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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

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, May 1, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, May 11, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, May 19, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, May 28, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, June 8, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, June 17, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, June 26, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 7, 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: 
Monday, May 4, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, May 19, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, June 8, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, June 19, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 7, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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.

Tuesday, June 16, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th  
Cost: $20
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A 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.

Wednesday, June 24, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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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: 
Wednesday, May 27, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, June 25, 8:30 AM - 12:00 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:
Wednesday, May 27, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday, June 25, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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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.
Wednesday, June 24, 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.
Wednesday, June 24, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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How to Stand Out in a Competitive Market with a Capabilities Statement

A Capabilities Statement can be an important element in marketing and promoting your business, and it is essential in government contracting. A Capabilities Statement is a resume for your business that tells your existing and potential customers about your business capabilities and strengths.

Whether you are currently involved with government contracting or want to pursue this option as a way to expand your market, you will gain valuable information about the what, why, and how of developing a Capabilities Statement for your business during this workshop.

By attending this workshop, you will learn -
> Key elements of a Capabilities Statement
> How to develop the target Capabilities Statement and items you need on your website
> How to do research to know what your business can do to provide solutions for government agencies or other customers when trying to sell your services or products
> How agency missions tie into creating a Capabilities Statement
> How to target agencies based on a Capabilities Statement
> How to use the Capabilities Statement to convey concise focused information to commercial customers along with prime contractors

Presenter: Scott Knapp of the Kansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Wednesday, May 20, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free
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Competing for Government Contracts: Basic Training

Scott Knapp with Kansas PTAC will show you critical first steps to sell to federal, state and local governments. Join us to learn how to identify opportunities and understand the contracting process.

Tuesday, June 23, 8:30 - 11:00 AM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free
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The Patent Process & Patent Searching
This workshop will take you from invention idea to proof of concept, detailing the steps of the patent process and focusing on strategies for patent searching. An overview of free online patent databases will be provided. The presenter is WSU Associate Professor Emeritus Nan Myers, a specialist in intellectual property who has worked with patents for the past 20 years. 

Tuesday, June 23, 1:00-2:00 PM   
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free
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Low and No Cost Marketing for Retail
You can market effectively with little or no money. Learn ideas for networking, public speaking, coupons, sponsorships, promotions, events, demonstrations, social media, offering services, and more.

Wednesday, June 24, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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