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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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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, July 17, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, July 26, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday, August 4, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 15, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, August 24, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, September 5, 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: 
Friday, July 28, 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Monday, August 21, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, September 7, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Register or call 316-978-3193


Developing Your Innovation Quad Chart
Whether you will pitch or showcase your innovation during the October Encountering Innovation Week or will seek other financing to commercialize, a quad chart will let you quickly inform your audience about the merits of your technology. Learn how to develop yours.

Friday, July 14 OR Thursday, August 17, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
Register or call 316-978-3193. 


Match Your Innovation with Department of Defense Needs for Lucrative Contracts
Bring your laptop or smart phone and join us as we take a team approach to searching for opportunities to contract with the Department of Defense. DOD needs are much broader than you think! DOD Tech Scouts will be at the October Encountering Innovation Week to find innovations that they can commercialize. Be ready!

Friday, July 14 OR Thursday, August 17, 11:00 AM - 1:00 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.

WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free

Choose from these dates:
Tuesday, July 25, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 30, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, September 20, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, October 19, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, December 7, 8:30 AM - 12:00 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, July 25, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, August 30, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 20, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, October 19, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday, December 7, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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.

Tuesday, August 8, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM    
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.

Wednesday, August 9, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $20
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $20
Register or call 316-978-3193. 


Creating Buzz with Facebook Advertising
Facebook offers a prime platform to deliver more effective advertising to the market. This session will feature information on creating an event, developing an ad campaign and setting a budget for business owners who are looking to make their advertising more social.

Tuesday, August 15, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $20
Register or call 316-978-3193. 


QuickBooks: How to Get Started Correctly
Learn about QuickBooks Desktop setup, navigation, and features. Gain skill in operational usage for accounts receivable and payable, printing checks, and reconciling your accounts. Our instructor is a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. You are encouraged to bring a laptop.

Tuesday, August 22, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $119
Register or call 316-978-3193. 


QuickBooks: Advanced Options
This class will show advanced setup of items and classes and how to customize forms, use credit card features correctly, and work with payroll from setup to liability payments. Our instructor is a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. You are encouraged to bring a laptop.

Tuesday, August 22, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $119
Register or call 316-978-3193. 


Power Pitch
Your business pitch is the one thing that could either get your business off the ground or diminish your idea into a pile of rubble. Are you prepared? You will learn the essentials for building a powerful pitch and will have a short amount of time to tell your story, sell your idea, and gain feedback to make an impact.

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