Business Training

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SBDC: IRS Small Business Tax Workshop 9:00 am
SBDC: IRS Small Business Tax Workshop @ Collin College
Oct 3 @ 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...
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SBDC: How to Fund a Small Business 11:00 am
SBDC: How to Fund a Small Business @ Collin College
Oct 5 @ 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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How to Promote and Market Your Business 6:00 pm
How to Promote and Market Your Business @ Collin College Courtyard
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Promote and Market Your 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:   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...
How to Start and Operate a Small Business 6:00 pm
How to Start and Operate a Small Business @ Collin College Courtyard
Oct 10 @ 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 Start a Small Business 11:00 am
SBDC: How to Start a Small Business @ Collin College
Oct 11 @ 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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SCORE: Starting a Successful Business 8:30 am
SCORE: Starting a Successful Business @ Central Market Preston-Royal (Upstairs conference room)
Oct 14 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
SCORE: Starting a Successful Business @ Central Market Preston-Royal (Upstairs conference room) | Dallas | Texas | United States
The Workshop provides essential guidance to the Entrepreneur establishing a successful, profitable business.  We focus on the key elements of your Business Plan, the most important tool you’ll have as you begin your quest.  Know yourself (what IS your business, why is this right for you, and are you ready to start);  Marketing...
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SBDC: Legal Aspects of Starting a Business 6:30 pm
SBDC: Legal Aspects of Starting a Business @ Collin College Courtyard
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 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...
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SCORE: Managing a Successful Business 8:30 am
SCORE: Managing a Successful Business @ Central Market Preston Royal (Upstairs conference room)
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
SCORE: Managing a Successful Business @ Central Market Preston Royal (Upstairs conference room) | Dallas | Texas | United States
Managing a Successful Business  The Workshop provides MORE essential guidance to the Entrepreneur establishing and managing a successful, profitable business. We focus on the Financial elements of your Business Plan, the most important tool you’ll have as you begin your quest.  Topics include:  Brief discussion of Marketing & Sales (Pricing); Accounting for Non-accountants (how...
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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
Oct 24 @ 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...
Accounting and Record Keeping in a Small Business 6:00 pm
Accounting and Record Keeping in a Small Business @ Collin College Courtyard
Oct 24 @ 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 Promote and Market Your Business 6:00 pm
How to Promote and Market Your Business @ Collin College Courtyard
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Promote and Market Your 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:   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...
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SCORE: How to Write an Effective Business Plan (Free) 5:30 pm
SCORE: How to Write an Effective Business Plan (Free) @ J. Erik Jonsson Dallas Central Library
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
SCORE: How to Write an Effective Business Plan (Free) @ J. Erik Jonsson Dallas Central Library | Dallas | Texas | United States
171025 How to Write an Effective Business Plan (FREE) The Dallas SCORE chapter is presenting a workshop on writing business plans. Come join us as we take you through the 8 sections of the business plan and what you have to do in order to...
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How to Start a Business using eBay 9:00 am
How to Start a Business using eBay @ Collin College Courtyard
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
How to Start a Business using eBay @ Collin College Courtyard | Plano | Texas | United States
3 – 3 hour classes (9 hours total)  Saturday’s   Course Description:   Learn the rules and requirements needed to start your own eBay business. You will learn eBay selling policies, equipment needed to start your own business, how to create a successful auction and...
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Red – Collin SBDC Classes

Blue – Collin College Continuing Education Classes

Green – Dallas SCORE Classes

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Oct
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Wed
SBDC: Legal Aspects of Starting a Business @ Collin College Courtyard
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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 work with your Attorney (and save $$$ doing it)
• Choice of Entity & Documents Required
• Minimizing Liability
• Assumed Names (Doing Business As)
• Financing the Business – loans, angels & VC’s
• Intellectual Property –
→ Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets & Patents

 

 

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Prestented by Terry Traveland of Traveland
Law.

Terry Traveland has been practicing law since 1994 as an experienced corporate, mergers & acquisitions and securities law attorney. She provides advice to entrepreneurs on a broad range of issues including, business formation and planning, employment law, protection of intellectual property, purchases and sales of businesses, commercial transactions and contracts, loans and leases, and non-profit corporations.

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Oct
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SCORE: Managing a Successful Business @ Central Market Preston Royal (Upstairs conference room)
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
SCORE: Managing a Successful Business @ Central Market Preston Royal (Upstairs conference room) | Dallas | Texas | United States

Managing a Successful Business 

The Workshop provides MORE essential guidance to the Entrepreneur establishing and managing a successful, profitable business. We focus on the Financial elements of your Business Plan, the most important tool you’ll have as you begin your quest.  Topics include:  Brief discussion of Marketing & Sales (Pricing); Accounting for Non-accountants (how to evaluate your business with financial forecasts in a way you can understand, such as, your Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow, Break Even Analysis); Getting the correct Financing or Funding for you; ; Operations (record keeping); Legal Structure; Taxes. 

