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!

  • Put Your Business Idea in Motion, Tuesday, July 23, 2019
    Where: LaunchPoint, Maricopa County - Mesa When: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:00 PM to 5:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceAre you an entrepreneur in the early stage of exploring and planning a new business venture? Do you know if it is a viable idea, one that will be a good investment of your time, resources and money? In our Put Your Business Idea in Motion program, you will learn about the critical questions you need to ask, and be given tools and resources you will need to use, to make a "Go" or "No Go" business start decision. During this interactive session, you will: . Learn how to develop a winning value proposition . Know the resources available to help you start your market research . Be introduced to the concepts and tools you need to identify startup costs and working capital needs. Participants are given short activities to apply what they learn to their business idea. Audience: This program is intended for new entrepreneurs and first time business owners who have not yet opened their doors for business. Note: The session does not include information related to legal structure, tax or licensing information. Speaker: Marcus Browne, SBDC Business AnalystFee: No CostLink
  • Business Income and How it is Taxed, Tuesday, August 20, 2019
    Where: GateWay Community College, South Building, Maricopa County - Phoenix When: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Tax PlanningIn this workshop you will: Learn about the different types of business entities o Sole-proprietor o Partnership o LLC o S-Corp o C-Corp o Others ? Including corporate maintenance ? Avoid commingling of money Learn what is business income o Revenue minuses expenses o Not cash taken by the owner o Recordkeeping Requirements Business income tax forms o Understand which type o Define & discuss flow-through entities How business income is taxed How to pay income tax on business income o EFTPS/AZ Taxes o Quarterly Payments o Underpayment penalties & how to avoid them Legislative Updates (plus changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act). Speaker: Tanya Luken, Luken CPAFee: No CostLink
  • Business Income and How it is Taxed, Thursday, August 15, 2019
    Where: Huntington University, Peoria Campus, Peoria When: Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Tax PlanningIn this workshop you will: Learn about the different types of business entities o Sole-proprietor o Partnership o LLC o S-Corp o C-Corp o Others ? Including corporate maintenance ? Avoid commingling of money Learn what is business income o Revenue minuses expenses o Not cash taken by the owner o Recordkeeping Requirements Business income tax forms o Understand which type o Define & discuss flow-through entities How business income is taxed How to pay income tax on business income o EFTPS/AZ Taxes o Quarterly Payments o Underpayment penalties & how to avoid them Legislative Updates (plus changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act). Speaker: Tanya Luken, Luken CPAFee: No CostLink
  • Small Business Payroll, Thursday, September 12, 2019
    Where: GateWay Community College, South Building, Maricopa County - Phoenix When: Thursday, September 12, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Tax PlanningIn this workshop you will learn about: Employee vs Contractor Rules New Hires o Required Paperwork (New Hire Packets) o Recordkeeping o E-verify & New Hire Reporting Exempt vs. Non-exempt employees (Salary or Hourly) Payroll Taxes o Understanding ? Employee withholding ? Employer payroll taxes ? Gross pay vs net pay Workers Compensation o Based on Estimates o Self-Audit Working with payroll company o How to review payroll reports o How to record transactions Legislative Updates o Prop 206 AZ Minimum Wage & Sick Leave o FLSA Update (minimum salary for exempt employees) Speaker: Tanya Luken, Luken CPAFee: No CostLink
  • Put Your Business Idea in Motion, Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix When: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Start-up AssistanceAre you an entrepreneur in the early stage of exploring and planning a new business venture? Do you know if it is a viable idea, one that will be a good investment of your time, resources and money? In our Put Your Business Idea in Motion program, you will learn about the critical questions you need to ask, and be given tools and resources you will need to use, to make a "Go" or "No Go" business start decision. During this interactive session, you will: . Learn how to develop a winning value proposition . Know the resources available to help you start your market research . Be introduced to the concepts and tools you need to identify startup costs and working capital needs. Participants are given short activities to apply what they learn to their business idea. Audience: This program is intended for new entrepreneurs and first time business owners who have not yet opened their doors for business. Note: The session does not include information related to legal structure, tax or licensing information. Speaker: Marcus Browne, SBDC Business AnalystFee: No CostLink
  • Get a Handle on Financial Projections, Thursday, October 10, 2019
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix When: Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: FinancingAs a business owner it is challenging to forest sales and expenses. This program will give you a basic understanding of how to unwrap the mystery of making realistic financial projections. Participants will learn how to easily follow the path to develop real, beneficial, and supportable forecasts.Speaker: Paula Wittekind, SBDC Business AnalystFee: No CostLink
  • Get a Handle on Financial Projections, Thursday, August 22, 2019
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix When: Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: FinancingAs a business owner it is challenging to forest sales and expenses. This program will give you a basic understanding of how to unwrap the mystery of making realistic financial projections. Participants will learn how to easily follow the path to develop real, beneficial, and supportable forecasts.Speaker: Marcus Browne, SBDC Business AnalystFee: No CostLink
  • Set Up Your Business for Success, Thursday, September 26, 2019
