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, Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    Where: Chandler-Gilbert Community College-Sun Lakes Center, Sun Lakes Center, Maricopa County - Sun Lakes
    When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Topic: Start-up Assistance
    Are 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 Analyst
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Laying the Groundwork, Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    PTAC Presents: Laying the Groundwork 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
  • Laying the Groundwork, Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    PTAC Presents: Laying the Groundwork 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
  • Put Your Business Idea in Motion, Monday, January 28, 2019
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Monday, January 28, 2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Topic: Start-up Assistance
    Are 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 Analyst
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Global Dreams - Build Your Export Business, Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    Where: Chandler City Hall, City Hall, Maricopa County - Chandler
    When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Topic: International Trade
    95% of the market is outside of the U.S. Have you wondered about the global market and how to access it? Are you receiving inquiries from customers outside the U.S. and unsure how to proceed? Join us for this special four-part workshop series! This program is designed to help prepare and assist companies to achieve growth through export markets. The progressive workshop series includes: Thursday, February 7: Export Readiness and Cross-Cultural Communications Thursday, February 14: Sales and Marketing Plans and Implications Thursday, February 21: Export Financing and Risk Management Wednesday, February 27: Export Compliance and Getting Help Space is limited, register today.
    Doors open at 8:45 am. The event will start at 9:00am. Chandler City Hall - Training Room, 175 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225 $595.00 (SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE)
    Fee: $ 595.00
    Link
  • Global Dreams - Build Your Export Business, Thursday, February 21, 2019
    Where: Chandler City Hall, City Hall, Maricopa County - Chandler
    When: Thursday, February 21, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Topic: International Trade
    95% of the market is outside of the U.S. Have you wondered about the global market and how to access it? Are you receiving inquiries from customers outside the U.S. and unsure how to proceed? Join us for this special four-part workshop series! This program is designed to help prepare and assist companies to achieve growth through export markets. The progressive workshop series includes: Thursday, February 7: Export Readiness and Cross-Cultural Communications Thursday, February 14: Sales and Marketing Plans and Implications Thursday, February 21: Export Financing and Risk Management Wednesday, February 27: Export Compliance and Getting Help Space is limited, register today.
    Doors open at 8:45 am. The event will start at 9:00am. Chandler City Hall - Training Room, 175 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225 $595.00 (SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE)
    Fee: $ 595.00
    Link
  • Global Dreams - Build Your Export Business, Thursday, February 14, 2019
    Where: Chandler City Hall, City Hall, Maricopa County - Chandler
    When: Thursday, February 14, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Topic: International Trade
    95% of the market is outside of the U.S. Have you wondered about the global market and how to access it? Are you receiving inquiries from customers outside the U.S. and unsure how to proceed? Join us for this special four-part workshop series! This program is designed to help prepare and assist companies to achieve growth through export markets. The progressive workshop series includes: Thursday, February 7: Export Readiness and Cross-Cultural Communications Thursday, February 14: Sales and Marketing Plans and Implications Thursday, February 21: Export Financing and Risk Management Wednesday, February 27: Export Compliance and Getting Help Space is limited, register today.
    Doors open at 8:45 am. The event will start at 9:00am. Chandler City Hall - Training Room, 175 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225 $595.00 (SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE)
    Fee: $ 595.00
    Link
  • Global Dreams - Build Your Export Business, Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Where: Chandler City Hall, City Hall, Maricopa County - Chandler
    When: Thursday, February 07, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Topic: International Trade
    95% of the market is outside of the U.S. Have you wondered about the global market and how to access it? Are you receiving inquiries from customers outside the U.S. and unsure how to proceed? Join us for this special four-part workshop series! This program is designed to help prepare and assist companies to achieve growth through export markets. The progressive workshop series includes: Thursday, February 7: Export Readiness and Cross-Cultural Communications Thursday, February 14: Sales and Marketing Plans and Implications Thursday, February 21: Export Financing and Risk Management Wednesday, February 27: Export Compliance and Getting Help Space is limited, register today.
    Doors open at 8:45 am. The event will start at 9:00am. Chandler City Hall - Training Room, 175 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225 $595.00 (SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE)
    Fee: $ 595.00
    Link
  • Put Your Business Idea in Motion, Thursday, March 07, 2019
    Where: Maricopa SBDC - Estrella Mountain, Maricopa County - Avondale
    When: Thursday, March 07, 2019 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? 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: Mike Pineda, SBDC Business Analyst
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Put Your Business Idea in Motion, Thursday, April 11, 2019
    Where: Maricopa SBDC - Estrella Mountain, Maricopa County - Avondale
    When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 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? 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: Mike Pineda, SBDC Business Analyst
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Put Your Business Idea in Motion, Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Where: Maricopa SBDC - Estrella Mountain, Maricopa County - Avondale
    When: Thursday, February 07, 2019 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? 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: Mike Pineda, SBDC Business Analyst
    Fee: No Cost
    Link