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Workshops and seminars designed for the busy entrepreneur.
More information: (928) 717-7232.

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Practical & Low-Cost Security
for Small Businesses

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When: October 6, 2022 / 10:00-11:00am

Location: Virually

Workshop Fee: No Cost

Presented by: Chris Winder

You will learn:

  • The weakest link - social engineering
  • Antivirus versions
  • Physical security
  • Wi-Fi security
  • Phishing and spear phishing
  • Passwords - what you need to know
  • Firewalls - what they do and why you need one

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How to Sell this Holiday Season
+ Intro to Shopify

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When: October 13, 2022 / 10:00am

Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Cost

Presented by: Isreael Serna

Looking to sell your product or services online this holiday season? Learn how to sell your products online and all the ways you can promote your business. We’ll walk through listing your products for free with Google Business Profile and Merchant Center. And we’ll show you one way to sell on your website, using an E-Commerce store built with Shopify.

In this workshop, we’ll:

  • Discuss the Products tab in a Google Business Profile
  • Introduce Google Merchant Center and the basics of creating a free account and a product feed
  • Show you how to set up an E-Commerce website using Shopify

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Moonshot AZ Pioneer Pitch
Verde Valley

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When: October 14, 9am-5pm | October 15, 3pm-6pm

Location: Yavapai College Verde Valley campus, 601 W. Black Hills Drive, Room M-137

Workshop Fee: $35

Oct 14: Moonshot AZ Pioneer Pitch Verde Valley. This is the kick-off community event sponsored and hosted by the Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization (VVREO) at the Yavapai College Verde Valley campus. The SBDC team, a key partner, is facilitating four 2-hour workshops to prepare participants to pitch their idea before a nationally recognized panel of judges and mentors on October 14 & 15. The workshops take place 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, and 10/5. A final workshop is all day 10/14, from 9 - 5 pm. Final pitch event, open to the public, is Saturday, 10/15 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

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Understanding Arizona’s Paid Sick Time Law

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When: October 19, 2022 / 10:00-11:00am

Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Cost

Presented by: Laura Hamblin

Co-Sponsors: SCORE and Yavapai Library District

You will learn:

Participants will learn the requirements of the law, options for designing a compliant paid sick time or paid time off policy, and penalties for non-compliance.

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Google Business Profile
The #1 Way for Customers
To Find Your Business

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When: October 20, 2022 / 11:00-12:00pm

Location: Yavapai College Prescott, 1100 E. Sheldon St. Building 03-119

Workshop Fee: No Cost

Presented by: Matt Molenar

Join us for a FREE workshop about the new Google Business Profile, the basics of SEO and why it matters to your business.

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Tracking and Understanding Your Website Data

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When: October 27, 2022 / 10:00am

Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Cost

Presented by: Isreael Serna

Big Data? What is it and how can it help you make better business decisions? Learn best practices and analyze trends about how customers engage with your business online via your website, then turn these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions.

In this workshop, we’ll cover:

  • An introduction to Google Analytics
  • Creating and understanding reports
  • Making goals
  • Using Analytics with other Google tools

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Properly Paying Your People

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When: November 30, 2022 / 10:00-11:30am

Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Cost

Presented by: Laura Hamblin

Co-Sponsors: SCORE and Yavapai Library District

You will learn:

This course will discuss the often-misunderstood issues of exempt/nonexempt, independent contractors, overtime calculation for multiple pay rates or piece rates, comp time, travel time, payment at termination, and more.

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