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SBDC: IRS Small Business Tax Workshop 9:00 am
SBDC: IRS Small Business Tax Workshop @ Collin College
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
SBDC: IRS Small Business Tax Workshop @ Collin College | Plano | Texas | United States
IRS Small Business Tax Workshop Do you know your tax responsibilities as a small business owner? This workshop is designed as an awareness seminar to inform business owners of their tax obligations. Tax information for each of the small business structures is provided along with...
Accounting and Record Keeping in a Small Business 6:00 pm
Accounting and Record Keeping in a Small Business @ Collin College Courtyard
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Accounting and Record Keeping in a Small Business @ Collin College Courtyard | Plano | Texas | United States
3 – 3 hours classes (9 hours total) Tues/Thurs    Course Description:   Revenues, expenses, ledgers, and journals — these are the tools used in record keeping for small businesses. Learn proven methods to help you comply with reporting requirements of financial institutions and governmental...
How to Start and Operate a Small Business 6:00 pm
How to Start and Operate a Small Business @ Collin College Courtyard
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
How to Start and Operate a Small Business @ Collin College Courtyard | Plano | Texas | United States
4 – 3 hour classes (12 hours total) Tues/Thurs 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm   Course Description   Gain insight into operating and owning your business. Learn business planning, capital formation, marketing planning, cash flow planning, tax compliance, insurance and legal planning. Course Objectives 1....
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SBDC: How to Fund a Small Business 11:00 am
SBDC: How to Fund a Small Business @ Collin College
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
SBDC: How to Fund a Small Business @ Collin College | Plano | Texas | United States
How to Fund Your Small Business This class is a comprehensive overview of the different funding options available for your small business and the qualifications for each. This class will cover: Sources of funding Lender requirements Other funding considerations  
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SBDC: How to Start a Small Business 11:00 am
SBDC: How to Start a Small Business @ Collin College
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
SBDC: How to Start a Small Business @ Collin College | Plano | Texas | United States
How to Start a Small Business It’s back to basics! If you want to start a business but don’t know where to begin, then this class is for you. This class will address many of the questions you should ask yourself before beginning the process...
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SBDC: Legal Aspects of Starting a Business 11:30 am
SBDC: Legal Aspects of Starting a Business @ Collin College Courtyard
Sep 20 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
SBDC: Legal Aspects of Starting a Business @ Collin College Courtyard | Plano | Texas | United States
Legal Aspects to Starting a Business Thinking of starting a business but don’t know where to start? Confused by all the different types of entities you could form for your business and wondering which type will be best? This class will address: • How to Effectively...
How to Selll and Earn and Income on Amazon 6:00 pm
How to Selll and Earn and Income on Amazon @ Collin College Courtyard
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
How to Selll and Earn and Income on Amazon @ Collin College Courtyard | Plano | Texas | United States
2 – 2.5 hours classes (7 hours total) Wednesday’s   Course Description:   Learn about the different type of Amazon accounts, including FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon), Pro Merchant and Merchant and various ways to earn money selling books, music and miscellaneous products.   Course Objectives...
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Hiring Your First Employee/Insurance-Risk Management 9:00 am
Hiring Your First Employee/Insurance-Risk Management @ Bill J Priest Center
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hiring Your First Employee/Insurance-Risk Management @ Bill J Priest Center | Dallas | Texas | United States
This workshop walks you through the process from deciding what kind of employee to hire, navigating the legal requirements, and posting the job, plus…. much more.    BB&T will focus on  Insurance/Risk Management Small Business Insurance:          Your business is unique… and...
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SBDC: Marketing Strategy and Tactics for Small Business 11:00 am
SBDC: Marketing Strategy and Tactics for Small Business @ Collin College Courtyard
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
SBDC: Marketing Strategy and Tactics for Small Business @ Collin College Courtyard | Plano | Texas | United States
Marketing Strategy and Tactics for Small Business  All businesses start with the intention of becoming successful, and most of those businesses start with a product or service that could get them there, but after a few years, many of those same businesses struggle to find...
How to Develop a Business Plan 6:00 pm
How to Develop a Business Plan @ Collin College Courtyard
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
4 – 3 hours classes (12 hours total)  Tues-Thurs. 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Course Description:   Learn to prepare and carry out a successful business plan. Topics include developing a mission statement, conducting market analysis, developing marketing strategies, preparing financial projections and estimating capital...
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How to Write an Effective Business Plan (Free) 6:00 pm
How to Write an Effective Business Plan (Free) @ Hyatt Place - Allen
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
How to Write an Effective Business Plan (Free) @ Hyatt Place - Allen | Allen | Texas | United States
In order to evaluate your business success, acquire money from lending institutions, and inform interested parties about your business you MUST have a business plan.   A well defined Business Plan includes:   Executive Summary Business Description & Vision Definition of Market/Customer Base Products &...
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Web Marketing Class 9:00 am
Web Marketing Class @ Irving Chamber of Commerce
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Web Marketing Class @ Irving Chamber of Commerce | Irving | Texas | United States
We will cover a brief introduction to search engine optimization, then…  Audit your website (bring your laptop) Show you Techniques to Improve your social and web traffic Teach you how to Improve your digital footprint Create Steps to get your message on the front page...
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Red – Collin SBDC Classes

