Wichita on the Cheap

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Friday afternoon workshops for small business owners and entrepreneurs

business booster fall 2015

Grow your business beyond its current boundaries with expert, practical advice in a series of Friday afternoon workshops at WSU.

The workshops, presented by Meritrust Credit Union and the WSU Center for Entrepreneurship, are open to everyone in the community, whether you’re a sole proprietor, employer, or just thinking about starting a business. Topics are based on real issues and designed to help you propel your business forward.

The sessions I have attended were eye-opening and had useful, practical advice. I also got to meet and talk to other local business people, which was a nice bonus.

WSU students – this series is beyond a good deal for you. Each session is only $5 for WSU students. And WSU staff pay only $10 per session!

Business Booster Schedule
Fall 2015
Time: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. on Fridays
Location: Center for Entrepreneurship, Devlin Hall, WSU main campus.
Cost: $50 each ($5 WSU students) or $299 for 9 sessions (does not include the Oct. 16 session)

Wichita on the Cheap readers receive $10 off the registration fee of Business Booster sessions. Call Wendy Veatch at (316) 978-5219 to register.

September 18
The Employee Factor
Gaylen Chandler
How to attract, retain and dismiss employees while giving and receiving feedback. Learn how to build team consensus and the benefits of using temporary employment agencies.

September 25
Serial Entrepreneurship
Jonathan George
For most people, entrepreneurship is not a one-shot game; if you believe you have a great idea, build it and it can either make you rich or make you retool. Set yourself up for a startup career path and become a contributing member of your community.

October 2
From Mind to Market
Jim Wolff, Brian Brown, Chris Rempe
This program will help entrepreneurs, innovators, and small businesses bridge the gap between research and development and commercial deployment including prototype development, technology and manufacturability.

October 9
What Can You Do Today to Win a Government Contract?
Scott Knapp & Dave Krones, Kansas PTAC
Learn how to expand your sales opportunities into the government market and the registration process for becoming a government contractor – including the requirements for DUNS and the use of NAICS.

October 16 – Special All-Day Session
Develop a Winning SBIR/STTR Proposal
Jim Greenwood
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Center for Entrepreneurship
$75 cost to attend this session (lunch included)
Learn how to prepare a competitive Phase I proposal for SBIR or STTR funding. Focus will be on reviewers expectations in a high quality proposal, the common mistakes, government accounting and developing federal cost proposals.

October 23
Legal Essentials for Entrepreneurs
Anna Ritchie & Richard C. Stevens
Learn about employee basics and best practices, company formation and financing, including entity selection, taxation and protecting intellectual property.

October 30
Everything You Need to Know About Local SEO
Matthew Rupp
Marketing is a continuously changing environment. Understand how Google impacts your business through an online presence. Learn how to take control of your website traffic and improve your rankings.

November 6
Executing Your Path: How to Stay Motivated and Get Results
Jill Miller
Self-motivation is essential to move forward and achieve one’s purpose. This workshop will help you learn creative time management skills and achieve success through goal setting.

November 13
Necessary Evils (Taxes & Labor Regulations): The Importance of Planning and Compliance Taxes
Cindy McSwain, Shawn Sullivan, Bruce Stubbs, Jerry Capps, & John Trowbridge
Learn how to make sure your business complies with the necessary tax and labor regulations to stay in good with the authorities and tips on how to minimize the cost of taxes and regulation through effective planning.

December 4
Using and Understanding Analytics
Julie Martin
Many kinds of analytics are available to you today – Google Analytics, email stats, social media insights – all offer a zillion data points. Learn what’s important to your business and where to find opportunities for improvement.

Get $10 off any individual session by calling Wendy Veatch at (316) 978-5219 and mentioning Wichita on the Cheap. Otherwise, you can register online at wichita.edu/businessbooster.

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