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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:
Friday, June 26, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 7, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, July 17, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, August 5, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, August 13, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 25, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, September 2, 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, Wichita
Cost: Free

Choose from these dates: 
Tuesday, July 7, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, July 29, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday, August 14, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, September 3, 3:00 PM - 5:00 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: 
Thursday, June 25, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 22, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, August 27, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM 
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
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:
Thursday, June 25, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 22, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday, August 27, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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
Register


QuickBooks Instruction
Our instructor Ron Lee is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. These are not hands-on seminars, but you are welcome 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.
Thursday, August 27, 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.
Thursday, August 27, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Product Marketing for Manufacturers
Are you selling to capacity? If not, consider updating your product marketing strategy. Whether your interest is in new-market entry or increasing your share in existing markets, this workshop is for you.

Thursday, August 13, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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State Tax Workshop for Manufacturers
Carl York with KDOR will explain Kansas Sales and Compensating Use taxes as applicable to manufacturing businesses. Learn how to take advantage of exemptions for machinery, equipment, specific projects, utilities, raw materials, and parts. 

Thursday, August 13, 10:00 - 12:00 PM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free
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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, August 25, 1:00 - 2:30 PM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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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 learning what investors want.

Wednesday, August 26, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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Building Customer Loyalty
This workshop addresses building long-term relationships, creating strong brand loyalty, up-selling and cross-selling at every opportunity, using the right incentives, and offering superior service across multiple touch points to build customer loyalty.

Wednesday, August 26, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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LinkedIn: From Mystery to Mastery
Whether you have used LinkedIn for a while or are new to it, there is a pretty good chance you are not sure how to get the most out of it. Come learn basic and advanced techniques for building a profitable network, improving your reputation and promoting your company.

Wednesday, August 26, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
Register