Blue – Collin College Continuing Education Classes

Green – Dallas SCORE Classes

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May
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SBA Small Business Certifications @ Collin College Courtyard
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
SBA Small Business Certifications @ Collin College Courtyard | Plano | Texas | United States
The U.S. government is the largest single purchaser of goods and services in the world, awarding approximately $500 billion in contracts every year. Before you can begin doing business with the government your business must obtain the proper certifications. Federal, state and local governments offer businesses opportunities to sell billions of dollars’ worth of products and services. Many government agencies require that some percentage of the procurement’s be set aside for small businesses. Certifying your business can definitely help you successfully compete for government contracts.
This workshop will cover the basic certifications required to do business at the federal level. This two hour workshop will provide an overview and eligibility criteria for the following certifications: Small Business Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB)/Economic Disadvantage Women Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Service Disable Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)/Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) Small Disadvantage Business/8(a) Business Development Historically Underutilized Enterprise
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Jun
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SBDC: How to Fund a Small Business @ Collin College
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
SBDC: How to Fund a Small Business @ Collin College | Plano | Texas | United States

How to Fund Your Small Business

This class is a comprehensive overview of the different funding options available for your small business and the qualifications for each. This class will cover:

  • Sources of funding
  • Lender requirements
  • Other funding considerations

 

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3
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SCORE: Non-Profits: Research, Development, and Writing for Grants: $75 w/ lunch @ Bill Priest Business Growth Center
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
SCORE: Non-Profits: Research, Development, and Writing for Grants: $75 w/ lunch @ Bill Priest Business Growth Center | Dallas | Texas | United States

Strategic and specific grant writing helps align the needs of a nonprofit (and its clients) with funding sources, foundations, government agencies, corporations, or individuals. In this workshop we will explore details related to an organization’s strategy for fundraising, the stages of grant writing, and best practices. Laptops are welcome!

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Jun
6
Tue
SBDC: IRS Small Business Tax Workshop @ Collin College
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
SBDC: IRS Small Business Tax Workshop @ Collin College | Plano | Texas | United States

IRS Small Business Tax Workshop

Do you know your tax responsibilities as a small business owner?
This workshop is designed as an awareness seminar to inform business owners of their tax obligations. Tax information for each of the small business structures is provided along with a review of independent contractors versus employees, and an introduction to tax forms required from a small business.

Presented by Henry Harris, CPA
of Altland and Harris Financial Group, Inc.

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SCORE: Is Buying a Franchise Good for You? $25 @ Bill Priest Business Growth Center
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SCORE: Is Buying a Franchise Good for You? $25 @ Bill Priest Business Growth Center | Dallas | Texas | United States

 Is Buying a Franchise Good for You? $25

If you are considering business ownership, specifically franchise ownership, then this workshop is for you! We will review the 3 options for going into business and discuss Small Business today in the United States. You’ll also see a Franchise Industry overview and receive tips on how to simplify your search. Come explore the possibilities!

