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Classes and Workshops

Workshops and seminars are designed for the busy entrepreneur! Most classes are held in the evening and condensed into single sessions — just choose the date that works best for you.

Yavapai College continues to be committed to economic and workforce development and is reviewing our current business workshop/training offerings. Our goal is to provide relevant content, course delivery, and subject matter.  With this goal in mind, we would like to get input directly from our community businesses regarding what training options would best meet their needs. 

Below is a survey link asking 5 quick questions regarding business challenges, best training time, and delivery.

   
Business Survey - http://bit.ly/WorkshopOfferings


For more information on classes and workshops, please call the Yavapai College SBDC at (928) 717-7232.

Please note: Classes are subject to cancellation if enrollment minimums are not met. 

 


lightbulbMoonshoot AZ Pioneer Pitch

VVREO and the Yavapai College SBDC present the Second Annual Moonshot AZ Pioneer Pitch competition on March 5-6, 2020!

Do you have a “moonshot” idea or an existing business you would like to expand? Join other entrepreneurs and seasoned experts for this unique Verde Valley event!

This “Shark Tank” inspired entrepreneur business pitch contest is open to the public for those who have a business or plan to start a business in the Verde Valley.

Contest participants will compete for cash prizes, scholarships, and more!

The final pitch event will be held March 5th and 6th in Room M-137 on the Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus, 601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale. Participants are required to attend 3 of the 4 preparatory workshops facilitated by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) on February 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 4pm to 7pm in the same location.

We can’t all be astronauts, but we can be pioneers. BE A PIONEER.

Register today!

For more information, contact Mary Chicoine at moonshoot@vvreo.com or 928-300-1640.

Workshop Location: Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus, 601 Black Hills Drive,Clarkdale

https://www.vvreo.com/ms-howtoapply.html



lightbulbThe Arizona Department of Revenue cordially invites you to attend a Business Tax Basics Workshop

February 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Town of Prescott Valley Town Council Chambers, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd, 1st floor, Prescott Valley

Workshop Fee: No Charge

  • This workshop is an overview of transaction privilege tax (TPT basics for business)
  • Licensing and reporting
  • Location bases reporting
  • Tax rates
  • Exemption certifcates
  • Exemptions and deduction codes
  • Added tax versus tax factoring
  • Calculating and reporting tax

Presented by: Arizona Department of Revenue (this is not an SBDC workshop)

For additional information:
Please reach out to our ADOR Outreach District at EducationUnit@azdor.gov

Register Here



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Strategies for Success: Social Media – What Small Businesses Need to Know

February 12, 2020 — 8:00am to 9:30am

Location: Sound Bites Grill, 101 N State Route 89A, Suite F29, Sedona, AZ 86336

Workshop Fee: No Charge

A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided.

Presented by: Yavapai College SBDC

Register Here


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Social Media Workshop for Business Owners

February 12, 2020 — 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location:  Yavapai College Prescott Valley Center, Room 214

Workshop Fee: No Charge

What social media site(s) should you use? Where are you most likely to find your ideal customers? How do you define year ideal customer? Learn about the top 10 social media platforms and who uses them so you can make informed decisions about which one is right for you.

Presented by: Jeri Denniston

Register Here



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February 19, 2020 — 8:00am to 9:30am

Location: Yavapai College Sedona Center, Room 39

Workshop Fee: No Charge

Learn how to use this free tool to create engaging social media posts, flyers, posters, and more to improve your online engagement. This is a hands-on 1.5 hour workshop limited to 20 people. BRING A LAPTOP.

We will share tips for uploading images, changing fonts, adjusting line and letter spacing, and much more to improve the design and look of your social posts.

Presented by: Jerri Denniston/Ruth Ellen Elinski

Register Here



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March 17, 2020 — 8:00pm to 9:30am

Location: Yavapai College Prescott Valley Center Room 214

Workshop Fee: No Charge

Learn how to use this free tool to create engaging social media posts, flyers, posters, and more to improve your online engagement. This is a hands-on 1.5 hour workshop limited to 20 people. BRING A LAPTOP.

We will share tips for uploading images, changing fonts, adjusting line and letter spacing, and much more to improve the design and look of your social posts.

Presented by: Jerri Denniston

Register Here



lightbulbToo Many Hats? How to Juggle the Roles of Owning a Small Business

March 19, 2020 — 8:00am to 10:00am

Location: Yavapai College Prescott Valley Center, Room 214

Workshop Fee: No Charge

Are you wearing too many hats as a small business owner? It can be incredibly overwhelming to manage your own marketing, sales, bookkeeping and accounting, all while providing exceptional customer services. This leads to burn-out and inefficiencies in your business.

You will learn how to:

  • Prioritize tasks to positively impact your bottom line
  • Delegate tasks that keep you focused on what you do best
  • Define powerful action steps to reach your long-term goals
  • Create scalability strategies to help move your business forward

Presented by: Yavapai College SBDC

Register Here



lightbulbStrategies for Success: Five Tips to Make Your Restaurant Promotion Appetizing

June 10, 2020 — 8:00am to 9:30am

Location: Sound Bites Grill, 101 N State Route 89A, Suite F29, Sedona, AZ 86336

Workshop Fee: No Charge

A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided.

Presented by: Jeri Denniston/Ruth Ellen Elinski

Register Here