EVENTS (ARIZONA)
AUGUST 7

SBA Loan Clinic

 

Learn about SBA's role in lending & how to prepare a request for capital. Come to this FREE monthly clinic to understand credit requirements, interest rates, collateral terms and amounts available. Learn how to approach a lender, find bankers interested in your needs and improve your chances of success. Parking in building is credit/debit ONLY, there is no attendant, we do not validate ($10 max daily)

 

Date:Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Time:9–11am MST

Location: Arizona District Office
2828 N. Central Ave., Suite 800
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

AUGUST 7

Selling to the Federal Government

 

The federal government typically spends approximately $500 billion in contracts every year. 23% of those dollars are required to be awarded to small businesses. Join us for an overview of how to sell your goods and services to the government. Learn about SBA resources and certification programs to help your small business successfully identify and compete for federal contract opportunities. Our guest speaker is Venessa Gleich, Program Manager for the American Indian Chamber Education Fund Procurement Technical Assistance Center (AICEF PTAC). The PTAC provides business counseling and training to support small businesses in government contracting. Ms. Gleich will present changes to DUNS numbering system and best practices and tips for marketing your business to the government to identify federal opportunities.

 

Date:Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Time:1–4pm MST

Location: Arizona District Office
2828 N. Central Ave., Suite 800
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

AUGUST 7

Franchising Boot Camp Workshop Series

 

Put your Business Plan into Action - Work with SCORE Mentors To Make it Happen Set yourself up for success in your franchise journey. Learn about the Business Model Canvas and work with Score Mentors while you identify and test key assumptions about customers, sales and essential resources. Every business needs a business plan and just because you are considering the franchise route, you don't have to be overwhelmed by the planning process. This hand’s on workshop will guide you in developing your plan as your roadmap to success.

 

Date:Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Time:6:00 PM to 8:00 PM AZ

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

AUGUST 10

Simple Steps for Starting your business

 

Ever wonder if there is a better way to market your products and services? You're not alone - marketing is a challenge for most business owners. In this second of four sessions we will dive into various marketing ideas. Our discussions will include: • Branding Your Business • Defining Your Marketing Message • Developing Your Marketing Plan • Defining Your Marketing Strategy • Marketing Your Business With Social Media

 

Date:Saturday August 10, 2019

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

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Location: The Idea+Space, Joel D Valdez Main Library
101 N. Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701

AUGUST 10

The ABC's of Starting a New Business

 

Are you starting a new business or thinking about it? 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, August 10, 2019

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

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

AUGUST 11

hive@central: IRS Financial & Tax Series - Running a Business Out of Your Home

 

Hear from an expert speaking on behalf of the IRS. Find out what you need to know to take the office-in-the-home deduction including how to qualify, how to determine business percentage, which types of expenses to include, and how to include them. Presented by Dai Hua, MACC. NOTE: Handouts and copies of forms mentioned during class will not be provided.

 

Date:Sunday, August 11, 2019

Time:2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Location: Burton Barr Central Library
hive@central

AUGUST 12

QuickBooks Online for Beginners

 

QuickBooks Online gives you more time to spend running your business! This workshop will help you free up more time to grow your business through the features, benefits, set up and use of QuickBooks online. Key topics include: Comparison of different versions Setting up a company file Setting up and using bank feeds Setting up users Navigation And an overview of transactions and reporting.

 

Date:Monday, August 12, 2019

Time:11:00 AM to 1:00 PM AZ

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

AUGUST 13

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

 

Date:Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Time:9:00 AM to 11:00 AM MST

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Location: Save the Family Foundation of AZ
125 E. University Drive
2nd Floor
Mesa, AZ 85201

AUGUST 14

Cash Management for Fun and Profit

 

You might be profitable... have lots receivables... and still be broke if you can’t manage cash and understand how cash moves in and out of your business. This class starts at ground zero and goes through the simple steps to understanding cash management and projections with a basic spreadsheet model, all in PLAIN ENGLISH.

