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.


 
  
    

May

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
You will be introduced to basic accounting concepts, learn to navigate the QuickBooks program, create your own company data, process basic transactions, access essential reports and get answers to tax questions. Bring your computer with Quickbooks software installed.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Come to learn your numbers as a business owner, how to find them, know what they’re telling you, and do smart tax planning.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
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, May 12, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
This class addresses the potential liabilities and tax considerations when choosing a legal structure for your business.
Speaker: David Larsen
Thursday, May 12, 2016 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Are you creating a business website, starting a blog, or designing your online portfolio? Or, are you working to improve upon what you've already got? Join us each month to learn and implement essential WordPress skills. Bring your laptop or tablet, and be prepared to get things done.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
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, May 18, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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. Evaluating your Business Concept; The Lean Startup Method; Business Model Canvas; The Business Plan and Business Growth and other sources of business assistance.
Speaker: Jim Herrin
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
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, May 19, 2016 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
IRS, Tax Commission, Workforce Services & Labor Commission will help small businesses with employees learn about withholding income for federal and state taxes, social security, workers compensation, unemployment compensation, completing employment tax forms and depositing taxes.
Speaker: IRS, Tax Commission, Workforce Services and Labor Commission
Thursday, May 19, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 11 sessions ending Thursday, July 28
Topic: Business Basics
This class will be held at Snow College, 200 S 800 W in Richfield. Class will begin on Thursday, May 19, 2016 and will meet each Thursday from 6:00-9:00 PM through July 28, 2016. This 11-week nationally renowned training program is facilitated by a certified FastTrac® instructor with assistance from expert guest presenters. The program will help you... • Analyze the Market and Identify Needs • Develop an Actionable Business Plan • Capitalize on Opportunities • Increase Profitability See details below about financial assistance with registration fee!
Speaker: Instructor: Keith Church, Assistant SBDC Director and Custom Fit Coordinator
Fee: $ 645.00
Friday, May 20, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Includes: • Half-Day training course • Free leadership and team coaching with certified trainer Lunch is not provided. Cost: • Assessment report obtained externally (must obtain to take course) - https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/Purchase/en-US/Product o Top 5 Talent Themes: $15 per person o All 34 Talent Themes: $89 per person Group Training Fee: • Entrepreneurs (1+ Business Partners; and up to 3 employees): $0 • Small Business (4-100 employees): $50 Total Per Company • Small Business (101-250 employees): $100 Total Per Company
Speaker: Brandon Stoddard
Friday, May 20, 2016 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Do you need to pitch? Whether you are pitching to investors, partners, bankers or others, this class will help you have skills to stand confidently in front of any audience and clearly communicate your vision. Join us to perfect your pitch!
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Learn how to market your business through social media using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This class will cover paid marketing strategies through these channels and helpful free tricks to build your company's social media presence.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
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, May 26, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Get accounting or budget related advice for current or future business.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Learn what it takes to have health insurance for your employees and yourself. Attend our Avenue H Clinic, the State of Utah's answer to the small business group insurance marketplace.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Come to get legal advice for your current or future business.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Master the science of communication, negotiation, and closing more sales. B.A.N.K. is a reverse-engineered personality profiling system designed to dramatically improve your communication, accelerate your negotiations, and close more sales! In sales, it’s all about giving your prospects what they want and leaving the rest out.

June

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
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.