Red – Collin SBDC Classes
Blue – Collin College Continuing Education Classes
Green – Dallas SCORE Classes
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Paychex – Employee Life Cycle: Interviewing, Hiring & What Comes Next (FREE)
Learn about some of the most important employee management issues for small businesses – and how you can take action today. Join national HR leader Paychex and SCORE at our upcoming seminar and learn how to avoid some of the most common employee management mistakes for small businesses.