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CE: How to Develop a Business Plan @ Collin County Community College
Jun 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
CE: How to Develop a Business Plan @ Collin County Community College | Plano | Texas | United States
Learn to prepare and carry out a successful business plan. Topics include developing a mission statement, conducting market analysis, developing marketing strategies, preparing financial projections and estimating capital resource requirements. You will get hands-on guidance in launching a business from the drawing board and a review of funding sources.
Course Objectives
1. Develop a mission statement.
2. Conduct market analysis.
3. Develop marketing strategies.
4. Prepare financial projections and estimate capital resource requirements.
5. Launch a business from the drawing board.
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Jun
8
Thu
SBDC: Branding Workshop: It’s a BRAND New World @ Collin College Courtyard
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

It’s a BRAND New World

Any business cannot really be successful unless they stand for something. You must have an identity, evoke an emotion and be memorable to your customer. Brand-i-fication™ is our process of establishing your brand, permeating it into your market space and drive revenue. The class will cover:

* 5 Steps to a Power Brand

* The real value of a Brand Promise

* Your Business Website: the Billboard for your Brand

* Perspective, point of view and your voice

* Best Practices – what works

* Before you Begin: Knowing your Customer and your World

* What Focus Groups can Teach You

* What Storytelling did for a BBQ business

* Digital Checklist – terms and definitions

When you walk out the door, you will know what it takes to brand your business. Through our Brand-i-fication™ process, you will know how leverage your brand and your voice on social media to drive awareness and revenue. Your brand should have impact, create a loyal community and spur revenue and growth. Let your brand shout.

 

David McNair helped a brand new BBQ joint rise to #1 in the DFW Marketplace through branding and social media. He took a luxury retail store to a new level through storytelling and blogging. He took an ten-ton wrecking ball to his client’s competition by rebranding a large demolition company.  He took the nation’s largest diamond jeweler from a diamond commodity to a fashion presence.   

Partnering with TIK:TALK Marketing, they produce winning business websites and successful digital marketing campaigns.  As President of Talent America Marketing, David specializes in

branding programs to help clients differentiate themselves from the competition.

 

Contact:    David L. McNair, 469-458-3744 or David@TalentAmerica.us

Website:   TIK:TALK Marketing  www.Tik-Talk.com

Facebook: @tiktalkmarketing,  @TalentAmericaMarketing

 

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Jun
14
Wed
SBDC: How to Start a Small Business @ Collin College
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
SBDC: How to Start a Small Business @ Collin College | Plano | Texas | United States

How to Start a Small Business

It’s back to basics! If you want to start a business but don’t know where to begin, then this class is for you. This class will address many of the questions you should ask yourself before beginning the process of starting a new business.

Why start a small business?
• What are your goals?
• What are your strengths?
• What are your values?
• How do you work?

The workshop will also cover the process of starting a business:

Starting a business
• How to analyze feasibility of your idea
• How to prepare business plan
• Selecting legal form
• Sources of capital
• Business licenses and permits
• Sources of information

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Jun
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Fri
CE: QuickBooks – Beginner @ Collin College
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
CE: QuickBooks - Beginner @ Collin College | Plano | Texas | United States
Course Description
Learn to use this popular computerized accounting program. Prerequisite: Familiarity with computer keyboarding and Microsoft Windows
Is this class for you?
Crunch the numbers. Don’t let the numbers crunch you. This course uses hands-on exercises to cover the basics of using this popular accounting program. Set up a company chart of accounts, make deposits, write checks, create invoices and cash sales receipts, receive payments, enter and pay bills, and reconcile accounts.
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Jun
20
Tue
CE: How to Promote and Market Your Business @ Collin County Community College
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
CE: How to Promote and Market Your Business @ Collin County Community College | Plano | Texas | United States
Course Description
Learn what makes your customers buy. Use mailings, Internet, publicity and other media to get your message out. Measure results and get return on investment. Create a mini-marketing plan. Align business goals with marketing goals. Create a brochure layout with key messages.
Course Objectives
1. Gather marketing intelligence.
2. Analyze the competition.
3. Position your company and products for competitive advantage.
4. Select the channels for your sales message.
5. Create compelling messages.
6. Create brochures.
7. Integrate direct mail with publicity, advertising, Internet, and trade shows.
8. Create strategic alliances.
9. Create a sales forecast.
10. Write a marketing plan.
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