Training

The Maricopa SBDC provides educational training events that cover current and practical information on business topics ranging from the basics to advanced business management skills.

Events include workshops, seminars, conferences, peer-to-peer masterminds and networking.

Most training opportunities are free, nominal fees may be charged for some training events.

We present training events in all of our centers and at partner locations across the state.

Online Registration is Required!

  • Raising Capital - Funding Basics and Lender Insights, Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    Where: Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation - GateWay, CEI - Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Topic: Financing
    Location: GateWay Community College Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation 275 N. Gateway Drive Phoenix, AZ 85034 We hope you can join us for this special event! This program is designed to help small businesses increase their knowledge of funding sources and strategies. The session opens with an education portion that covers basic information about commercial loans, types of loans, sources, and how to prepare for lending requests. A panel of lenders will provide insight and information related to the types of businesses they service, loans offered, and suggestions for how to prepare for a meeting with a lender. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and meet our lender panel participants.
    Speaker: SBDC Business Analysts and a few Preferred Lenders
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor, Monday, December 04, 2017
    Where: Paradise Valley Community College, Entrepreneurship Education Center, Building K Room 117, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Monday, December 04, 2017 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
    Topic: Financing
    Inside the Mind of an Angel Investor Workshop Paradise Valley Community College Entrepreneurship Education Center Building K, Room 117 18401 N 32nd Street Phoenix, AZ 85032 Monday, December 4, 2017 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm Looking for Investor Capital? In this workshop you will learn what goes on inside the mind of an Angel Investor. . What are the most important things they look for in a pitch? . How do they "value" your business? . What do you need to do before you talk with an investor? . Does my business plan matter? . How does the process typically work? This workshop is led by SBDC Business Analyst, Tom Fulcher. Tom is an area expert on angel investing. He judges multiple programs including InnovateHer, Venture Madness and the Arizona Innovation Challenge. He also serves as an entrepreneur-in-residence for an Arizona Commerce Authority program and facilitates the NACET Pitch Power workshop series. His clients have won AIC grants and raised millions from investors.
    Speaker: Tom Fulcher, SBDC Business Analyst
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Profit Mastery - Part 4, Thursday, November 16, 2017
    Where: LaunchPoint, Maricopa County - Mesa
    When: Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Topic: Cash Flow Management
    Open to Mesa Small Businesses with Mesa mailing address. Profit Mastery - Part 4 Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Location on Campus: Room #33 in the lower level of the Mesa Center for Higher Education in the LaunchPoint space. Profit Mastery has gained an international reputation for providing unparalleled financial management and business planning education to small business owners. This training program is focused on the real outcomes centered related to business performance, business development, and revenue retention. Each session is facilitated by a certified member of our counseling staff. Participants will learn how to: . Diagnose and monitor company financial performance . Use break-even analysis to make better decisions on cost, price and profits . Avoid cash crunches and increase cash flow . Plan for and manage growth . Communicate more effectively with bankers and other financial professionals Attendees receive a comprehensive participant program manual. Registration Information . Four week series: Dates are November 7, 9, 14 and 16, 2017 . Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm . Location: LaunchPoint
    Speaker: Mike Baab, SBDC Business Analyst
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Profit Mastery - Part 3, Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    Where: LaunchPoint, Maricopa County - Mesa
    When: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Topic: Cash Flow Management
    Open to Mesa Small Businesses with Mesa mailing address. Profit Mastery - Part 3 Tuesday, November 14, 2017, from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Location on Campus: Room #33 in the lower level of the Mesa Center for Higher Education in the LaunchPoint space. Profit Mastery has gained an international reputation for providing unparalleled financial management and business planning education to small business owners. This training program is focused on the real outcomes centered related to business performance, business development, and revenue retention. Each session is facilitated by a certified member of our counseling staff. Participants will learn how to: . Diagnose and monitor company financial performance . Use break-even analysis to make better decisions on cost, price and profits . Avoid cash crunches and increase cash flow . Plan for and manage growth . Communicate more effectively with bankers and other financial professionals Attendees receive a comprehensive participant program manual. Registration Information . Four week series: Dates are November 7, 9, 14 and 16, 2017 . Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm . Location: LaunchPoint
    Speaker: Mike Baab, SBDC Business Analyst
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Profit Mastery - Part 2, Thursday, November 09, 2017
    Where: LaunchPoint, Maricopa County - Mesa
    When: Thursday, November 09, 2017 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Topic: Cash Flow Management
