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.


 
  
    

September

Thursday, September 29, 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. Learn about the five most common entities: Limited Liability Company; S-Corporation; Sole Proprietorship; General Partnership; Corporation.
Speaker: David Larsen - Introduction by Jim Herrin

October

Monday, October 03, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
This class introduces a new method of understanding and solving ADHD. In this 8-week course, you will discover you 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 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. Come learn this unique and accurate way of harnessing your talents to get more of what you want.
Speaker: Rhonda Fletcher
Fee: $ 30.00
Wednesday, October 05, 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, October 06, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
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.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 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: Silvia Castro
Wednesday, October 12, 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, October 12, 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, October 12, 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, October 13, 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.
Friday, October 14, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 4 sessions ending Friday, November 04
Topic: Managing a Business
Sessions: October 14: Session 1 Uncover your Value and Prove your Solution. October 21: Session 2 Tools to Conserve Cash and Validate your Market. October 28: Session 3 Piloting Customer Solutions with Paying Clients. November 4: Session 4 Launching your Product with your Validated Business Model. Program Cost Only $50.00/person ($150 for 4 SESSIONS less Available Scholarship Funding)* or $150.00 without scholarship. Participants in the Scholarship Funding Program receive $100.00 off the full price of $150.00, for an effective participant price of $50.00. *requires attendance in all 4 sessions.
Speaker: Team
Fee: $ 150.00
Wednesday, October 19, 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, October 20, 2016 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
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, unemployment compensation, completing employment tax forms and depositing taxes.
Speaker: IRS, Tax Commission, Work Force Services and Labor Commission
Thursday, October 20, 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.
Monday, October 24, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
This class introduces a new method of understanding and solving ADHD. In this 8-week course, you will discover you 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 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. Come learn this unique and accurate way of harnessing your talents to get more of what you want.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
This workshop will be covering how to launch and market a crowdfunding campaign. If you are planning to lunch or even considering the idea, come to this presentation with great insights & guidelines.
Wednesday, October 26, 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. Topics include rewards, drawbacks of business ownership, business entry strategies, legal and regulatory compliance and business planning. Choosing a form of business ownership, debt and equity financing, and sources of business assistance.
Speaker: Jim Herrin
Wednesday, October 26, 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, October 27, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Get accounting or budget related advice for current or future business.
Thursday, October 27, 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, October 27, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Come to get legal advice for your current or future business.