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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 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:
Thursday, April 27, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, May 5, 1:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Monday, May 15, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, May 23, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, May 31, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, June 8, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday, June 16, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, July 6, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Register or call 316-978-3193


QuickBooks Instruction
Learn QuickBooks Desktop from Ron Lee, a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. This is not hands-on training, but you are encouraged to bring a laptop.

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 27, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM   
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $119
Register or call 316-978-3193
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Intermediate QuickBooks
Learn advance set up, sales tax, accounts receivable and payable, credit card purchases, and payroll.

Thursday, April 27, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $119
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, May 5, 13:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, May 22, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, June 13, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, July 6, 1:00 PM - 3:00 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:
Thursday, May 25, 8:30 AM -12:00 PM
Thursday, June 15, 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:
Thursday, May 25, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, June 15, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Register or call 316-978-3193


Funding Technology Commercialization
You came up with an amazing idea for new technology– what next? Learn about SBIR/STTR, government contracts, TechConnect innovation prospecting company, technology transfer week, venture capital, bank financing, and other funding opportunities.

Tuesday, May 23, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
Register or call 316-978-3193


Unlocking the Secrets of SBIR Searches
Bring your laptop or smart phone and join us as we take a team approach to searching for solicitations. You will learn a better approach to searching and how to find less obvious solicitations that might work for you.

Tuesday, May 23, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
Register or call 316-978-3193


 Competing for Government Contracting: Basic Training
Federal, state and local governments spend over $800 billion dollars per year buying goods and services. Scott Knapp with the Kansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center will offer an overview of the critical first steps to becoming a government contractor. Join us to learn how to identify opportunities and understand the contracting process.

Tuesday, June 6, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM    
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
Register or call 316-978-3193.


Scale Up Your Business

Your business survived the start-up years! If you are ready to add customers, new markets, distribution channels, and staff to meet new opportunities, join us. Learn to develop a growth strategy, pitch your product to new revenue streams, and other scaling essentials.

Thursday, June 8, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $20
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.

Wednesday, June 14, 3:00 - 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.

Wednesday, June 14, 4:00-5:00 PM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: Free
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.

Thursday, June 15, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
WSU Hughes Metro Complex, Oliver and 29th, Entrance B
Cost: $20
Register or call 316-978-3193.