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix When: Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Start-up AssistanceHow you structure your business from day one will go a long way towards your ultimate success. An unintended mistake could result in unnecessary costs and unproductive use of time when you can least afford either. This workshop covers everything from choosing a business entity to hiring other people to setting up useful financial documents. It will serve as a road map to your grand opening!Speaker: Mike Bull, SBDC Business AnalystFee: No CostLink
  • Set Up Your Business for Success, Wednesday, August 28, 2019
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Start-up AssistanceHow you structure your business from day one will go a long way towards your ultimate success. An unintended mistake could result in unnecessary costs and unproductive use of time when you can least afford either. This workshop covers everything from choosing a business entity to hiring other people to setting up useful financial documents. It will serve as a road map to your grand opening!Speaker: Katie Boddy, SBDC Business AnalystFee: No CostLink
  • Set Up Your Business for Success, Wednesday, July 24, 2019
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix When: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Start-up AssistanceHow you structure your business from day one will go a long way towards your ultimate success. An unintended mistake could result in unnecessary costs and unproductive use of time when you can least afford either. This workshop covers everything from choosing a business entity to hiring other people to setting up useful financial documents. It will serve as a road map to your grand opening!Speaker: Michael Cohen, SBDC Business AnalystFee: No CostLink
  • Put Your Business Idea in Motion, Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Start-up AssistanceAre you an entrepreneur in the early stage of exploring and planning a new business venture? Do you know if it is a viable idea, one that will be a good investment of your time, resources and money? In our Put Your Business Idea in Motion program, you will learn about the critical questions you need to ask, and be given tools and resources you will need to use, to make a "Go" or "No Go" business start decision. During this interactive session, you will: . Learn how to develop a winning value proposition . Know the resources available to help you start your market research . Be introduced to the concepts and tools you need to identify startup costs and working capital needs. Participants are given short activities to apply what they learn to their business idea. Audience: This program is intended for new entrepreneurs and first time business owners who have not yet opened their doors for business. Note: The session does not include information related to legal structure, tax or licensing information. Speaker: Paula Wittekind, SBDC Business AnalystFee: No CostLink
  • Put Your Business Idea in Motion, Wednesday, October 16, 2019
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AMTopic: Start-up AssistanceAre you an entrepreneur in the early stage of exploring and planning a new business venture? Do you know if it is a viable idea, one that will be a good investment of your time, resources and money? In our Put Your Business Idea in Motion program, you will learn about the critical questions you need to ask, and be given tools and resources you will need to use, to make a "Go" or "No Go" business start decision. During this interactive session, you will: . Learn how to develop a winning value proposition . Know the resources available to help you start your market research . Be introduced to the concepts and tools you need to identify startup costs and working capital needs. Participants are given short activities to apply what they learn to their business idea. Audience: This program is intended for new entrepreneurs and first time business owners who have not yet opened their doors for business. Note: The session does not include information related to legal structure, tax or licensing information. Speaker: Lou Farina, SBDC Business AnalystFee: No CostLink
  • Put Your Business Idea in Motion, Monday, August 12, 2019
    Where: Mesa Community College, Business Building (BP43A), Maricopa County - Mesa When: Monday, August 12, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceAre you an entrepreneur in the early stage of exploring and planning a new business venture? Do you know if it is a viable idea, one that will be a good investment of your time, resources and money? In our Put Your Business Idea in Motion program, you will learn about the critical questions you need to ask, and be given tools and resources you will need to use, to make a "Go" or "No Go" business start decision. During this interactive session, you will: . Learn how to develop a winning value proposition . Know the resources available to help you start your market research . Be introduced to the concepts and tools you need to identify startup costs and working capital needs. Participants are given short activities to apply what they learn to their business idea. Audience: This program is intended for new entrepreneurs and first time business owners who have not yet opened their doors for business. Note: The session does not include information related to legal structure, tax or licensing information. Speaker: Katie Boddy, SBDC Business AnalystFee: No CostLink
  • Put Your Business Idea in Motion, Tuesday, August 13, 2019
    Where: Chandler Chamber of Commerce, Maricopa County - Chandler When: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:00 PM to 5:00 PMTopic: Start-up AssistanceAre you an entrepreneur in the early stage of exploring and planning a new business venture? Do you know if it is a viable idea, one that will be a good investment of your time, resources and money? In our Put Your Business Idea in Motion program, you will learn about the critical questions you need to ask, and be given tools and resources you will need to use, to make a "Go" or "No Go" business start decision. During this interactive session, you will: . Learn how to develop a winning value proposition . Know the resources available to help you start your market research . Be introduced to the concepts and tools you need to identify startup costs and working capital needs. Participants are given short activities to apply what they learn to their business idea. Audience: This program is intended for new entrepreneurs and first time business owners who have not yet opened their doors for business. Note: The session does not include information related to legal structure, tax or licensing information. Speaker: Paula Wittekind, SBDC Business AnalystFee: No CostLink