneurs, qualified small businesses, and researchers at institutions to fund innovative ideas – with no repayment required. This introductory workshop will show you how these programs work, how to search for solicitations and topics, and how to improve your chances with early stage activities.

Wednesday, February 25, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
Register


Getting Started with Exporting
This workshop will answer your most pressing questions:
Is exporting right for you?
How can you identify export markets for your business?
What finance options are available?

Wednesday, February 25, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
Register