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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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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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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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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...
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Blue – Collin College Continuing Education Classes

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May
10
Wed
SBDC: How to Start a Small Business @ Collin College
May 10 @ 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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May
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Wed
SBDC: Legal Aspects of Starting a Business @ Collin College Courtyard
May 17 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 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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SBDC: Legal Aspects of Running a Business @ Collin College Courtyard
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Legal Aspects of Running a Business
Wondering whether you should have employees or independent contractors? How much and how often should you pay your employees?
How do you protect your business assets? This class will address:
• Hiring and Firing Practices
• Independent Contractor v. Employee
• Paying Employees – Salaried v. Hourly
• Confidentiality and Non-Competes
• Employee Handbooks
• Policies on Technology Use

 

 

 

Traveland Law Logo
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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May
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Fri
Government Contracting Orientation @ Collin College Courtyard
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Government Contracting Orientation @ Collin College Courtyard  | Plano | Texas | United States

Government Contracting Orientation

This is an orientation to government contracting at the federal, state and local level. Our trainers help remove the intimidation factor, confusion and complexity and show you how to succeed in government contracting. Orientation topics include:

Government Bid Process
Determining Right Point of Entry
Benefits of Minority Certification
Covers all government entities from city to federal
Individualized follow-up counseling is available to attendees at no charge

Presented by Chuck Waldrop of the Government Contracting SBDC.

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May
23
Tue
SBDC: Marketing Strategy and Tactics for Small Business @ Collin College Courtyard
May 23 @ 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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May
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Wed
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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Thu
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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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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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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