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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.

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:
Tuesday, August 2, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, August 11, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, August 19, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, August 29, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Tuesday, September 6, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, September 15, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, September 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, October 3, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, October 12, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, October 21, 10:00 AM - 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: 
Tuesday, August 2, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, August 26, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, September 15, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, October 4, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, October 20, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, November 7, 3:00 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:
Wednesday, August 31, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, September 22, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday, October 31, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, December 7, 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:
Wednesday, August 31, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, September 22,  9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday, October 31, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 7, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Register or call 316-978-3193


Building Your Business Brand on Social Media

Like, Tweet, Snap, Share, Follow, Pin and more. What does it all mean for your company’s marketing in today’s digital age? This session offers a basic overview of the most popular of these platforms and strategies you can use to help refine your social media marketing in ways that interact with sales and other business goals. You will leave with a roadmap that you can build on to help strengthen your online footprint.

Tuesday, August 16, 3:00 - 5:00 PM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
Register or call 316-978-3193


I Invented Something . . . Now What Do I Do?
When you come up with a great idea for a new product, what are your next steps? This workshop will cover patent searches, protecting your idea, developing a prototype, marketing, licensing, and other basics to help you move forward.

Wednesday, August 17, 3:00 - 5:00 PM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $20
Register or 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, August 18, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $20
Register or call 316-978-3193


Kansas Department of Labor: Understanding Regulations
KDOL will present an overview of the Kansas 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 (SIDES and SIDES E-Response), and clarification of the difference in classifying a worker as an employee or independent contactor.

Tuesday, August 23, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
Register or call 316-978-3193


Funding Your Business
Learn about funding options for your business including bank financing, SBA loan programs, Start Up Kansas loans, SCKEDD microloans, and investor strategies. Improve your chances of getting funded by knowing what to expect and what investors want.

Tuesday, August 23, 3:00 - 5:00 PM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $20
Register or call 316-978-3193


QuickBooks Instruction
Our instructor Ron Lee is a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. These are not hands-seminars, but you are encouraged to bring your 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, August 25, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM 
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $119 
Register or call 316-978-3193
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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.

Thursday, August 25, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM  
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $119
Register or call 316-978-3193


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.

Tuesday, August 30, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $20
Register or call 316-978-3193