WSU Kansas SBDC Training

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The WSU Kansas SBDC offers many opportunities to meet your training needs and interests, including webinars, annual conferences, customized training, and connections to area business events.

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Webinar Registration


2021 Spring Webinars  

March Webinar Flyer Click to download the March webinar flyer.       April Webinar Flyer  Click to download the April webinar flyer.  


Startup, Marketing, Finance and HR Webinars

Startup and Start Right
Date: Wednesday, March 10

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Successful Business Pivoting During the Pandemic
Date: Wednesday, March 17

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Marketing Mindset
Date: Friday, March 19

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Free Google Small Business Tools
Date: Wednesday, March 24

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Startup and Start Right
Date: Friday, January 29

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Possible Workplace Changes Under the Biden Administration
Date: Thursday, March 24

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Startup and Start Right
Date: Wednesday, April 7

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Market Research for Startups
Date: Thursday, April 8

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Business Recruitment Strategies
Date: Thursday, April 15
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Restructure-What Would It Mean for Your Business?
Date: Wednesday, April 21
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Social Media Starter Kit
Date: Wednesday, April 28
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

What to Expect When You Are Expecting - To Start a New Business
Date: Thursday, April 29
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


State Tax Webinars

State Tax Webinar for Construction Contractors
Date: Tuesday, March 30

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

State Tax Webinar
Date: Tuesday, March 30

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

State Tax Webinar
Date: Thursday, April 29
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

State Tax Webinar for Construction Contractors
Date: Thursday, April 29
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


SBA Government Contracting Webinars

Are You Ready for SBA’s 8(a)/BD Program
Date: Tuesday, March 9

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Located in a HUBZone – Get Certified! 
Date: Tuesday, March 9

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Woman-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program
Date: Wednesday, March 10

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Are You a Good Fit for SBA’s Mentor Protégé Program?
Date: Wednesday, March 10

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.



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 2nd Annual 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 Transition Conference

Plans for a 2021 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 business transitions 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.



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 testimonials. Call us for a free assessment of your needs at 316-978-3193.



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 information 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.