Leading Resource: Small Service Development Center Events

The Washburn Small Business Development Center (SBDC)  provides small business planning and consulting services, as well as training seminars to northeast Kansas entrepreneurs. The Washburn SBDC regularly meets with approximately 400 clients and provides over 100 seminars annually.

We want to help you get connected to this great community resource, so here’s a list of upcoming SBDC events!


7/19 The Power of the Inbox: Tips and Tricks for Successful Email Marketing
Training Topics: Marketing/Sales

This seminar takes you step-by-step through the keys to effective email marketing and the five easy steps you must take to harness the power of the inbox. $20; Lunch is provided. This event is being held in Wamego, KS.

7/26 How to Buy a Franchise: Discover How Franchising Can Work For You
Training Topics: Franchising

Come to hear about the more than 3,100 franchise options and how you uniquely fit your ideal franchise. During the discussion, you’ll learn about the benefits of franchise systems, how to find the ideal franchise, and more! Event is Free; Lunch is provided.

7/30 Gallup Clifton Strengths Development Training
Training Topics: Customer Relations

Everyone wants to live to their fullest potential. To do this, you must leverage what you do best, your talents or strengths. Fee is $35; Lunch is provided.


8/9 Google and Grown in Junction City
Training Topics: Marketing/Sales, Social Media

You’ll attend 3 workshops on how to grow your business using tips and tools from Google includes: Intro to Online marketing, Make Your Website Work for You, and Sharing Your Story Through Online Video. Fee is $20. This event is being held in Junction City, KS.


9/5 How to Start a Business
Training Topics: Business Start-Up/Preplanning

Here you will be introduced to the basic steps of starting a small business. Topics include: researching our idea, legal structures, registration requirements, business planning resources and available financing options. Checklists are provided. Event is Free.

9/11 State Tax Workshop
Training Topics: Tax Planning

Learn the basics of sales tax for businesses making retail sales, differences between the KS Retailers’ Sales Tax, and types of Compensating Use Tax. You will gain an understanding of the product & service taxation along with exemption. Fee is $20.

9/11 Sales Tax for Construction Contractors
Training Topics: Tax Planning

Learn and discuss how sales tax applies to materials and labor, Project Exemption Certificates, sales tax returns, and billing.

9/19 Business Planning Certification Workshop
Training Topics: Accounting/Budget, Business Financing, Business Plan, Marketing/Sales

By attending this workshop you’ll get hands-on experience in developing a business plan. You will learn to summarize your idea with a numbers first focus and develop strategies that get results. Fee is $99; Lunch is provided.

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