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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

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


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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, Entrance B
Cost: Free

Choose from these dates:
Monday, May 2, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, May 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday, May 20, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, May 31, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, June 9, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, June 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, June 27, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, July 6, 1:00 PM - 3:00 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, Entrance B
Cost: Free

Choose from these dates: 
Tuesday, May 10, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, May 26, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, June 13, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, June 29, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, July 14, 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, Entrance B
Cost: Free
Choose from these dates:
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, Entrance B
Cost: Free
Choose from these dates:
Tuesday, May 24, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday, June 30, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Register


QuickBooks Instruction

Intermediate QuickBooks
Learn advance set up, sales tax, accounts receivable and payable, credit card purchases, and payroll. Our instructor Ron Lee is a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. These are not hands-seminars, but you are encourage to bring your laptop. 

Rescheduled from April 26 due to sever weather. We are still accepting registrations.

Thursday, May 5, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM   
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $119
call 316-978-3193 to register


Competing for Government Contracts: 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. You will also learn about free services available to help you.

Tuesday, May 17, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free 
Register


How to Start a Food Service Business
Thinking of starting a food business? Whether your interest is in restaurants, food trucks, catering or selling specialty food products, this workshop will give you an overview of information you need to get started. Join us to hear former restaurant owner and KSBDC Consultant Steve Nussbaum share some basics of operations, financing and regulations.

Wednesday, May 18, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $20
Register-call 316-978-3193


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?

Thursday, June 9, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $20
Register-call 316-978-3193


Federal Tax Workshop
Learn more about taxes for a new or startup business. This rarely offered workshop will be instructed by Ross Hirst, recently retired IRS Senior Stakeholder Liaison.

Wednesday, June 15, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $25
Register-call 316-978-3193


SBIR Road Tour Prep
Get ready for your appointments with federal agency program managers at the June 30 SBIR Road Tour by learning -

  • to create a draft Quad Chart, which will serve as your business card for federal agency program managers
  • how to perform live solicitation searches
  • what makes a good match so you know who might fund you
  • what to expect at appointments

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs fund innovative ideas – with no repayment required. Wichita will host one of only 20 national stops on the tour.

Wednesday, June 15, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM     Cost: Free
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
Register-call 316-978-3193


If Your Business Could Talk, What Would It Say? Making the Most of Your Marketing
Your business's voice is valuable. Understanding what it needs to say - to whom, in the right tone and at the right time - is critical. Throughout this session, you will learn how to strengthen your company's voice, identify ways to connect messages to a variety of audiences, and become familiar with outlets to help extend that voice in cost-effective ways. You will walk away with a better understanding of marketing and communication concepts and the start of an actionable plan.

Thursday, June 16, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $20
Register-call 316-978-3193


 Cybersecurity for Small Business
This workshop will help you identify principles and steps to secure your small business and learn of resources to leverage in order to better protect and strengthen your small business.

Tuesday, June 28, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM     
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $20
Register-call 316-978-3193


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    7:30 AM - 1:30 PM on Thursday, June 30
    WSU Rhatigan Student Center, 2nd Floor


If you are an innovative entrepreneur seeking funds, do not miss this rare opportunity.  

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs fund innovative ideas – with no repayment required. Wichita will host one of only 20 national stops on the 2016 SBIR Road tour. For more information about the SBIR/STTR programs, view: https://www.sbir.gov.

Attend the SBIR Road tour to

  • learn about SBIR/STTR directly from agency representatives
  • engage in one-on-one sessions with agency program managers

Step 1: Register at www.wichita.edu/sbirroadtour
Step 2: Request appointments with SBIR program managers. Request appointments with SBIR
              program managers. You will  receive an email with instructions after you complete Step 1.
Step 3: Prep for your appointments by attending the free June 15 Road Tour Prep workshop.  
               http://www.wichita.edu/ksbdcworkshops