EVENTS (ARIZONA)
JANUARY 4

The ABC's of Starting a New Business

 

This session is an essential step in developing a business plan that will increase your chances of being successful. • Should you start now? • Where? • How? • What about money Find out what it takes to get started on the best path for your business.

 

Date:Saturday, January 4, 2020

Time:10:00 AM to 1:00 PM AZ

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Location: Tempe Public Library
3500 South Rural
In the BRIC Room
Tempe, AZ 85282

JANUARY 7

Creating Your Strategic Plan - The Essentials of Strategic Planning!

 

Writing a strategic plan requires a measured, methodical approach. This course, Creating Your Strategic Plan, applies a step-by-step, five-phase approach to strategic planning, utilizing a simplistic, precision model to fully create an effective action oriented plan.

 

Date:Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Time:9:00 AM to 12:00 PM MST

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Location: Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC 108 N. 40th Street South Building SBDC Training Room Phoenix, AZ 85034

JANUARY 8

Top 10 Legal Mistakes That Can Destroy a Business

 

Legal issues are often put on the back burner. Failing to do some basic legal planning can result in: • Costly mistakes • Impaired growth • Even the untimely collapse of the company We cover: • Protecting corporate shield and personal assets • Managing key employee issues • How to raise capital legally • Reducing the risk of litigation, and much more FREE

 

Date:Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Time:5:00 PM to 7:30 PM MST

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Location: Tempe Public Library
3500 S Rural Rd
BRIC
Tempe, AZ 85282

JANUARY 9

Taxes for Small Business

 

Are you familiar with deductions and how to track key information to ensure your business is in the best tax situation? Small businesses have special tax implications. As a small business owner, do you know how those laws affect your business? Join us to learn how to properly track tax implications and common red flags. We will also discuss tax rules specific to Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, LLCs and S-Corps.

 

Date:Thursday, January 9, 2020

Time:12:00 PM to 1:45 PM MST

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Location: Mesa CAN
635 East Broadway Road
2nd Floor
Mesa, AZ 85204

JANUARY 11

Plan for a Successful Business - A Great Business Plan Leads to Success!

 

A thoughtful and well-executed business plan is the first step for every potential entrepreneur. Good planning increases the odds of success. This workshop covers the essential elements of business plan development. Topics include: setting goals and objectives, preparing marketing and financial plans and defining action steps to attain appropriate goals. With a good plan, build your road map to success.

 

Date:Saturday, January 11, 2020

Time:9:30 AM to 12:30 PM AZ

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Location:Tempe Public Library
3500 South Rural Road
BRIC
Tempe, AZ 85282

JANUARY 14

Financial Managment - The Accounting Perspective

 

How well do you know the financial health of your business? Are you on track to succeed or fail? In this workshop, we will uncover the critical need for financial statements, how they help you understand your business's financial health, and how to ensure your records are current and accurate - all of which lead to better decision making!

 

Date:Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Time:9:00 AM to 10:00 AM AZ

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Location: AZ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
1010 E. Missouri Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85014

JANUARY 16

What You Need to Know About Current and Upcoming Federal Taxes

 

There are constant changes to the tax system. (And who knows when "tax reform" is going to happen!) "What You Need to Know About Current and Upcoming Federal Taxes" SCORE seminar focuses on current and future tax issues that will affect your business in 2020. It provides an overview of the different types of legal structures to use for businesses, how the tax information is reported to businesses or the IRS, and what types of records they should maintain to properly support deductions on business tax returns.

 

Date:Thursday, January 16, 2020

Time:11:00 AM to 12:45 PM MST

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Location: Mesa CAN (Community Action Network)
635 East Broadway Road
2nd Floor
Mesa, AZ 85204

JANUARY 18

Social Media Marketing Basics: What You Need to Know

 

Overwhelmed by the thought of social media marketing? Are you clueless when it comes to how it all works? At the end of this class you will understand: • How Google changed the way we market • A basic overview of the major social media networks - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and Snapchat. • How content marketing works with social media to get you search engine optimization (SEO) • The steps to a successful online marketing strategy A copy of the presentation and some free resources will be emailed to all attendees after the class. *** Free ***

 

Date:Saturday, January 18, 2020

Time:9:30 AM to 12:30 PM AZ

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Location: Tempe Public Library
3500 S Rural Rd
BRIC
Tempe, AZ 85282

JANUARY 21

Online Marketing Planning - Steps You Should Not Miss!