What YOU need to do next to get started.   

All Instructors are Certified SCORE Mentors.

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Oct
24
Tue
SBDC: Marketing Strategy and Tactics for Small Business @ Collin College Courtyard
Oct 24 @ 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 success. How could this be? One main reason could be that they started without a marketing budget or plan. They don’t understand marketing and they don’t understand how important marketing is in making their business a success. This class will cover:

Marketing basics

Driving awareness of your business, product or service

Elements of a marketing plan

Goal planning

Marketing budget planning

Online marketing, including search and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Tactics including a focus on social media planning

Innovation and Ideation

After taking this class, you should understand the basics of marketing, the definition of an impression, the goals of an impression and the types of general tactics that you can use to help drive awareness. You should be able to develop your own marketing strategy with goals, tactics, timelines and costs. You should understand the basics of search, SEO and social media. Finally, you should understand the importance of ideation and innovation for the future success of your business.

Presented by: Steve Shalosky│Business Advisor 
Collin Small Business Development Center

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Accounting and Record Keeping in a Small Business @ Collin College Courtyard
Oct 24 @ 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 agencies, such as the IRS. Class discussion will cover the selection of manual systems currently on the market.
 
Course Objectives
1. Inform students on the recording requirements of a taxable business entity.
2. Maintain appropriate records to substantiate federal tax return.
3. Learn to complete loan applications from lending institutions.
4. Prepare journals, general ledger transactions, bank reconciliation’s and prepare year-end employment tax forms.
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How to Promote and Market Your Business @ Collin College Courtyard
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Promote and Market Your 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:
 
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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Oct
25
Wed
SCORE: How to Write an Effective Business Plan (Free) @ J. Erik Jonsson Dallas Central Library
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

171025 How to Write an Effective Business Plan (FREE)

The Dallas SCORE chapter is presenting a workshop on writing business plans. Come join us as we take you through the 8 sections of the business plan and what you have to do in order to complete them.

n 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 & Services
  • Organization, Management & Daily Operations
  • Employee Job Descriptions & Training
  • Marketing & Sales Strategy
  • Financial management

 

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Oct
28
Sat
How to Start a Business using eBay @ Collin College Courtyard
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
How to Start a Business using eBay @ Collin College Courtyard  | Plano | Texas | United States
3 – 3 hour classes (9 hours total)  Saturday’s
 
Course Description:
 
Learn the rules and requirements needed to start your own eBay business. You will learn eBay selling policies, equipment needed to start your own business, how to create a successful auction and title, eBay’s Feedback System, listing strategies, sourcing product, business practices, setting up online payment methods, and auction management. Learn about eBay and Paypal registrations, interactive customer service, market research and determining the Fair Market Value of your product and pricing in the eBay community. Focus on digital images and techniques for obtaining them, auction creation and timing. Participate in an online search of your own products, register as an eBay seller and register to accept online payments.
 
Course Objectives
1. Understand the history & purpose of eBay
2. Identify the differences in eBay Buying & Selling accounts
3. Identify the differences in PayPal accounts
4. Understand research capabilities of eBay
5. Understand the basic requirements for starting a business
6. Identify the requirements for a home office
7. Establish a product line / identify merchandise needs
8. Create detailed product descriptions
9. Create inventory photographs
10. Understand the Sell-Your-Item form layout
11. Understand pricing strategies for merchandise
12. Determine pricing of merchandise
13. Complete first auction
14. Monitor listing and follow-up on questions
15. Accept payment
16. Pack and ship
17. Leave feedback
18. Utilize advanced eBay tools
19. Market eBay business
20. Detect trends in online businesses
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Nov
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Wed
SBDC: Help Holiday Shoppers Find Your Business: Free Livestream Workshop @ Collin College Courtyard
Nov 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Attend a free holiday livestream workshop!

The Collin SBDC, Small Business Administration, Google, Facebook, Square, and Constant Contact have teamed up to help small businesses get online and grow with a free holiday, livestream workshop and Collin SBDC is hosting a viewing party for small businesses to get together and tune in.

Small businesses are the growth engine of our economy, creating 2 out of 3 new jobs. And businesses that are online grow 40% faster than those that aren’t. We can help small businesses connect with more customers by helping them get online and on the map.

Help more customers connect with your business on the web–it’s free and easy to get started.

Bring your laptop to be an active participant!

We hope you’ll join us to learn more.

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CE: QuickBooks – Advanced @ Collin Colleges Courtyard
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CE: QuickBooks - Advanced @ Collin Colleges Courtyard  | Plano | Texas | United States

QuickBooks – Advanced  $119

3 Wednesday’s 6:00 pm – 10: 00 pm

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Nov
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SBDC: How to Fund a Small Business @ Collin College
Nov 2 @ 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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