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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

Workshop Registration and Payment
You can register and pay for workshops with credit card or check using our 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 Business Events Schedule.


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:
Monday, February 8, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, February 16, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, February 25, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, March 7, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, March 15, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, March 25, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, April 4, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, April 13, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, April 21, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, May 2, 3:00 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, February 18, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, March 1, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, March 18, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, April 4, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, April 22, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, May 10, 10:00 AM - 12:00 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:
Monday, February 29, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, March 24, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, April 26, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, May 24, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, June 30, 8:30 AM - 12:00 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:
Monday, February 29, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, March 24, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesday, April 26, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, May 24, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday, June 30, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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JPEG ImageDrafting a Provisional Patent
We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of filing a provisional utility patent; attributes of a well-written application; legal requirements; parts of an application; and filing requirements.  Presenter is WSU Associate Professor Emeritus Nan Myers, a specialist in intellectual property who has worked with patents for the past 20 years. 

Thursday, February 11, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free
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Launch a Home-Based Business

Are you ready to start a business but not ready to quit your day job? Do you love your job but need to supplement your income? Are you a student interested in making money? Do you want additional income during retirement? This workshop will cover basics that everyone needs to know. Join us and decide if a home based business is right for you.

Tuesday, February 16, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free
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How to Start a Food Business

Part 1: Restaurants and Food Trucks
If you are thinking about starting a restaurant or a food truck operation, this workshop is a good first step. Learn key considerations and the basics of operations and financing. 

Wednesday, February 17, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $10
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Part 2: Catering & Selling Specialty Food Items
If you would like to start a catering business or sell food you grow or produce, get started with this workshop. We will offer a basic overview of regulations and requirements and addresses production and marketing options.

Wednesday, February 17, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM   
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $10
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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.

Tuesday, February 23, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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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.

Tuesday, February 23, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, 29th and Oliver
Cost: $20
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Project Management: On Time, On Target, On Budget
Almost everyone manages projects. If you find yourself reacting and putting out fires, this workshop is for you. Learn practical tips from a pro that will take some of the stress out of project management and save you time, money and effort.

Wednesday, February 24, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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Records Management: What You Really Need to Know

It is easy to ignore the need for a records management program until a flood, a burglary, an audit, or some other event happens. At that point, it is too late. Your records are critical. This workshop provides basic information to help you build an effective records management system to stay productive and reduce risk.

Wednesday, February 24, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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JPEG ImageA 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 24, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
Register