WSU Kansas SBDC Training

State Tax Workshop Buy Sell Workshop SBIR Workshop Encountering Innovation Week Panel

The WSU Kansas SBDC offers many opportunties to meet your training needs and interests, including workshops, special events, a Business in Motion program, annual conferences, online training, customized training, and connections to area business events.

Workshops Special Events Business in Motion Annual Conferences  Customized Training Area Business Events


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Workshops

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October Webinars


Startup and Start Right
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM on Tuesday, October 13

This workshop will cover the 10 steps to take to start your business. Learn about licenses and permits, federal and state tax IDs, business structure, funding, marketing and other essentials.
Cost: FREE


Cause and Effect Cash Flow
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM on Wednesday, October 14
What is the "cause" of your low cash? Learn how a cash flow projectin can "effect" positive change on your finances. 
Cost: FREE


How to Start an Online Business
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM on Thursday, October 15
This eCommerce crash course outlines the website building platforms tht can help you start an online business. 

Cost: FREE


QuickBooks Online: The Basics
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Tuesday, October 27
Learn how to use the go-to cloud-based accounting software to help manage your company's finances. This workshop 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. Presenter Heather Denning is a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor, alumni of Wichita State University and local business owner.
Cost: $119 (registration fee is nonrefundable)


QuickBooks Online: The Details
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Thursday, October 29
Learn how to make the most of this cloud-based accounting software to help you manage your company's finances more efficiently. This workshop 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. Presenter Heather Denning is a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor, alumni of Wichita State University and local business owner.
Cost: $119 (registration fee is nonrefundable)


Is Your Company Ready to Achieve SBA’s 8(a)/BD Program Certification?
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM on Friday, October 30

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 government contracting.
Cost: Free


Located in a HUBZone – Get certified! 
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM on Friday, October 30
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.   
Cost: Free


 November Webinars


State Tax Webinar for Construction Contractors 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Thursday, November 5
Carl York with the Kansas Department of Revenue will focus on sales tax issues for construction contractors and subcontractors, including those who provide services such as plumbing, carpentry, electrical, roofing, HVAC, and landscaping. Learn about applying sales tax to materials and labor, Project Exemption Certificates, tax returns, billing, and more.
Cost: FREE


State Tax Webinar
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Thursday, November 5
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.
Cost: FREE


Start Up and Start Right
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM on Wednesday, November 11

This workshop will cover the 10 steps to take to start your business. Learn about licenses and permits, federal and state tax IDs, business structure, funding, marketing and other essentials.
Cost: FREE


Competing for Government Contracts: Basic Training
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM on Tuesday, November 17
Federal, state and local governments spend more than $800 billion per year buying goods and services. This introductory webinar from the Kansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) offers an overview of the critical first steps to becoming a government contractor. Join us to learn to identify opportunities and understand the contracting process. You will also learn about services available to help you.
Cost: FREE



   Special Events


Industrial Hemp Virtual Conference
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 
Conference Video: https://www.kansassbdc.net/training (scroll down to the past webinars section)

Industrial Hemp Virtual Conference Flyer

The 2020 Kansas Industrial Hemp Conference included presentations on the State of Hemp in Kansas, Growing Industrial Hemp, Hemp Fiber Industries and Processing Equipment, and Outlook on the CBD Industry. Presenters included representatives from the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Kansas State University’s John C. Pair Horticulture Center, Kansas Hemp Consortium, US Hemp Growers Association, KanCanna, Hempire USA, and several other organizations.



 Business in Motion Program

Business in Motion: Making Business Expansion Easier

Several of our workshops target business expansion. If you are interested in expanding through export, government contracts, franchise, new markets, new products, and the web, view our Business in Motion page. Testimonials from our customers will give you insight on expansions processes.



Annual Conferences

Business Transitions Conference Encountering Innovation Week

Business Transitions Conference

Plans for a 2020 conference will depend upon the evolving situation with COVID-19.

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Over 70% of small to medium sized businesses in Kansas are owned by baby boomers nearing retirement. The transition of these businesses offers major opportunities both to those retiring and to younger entrepreneurs.

Learning how to prepare a business to sell, develop a succession plan, value a business, find the right buyer, find the right business to buy, use a business broker, acquire financing, utilize employee stock option plans, and other key information can result in a more successful business transition from both the buyer and seller perspective.

Our annual fall conference offers insights from experienced business brokers, valuators, attorneys, investors, CPAs, and Kansas SBDC Advisors. The agenda includes both general sessions and a choice of breakout tracks.


Encountering Innovation Week

This annual event will be scheduled again in fall 2021. 

Pitch your technology to tech scouts!

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The Kansas Small Business Development Center Tech Innovation Center offers an annual Encountering Innovaton Week event to connect innovators with funders and support to accelerate technology commercialization. Innovators from across the Midwest are invited to pitch their ideas to technology scouts from the U.S. Department of Defense and other interested parties. Innovators are also invited to exhibit during a poster board event and to share their public "Bottom Line Up Front" information (BLUFs) on the Encountering Innovtion website.



Customized Training

Customized Training

Want something different? Want something more? We will develop customized training specifically for you and your employees.

Strategic planning is our specialty, and we provided facilitated training to dozens of area companies. Is our strategic planning process successful? Our participants think so. Read their testimonals. Call us for a free assessment of your needs at 316-978-3193.


Area Business Events

Area Business Events

We work closely with a large network of resource partners, and we will be glad to connect you to area business training and events. Our business events calendar provides informtion about dozens of area activities.


NOTICE

Participants in Kansas SBDC events and workshops agree to allow the Kansas SBDC staff and official photographers to photograph and record them in the context of the event. Images captured may be used on Kansas SBDC websites, posted on social media, shared with media outlets, and/or used in future print and electronic promotional materials. For questions or concerns, please call 316-978-3193 or email ksbdc@wichita.edu.