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.


 
  
    

December

Thursday, December 08, 2016 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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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, December 13, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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Are you an entrepreneur who is looking for an idea? Alexis Courtney is the trifecta of franchising being a franchisee, franchiser, and franchise consultant. Her class will provide you with the basics of the franchise industry.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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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, December 14, 2016 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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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, December 14, 2016 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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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, December 15, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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This two-hour course covers the 7 hats you wear as a business owner and what you need to focus on within each one.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Get accounting or budget related advice for current or future business.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Learn what it takes to have health insurance for your employees and yourself. A health insurance professional will discuss what is available including Avenue H, the State of Utah's answer to the small business group insurance marketplace.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Come to get legal advice for your current or future business.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
CA$H FLOW IS KING!! Part I: Managing Your Cash Flow. (It was so popular on December 1st, we are doing it again next week). The Number One reason businesses fail is that they run out of money (even when profitable)! Come learn what most small businesses owners do not know to help avoid the ruin of your company Why you have so little cash when your income statement shows a good profit. Why you can be profitable but still go bankrupt. Why your primary focus needs to be on maximizing cash flow, not on profits. How to use simple tools to maximize your cash flow. Where to find cash in your company. How to use your financial statements to manage cash. How to use debt as a tool and not a crutch. “... one of the earliest lessons I learned in business was that balance sheets and income statements are fiction, cash flow is reality.” -Chris Chocola About the Instructor: Jim Herrin, Director Salt Lake Region SBDC Over 20 years of small business finance experience Adjunct professor of finance at Webster University, Hill AFB
Speaker: Jim Herrin
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
This class introduces a new method of understanding and solving ADHD, Autism, etc. In this 6-week course, you will discover your ADHD type and strategies to use the talents and unique skills you have while balancing some of the difficulties that come with the territory. This course includes lecture, workbook exercises, and a unique series of small group interactions that make this unlike any class you have taken. Rhonda Fletcher will teach you her breakthrough methods to help set you on your path and give you control over chaos. You will learn where ADHD is coming from, how to get where you want to go, and how to be an organized, focused, meaningful thinker. Years of personal research to understand what ADHD really is has allowed Ms. Fletcher to create this new method of understanding ADHD, etc. Come learn this unique and accurate way of harnessing your talents to get more of what you want.
Fee: $ 54.00
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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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, December 22, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Come to empower your business through learning about all the current and relevant social media channels and discuss the best practices and strategies for utilizing social media platforms.

January

Wednesday, January 04, 2017 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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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, January 05, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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Entrepreneurial success begins with this short course on how to start a business. We will discuss business entry strategies, business planning, legal and regulatory requirements, forms of business ownership, sources of business financing, sources of business assistance and more.