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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

Cowley College Kansas Small Business Development Center  (785) 243-9913    
ksbdc@cowley.com     www.cowley.edu/ksbdc

North Central Kansas Small Business Development Center  (620) 441-6523
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, July 25, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, August 4, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, August 12, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, August 21, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, August 29, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, September 8, 3:00 PM -5:00 PM
Tuesday, September 16, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday, September 26, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, October 6, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, October 16, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, October 27, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday, November 3, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 12, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, November 21, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, December 2, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, December 10, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, December 18, 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: 
Monday, July 28, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, August 15, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, September 3, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, September 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, October 16, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, November 12, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, December 4, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, December 18, 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: 
Tuesday, July 29, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, August 27, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, September 18, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, October 28, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, December 18, 1:00 PM - 4:30 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:
Tuesday, July 29, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, August 27, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday, September 18, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, October 28, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday, December 18, 9:00AM - 11:30 AM
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Starting a Business for Stay-at-Home Spouses
If being home to take care of your family is your priority, but you would also like to supplement your family income and use your skills, consider starting a business. This workshop will provide you with the basics that you need to get started.

Wednesday, July 30, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free
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Gracefully Meeting Customer Challenges
Customers are not always right. But how you deal with them will determine whether or not you can keep them. Learn how to set and maintain reasonable expectations with your customers to ensure smooth transitions.

Wednesday, August 6, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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Staying Ahead of Your Competition

Setting your company apart from the competition is one of the most profitable things a company can do. Learn time tested methods to differentiate  your company with customer service and leave your competition behind. 

Wednesday, August 13, 3:00 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.

Tuesday, August 19, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Cost: $20
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th 
Cost: Free
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Competing for Government Contracts: Basic Training
Federal, state and local governments spend over $800 billion per year buying goods and services. This introductory seminar offers an overview of first steps to become a government contractor. Learn how to identify opportunities and navigate the contracting process. You will also learn about free services available to help you.

Wednesday, August 20, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: Free
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Building Customer Loyalty
Learn how to do more than satisfy a customer. Learn how to create customer loyalty.  This workshop addresses building long term relationships, creating strong brand loyalty, up-selling and cross-selling at every opportunity, using the right incentives, and offering superior service across multiple touch points.

Wednesday, August 20, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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From Idea to Paycheck
Occasionally we all have ideas that could make real money. Review the options for commercializing a product. Learn about licensing an invention, protection, and how to earn money with an idea.

Tuesday, August 26, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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Finding an Investor for Your Business
This workshop will introduce you to investor avenues such as  Crowd Funding, Angel Investors, Venture Capital and Grants. You will also gain perspective on what investors want so that you can appropriately value your business and make winning presentations.

Tuesday, August 26, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th
Cost: $20
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