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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

Cowley College Kansas Small Business Development Center  (620) 441-6523
ksbdc@cowley.com     www.cowley.edu/ksbdc

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, March 13, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, March 19, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, March 30, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, April 8, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, April 15, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, April 23, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, May 1, 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: 
Tuesday, March 3, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, March 19, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, April 8, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, April 21, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, May 4, 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: 
Thursday, March 26, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, April 28, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, May 27, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, June 25, 8:30 AM - 12:00 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, March 26, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesday, April 28, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, May 27, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday, June 25, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Reading and Responding to a Proposal

This workshop has three components. First it will focus on how to read a Request for Proposal, to make sure you understand what is needed. The second part of the presentation moves to information that is ordinarily asked for in a proposal, that you can easily have available in files. The final portion of the workshop then deals with how to write your proposal toward the requirements of the request.

Wednesday, April 8, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free
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Federal Contracting and Woman-Owned Small Business Set-Asides
The Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract 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, April 16, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th  
Cost: Free
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Is the 8(a) Program Right for You?The 8(a)/BD Program is a nine-year certification program for socially and economically disadvantaged companies. Participants can receive development support and sole-source contracts and participate in competitive acquisitions. This presentation provides an overview of processes, requirements and benefits.

Thursday, April 16, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th   
Cost: Free
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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, April 21, 1:00 PM - 3:00 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.

Tuesday, April 21, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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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.
Thursday, April 23, 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, April 23, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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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, April 29, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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Starting a Business in Retirement
Stay engaged and supplement your retirement income by starting a business. This workshop will help you explore options and understand what is involved. Learn if starting a business is right for you.

Thursday, April 30, 9:00 PM - 11:00 AM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free
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