Events/Workshops

The SBDC offers a broad scope of courses for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Select your regional SBDC network center to find training opportunities in your area. Courses offered may include:


·   BizSmart: an online 8-week course for entrepreneur training. For more information on BizSmart, please      
    contact Len Erickson at len.erickson@dixie.edu or by calling 435-652-7752.

·   7-Habits for Small Business: This Franklin Covey training is a statewide SBDC offering designed to help
     managers and key employees improve so they experience less stress, lead better, and ultimately help their       
     business become more profitable. For details visit www.7HabitsManager.com or contact the program
     administrator, Alan Christensen, at 435-283-7372.

·   Start Smart: an introductory single session workshop designed to help entrepreneurs get prepared to start a
    business.

·   FastTrac New Venture: A course designed to teach pre-venture and startup business
     owners the procedures for starting and growing a successful business.

·   FastTrac Growth Venture: A course designed to help business owners learn strategies
     to grow and manage their business.


Below are the upcoming courses offered by centers throughout the state.


 
  
    
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Entrepreneurial success begins with this short course on how to start a business. Topics covered include: evaluating your preparation for business ownership, business entry strategies, business planning, legal and regulatory requirements, forms of business ownership, sources of business financing, sources of business assistance and more.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The MicroBusiness Mentors 6-week, business basics program will give you individual coaching to understand what to do for a business plan, marketing, accounting, operations and more.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The MicroBusiness Mentors 6-week, business basics program will give you individual coaching to understand what to do for a business plan, marketing, accounting, operations and more.
Friday, September 11, 2015 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
We've all had the experience of working toward a given result only to have it elude us. Why does this happen? What are we missing? Attend this insightful, actionable presentation by Bryan Waldon Pope, SCORE mentor, creator of the Rapid Breakthrough Formula and you'll walk away with the tool that is helping business decision-makers all over the country identify roadblocks to success, remove them, and take control of desired outcomes.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Entrepreneurial success happens with this two-hour course on how to run a successful business. Topics covered include: sales, financial projections, ownership, intellectual property, marketing strategies, business planning, legal and regulatory concerns, sources of business financing and more.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The MicroBusiness Mentors' 6-week business basics program will give you individual coaching to understand what to do for a business plan, marketing, accounting, operations and more.
Thursday, September 17, 2015 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Gallup’s StrengthFinder™ assessment has helped millions of people to discover their top talents for solving problems, organizing their work, influencing others and building relationships. This 90-minute meetup will focus on helping you to discover your unique talents and turn them into strengths. It will change the way you look at yourself, others, and the world around you.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The MicroBusiness Mentors' 6-week business basics program will give you individual coaching to understand what to do for a business plan, marketing, accounting, operations and more.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Learn what it takes to offer health insurance to your employees. Attend our Avenue H Clinic, the State of Utah's answer to the small business group insurance marketplace.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Legal and accounting advice for current or future business owners.

Start-up Assistance

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Interested in getting into a business of your own? This seminar can help you come up to speed on the essential elements to business success. Topics include rewards and drawbacks of business ownership, business start-up basics, success and failure and financing your business. Choosing a form of ownership options, legal business structure, sources of financing and other sources of assistance.
Speaker: Jim Herrin
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Business start-up information
Speaker: Jo McNurlan
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Business start-up information
Speaker: Jared VanOrden

Managing a Business

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM, 3 sessions ending Tuesday, October 06
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE IN ANOTHER 7 HABITS CLASS SCHEDULED FOR NOV 14-15 IN RICHFIELD. CALL JAMEE AT 435-283-7376. FranklinCovey's "7 Habits for Small Business Managers" training is an intensive, hands-on learning experience that focuses on the fundamentals of great leadership. It improves people and they improve the success of the business - dramatically! In the training you will learn how to: * Identify and leverage otherwise "hidden" or underutilized resources * Enjoy greater purposefulness in your daily work * Get out of "crisis mode" * Build a positively motivated team that performs better than ever before * Avoid losing so much time to unproductive meetings and negotiations * Deal with conflict productively and effectively * Lead superbly by unleashing the greater potential of your team
Speaker: Alan Christensen, certified 7 Habits trainer
Fee: $ 395.00

