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, Thursday, September 13, 2018
    Where: Maricopa SBDC - Estrella Mountain, Maricopa County - Avondale
    When: Thursday, September 13, 2018 11:00 AM to 4:00 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, Friday, November 16, 2018
    Where: Chandler Chamber of Commerce, Chandler
    When: Friday, November 16, 2018 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
  • Put Your Business Idea in Motion, Thursday, November 08, 2018
    Where: Maricopa SBDC - Estrella Mountain, Maricopa County - Avondale
    When: Thursday, November 08, 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? 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, October 11, 2018
    Where: Maricopa SBDC - Estrella Mountain, Maricopa County - Avondale
    When: Thursday, October 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? 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, August 23, 2018
    Where: Maricopa SBDC - Estrella Mountain, Maricopa County - Avondale
    When: Thursday, August 23, 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? 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, Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 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
  • Put Your Business Idea in Motion, Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 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
  • Put Your Business Idea in Motion, Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 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
  • Small Business Payroll, Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Topic: Tax Planning
    In 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 CPA
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Small Business Payroll, Thursday, November 08, 2018
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Thursday, November 08, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Topic: Tax Planning
    In 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 CPA
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Business Income and How it is Taxed, Thursday, October 04, 2018
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Thursday, October 04, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Topic: Tax Planning
    In 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 comingling 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 CPA
    Fee: No Cost
    Link
  • Mastering QuickBooks Workshop, Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    Where: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, GateWay Community College, Maricopa County - Phoenix
    When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Mastering QuickBooks Workshop This workshop focuses on the desktop version of QuickBooks. In this workshop you will learn: 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 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 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 Special Topics in QuickBooks Job Costing and Payroll Reporting Sales Tax Top 10 QuickBook Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts
    Speaker: Donna Winter, Adjusting Entries LLC
    Fee: $ 100.00
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