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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.

Many area organizations offer training and events of interest to small business owners. View the Business Events Schedule for details.


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:
Thursday, March 2, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, March 10, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, March 20, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, March 29, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, April 7, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, April 17, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, April 27, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, May 5, 1:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Register or call 316-978-3193


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: 
Thursday, March 2, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, March 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, April 13, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, May 5, 13:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Register or call 316-978-3193


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, February 28, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, March 22, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, April 25, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, May 25, 8:30 AM -12:00 PM
Thursday, June 15, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Register or call 316-978-3193


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, Feburary 28, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 22, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, April 25, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday, May 25, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, June 15, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Register or call 316-978-3193


Forming a Business and Structuring Relationships with Business Partners
Learn about primary reasons for forming a legal entity for your business and key issues co-owners could encounter. These include: management of the company, voting rights among co-owners, ability of co-owners to sell and pledge ownership in the company, non-compete obligations, and raising money via a capital call.

Tuesday, April 18, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $20
Register: 316-978-3193; online registration available soon


Unlocking the Secrets of SBIR Searches
Bring your laptop or smart phone and join us as we take a team approach to searching for solicitations. You will learn a better approach to searching and how to find less obvious solicitations that might work for you.

Wednesday, April 19, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
Register: 316-978-3193; online registration available soon


Business Contracts 101: The Basics of Leases, Confidentiality Agreements, Employment Agreements and Non-Competes
Learn the basics most commonly encountered in agreements, including leases, employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, and non-competes. Topics will include the purposes of each agreement, common structures, particular obligations and risks to consider, and key terms, themes, and ideas commonly addressed.

Tuesday, April 18, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $20
Register: 316-978-3193; online registration available soon


Creating Buzz with Facebook Advertising
Facebook offers a prime platform to deliver more effective advertising to the market. This session will feature information on creating an event, developing an ad campaign and setting a budget for businesses looking to make their advertising more social.

Thursday, April 20, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $20
Register: 316-978-3193; online registration available soon


Kansas Department of Labor: Understanding Regulations
KDOL will present an overview of unemployment tax requirements including: Unemployment Insurance (UI) Tax Liabilities, Process to Apply for a UI Tax Account, Steps for Filing Tax Returns, New Hire Information, State Information Data Exchange System, and clarification of the difference in classifying a worker as an employee or independent contactor.

Thursday, April 20, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
Register: 316-978-3193; online registration available soon


QuickBooks Instruction
Learn QuickBooks Desktop from Ron Lee, a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. This is not hands-on training, but you are encouraged to bring a laptop.

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

Thursday, April 27, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $119
Register: 316-978-3193; online registration available soon
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Intermediate QuickBooks
Learn advance set up, sales tax, accounts receivable and payable, credit card purchases, and payroll.

Thursday, April 27, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $119
Register: 316-978-3193; online registration available soon