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.


 
  
    

August

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 3:00 PM to 4:00 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: Peter Callister
Wednesday, August 24, 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, August 25, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Get accounting or budget related advice for current or future business.
Thursday, August 25, 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, August 25, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Come to get legal advice for your current or future business.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
CASH FLOW ESSENTIALS - CA$H FLOW IS KING!! If you... didn’t know that maximization of cash flow, not profits, is what determines company value, use your bank ledger cash balance to decide what bills to pay this week, use your bank ledger cash balance to determine the health of your company, don’t know how to project cash flow annually, monthly, weekly, don’t know how to use financial statements to manage your cash flow, don’t know the tools you have to maximize your cash flow, don’t know how to use debt as a tool and not a crutch, ...then you need to attend this free workshop! “... one of the earliest lessons I learned in business was that balance sheets and income statements are fiction, cash flow is reality.” Chris Chocola.
Speaker: Jim Herrin
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Do you need a better edge against your competition in order to take your business to the next level? Ryan Murray, Sr. Marketing Strategist from The 5 Disciplines of Marketing will be speaking about how to overcome your deepest competition and create a superior marketing strategy that can dramatically improve your business.
Wednesday, August 31, 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.

September

Thursday, September 01, 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, September 07, 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, September 08, 2016 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Tax Planning
These workshops help business owners understand and comply with federal and state statutes reporting requirements.
Speaker: Richard Tomlinson - Matthias Miller to introduce
Thursday, September 08, 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.
Thursday, September 08, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 11 sessions ending Thursday, December 01
Topic: Business Basics
This class will be held at Snow College, 200 S 800 W in Richfield. Class will begin on Thursday, September 8, and will meet each Thursday from 6:00-9:00 PM for 11 weeks. This 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 Director of the Small Business Development Center at Snow College.,
Fee: $ 425.00
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 3:00 PM to 4:00 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: Peter Callister
Wednesday, September 14, 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, September 14, 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, September 14, 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, September 15, 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.
Friday, September 16, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Friday, September 30
Topic: Marketing and Sales
WHO SHOULD COME? • The one-person businesses • Home-based businesses • Businesses that sell a service • Start-ups Note: Everyone is welcome! Any small business owner will benefit from this workshop. However, this particular course will focus on the needs of the really small business. BENEFITS - Discover new and proven ways to grow your business - Learn how to get more customers using low-cost tactics - Find fresh methods to attract the “right” new business - Learn smart ways to turn prospects into lifelong customers - Use cost-saving strategies to multiply your sales and profits YOUR MARKETING STINKS IF YOU CANNOT PASS THIS QUIZ BELOW! TAKE THIS QUIZ My advertising investment gives me at least a 2x return. I know exactly why my advertising works, and why it doesn’t. I regularly test new ideas and get better returns as a result. I have calculated the true ROI for every dollar I spend on marketing. The number of prospects I get each day is increasing. If you answered NO to any of these questions, attend our upcoming workshop and de-stink your marketing.
Speaker: Peter Brooks
Fee: $ 149.00
Monday, September 19, 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, September 21, 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, September 22, 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: Team - Matthias Miller to introduce
Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Get accounting or budget related advice for current or future business.
Thursday, September 22, 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, September 22, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Come to get legal advice for your current or future business.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 11 sessions ending Thursday, December 08
Topic: Managing a Business
Fast Trac—Growth Venture provides a practical, hands-on, and common sense approach to getting the skills you need to grow successful business ventures. Experienced business instructors and a variety of community experts (CPA’s, bankers, marketing experts, etc.) teach the course. Learn how to: Use your financial statements; Hire wisely; Manage your risk; Market more effectively; Increase sales; Manage and increase cash flows This entrepreneurial training is an 11-week course focused on solid business principles and strategies. It is designed for entrepreneurs who wish to start a new venture, overhaul and expand their business, or take their business in a new direction.
Speaker: Craig Isom and weekly guest speakers
Fee: $ 700.00
Friday, September 23, 2016 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This workshop will impact the way you operate your business and will also provide many different resources to entrepreneurs by: looking at ways to diversify your income, making your business more sustainable, creating a higher level of growth, and enhancing your ability to do what you love. All workshop participants will have access to Michael's 14 module online training program for building a great company, a $297 value. Participants will also receive Michael's book, "Main Street Entrepreneur". Specific topics covered in this workshop include: *Defining Your Powerful Business Purpose *Engaging Your Passion and Tenacity *Launching a True Business Opportunity *Developing a Strong Supporting Team *Maximizing All of Your Available Resources *Building a Community of Raving Customers *Developing Multiple Streams of Revenue *Linking Your Business with the Community When: Friday, September 23, 2016 Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Where: Davis Applied Technology College 450 S. Simmons Way, Kaysville UT, 84037 (Breakfast & Lunch Included) Cost: $149 Custom Fit Rate: $90* *To see if your company qualifies for Custom Fit please call : 801.593.2318
Speaker: Dr. Michael Glauser
Fee: $ 149.00