 

Date:Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Time:6:00 PM to 8:00 PM AZ

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Location: Tempe Public Library
3500 South Rural Road
Room A
Tempe, AZ 850282

AUGUST 15

Using Financial Statements as Business Tools to Drive Your Business to New Levels

 

As a small business, you need to learn how to read and use basic financial statements. The good news is, it isn’t difficult and it isn’t rocket science! We all remember Cuba Gooding Jr. shouting “Show me the money!” in the movie Jerry Maguire. Well, that’s what financial statements do. They show you the money. They show you where your company’s money came from, where it went, and where it is now.

 

Date:Thursday, August 15, 2019

Time:11:00 AM to 1:00 PM AZ

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

AUGUST 17

Franchising Boot Camp Workshop Series

 

What it Really Takes to Get Started in Franchising Will you take the path to success or failure? How will you understand fees and required investments? Do you have a firm grasp on regulations and expectations? This workshop is designed to give you a clear understanding of what it takes to start a franchise.

 

Date:Saturday, August 17, 2019

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

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Location: 1Tempe Public Library
3500 S. Rural Rd.
Training Room B
Tempe, AZ 85282

AUGUST 17

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business - Financial Matters

 

How do you know if your business will be profitable? We have some great tools to help you answer this critical question. Join us as we dive into the different options using the SCORE Financial Projections Template. Our discussions will also include: • Financial Planning - Why You Need It • Understanding and Using Financial Statements • Building your Financial Model • How to do What If Analysis • Calculating your Break Even Point • Comparing Financials with Similar Businesess What you Need to Know to Talk To A Banker

 

Date:Saturday, August 17, 2019

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

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Location: The Idea+Space, Joel D Valdez Main Library
101 N. Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701

AUGUST 21

Making Your NonProfit Work

 

Making Your NonProfit Work Do you run or serve at a nonprofit organization? Though different from for-profit businesses, nonprofits still have to consider income, expenses, operations and marketing.

 

Date:Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Time:6:00 PM to 8:00 PM AZ

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Location: Burton Barr Library
1221 N Central Ave
The Hive: 2nd Fl
Phoenix, AZ 85004

AUGUST 21

Before the Basics…Getting Started with the Federal Government

 

Grow your business by having the federal government as your customer! In this learning workshop, you get the information you need to get started with government contracting; from knowing YOUR business to how the government sees YOU, and, more importantly, how to get PAID!

 

Date:Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Time:6:00 PM to 8:00 PM AZ

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Location: Tempe Public Library
3500 S. Rural Rd
Tempe, AZ 85252

AUGUST 21

Financing Your Business

 

What do you need to know before you talk to a lender about a loan? Together with SCORE, SBA Lender Relations Specialists and local bankers will offer insights into the requirements for various types of loans and alternate financing methods.

 

Date:August 21, 2019, 10:00am MST

Time:1:00pm EDT

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Location: Idea+Space, Joel D Valdez Main Library
101 N Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ, 85701

AUGUST 22

Before Quickbooks – What You Need to Know to Effectively Manage Your Money!

 

Is it money management or managing your money? For a small business it is critical to understand how to effectively manage the aspects of income and expenses. The difference between income and expenses is simple: income is the money your business takes in and expenses are what it spends money on. As a business owner, the pain starts when you don’t have a way of managing them. This workshop is designed to help you to take a step back and understand the pain points of your business finances.

 

Date:Thursday August 22, 2019

Time:11:00 AM to 1:00 PM AZ

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

AUGUST 24

Franchising Boot Camp Workshop Series

 

What it Really Takes to Operate and Grow Your Franchise You have a Plan to Make Your Franchise a Success. You Know what it takes to start your Franchise. Learn how to keep it all together! In the final workshop of the Franchising Series, the focus is on operational excellence. This workshop takes the learning from the previous workshop and focuses on issues that keep your franchise operating and growing.

 

Date:Saturday, August 24, 2019

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

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Location: Tempe Public Library
3500 S. Rural Rd.
Training Room B
Tempe, AZ 85282