    Open to Mesa Small Businesses with Mesa mailing address. Profit Mastery - Part 2 Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Location on Campus: Room #33 in the lower level of the Mesa Center for Higher Education in the LaunchPoint space. Profit Mastery has gained an international reputation for providing unparalleled financial management and business planning education to small business owners. This training program is focused on the real outcomes centered related to business performance, business development, and revenue retention. Each session is facilitated by a certified member of our counseling staff. Participants will learn how to: . Diagnose and monitor company financial performance . Use break-even analysis to make better decisions on cost, price and profits . Avoid cash crunches and increase cash flow . Plan for and manage growth . Communicate more effectively with bankers and other financial professionals Attendees receive a comprehensive participant program manual. Registration Information . Four week series: Dates are November 7, 9, 14 and 16, 2017 . Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm . Location: LaunchPoint
    Speaker: Mike Baab, SBDC Business Analyst
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Profit Mastery - Part 1, Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    Where: LaunchPoint, Maricopa County - Mesa
    When: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Topic: Cash Flow Management
    Open to Mesa Small Businesses with Mesa mailing address. Profit Mastery - Part 1 Tuesday, November 7, 2017, from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Location on Campus: Room #33 in the lower level of the Mesa Center for Higher Education in the LaunchPoint space. Profit Mastery has gained an international reputation for providing unparalleled financial management and business planning education to small business owners. This training program is focused on the real outcomes centered related to business performance, business development, and revenue retention. Each session is facilitated by a certified member of our counseling staff. Participants will learn how to: . Diagnose and monitor company financial performance . Use break-even analysis to make better decisions on cost, price and profits . Avoid cash crunches and increase cash flow . Plan for and manage growth . Communicate more effectively with bankers and other financial professionals Attendees receive a comprehensive participant program manual. Registration Information . Four week series: Dates are November 7, 9, 14 and 16, 2017 . Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm . Location: LaunchPoint
    Speaker: Mike Baab, SBDC Business Analyst
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Small Business Payroll, Payroll Tax and Legislative Updates, Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    Where: LaunchPoint, Maricopa County - Mesa
    When: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Open to Mesa Small Businesses. Location on Campus: Room #33 in the lower level of the Mesa Center for Higher Education in the LaunchPoint space. In this workshop you will learn about: . Employee vs Contractor Rules . New Hires Required Paperwork (New Hire Packets) Recordkeeping E-verify & New Hire Reporting . Exempt vs. Non-exempt employees (Salary or Hourly) . Payroll Taxes Understanding Employee withholding Employer payroll taxes Gross pay vs net pay . Workers Compensation Based on Estimates Self-Audit . Working with payroll company How to review payroll reports How to record transactions . Legislative Updates Prop 206 AZ Minimum Wage & Sick Leave FLSA Update (minimum salary for exempt employees) ACA Update
    Speaker: Tanya Luken, Luken CPA
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • TechEdge - Session 4, Thursday, October 26, 2017
    Where: LaunchPoint, Maricopa County - Mesa
    When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Open to Mesa Small Businesses. Session 1 - October 17, 2017 Session 2 - October 19, 2017 Session 3 - October 24, 2017 Session 4 - October 26, 2017 9:00 am - 10:30 am LaunchPoint 245 West 2nd Street Mesa, AZ 85201 The workshop will be held in Room #32 in the lower level of the Mesa Center for Higher Education in the LaunchPoint space. TechEdge Program Overview TechEdge is an intensive 4 session tech-focused entrepreneurship course which is designed to help the participants understand the process entrepreneurs use to start and build successful tech companies. The course covers a wide range of topics including understanding the technology commercialization process, product-market fit, intellectual property considerations and identifying the different sources of funding available to help grow your business. The ultimate objective of the TechEdge course is to help technology-focused entrepreneurs build an enduring, successful company with your idea and the customer's needs as the focus. The core tech series classes are: Technology Commercialization How close to commercialization is your product or service? Don't worry if you aren't sure. During this module, you'll be introduced to the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) System, a program developed at NASA to determine whether a product is ready for commercialization. Specific objectives include: · Understand the factors you need to consider while starting, operating, funding and growing a successful technology company. · Learn how to objectively evaluate your technology and company to determine how close you are to commercialization. · Define the steps you need to take to ready your technology or company for commercialization. · Learn how to determine what your deficiencies are and how to correct them. Lean Startup Methodology The Lean Startup provides a scientific data-driven approach to creating and managing startups to get a desired product into customers' hands faster. The Lean Startup methodology teaches you how to use customer data to drive a startup- how to steer, when to turn, and when to persevere-and grow a business with maximum acceleration. It is a principled approach to new product development. Specific objectives include: · Using the Business Model Canvas · Conducting