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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


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, January 17, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, January 25, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, February 2, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, February 13, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, February 21, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, March 2, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, March 10, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, March 20, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, March 29, 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: 
Tuesday, January 17, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, February 8, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, March 2, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, March 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 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:
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:
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


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 7, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $20
Register or call 316-978-3193


Tips for Preparing a Successful SBIR ApplicationIf you might apply for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding, join us to better understand how to prepare a successful application. A panel of individuals who connected with SBIR program managers to learn expectations of reviewers will share their insights. Our discussion will also address how to research past SBIR award winners.

Tuesday, February 21, 1:00 PM - 2:30  PM  
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
Register or call 316-978-3193


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.

Tuesday, February 21, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
Register or call 316-978-3193


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 with some benefits in the Federal Contracting arena. In addition to development support, Federal Agencies are able to set-aside certain contracts for 8(a) certified companies on either a sole source or competitive level. This presentation offers a general overview of processes, requirements, and benefits. 

Tuesday, February 21, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
Register or call 316-978-3193


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 knowing what to expect and learning what investors want.

Wednesday, February 22, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $20
Register or call 316-978-3193


Low and No Cost Marketing Ideas
You do not need to spend a fortune to market your business. Learn ideas for networking, public speaking, sponsorships, store appearance, coupons,  holiday promotions, and more.

Thursday, February 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM   
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $20
Register or call 316-978-3193