Business Accounting and Budget

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 , 2 sessions ending Thursday, October 22
About The Workshop: This is practical stuff!! You'll learn a process to evaluate the performance of your business, a strategy to implement change and to analyze actual business problems and situations. Valuable Reference Material: The workshop includes a detailed manual and the case studies used in the training modules. Additionally, all participants get access to online tools for applying the principles taught. The actual items covered are: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW • Business Owner Roles, Responsibilities & Mngmt. Styles • The Seven Financial Reasons Businesses Fail • The Working Capital Cycle • The Financial Operating Cycle • Managing the Cycles More Efficiently MONITORING FINANCIAL POSITION • Understanding the Income Statement: Taking A New Look • The Balance Sheet: Understanding the “Forgotten Statement” • Using Ratios to Measure Efficiency & Plan For Greater Success • Case Study & Practical Application CAUSE/EFFECT: ROAD MAP TO A BIGGER BOTTOM LINE • Using Financial Ratios to Measure Efficiency • Identifying Financial Distress • Seeing the Symptom • Identifying the Cause of the Problem • Prescribing a Cure • Improving Cash Flow, Profitability, & Operational Efficiencies PROFIT PLANNING AND CASH FLOW ANALYSIS • Developing a Profit Plan & a Cash Budget • Identifying Key Patterns of Cash Flow PROFIT PLANNING - CASH FLOW ANALYSIS – cont. • Developing Seasonal Cash Budgets • Cash Forecasting as a Management Tool • Funding Seasonal & Long-Term Growth PLANNING AND MANAGING LONG-TERM GROWTH • The Role of the Balance Sheet: Forecasting Capital Needs • Financial Leverage & Debt Structure • The Cost of Growth: Paying Your Bills & Managing Risk • Planning for Successful Growth • Case Study & Practical Application INCOME STATEMENT: BREAK-EVEN ANALYSIS • Managing the Income Statement From the Bottom Up • Understanding Cost Behavior: Fixed/Variable Cost Patterns • Contribution Margin: Planning for Profits • Applying Break-Even In Your Own Business • Application of Break-Even: Cost/Benefit Analysis • Case Study & Practical Application DEALING WITH BANKS AND FUNDING SOURCES • Understanding the Loan Approval Process • What Bankers Look for in a Loan Request • Putting the Package Together • Summary, Conclusions, and Evaluations WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS CLASS? Business Owners, Key Managers, Entrepreneurs, Business Advisers, Lenders, CPAs (CEU credits are available) and others whose decisions have an impact on your company’s financial performance. The Profit Mastery Program is designed to enhance the financial management skills of all business people.
Speaker: Training profession is Ryan Murray, Regional Director of the Small Business Development Center in Price, UT. He is a certified Profit Mastery trainer.
Location: Online
Fee: $ 395.00

Tax Planning

Thursday, September 10, 2015 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
These workshops help business owners understand and comply with federal and state statutes reporting requirements.
Speaker: Richard Tomlinson
Thursday, September 17, 2015 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
IRS, Tax Commission, Workforce Services and Labor Commission will help small businesses with employees learn about withholding income for federal and state taxes, social security, workers compensation insurance, unemployment compensation, completing employment tax forms, depositing taxes and implement health plans.
Speaker: IRS, Tax Commission, Work Force Services and Labor Commission
Thursday, September 24, 2015 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
This class addresses the potential liabilities and tax considerations when choosing a legal structure for your business and the five most common business entities.
Speaker: David Larsen

Marketing and Sales

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Wednesday, October 07
Salt Lake SBDC’s “Marketing is NOT Impossible” - PRICE REDUCED 35% - $97 for all three 3-hour sessions!! Likely the most valuable Marketing Training you will ever receive! About the course: Every business needs new customers. But how do you get them to contact your business? Marketing is like fishing. First, you need to fish in the right areas: choose the best markets. Second, you need to use the right bait: make the right offers. You have three markets: Suspects, Prospects, and Customers. Session 1 - Suspects: A “suspect” is anyone who could or should buy from you but does not know anything about you. They are in your trading area, but they do not know about the products or services you offer. You will learn how to get their attention and persuade them to “raise their hands” and become either a prospect or customer. Session 2 - Prospects: How to turn prospects into customers easily A “prospect” is someone who knows something about you but hasn’t purchased from you. At least, not yet. With prospects, you will learn the easiest and fastest ways to turn prospects into a paying customer. Plus, you will discover new ways to improve your sales process and lead them to that all-important first sale. Session 3 - Customers: How to keep customers buying from you for life This is the most important session of all because we talk about your valuable market: customers. You will discover ways you can stay close to your customers, persuade them to buy again and prevent them from going to the competition. Bottom line This course is about the bottom line: PROFITS! You will learn how to attract new business, turn prospects into customers, get more sales from past clients and decrease ad costs—all without hiring an ad agency.
Speaker: Peter Brooks - started Brooks Advertising in 1984 in Mission Viejo, California. His agency has been helping small business grow for more than 31 consecutive years.
Fee: $ 97.00
Friday, September 11, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Friday, October 09
Salt Lake SBDC’s “Marketing is NOT Impossible” - PRICE REDUCED 35% - $97 for all three 3-hour sessions!! Likely the most valuable Marketing Training you will ever receive! About the course: Every business needs new customers. But how do you get them to contact your business? Marketing is like fishing. First, you need to fish in the right areas: choose the best markets. Second, you need to use the right bait: make the right offers. You have three markets: Suspects, Prospects, and Customers. Session 1 - Suspects: A “suspect” is anyone who could or should buy from you but does not know anything about you. They are in your trading area, but they do not know about the products or services you offer. You will learn how to get their attention and persuade them to “raise their hands” and become either a prospect or customer. Session 2 - Prospects: How to turn prospects into customers easily A “prospect” is someone who knows something about you but hasn’t purchased from you. At least, not yet. With prospects, you will learn the easiest and fastest ways to turn prospects into a paying customer. Plus, you will discover new ways to improve your sales process and lead them to that all-important first sale. Session 3 - Customers: How to keep customers buying from you for life This is the most important session of all because we talk about your valuable market: customers. You will discover ways you can stay close to your customers, persuade them to buy again and prevent them from going to the competition. Bottom line This course is about the bottom line: PROFITS! You will learn how to attract new business, turn prospects into customers, get more sales from past clients and decrease ad costs—all without hiring an ad agency.
Speaker: Peter Brooks - started Brooks Advertising in 1984 in Mission Viejo, California. His agency has been helping small business grow for more than 31 consecutive years.
Fee: $ 97.00