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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

North Central Kansas Small Business Development Center  (785) 243-9913    
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:
Wednesday, September 2, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, September 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, September 21, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, September 30, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, October 9, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, October 19, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, October 29, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, November 6, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, November 17, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, December 1, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Wednesday, December 9, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, December 18, 1:00 PM - 3:00 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: 
Thursday, September 3, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, September 15, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, October 8, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, October 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, November 11, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, December 3, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, December 18, 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, September 22, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, October 29, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM  
Thursday, December 10, 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.

WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free

Choose from these dates:
Tuesday, September 22, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday, October 29, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 10, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Human Resources 101
Your employees are your most valuable asset! This workshop looks at hiring the right employees, handbook overview, proper employee documents, and other important HR issues.

Wednesday, September 30, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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JPEG ImageSales Team Strategies to Open New Markets
How do you work with your sales staff to tap new markets? Differentiation is critical. Learn new methods that your sales staff can use to create value in the sale and avoid competitive price gouging.

Tuesday, October 6, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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JPEG ImageGetting 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?

Tuesday, October 6, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM   
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free
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Federal Tax Workshop
Learn more about taxes for a new or startup business.
This rarely offered workshop will be instructed by Ross Hirst, a recently retired IRS Senior Stakeholder Liaison.

Wednesday, October 7, 1:00 - 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.

Thursday, October 8, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM OR
Tuesday, December 1, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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The Keys to Buying and Selling a Business
Baby Boomers are looking to retire, and millions of businesses will change ownership in the next few years. Learn key points to sell your business as well as what you need to do to buy a business

Tuesday, October 20, 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, October 20, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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Workers Compensation
Learn the basics of workers compensation regulations and statues, including reporting requirements; required postings and forms; compliance and coverage; compensability, benefits and medical. This session will provide updates regarding Administrative Law Judges and Appeals Boards case interpretation of the new reform that went into effect May 2011. 

Wednesday, October 21, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM   
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free
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QuickBooks Instruction
Our instructor Ron Lee is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. These are not hands-on seminars, but you are encouraged to bring your laptop.

WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $119 per workshop

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

Tuesday, October 27, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, December 15, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Intermediate QuickBooks
Learn advance set up, sales tax, accounts receivable and payable, credit card purchases, and payroll.

Tuesday, October 27, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, December 15, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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JPEG ImageForming a Business and Structuring Relationships with Business Partners
Sam Foreman and Jade Martin with Klenda Austerman law firm will cover the primary reasons for forming a legal entity for your business purposes (such as limiting your own personal liability). Other topics covered will include key issues that co-owner could encounter over the life of the business.  These include:  management of the company, voting rights among co-owners, the ability of co-owners to sell and pledge their ownership in the company, non-compete obligations, and raising money via a capital call from co-owners.

Disclaimer: The content of this presentation, including any question and answer portion, is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice. Information shared by participants during the class will not be confidential.

Wednesday, October 28, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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JPEG ImageBusiness Contracts 101: The Basics of Leases, Employment Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, and Non-competes
Sam Foreman and Jade Martin with Klenda Austerman law firm will cover the basics of the agreements most commonly encountered by small businesses, including leases, employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, and non-competes.  Topics will include the purposes of each agreement, common structures of the agreements, particular obligations and risks to consider with each agreement, and some of the key terms, themes, and ideas commonly addressed in these contracts.

Disclaimer: The content of this presentation, including any question and answer portion, is for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice. Information shared by participants during the class will not be confidential.

Wednesday, October 28, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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JPEG ImagePatent and Trademark Workshop
Nan Myers, Associate Professor Emeritus and Intellectual Special Projects Librarian at WSU Libraries, will cover patent and trademark considerations for small businesses. Topics include provisional patents, changes in the American Invents Act, and federal vs. state trademarks. She will provide training in initial search strategies for patents, wordmarks, and logos.

Monday, October 19, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free
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JPEG ImageFederal Contracting and Woman-Owned Small Business Set-Asides
The Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract program expands federal contracting opportunities to WOSBs. The program authorizes contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts for eligible WOSBs. Teri Taylor with the SBA will familiarize you with the program definitions, processes and requirements necessary to participate in the federal marketplace as a WOSB program prime contractor.   

Thursday, October 29, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free
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JPEG ImageIs the 8(a) Program Right for You?
The 8(a)/BD Program is a nine year certification program for socially and economically disadvantaged companies with some benefits in the Federal Contracting arena. In addition to development support, Federal Agencies are able to set-aside certain contracts for 8(a) certified companies on either a sole source or competitive level. This presentation will provide a general overview of processes, requirements and benefits. 

Thursday, October 29, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free
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JPEG ImageFinancial Considerations for Business Expansion
Whatever the nature of your expansion, there are financial implications for your business. It is common to see profitable companies expand beyond their financial capabilities, which leads to unsupported expenses and a reduction in profits. This workshop will use a case study approach.

Thursday, November 12, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $29
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JPEG ImageProfitable Growth
Growth is not the objective. Profitable growth is the objective. Learn strategies, tactics, and measurements that you can share  with your business team when evaluating opportunities. This workshop will utilize the case study approach to analyze a company's potential for profitable growth.

Thursday, November 12, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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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 contractor.

Tuesday, November 17, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free
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JPEG ImageFranchising Your Business
Should you franchise your business? What is involved? Join us to learn  about pros and cons of franchising and steps to take to  turn your business into a successful franchise.

Wednesday, November 18, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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