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, June 02, 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, June 03, 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.
Monday, June 08, 2015 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Meet with one of Utah’s technology commercialization counselors one-on-one to gain insight and ideas on taking your technology to market. Should you be working to license-out your technology or building a start-up? Get a valuable, additional perspective as you move forward with your technology!
Wednesday, June 10, 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, June 11, 2015 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Do you have a WordPress site but you're not getting the results you want? Or maybe you're starting a site but aren't sure if you are setting it up correctly to get those views and conversions? Jessica Olsen, who specializes in Digital & Social Media Marketing, will walk you through. Come learn how to set up your WordPress site for success.
Tuesday, June 16, 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, June 17, 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, June 24, 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, June 25, 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, June 25, 2015 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Legal and accounting advice for current or future business owners.

Start-up Assistance

Wednesday, June 03, 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: Kris Heslop
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Business start-up information
Speaker: Jo McNurlan
Wednesday, June 17, 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, June 23, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Business start-up information
Speaker: Jared Van Orden

Tax Planning

Thursday, June 18, 2015 8:00 AM to 5:00 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