customer development · Building/Using an MVP (minimum viable product) · Rapid iterations/pivots IP Protection Once you've identified a unique or innovative product or service, you need to protect it. During this module, you'll learn the importance of protecting your intellectual property through the use of patents, copyrights and trademarks, how you can benefit by licensing technology, and how to protect your business interests if you decide to license someone else's technology. Specific objectives include: · Learn why intellectual property protection is important. · Learn how to know when you need a patent, trademark or copyright. · Understand the benefits and potential problems associated with licensing technology. · Learn how to protect your business interests if you license your technology. · Understand how to protect your business interests if you license someone else's technology. · Learn how to maximize the value of your inventions by strategically navigating the patent application process. Sources of Capital Lack of sufficient capital has been the cause of many business failures. During this module, we'll discuss various capital formation strategies. You'll learn about the different funding options, and how to determine if debt, equity financing, or searching for funding available through the government and other alternative sources of funds is the right fit for your venture. Specific objectives include: · Understand the types of funding that are available at different stages of venture readiness. · Understand the difference between angel investors and venture capitalists, and how to tailor an investor pitch to each. · Learn about funding available from government sources (SBIR, tax credits, etc.) · Learn how you can leverage alternative funding sources (i.e. asset-based lending, factoring, etc.)
    Speaker: Mike Baab, SBDC Business Analyst
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • TechEdge - Session 3, Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    Where: LaunchPoint, Maricopa County - Mesa
    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    Open to Mesa Small Businesses. Session 1 - October 17, 2017 Session 2 - October 19, 2017 Session 3 - October 24, 2017 Session 4 - October 26, 2017 9:00 am - 10:30 am LaunchPoint 245 West 2nd Street Mesa, AZ 85201 The workshop will be held in Room #32 in the lower level of the Mesa Center for Higher Education in the LaunchPoint space. TechEdge Program Overview TechEdge is an intensive 4 session tech-focused entrepreneurship course which is designed to help the participants understand the process entrepreneurs use to start and build successful tech companies. The course covers a wide range of topics including understanding the technology commercialization process, product-market fit, intellectual property considerations and identifying the different sources of funding available to help grow your business. The ultimate objective of the TechEdge course is to help technology-focused entrepreneurs build an enduring, successful company with your idea and the customer's needs as the focus. The core tech series classes are: Technology Commercialization How close to commercialization is your product or service? Don't worry if you aren't sure. During this module, you'll be introduced to the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) System, a program developed at NASA to determine whether a product is ready for commercialization. Specific objectives include: · Understand the factors you need to consider while starting, operating, funding and growing a successful technology company. · Learn how to objectively evaluate your technology and company to determine how close you are to commercialization. · Define the steps you need to take to ready your technology or company for commercialization. · Learn how to determine what your deficiencies are and how to correct them. Lean Startup Methodology The Lean Startup provides a scientific data-driven approach to creating and managing startups to get a desired product into customers' hands faster. The Lean Startup methodology teaches you how to use customer data to drive a startup- how to steer, when to turn, and when to persevere-and grow a business with maximum acceleration. It is a principled approach to new product development. Specific objectives include: · Using the Business Model Canvas · Conducting customer development · Building/Using an MVP (minimum viable product) · Rapid iterations/pivots IP Protection Once you've identified a unique or innovative product or service, you need to protect it. During this module, you'll learn the importance of protecting your intellectual property through the use of patents, copyrights and trademarks, how you can benefit by licensing technology, and how to protect your business interests if you decide to license someone else's technology. Specific objectives include: · Learn why intellectual property protection is important. · Learn how to know when you need a patent, trademark or copyright. · Understand the benefits and potential problems associated with licensing technology. · Learn how to protect your business interests if you license your technology. · Understand how to protect your business interests if you license someone else's technology. · Learn how to maximize the value of your inventions by strategically navigating the patent application process. Sources of Capital Lack of sufficient capital has been the cause of many business failures. During this module, we'll discuss various capital formation strategies. You'll learn about the different funding options, and how to determine if debt, equity financing, or searching for funding available through the government and other alternative sources of funds is the right fit for your venture. Specific objectives include: · Understand the types of funding that are available at different stages of venture readiness. · Understand the difference between angel investors and venture capitalists, and how to tailor an investor pitch to each. · Learn about funding available from government sources (SBIR, tax credits, etc.) · Learn how you can leverage alternative funding sources (i.e. asset-based lending, factoring, etc.)
