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KANSAS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

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  (785) 243-9913    
ksbdc@cowley.com     www.cowley.edu/ksbdc

North Central Kansas Small Business Development Center  (620) 441-6523
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:
Thursday, April 24, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, May 6, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, May 14, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, May 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, June 2, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, June 12, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, June 20, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, June 30, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, June 9, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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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: 
Wednesday, April 30, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, May 15, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, June 2, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, June 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 17, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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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: 
Tuesday, April 29, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, May 28, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, June 26, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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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.

Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free

Choose from these dates:
Tuesday, April 29, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 28, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, June 26, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Search Engine Optimization

You can market effectively with little or no money. Learn ideas for networking, public speaking, coupons, sponsorships, promotions, offering services, and more.

Tuesday, June 10, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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Blogging for Business

You can market effectively with little or no money. Learn ideas for networking, public speaking, coupons, sponsorships, promotions, offering services, and more.

Tuesday, June 10, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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Low and No Cost Marketing

You can market effectively with little or no money. Learn ideas for networking, public speaking, coupons, sponsorships, promotions, offering services, and more.

Wednesday, June 11, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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Funding Your Business

Learn about options available to fund your business, including bank financing, SBA programs, Kansas Capital Multiplier Loan program, Start Up Kansas loans, SCKEDD Microloan Program, Invest Kansas Exemption (IKE) crowdfunding, and investor strategies. Improve your chances of getting funded by learning what investors expect.

Wednesday, June 11, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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Making Money with Your New Invention

You are marketing and experiencing some success, but don’t you want more? Taking five steps can increase your sales. Don’t stand still. Learn how to make simple changes that will increase your profit.

Thursday, June 12, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th 
Cost: $20
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Competing for Government Contracts: Basic Training

Federal, state and local governments spend over $800 billion per year buying goods and services. This introductory seminar offers an overview of first steps to become a government contractor. Learn how to identify opportunities and navigate the contracting process. You will also learn about free services available to help you.

Wednesday, June 18, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM   
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free
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So, You Want to Open a Restaurant . . .

Learn the key things you need to consider when starting a restaurant, including trends in the industry and how to gain financing. Restaurant owner and WSU KSBDC Consultant Steve Nussbaum will share ideas from his experience. Serving as a small business consultant for over seven years, Steve supported the planning of several local restaurants in Wichita and Texas. He currently owns and operates Charley's Philly Steak restaurant in Towne East Mall.

Thursday, June 19, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM   Cost: $20
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th 
Cost: $20
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QuickBooks Instruction
Our instructors are certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors. These are not hands-on seminars, they are better! The cost of each Wichita workshop is $99.

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

Thursday, June 19, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $99
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Intermediate QuickBooks
Learn advance set up, sales tax, accounts receivable and payable, credit card purchases, and payroll.

Thursday, June 19, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost $99
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