 

Truth: Almost 9 out of 10 small businesses that try online marketing fail to meet their own expectations – and too many go broke trying. Why? Because the don’t know what they don’t know! Online marketing is a maze of rules, guidelines and boobytraps that change frequently and leave amateurs out in the cold while allowing professionals to thrive. Now, you can turn all that around and start on your path to marketing online like a pro - by attending this class!

 

Date:Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Time:10:00 AM to 12:00 PM AZ

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Location: Paradise Valley Community College
18401 North 32nd St
Entrepreneurship Education Center -
Building K
Rm117
Phoenix, AZ 85032

JANUARY 21

Create a Power Pitch that Gets You Noticed!

 

Is your elevator speech confusing, or worse, boring? Do you wonder why no one reacts positively to your weekly description of who you are and what you do? To get results each and every time you speak about your business, you must begin with the end in mind - and know what action you want your audience to take. A Power PitchTM clearly says who you are, what you do, and why someone should hire you. Gone are the days when droning on and on gets any attention. Because no one cares where your office is located, how many different products or services you have, or your website. The ONLY thing listeners care about when you stand up and say what you do, is what is in it for THEM.

 

Date:Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Time:12:30 PM to 2:30 PM MST

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Location: AZ Techcelerator
12425 W Bell Rd
Building D
Surprise, AZ 85378

JANUARY 22

What's Behind Your Logo - Developing and Nurturing a Brand!

 

From Apple-to-Uber to a one-person business -branding is essential for success. This workshop delves into the development and management of a Brand. Building a Brand which turns consumer needs into wants is a necessity in today's very competitive business environment.

 

Date:Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Time:6:00 PM to 7:50 PM AZ

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Location: Tempe Public Library
3500 South Rural Road
BRIC
Tempe, AZ 85282

JANUARY 28

Understanding the Patent Process: What You Need to Know

 

This workshop is designed to provide important and valuable information of how the patent process works. Topics include: • Should you file for patent protection • Making sure you don’t lose your patent rights. • Patent searching • How to get the best protection possible when investing in a patent • What you can expect when filing for patent protection • Ways of deferring costs • Product marking and avoiding patent infringement

 

Date:Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Time:10:00 AM to 12:00 PM MST

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Location: AZ Techcelerator
12425 W Bell Rd
Building D
Surprise, AZ 85378

JANUARY 29

If You Don't Know Your Numbers, You Don't Know Your Business!

 

Find out why asking, "How can I get more revenue in my business?” is the wrong question. This workshop is a guide for educating small business owners on what numbers, ratios, metrics and reports that are vital to a business and to potential lenders.

 

Date:Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Time:5:00 PM to 7:30 PM MST

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Location: Tempe Public Library
3500 S Rural Rd
BRIC
Tempe, AZ 85282

JANUARY 30

Building a Strategic Plan for Your Small Business

 

This interactive Workshop is for anyone that needs a strategic plan to achieve a desired result, however simple or complicated. It’s great for people looking to start a business or those with an existing business.

 

Date:Thursday, January 30, 2020

Time:11:00 AM to 12:45 PM MST

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Location: Mesa CAN
635 East Broadway Road
2nd Floor
Mesa, AZ 85204

FEBRURARY 1

Simple Steps for Starting your business

 

Do you dream about starting a business? You're not alone - millions of Americans share that dream. And yet, not everyone has the courage to get started. You're unique! Simply by reading this, you've already taken the first steps toward turning your dream into reality.

 

Date:Saturday, February 1, 2020

Time:10:30 AM to 2:00 PM MST

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Location: Ignite @ Joel D Valdez Main Library
101 N. Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701