    Speaker: Mike Baab, SBDC Business Analyst
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Cybersecurity Workshop, Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Program Objective After completing this program, participants will be able to: - Ascertain their current NIST compliance levels - Develop a plan for becoming compliant - Develop an Information Assurance Plan for their company Target Clients/Call Participants Leadership roles (CEO/CIO/CTO/COO) of a small business that is currently a DoD contractor, or a small business that is preparing to bid for or is about to receive a DoD contract.
    Speaker: Mike Baab, SBDC Business Analyst
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Put Your Business Idea in Motion, Thursday, January 11, 2018
    Where: Maricopa SBDC - Estrella Mountain, Maricopa County - Avondale
    When: Thursday, January 11, 2018 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
    Topic: Start-up Assistance
    Are you an entrepreneur in the early stage of exploring and planning a new business venture? Are you confused by how to get started and what steps to take? Think you have a great idea, but maybe you are not sure if it is a viable business idea, an idea that customers want or need? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Put Your Business Idea in Motion program is for you. Using presentations, group discussion, and activities, participants are introduced to the critical topics of how to explore and validate a business idea, learn best practice tips for building a solid financial foundation on which to grow a business, review the steps to setting up and doing business in Arizona, and be introduced to the services offered by SBDC and other resources. This program is intended for new entrepreneurs and first time business owners who have not yet opened their doors for business.
    Speaker: Mike Pineda, SBDC Business Analyst
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Laying the Groundwork, Tuesday, January 09, 2018
    Where: Maricopa SBDC - Estrella Mountain, Maricopa County - Avondale
    When: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Topic: Government Contracting
    Learn the basics of how government contracting works. Very basic introduction to government contracting and the services PTAC offers. We follow a Who, What, Why, When and How format followed by a group discussion. This course is for small business owners who know very little or nothing about government procurement. To register for this event please contact: Nora Plonsky, Arizona PTAC Program Assistant Nora.plonsky@domail.maricopa.edu or at (623)845-4700.
    Speaker: Danny Ayala, AzPTAC Program Manager
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • DreamBuilder Academy, Monday, October 23, 2017
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Monday, October 23, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Dates: September 18 and 25, 2017 October 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2017 Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm This six week program is designed around Thunderbird School of Global Management's DreamBuilder Academy to assist women in starting and expanding their businesses.
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Put Your Business Idea in Motion, Thursday, December 14, 2017
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Thursday, December 14, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Topic: Start-up Assistance
    Are you an entrepreneur in the early stage of exploring and planning a new business venture? Are you confused by how to get started and what steps to take? Think you have a great idea, but maybe you are not sure if it is a viable business idea, an idea that customers want or need? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Put Your Business Idea in Motion program is for you. Using presentations, group discussion, and activities, participants are introduced to the critical topics of how to explore and validate a business idea, learn best practice tips for building a solid financial foundation on which to grow a business, review the steps to setting up and doing business in Arizona, and be introduced to the services offered by SBDC and other resources. This program is intended for new entrepreneurs and first time business owners who have not yet opened their doors for business.
    Speaker: Ramain Gohar, SBDC Business Analyst
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Put Your Business Idea in Motion, Thursday, November 30, 2017
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Thursday, November 30, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Topic: Start-up Assistance
    Are you an entrepreneur in the early stage of exploring and planning a new business venture? Are you confused by how to get started and what steps to take? Think you have a great idea, but maybe you are not sure if it is a viable business idea, an idea that customers want or need? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Put Your Business Idea in Motion program is for you. Using presentations, group discussion, and activities, participants are introduced to the critical topics of how to explore and validate a business idea, learn best practice tips for building a solid financial foundation on which to grow a business, review the steps to setting up and doing business in Arizona, and be introduced to the services offered by SBDC and other resources. This program is intended for new entrepreneurs and first time business owners who have not yet opened their doors for business.
