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, July 28, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Want to get the benefits of social media marketing for your businesses? Come to this seminar to learn about more online mentions, more reviews, more web traffic. Shawn Butler with Leadgenix will show you how hundreds of companies, small and large, have used social media to generate meaningful returns for their businesses.
Wednesday, July 29, 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.
Tuesday, August 04, 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, August 05, 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, August 12, 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.
Tuesday, August 18, 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, August 19, 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, August 26, 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.
Thursday, August 27, 2015 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Participants learn the principles of Lean Six Sigma manufacturing in this “lunch and learn” workshop that provides a fast-paced presentation with powerful tools that can be implemented immediately. Training attendees will gain a clear understanding of the eight wastes in manufacturing and real-world approaches for reducing wastes that will improve an organization’s bottom-line. Cost: Free (includes lunch) We only ask that you be willing to complete an approximate 15 minute survey several months after the training, which MEP will coordinate. Pre-registration required by August 24*
Speaker: Instructor: MEP
Thursday, August 27, 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, August 27, 2015 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Legal and accounting advice for current or future business owners.

Start-up Assistance

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Business start-up information
Speaker: Jo McNurlan
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 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
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Business start-up information
Speaker: Jared Van Orden
Wednesday, August 26, 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. 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

Tax Planning

Thursday, July 30, 2015 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This workshop help business owners understand and comply with federal and state statutes reporting requirements for tax purposes; for Sole Proprietors, LLCs and S-Corporations.
Speaker: Richard Tomlinson
Thursday, August 20, 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