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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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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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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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Nov
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SCORE: Grant Research and Development ($75 lunch included) @ Bill Priest Center Room #2002
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
SCORE: Grant Research and Development ($75 lunch included) @ Bill Priest Center Room #2002 | Dallas | Texas | United States

Strategic, and specific grant  writing helps align the identified  needs of a nonprofit (and its  clients) with funding sources,  whether foundations, government  agencies, corporations or  individuals.

This workshop offers a guide to the technical details of grant writing, an increasingly crucial method for raising money to fund projects and programs for nonprofits and other organizations.

The workshop explores the relationship of grant writing to an organization’s strategy for fundraising which is critical to running the business aspects of the nonprofit organization.  It also outlines the stages of grant writing and highlinghts grant writing practices.

LAPTOPS ARE ENCOURAGED!

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Nov
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Tue
SBDC: IRS Small Business Tax Workshop @ Collin College
Nov 7 @ 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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CE; QuickBooks – Intermediate @ Collin College Courtyard
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
CE; QuickBooks - Intermediate @ Collin College Courtyard | Plano | Texas | United States
Course Description
Move beyond the basics. Learn to manually enter receipts, download transactions from financial institutions and reconcile your accounts. Set up and Process Payroll. Learn about Payroll taxes and how to file necessary forms for the IRS.
Is this course for me?
1. Get familiar with the Online Banking Center and how it works.
2. Process Payroll and payroll taxes and necessary forms for IRS
3. Generate Estimates, Track Billable Expenses, Progress Invoicing and Class Tracking.
4. Customize templates and reports, and create QuickBooks letters
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Nov
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Wed
SBDC: How to Start a Small Business @ Collin College
Nov 8 @ 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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Nov
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CE: QuickBooks – Beginner @ Collin College Courtyard
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
CE: QuickBooks - Beginner @ Collin College Courtyard  | 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.
 
Class held on 2 Friday’s 8-5
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