    Speaker: Jenny Herschaft, SBDC Business Analyst
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Mastering QuickBooks - Part 4, Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Mastering QuickBooks Series - This series focuses on the desktop version of QuickBooks. Four Week Session - November 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2017 Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm November 7, 2017 - Part One QuickBooks Overview and Initial Setup QuickBooks Versions Accounting 101 QuickBooks Accounting 101 Mastery of Basic Navigation Setting up a New Company Setting and Modifying Preferences Introduction to Reporting November 14, 2017 - Part Two The Sales Cycle: Customers and Sales Lists in Quickbooks Customers The Items List Invoices from Estimates Invoicing for Time & Material Invoicing from Scratch Money: Receiving Payments and Making Deposits Troubleshooting November 21, 2017 - Part Three The Purchasing Cycle: Vendors and Bills Creating Vendors Purchase Orders Entering Bills Paying Bills Writing Checks The Checking Account Reconciling the Bank Account Credit Card Transaction November 28, 2017 - Part Four Special Topics in QuickBooks Job Costing and Payroll Reporting Sales Tax QB for Restaurants QB for Real Estate and Property Management Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them Top 10 QB Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts
    Speaker: Donna Winter, Adjusting Entries LLC
    Fee: $ 100.00
    Link
  • Mastering QuickBooks - Part 3, Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Mastering QuickBooks Series - This series focuses on the desktop version of QuickBooks. Four Week Session - November 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2017 Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm November 7, 2017 - Part One QuickBooks Overview and Initial Setup QuickBooks Versions Accounting 101 QuickBooks Accounting 101 Mastery of Basic Navigation Setting up a New Company Setting and Modifying Preferences Introduction to Reporting November 14, 2017 - Part Two The Sales Cycle: Customers and Sales Lists in Quickbooks Customers The Items List Invoices from Estimates Invoicing for Time & Material Invoicing from Scratch Money: Receiving Payments and Making Deposits Troubleshooting November 21, 2017 - Part Three The Purchasing Cycle: Vendors and Bills Creating Vendors Purchase Orders Entering Bills Paying Bills Writing Checks The Checking Account Reconciling the Bank Account Credit Card Transaction November 28, 2017 - Part Four Special Topics in QuickBooks Job Costing and Payroll Reporting Sales Tax QB for Restaurants QB for Real Estate and Property Management Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them Top 10 QB Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts
    Speaker: Donna Winter, Adjusting Entries LLC
    Fee: $ 100.00
    Link
  • Mastering QuickBooks - Part 1, Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Mastering QuickBooks Series - This series focuses on the desktop version of QuickBooks. Four Week Session - November 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2017 Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm November 7, 2017 - Part One QuickBooks Overview and Initial Setup QuickBooks Versions Accounting 101 QuickBooks Accounting 101 Mastery of Basic Navigation Setting up a New Company Setting and Modifying Preferences Introduction to Reporting November 14, 2017 - Part Two The Sales Cycle: Customers and Sales Lists in Quickbooks Customers The Items List Invoices from Estimates Invoicing for Time & Material Invoicing from Scratch Money: Receiving Payments and Making Deposits Troubleshooting November 21, 2017 - Part Three The Purchasing Cycle: Vendors and Bills Creating Vendors Purchase Orders Entering Bills Paying Bills Writing Checks The Checking Account Reconciling the Bank Account Credit Card Transaction November 28, 2017 - Part Four Special Topics in QuickBooks Job Costing and Payroll Reporting Sales Tax QB for Restaurants QB for Real Estate and Property Management Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them Top 10 QB Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts
    Speaker: Donna Winter, Adjusting Entries LLC
    Fee: $ 100.00
    Link
  • Mastering QuickBooks - Part 2, Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Mastering QuickBooks Series - This series focuses on the desktop version of QuickBooks. Four Week Session - November 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2017 Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm November 7, 2017 - Part One QuickBooks Overview and Initial Setup QuickBooks Versions Accounting 101 QuickBooks Accounting 101 Mastery of Basic Navigation Setting up a New Company Setting and Modifying Preferences Introduction to Reporting November 14, 2017 - Part Two The Sales Cycle: Customers and Sales Lists in Quickbooks Customers The Items List Invoices from Estimates Invoicing for Time & Material Invoicing from Scratch Money: Receiving Payments and Making Deposits Troubleshooting November 21, 2017 - Part Three The Purchasing Cycle: Vendors and Bills Creating Vendors Purchase Orders Entering Bills Paying Bills Writing Checks The Checking Account Reconciling the Bank Account Credit Card Transaction November 28, 2017 - Part Four Special Topics in QuickBooks Job Costing and Payroll Reporting Sales Tax QB for Restaurants QB for Real Estate and Property Management Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them Top 10 QB Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts
