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.


 
  
    
Wednesday, April 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.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Come join this agriculture and food entrepreneurship training, networking and Utah’s Own Chapter event. This year workshop will provide training on basics for going retail and other marketing options, international marketing, and using trade shows to grow. Also, an overview of the Utah’s Own Chapter concept will be presented allowing attendees to participate in establishing local chapters and leadership.
Tuesday, May 05, 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, May 06, 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, May 07, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Come explore how to minimize taxes identifying hidden opportunities in the tax code, having the right business entity, and timing. Ed Gabriel, CPA with Lunsford Peck LLC has decades of experience helping business owners to maximize their financial position.
Monday, May 11, 2015 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Meet with one of Utah’s technology commercialization counselors to gain insight and ideas on taking your technology to market. Get a valuable, additional perspective as you move forward with your technology!
Wednesday, May 13, 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 and more. Shawn Butler with Leadgenix will show you how hundreds of companies, small and large, have used social media to generate meaningful returns for their business.
Wednesday, May 13, 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, May 19, 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, May 20, 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, May 21, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Do you have a consistent brand message that runs through everything you do? If not, you may be missing out being seen by your ideal clients and market. You have a unique brilliance that can shine through out your personal life and your business. Are you ready to discover it?

Start-up Assistance

Wednesday, May 06, 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. 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
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Business start-up information
Speaker: Jo McNurlan
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Business start-up information
Speaker: Jo McNurlan
Wednesday, May 20, 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. 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

Business Basics

Thursday, May 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 11 sessions ending Thursday, August 13
This class will be held at Snow College, 200 S 800 W in Richfield. Class will begin on Thursday, May 21, 2015 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 SBDC Director and Custom Fit Coordinator - 435-893-2252
Fee: $ 645.00

Tax Planning

Thursday, May 07, 2015 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
These workshops help business owners understand and comply with federal and state statutes reporting requirements.
Speaker: Richard Tomlinson
Thursday, May 14, 2015 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
This class addresses the potential liabilities and tax considerations when choosing a legal structure for your business and the five most common business entities.
Speaker: David Larsen
Thursday, May 21, 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

Marketing and Sales

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
This FREE workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 6 at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield - 200 South 800 West - The Atrium Room. Registration begins at 9:00 am with presentations, breakouts and lunch from 9:30 to 12:30. Admission and lunch is free. Local farmers, ranchers, restaurant owners, caterers, food entrepreneurs and any others that grow, manufacture, distribute or sell food are invited to attend. Those not currently in the business but are curious and/or want to start a food business are also invited. The Workshop is open to all from Sanpete, Sevier, Juab, Millard, Piute, Wayne, Emery, Grand and San Juan Counties. This workshop will provide training on basics for going retail and other marketing options; international marketing; and, using trade shows to grow. Also, an overview of the Utah’s Own Chapter concept will be presented allowing attendees to participate in establishing local chapters and leadership. Presentations and information will be provided by: Luann Adams, Commissioner of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food; Alan Christensen, Central Utah SBDC Director; Steve Reich, CEO of RMarketing Dept LLC; and, Jed Christenson, Director of Marketing for Utah’s Own and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. Seth Winterton and Tamra Watson with Utah’s Own will lead the discussions on forming local Chapters.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
This workshop will provide training on basics for going retail and other marketing options; international marketing; and using trade shows to grow. Local farmers, restaurant owners, caterers, food entrepreneurs and any others that grow, manufacture, distribute or sell food are invited. Those not currently in the business but are curious and/or want to start a food business are also invited. The workshop is open to all from Salt Lake, Summit, Davis, Morgan, Tooele and Weber counties.
Speaker: Luann Adams, Commissioner of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food; Steve Reich, CEO of RMarketing Dept. LLC, and Jed Christenson, Director of Marketing for Utah's Own and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. Seth Winterton and Tamra Watson with Utah's Own will lead the discussions on forming local chapters.