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Want to master the financial aspects of your business? Here’s how we can help…

This workshop series is designed to empower entrepreneurs to manage their business’s financials. Delivered by expert practitioners, these lively workshops and roundtables will give you practical tips and resources to help you grasp various financial concepts in your small business. The workshops are designed to work in tandem with the one-on-one free and confidential consulting that SBDC offers. You will learn various concepts, strategies and tools in this track that will supplement the free resources and consulting available to you.

Workshop Hours Frequency In-Person/Online
Funding Options for Starting or Growing Your Business 1.5 Bi-Monthly In-Person/Online
Developing a Solid Financial Plan 2 Quarterly In-Person
Tax Planning Essentials 3 Quarterly In-Person
Basics of Bookkeeping 3 Quarterly In-Person
Understanding Financial Statements 3 Quarterly In-Person
Quickbooks Desktop 1&2/Quickbooks Online 1&2 4 Quarterly In-Person

Want to grow your business and market it better? Here’s how we can help…

This workshop series is designed for entrepreneurs who want to work at developing their business’ relevance in today’s market. Delivered by expert practitioners, these lively workshops will give you practical tips and resources to help you learn how to create a marketing plan, conduct effective market research, and utilize today’s various marketing platforms to send a consistent, relevant, and timely message to your audience. The workshops are designed to work in tandem with the one-on-one free and confidential consulting that SBDC offers. You will learn various concepts, strategies and tools in this track that will supplement the free resources and consulting available to you.

Workshop Hours Frequency In-Person/Online
Developing a Solid Marketing Plan 2 Quarterly In-Person
Effective Market Research for Small Businesses 3 Quarterly In-Person
Developing an Online Marketing Strategy 3 Quarterly In-Person
Social Media 101 for Small Businesses 3 3x/Year In-Person
Sales Strategies 3 3x/Year In-Person
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Small Businesses 2 Quarterly In-Person
Developing & Optimizing Your Business Website 1 On-Demand Online
LinkedIn for Small Business 1 On-Demand Online
Instagram for Small Business 1 On-Demand Online

Starting a business or thinking about it? Here’s how we can help…

This workshop series is designed for entrepreneurs who want a quick way to understand the fundamentals of starting a business. Delivered by expert practitioners, these lively workshops will give you practical tips and resources to help you get off the ground. At the end of the series, you will walk away with a better understanding of where to start and a host of resources in your back pocket to help you grow. You’ll also be fully prepared for consulting and our LEADING EDGE Strategic Planning Course.

Workshop Hours Frequency In-Person/Online
Boot Camp: Steps to Owning Your Business* 2 Monthly In-Person/Online
Business Plan In A Day 3 Bi-Monthly In-Person/Online
Choosing an Appropriate Business Structure 1.5 Bi-Monthly In-Person/Online
Funding Options for Starting or Growing Your Business 1.5 Bi-Monthly In-Person/Online

*For those not already in business, you will be asked to register for “Boot Camp: Steps to Owning Your Business”, as well as one additional relevant workshop of your choice (from any track), before unlocking the free consulting resources available to you. If you are an existing business (or have already registered for Boot Camp and another workshop), this requirement does not apply.

Want to master the internal affairs of your business? Here’s how we can help…

This workshop series is designed for entrepreneurs, managers, and business owners who want to work on the internal affairs of their business, such as leadership development, legal issues, human resources, business valuation, buying and selling a business, and much more. Delivered by expert practitioners, these lively workshops and webinars will give you practical tips and resources to help you strengthen your business management skills. 

Workshop Hours Frequency In-Person/Online
How To Hire Your First Employee 2 3x/Year In-Person
Proactive Legal Considerations 2 3x/Year In-Person
Intellectual Property 101: Trademarks, Copyrights & Patents 2 3x/Year In-Person/Online
Building a Business To Sell 2 3x/Year In-Person/Online
Employee or Independent Contractor? Classifying Your Workers 1 On-Demand Online
Writing Contracts 1 On-Demand Online
Business Insurance 1 On-Demand Online