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The Small Business Administration has several upcoming SBIR webinars that will discuss understanding intellectual property (IP), which includes patent practice and cooperation, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights. Webinars will also introduce SBIR programs in the Departments of Transportation and Education.

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January

January 14 | ABC of SBIR/STTR 

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM CST
Learn about whether your research is a candidate for SBIR/STTR federal R&D funding, learn about SBIR/STTR program basics, including program purpose, eligibility, and sources of funding. The goal of this presentation is to provide ample information for attendees to determine if they would like to seriously pursue proposal development and tools to help begin the process.

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January 20 | What is my Business Worth?

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Is your business your major source of income and a key element in your retirement plan? Knowing the actual worth of your business and other aspects of selling it are a must! This webinar will cover the elements of a business valuation, the role of a Certified Valuator and when to use one, sale possibilities and other things to prepare for with your accountant, lawyer and financial planner.

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January 21 | Intellectual Property Basics

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Inventions, designs, original works of authorship, and trade secrets can provide you with economic benefits. Learn the basics of intellectual property protection. Jessica Pierpoint with the USPTO Kansas Patent and Trademark Resource Center will present.

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January 25 | SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NIH

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Learn about differences between SBIR and STTR, review how to navigate the NIH’s SBIR website to researchawarded projects, how to prepare an SBIR proposal, and how to avoid common pitfalls.

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January 27 | State Tax Webinar for Construction Contractors

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Carl York with the Kansas Department of Revenue will focus on sales tax issues for construction contractors and subcontractors, including those who provide services like plumbing, carpentry, electrical, roofing, HVAC, and landscaping. Learn about applying sales tax to materials and labor, Project Exemption Certificates, tax returns, billing, and more.

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January 27 | State Tax Webinar for Construction Contractors

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Carl York with the Kansas Department of Revenue will give you the basics in this free webinar. Topics include sales and compensating use taxes, tax forms and how to file them, estimated taxes, and recordkeeping.

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January 28 | Patent Basics

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
This webinar will introduce new inventors to types of patents and applications, patent eligibility, parts of a patent, how to find free legal assistance, patent searching, and more. Jessica Pierpoint with the USPTO Kansas Patent and Trademark Resource Center will present.

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January 29 | What is my Business Worth?

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
Protect all your hard work by starting your business legally. Learn how to quickly startup in just 10 steps. This webinar will cover licenses and permits, federal and state tax IDs, business structure, funding, marketing and other essentials.

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February

February 3 | State an Online Business

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Whether you want to turn your hobby or idea into a side hustle and put cash in your pocket, create a job for yourself, or start a small business, this webinar will show you the basics of selling online and get you off to a good start.

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February 4 | Q&A session for NIH workshop attendees

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM CST
Learn about essential components of an effective plan, how to find and use cost-effective market research todirect your efforts, supporting documents you will need, and other tips for writing a winning plan.

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February 4 | Trademark Basics

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Discover the difference between a trademark, service mark, and registered mark. Then, learn how to search for existing marks and logos and walk through the online trademark application process. Jessica Pierpoint with the USPTO Kansas Patent and Trademark Resource Center will present.

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February 9 | Quickbooks Online Webinars The Basics

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn how to use the go-to cloud-based accounting software to help manage your company's finances. This webinar will cover the basics of bookkeeping, how to set up your QuickBooks Online account, how to record common transactions, and how to analyze your company's performance.

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February 10 | Commercializing your research through SBIR/STTR Proposals

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Learn about essential components of an effective plan, how to find and use cost-effective market research todirect your efforts, supporting documents you will need, and other tips for writing a winning plan.

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February 10 | State an Online Business

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
This workshop presents a birds-eye-view of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. You will walk away with the information to decide what social media sites to use, and the ability to create or update your business’ online presence.

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February 11 | Quickbooks Online Webinars The Details

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn how to make the most of this cloud-based accounting software to help you manage your company's finances more efficiently. This webinar will cover more complex bookkeeping functions such as payroll, invoicing, inventory management, sales tax, etc. Also learn about the numerous programs created to assist with these functions that integrate with QuickBooks Online.

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February 16 | Are You Ready for SBA's 8 (A)/BD Program

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Join Teri Taylor with the Small Business Administration for an in-depth discussion about the SBA 8(a)/BD certification program requirements. This program is designed to assist socially and economically disadvantaged firms in their attempts to grow and succeed, including potential access to Federal contracts.

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February 16 | Located in a Hubzone - Get Certified!

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Join Teri Taylor with the Small Business Administration for an in-depth discussion about the HUBZone program requirements. If your principal office is located within a HUBZone, the SBA’s HUBZone certification program may benefit your company in seeking Federal contracts or subcontracting efforts.

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February 17 | Woman-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Join Teri Taylor with the Small Business Administration for an in-depth discussion about the WOSB certification program. The federal government’s goal is to award at least five percent of all Federal contracting dollars to women-owned businesses each year.

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February 17 | Are you a Good Fit for SBA's Mentor Pretege Program?

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Join Teri Taylor with the Small Business Administration for an in-depth discussion about the SBA’s mentor protégé program. Your small business could learn from an experienced government contractor through the mentor-protégé program.

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February 18 | Possible Workplace Changes Under the Biden Administration

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
With a new administration comes the possibility of changes to workplace laws. This webinar will explore what federal regulations and workplace laws the new administration will attempt to change.

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March

March 12 | Cuss and Discuss

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CST
Meet others planning to submit SBIR/STTR proposals to NIH, sharing challenges and learning from others.

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April

April 26-30 | April 2021 Mid-West Air Force Collider 

Virtual
This virtual Collider event brings the United States Air Force and the small business community together to connect and collaborate. This enables the opportunity for small business innovation to quickly deliver advanced technologies to the Air Force.

Apply to pitch by March 8