    Speaker: Donna Winter, Adjusting Entries LLC
    Fee: $ 100.00
    Link
  • Put Your Business Idea in Motion, Thursday, December 14, 2017
    Where: Maricopa SBDC - Estrella Mountain, Maricopa County - Avondale
    When: Thursday, December 14, 2017 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
    Topic: Start-up Assistance
    Are you an entrepreneur in the early stage of exploring and planning a new business venture? Are you confused by how to get started and what steps to take? Think you have a great idea, but maybe you are not sure if it is a viable business idea, an idea that customers want or need? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Put Your Business Idea in Motion program is for you. Using presentations, group discussion, and activities, participants are introduced to the critical topics of how to explore and validate a business idea, learn best practice tips for building a solid financial foundation on which to grow a business, review the steps to setting up and doing business in Arizona, and be introduced to the services offered by SBDC and other resources. This program is intended for new entrepreneurs and first time business owners who have not yet opened their doors for business.
    Speaker: Mike Pineda, SBDC Business Analyst
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Put Your Business Idea in Motion, Thursday, November 09, 2017
    Where: Maricopa SBDC - Estrella Mountain, Maricopa County - Avondale
    When: Thursday, November 09, 2017 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
    Topic: Start-up Assistance
    Are you an entrepreneur in the early stage of exploring and planning a new business venture? Are you confused by how to get started and what steps to take? Think you have a great idea, but maybe you are not sure if it is a viable business idea, an idea that customers want or need? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Put Your Business Idea in Motion program is for you. Using presentations, group discussion, and activities, participants are introduced to the critical topics of how to explore and validate a business idea, learn best practice tips for building a solid financial foundation on which to grow a business, review the steps to setting up and doing business in Arizona, and be introduced to the services offered by SBDC and other resources. This program is intended for new entrepreneurs and first time business owners who have not yet opened their doors for business.
    Speaker: Mike Pineda, SBDC Business Analyst
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Put Your Business Idea in Motion, Thursday, October 26, 2017
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Topic: Start-up Assistance
    Are you an entrepreneur in the early stage of exploring and planning a new business venture? Are you confused by how to get started and what steps to take? Think you have a great idea, but maybe you are not sure if it is a viable business idea, an idea that customers want or need? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our Put Your Business Idea in Motion program is for you. Using presentations, group discussion, and activities, participants are introduced to the critical topics of how to explore and validate a business idea, learn best practice tips for building a solid financial foundation on which to grow a business, review the steps to setting up and doing business in Arizona, and be introduced to the services offered by SBDC and other resources. This program is intended for new entrepreneurs and first time business owners who have not yet opened their doors for business.
    Speaker: Rand Weiskittel, SBDC Business Analyst
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Laying the Groundwork, Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Topic: Government Contracting
    PTAC Presents: Laying the Groundwork Learn the basics of how government contracting work. Very basic introduction to government contracting and the services PTAC offers. We follow a Who, What, Why, When and How format followed by a group discussion. This course is for small business owners who know very little or nothing about government procurement. o register for this event please contact: Nora Plonsky, Arizona PTAC Program Assistant Nora.plonsky@domail.maricopa.edu or at (623)845-4700.
    Speaker: Danny Ayala, Director of the AZ PTAC
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Laying the Groundwork, Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Topic: Government Contracting
    PTAC Presents: Laying the Groundwork Learn the basics of how government contracting work. Very basic introduction to government contracting and the services PTAC offers. We follow a Who, What, Why, When and How format followed by a group discussion. This course is for small business owners who know very little or nothing about government procurement. To register for this event please contact: Nora Plonsky, Arizona PTAC Program Assistant Nora.plonsky@domail.maricopa.edu or at (623)845-4700.
    Speaker: Danny Ayala, Director of the AZPTAC
    Fee: No Cost
    Link