Start-Ups: Steps to Get Started/Business Plan

Streamlined Business Plan for Raising Funds

From our Capital Access Center, the Streamlined Business Plan for Raising Funds is a 5-page document that covers the major items needed to complement Financial Projections when working with a Lender.  You can find the Streamlined Business Plan Template & other helpful Loan resource tools at https://www.capitalaccesscenter.com/forms

Presenter:  Randy Robinson, Regional Director, Kansas SBDC at Pittsburg State University

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What Can I Do if my Business Loan is Denied?

Vince Haworth, Director of the Kansas SBDC Capital Access Center, will discuss varied reasons why a business loan may be denied and what entrepreneurs can do moving forward to successfully secure the capital they need for their business.

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(06/30/21) Hiring Your First Employee

Did you start your business without employees and now you are ready to add one? Come learn what you need to do to hire your first employee including what payroll taxes you need to pay and a timeline of when you need to pay those taxes.

Presenter: Maria Dennison

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(06/17/21) Buying or Selling a Business

Agenda • Initial Negotiations • Building Your Team • Letters of Intent and Term Sheets • Due Diligence • Documenting the Deal • What Happens After The Deal?

Presenters: Sam Foreman and Mike MacPhee, attorneys with Foreman Law

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(06/10/21) Business Contract Basics Part II: Getting In and Out of Business with Co-Owners

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(06/03/21) Business Contract Basics Part I: Doing Business

Agenda • employment agreements • independent contractor agreements • NDAs and Non-competes • customer and supplier agreements • leases

Presenters: Sam Foreman and Mike MacPhee, attorneys with Foreman Law

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(03/31/21) Women in Business Panel

In this panel, we will have guest speakers from the SBA, Women's Business Development Center, and the state of Kansas to discuss certifications and opportunities for women-owned businesses. We will also be joined by a few business owners who will be available to answer questions from the moderators and attendees.

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(03/15/21) Is your company ready to achieve SBA's 8(a) Program certification?

Join Teri Taylor with the Small Business Administration for an in-depth discussion about the SBA 8(a)/BD certification program requirements. This program is designed to assist socially and economically disadvantaged firms in their attempts to grow and succeed, including potential access to government contracting.

Presenter: Teri Taylor

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(03/10/21) Are you a Good Fit for SBA’s Mentor Protégé Program

What is the SBA Mentor Protégé Program? In this presentation we will provide an overview of the program, eligibility requirements, and the application process.

Presenter: Teri Taylor

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(03/10/21) Woman-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program

This presentation will cover the federal contracting program for women-owned businesses, including program eligibility and covering the application process.

Presenter: Teri Taylor

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(02/18/21) Self-Publishing for FREE on KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) with Carly Whorton

This presentation provides a technical immersion with self-published author, Carly Whorton, who will walk you step-by-step through designing and self-publishing a journal.

Presenter: Carly Whorton

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(02/04/21) Self-Publishing in 2021: Talk to the Experts

This presentation provides a technical immersion with self-published author, Carly Whorton, who will walk you step-by-step through designing and self-publishing a journal.

Presenter: Carly Whorton

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(11/18/20) Legal Issues and Your Small Business

This workshop is your chance to learn the basic legal steps of setting up your small business and the common legal pitfalls to avoid. This interactive workshop includes discussions on:

*Corporations, LLC's and other business entities and structures

*Independent contractors vs. employees questions

*Lease and other contract considerations

* Trademarks and protecting your name and business

Each workshop attendee will leave with a good understanding of the current legal issues in operating a small business.

Provided in conjunction with and presented by the Washburn University Small Business and Nonprofit Transactional Law Clinic.

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(11/06/20) Is This A Good Time to Open a Business? - Resources for the Veterans Interested in Entrepreneurship

These are uncertain times, and a lot of aspiring entrepreneurs are wondering if now is a good time to start their business. The good news is that there are a lot of resources available to Veterans who are interested in pursuing entrepreneurship, and this no-cost webinar will cover topics including:

* Why Veterans make good entrepreneurs

* Opportunities in government contracting

* Business planning

* Local resources available to help you succeed.

Presented by Laurie Pieper, Washburn SBDC

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(10/30/20) Located in a HUBZone – Get certified!

This webinar provides an in-depth discussion about the HUBZone program requirements. If your principal office is located within a HUBZone, the SBA’s HUBZone certification program may benefit your company in seeking Federal contracts or subcontracting efforts.

Presented by Teri Taylor, Small Business Administration (SBA)

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(10/30/20) Is your company ready to achieve SBA’s 8(a)/BD Program certification?

This webinar provides an in-depth discussion about the SBA 8(a)/BD certification program requirements. This program is designed to assist socially and economically disadvantaged firms in their attempts to grow and succeed, including potential access to government contracting.

Presented by Teri Taylor, Small Business Administration (SBA)

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(09/23/20) Startup and Start Right

This workshop will cover the 10 steps you will take to start your business. Learn about licenses and permits, federal and state tax IDs, business structure, funding, marketing and other essentials.

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(08/18/20) Don't Be Afraid to Start

Starting a business can be scary! This workshop will help you get past your fears and get started.

Presented by Emily Rishel

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(06/11/20) Ag Producers: How to Sell Your Meat Direct to Consumers

Join for a one hour deep dive into everything it takes to get the meat from the animals you raise into the hands of local consumers

Presenters:  K-State Extension along with Kansas SBDC at Pittsburg State

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. .