The Small Business Development Center offers free and low-cost training via our spectrum of workshops, conferences, and affordable management seminars geared toward you, the small business owner. The SBDC provides assistance with: government contracting, international trade, production and inventory control, cash flow analysis, and general management for retail, service and manufacturing. An Entrepreneur Resource Library containing a variety of materials including books and publications is located at Rose State College. In addition, online training is available through the OKSBDC website.
In addition- for small businesses with 50 or less employees, the SBDC offers free online sexual harassment training and testing. Call Sandy at 733-7488 for more information.
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Oklahoma Tax Commission New Business Workshop: No charge
January 6, 2014
February 3, 2014
March 3, 2014
The workshop covers taxes for the State of Oklahoma. During this three-hour session, you will learn about new business registration, business tax report form completion, sales and withholding record keeping requirements, sales tax deductions and exemptions and vendor responsibilities. It is useful for anyone contemplating starting a business. There is no fee for the workshop, however due to limited seating registration is required.
Small Business Federal Tax Workshop: No charge
1:00 pm—4:00 pm
January 6, 2014
February 3, 2014
March 3, 2014
Conducted by a representative of Cole and Reed, P.C. Certified Public Accountants, the workshop covers basic IRS Tax requirements. During the three-hour session you will learn about record keeping/bookkeeping systems, business income tax, business deductions, and federal tax forms and filing dates. This information is essential to anyone contemplating starting a business. There is no fee for the workshop, however due to limited seating registration is required.
Managing Small Business Finances: No charge
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Thinking of starting a small business? Business loans are difficult to arrange in this economic climate. Small business owners need to take charge and manage their finances smarter. This workshop will provide expert guidance on how small business owners can manage their business finances smarter. Gain a better understanding of cash flow, how to efficiently collect money, keep track of it, save it, and spend or invest it wisely. There is no fee for the workshop, however due to limited seating registration is required.
Business Succession Planning: No Charge
10:00 am - noon
January 14, 2014
Plan for the future of your family owned business through a succession plan. Learn the difference between an exit strategy and an “I hope” tactic. Find a formula for valuing your business. Identify the difficulty of “letting go” of your life’s work. Discover how to draw a road map for your succession plan and test drive your decisions.
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Introduction to QuickBooks: $49
8:00 am – Noon
This course is an introduction to QuickBooks for small businesses. In this course you will be practice setting up a company in QuickBooks and will have exercises on different transactions that will enable you to use them in your business.
Introduction to Accounting: $49
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
January 24, 2014
This introductory course is suitable for those business owners who would like to learn more about the basics of accounting. It will include Cash and Accrual methods, including reading an income statement, balance sheet, and the importance of equity. Tax deductions for a small business will also be covered.
Small Business Management Certificate Program, Level 1: $99
Second Thursday of each month for 7 months
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
September 19, 2013
October 10, 2013
November 14, 2013
December 12, 2013
January 9, 2014
February 13, 2014
March 14, 2014
The SBDC Small Business Management Certification program is a highly facilitated, hands-on process for taking control of the twelve (12) core business management disciplines. Business owners learn how to apply key steps to analyze and move their business to the next level of success. One of the core values is Peer-to-Peer feedback where participants partner together to share real-life practical applications. The curriculum is divided into two levels, covering six (6) topics, with each level offered over a three to six-month period. Using your issues and problems, the instructor helps you translate the material into information you can apply that day to your business. You will leverage real-world case examples; use step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and customizable worksheets, along with additional reference information. Level 1 will cover: Cash Flow, Forecasting, Management Control, Target Marketing, Time Management, and Financing. Attendees must pass Level 1 to be able to continue to Level 2.
Business Continuity through Emergency Preparedness: Phase 1: $49
8:30 am to Noon
Disasters do happen. Don’t let a fire, blood, or tornado bankrupt your business. This training covers the basics of why businesses need to prepare for emergencies, but more critically it provides information on how to plan, protect, and survive. You will identify and collect the resources needed to ensure your business survives. During the training participants will begin writing their business continuity plan.
Remember: if you don’t prepare for the unexpected, you are setting yourself up for failure.
Business Continuity through Emergency Preparedness: Phase 2: $79
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Business continuity means critical business operations for customers, suppliers, regulators, and other entities continue after a disaster. Businesses must ensure that their customer, supplier, and process information, including payroll as well as other proprietary data is secure and stored off site in the event of an emergency. This training will help in the critical task of securing your information by;
· Understanding what data you need to secure
· Showing options for data storage
· Providing a list of IT professionals
· Helping develop a plan for your Information Technology