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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, November 29, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, December 7, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, December 15, 1:00 PM -3:00 PM
Friday, January 6, 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, November 29, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, December 15, 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, December 7, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, January 31, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, February 28, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, March 29, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, April 25, 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, December 7, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesday, January 31, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, Feburary 28, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 29, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, April 25, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Register or call 316-978-3193


Finding New Markets for Your Business
When you have saturated your current market, how do you find new markets so that you can continue to grow? Discover market research strategies and tools to understand your target markets, identify your chief competition, and define what makes your company unique. You will learn what information you need to gather and where to find it.

Wednesday, November 30, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM  
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
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, December 6, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
Register or call 316-978-3193


Emergency Preparedness Tips
Don’t wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today. Preparing makes good business sense. Gather resources to help you be ready for the unknown. How quickly your company can get back to business after an emergency depends on emergency planning today.

Thursday, December 8, 1:00 PM - 3:00 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. This is QuickBooks Desktop rather than QuickBooks Online. These are not hands-on workshops, 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.

Tuesday, December 13, 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.

Tuesday, December 13, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $119
Register or call 316-978-3193


TechConnect Debrief
TechConnect can connect your commercially-viable innovation with its corporate, investment and government clients. If you attend the TechConnect Defense Innovation Showcase in Austin this year or if you might attend a future TechConnect event, come to our debrief. Together, we will discuss opportunities and look at next best steps.

Tuesday, December 13, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
Register or call 316-978-3193