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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

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


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 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 Area 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:
Monday, January 22, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, January 31, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, February 8, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, February 16, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, February 26, 3:00 PM - 5:00 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: 
Monday, January 29, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, February 15, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, March 6, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Register or call 316-978-3193


Empowering Innovation: Intellectual Property Basics
Inventions, designs, original works of authorship and trade secrets – all of these can provide you with economic benefits. Know the basics of protection! The presenter is WSU Associate Professor Emeritus Nan Myers, a 20-year expert in the field of intellectual property.

Monday, January 29, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM  
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
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.

Tuesday, January 30, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, April 17, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, May 30, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, June 14, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
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.

Tuesday, January 30, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, April 17, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, May 30, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, June 14, 1:00 PM - 3:30 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 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, and clarification of the difference in classifying a worker as an employee or independent contactor.

Wednesday, February 7, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
Register or call 316-978-3193


Marketing Your Technology to the DoD Through TILO
The Technical Industrial Liaison Office (TILO) is a significant technology onramp for various DoD agencies. Come and learn about TILO’s exposure, best practices, and uploading procedures. This is part of next steps from the 2017 Encountering Innovation Week.

Thursday, February 8, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM  
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
Register or call 316-978-3193


Building Your Business Brand on Social Media
Like, Tweet, Snap, Share, Follow, Pin and more. What does it all mean for your company’s marketing in today’s digital age? This session offers a basic overview of the most popular of these platforms and strategies you can use to help refine your social media marketing in ways that interact with sales and other business goals. You will leave with a roadmap that you can build on to help strengthen your online footprint.

Tuesday, February 13, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $20
Register or call 316-978-3193


Introduction to Patents
This workshop will introduce new inventors to types of patents and applications, patent eligibility, parts of a patent, how to find free assistance, and more. The presenter is Sara Butts with the Kansas Patent and Trademark Resource Center at WSU Libraries.

Monday, February 19, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
Register or call 316-978-3193.


Pro Networking Beyond the Comfort Zone
If networking makes you uncomfortable, this workshop will help. Christina Long will help you develop solid skills so that you can master the art of working rooms in ways that can build solid business relationships.

Tuesday, February 20, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM   
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
Register or call 316-978-3193.


Register Human Resources 101
Think you can do it all? Grow your business just by working harder? We've got a better idea.
Learn how to:

• Make the leap and hire an employee(s)
• Decide what role(s) to fill
• Calculate how much you can afford
• Understand employment law & taxes
• Find the right person
• Become the best boss

Tuesday, February 27, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $20
Register or call 316-978-3193.