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 07, 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, July 08, 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, July 14, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Come to learn how to hire and manage your 1st employee and what you need to do to compliant.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Come to learn how to hire your 1st employee and tips for successful employee management. Be aware of key regulations and find out what you need to do to be in compliance. The class will also look at the different options to help with managing employees, payroll and business systems.
Wednesday, July 15, 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, July 16, 2015 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Legal and accounting advice for current or future business owners.
Thursday, July 16, 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.
Wednesday, July 22, 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, 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.

Start-up Assistance

Wednesday, July 08, 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: Matthias Miller
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Business start-up information
Speaker: Jo McNurlan
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Business start-up information
Speaker: Jared Van Orden

Business Accounting and Budget

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Continental breakfast will be served. Three staff accountants/ bookkeepers from Larsen and Company will provide an overview of QuickBooks for one hour. The participants will then be able to attend one of two sessions, one for beginning QuickBooks users or one for advanced QB users. Participants are encouraged to bring flash drives of their financials to get individualized help in the session.
Fee: $ 100.00

Tax Planning

Thursday, July 09, 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, 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