This is our statewide listing of workshop events. If you click on the workshop events listed below on the calendar, more information and registration instructions will pop up.

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Amazon Small Business Academy: Advertising 12:00 pm
Amazon Small Business Academy: Advertising
Jan 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Learn how to grow your business through Amazon advertising.
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Move Your Business Beyond Its Competition: Recognize Non-Obvious Trends 3:00 pm
Move Your Business Beyond Its Competition: Recognize Non-Obvious Trends
Jan 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This webinar will reach you how to master key habits to recognize non-obvious trends and get your business better prepared for the future.
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Smart Start – Morning 8:00 am
Smart Start – Morning @ Ashley Hall 121 The Port
Jan 8 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Thinking of starting a business?!  It is an exciting, yet daunting thought!  The SBDC is here to help you through the whole process.  The Smart Start class is the best place to begin.  This is[...]
Smart Start – Evening 5:00 pm
Smart Start – Evening @ Ashley Hall 121 The Port
Jan 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thinking of starting a business?!  It is an exciting, yet daunting thought!  The SBDC is here to help you through the whole process.  The Smart Start class is the best place to begin.  This is[...]
Start Smart Workshop 6:00 pm
Start Smart Workshop @ NIACC Pappajohn Center #117
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This free two-hour workshop is designed for anyone who is considering starting a business or expanding their current business. Participants will learn how to create a business plan, do market research, consider different types of[...]
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TechBrew Cedar Valley 5:00 pm
TechBrew Cedar Valley @ Urban Pie
Jan 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
TechBrew is a casual networking event for college students, entrepreneurs, technologists, and business leaders to discuss the latest tech news and events in the Cedar Valley and state of Iowa.
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TechBrew: AM Des Moines 8:00 am
TechBrew: AM Des Moines @ West End Architectural Salvage
Jan 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
TechBrew:AM is a morning networking event for entrepreneurs, technologists, government officials, business leaders and all those who love tech, to connect over coffee and hear from a featured, local technology executive. TAI will interview a local technology executive who will[...]
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Amazon Small Business Academy: Amazon Live 12:00 pm
Amazon Small Business Academy: Amazon Live
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Learn about hosting live videos showcasing your brand and products.
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Work For Yourself 50+ AARP Workshop 11:30 am
Work For Yourself 50+ AARP Workshop @ Iowa Center for Economic Success
Jan 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Work for Yourself@50+ is a workshop to help you gain the knowledge, support, and resources you need to make informed decisions about working for yourself and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment. The[...]
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Smart Start – Harlan 11:00 am
Smart Start – Harlan @ Harlan Area Chamber of Commerce
Jan 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Thinking of starting a business?!  It is an exciting, yet daunting thought!  The SBDC is here to help you through the whole process.  The Smart Start class is the best place to begin.  This is[...]
Smart Start – Red Oak 11:00 am
Smart Start – Red Oak @ TBD
Jan 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thinking of starting a business?!  It is an exciting, yet daunting thought!  The SBDC is here to help you through the whole process.  The Smart Start class is the best place to begin.  This is[...]
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Business Quickbooks 9:00 am
Business Quickbooks @ Indian Hills Community College North Campus REC
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
This class will include hands on experience with QuickBooks software. You will learn how to: set up a business; pay and enter expenses; deposits and invoices; complete the payroll set-up; understand the reports if income[...]
Get Predictable Returns with a Recurring Revenue Businesses Model 4:00 pm
Get Predictable Returns with a Recurring Revenue Businesses Model
Jan 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The concept of a recurring revenue business is quite appealing but it can be unsuccessful if entrepreneurs don’t know the metrics that need to be managed.
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Family Business forum Breakfast Series-Family Governance 8:00 am
Family Business forum Breakfast Series-Family Governance @ Courtyard by Marriott
Jan 17 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Family Governance as a tool for Harmony
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Amazon Small Business Academy: Account Health 12:00 pm
Amazon Small Business Academy: Account Health
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Learn how to measure and implement improvements to your business on Amazon.
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Topical Tuesday: Understanding Small Business Profitability 12:00 pm
Topical Tuesday: Understanding Small Business Profitability @ Iowa Center for Economic Success
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UNDERSTANDING SMALL BUSINESS PROFITABILITY Do you struggle making a profit in your small business? Or wonder how soon after start-up you should make a profit? Do you understand the difference between your fixed and variable costs? Join Dr.[...]
New Business Start-Up 6:30 pm
New Business Start-Up @ North Campus REC
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This class is designed to be flexible and meet the needs of participants. The instructor will talk with everyone about their business interests and ideas and target the material presented to meet those needs. Areas[...]
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Top Five For Small Business: Five Powerful Ways to Build an Incredible Culture that Nurtures Employees 11:30 am
Top Five For Small Business: Five Powerful Ways to Build an Incredible Culture that Nurtures Employees @ Greater Des Moines Partnership
Jan 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
This Top Five series will feature experts in human resources, marketing, accounting, IT and others. They will introduce five things on certain topics that will help you be successful in your small business. This session[...]
Start Smart Workshop 2:00 pm
Start Smart Workshop @ IowaWORKS
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This free two-hour workshop is designed for anyone who is considering starting a business or expanding their current business. Participants will learn how to create a business, do market research, consider different types of business[...]
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QuickBooks Online® – Software Comprehensive # 69743 8:30 am
QuickBooks Online® – Software Comprehensive # 69743 @ SCC CBIZ, 110
Jan 23 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
If you subscribe to QuickBooks Online®, this hands-on training seminar is for you! Learn how to set up a company, customer and vendor files, and chart of accounts. Learn how to manage money coming in[...]
FOCUSME 11:30 am
FOCUSME @ Iowa Center for Economic Success
Jan 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
FocusME is for women only, and begins meeting Thursdays from January 23- March 12th from 11:30-1:00 pm.   As a participant, you will: Lean on each other, give advice, share connections and experiences. Do business with each[...]
How to Take Your Business Global in the Digital Age 3:00 pm
How to Take Your Business Global in the Digital Age
Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn how to create a road-map and an export experience that will take your business global in the digital age and bring you a ton of success.
TechBrew Ottumwa 5:00 pm
TechBrew Ottumwa @ Bridge View Center
Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
TechBrew is a casual networking event for entrepreneurs, technologists, business leaders, and college students to discuss the latest news and events in the Ottumwa area and state of Iowa.
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QuickBooks Q&A – You bring the questions! #72095 8:00 am
QuickBooks Q&A – You bring the questions! #72095 @ SCC CBIZ, 111
Jan 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
This is part of the Financial Breakfast and Learn Series through SBDC. No fee.
Amazon Small Business Academy: Restricted Categories & Approval 12:00 pm
Amazon Small Business Academy: Restricted Categories & Approval
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Learn how to get your products approved in the correct category for selling online.
Smart Start – Starting a New Business #72050 5:30 pm
Smart Start – Starting a New Business #72050 @ SCC CBIZ, 111
Jan 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
This workshop will help you analyze your business idea and cover what you need to know to launch your business. You will learn how important a business plan is and ways to create it, how[...]
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Topical Tuesday: Understanding Your Target Market 12:00 pm
Topical Tuesday: Understanding Your Target Market @ Iowa Center for Economic Success
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Understanding Your Target Market with Amy Hutchins, Founder and Chief Strategist, MarketLogic Join us for this interactive Topical Tuesday to learn more about the importance of not only identifying your target market, but also understanding[...]
7 Smart Credit Card Strategies for Entrepreneurs 3:00 pm
7 Smart Credit Card Strategies for Entrepreneurs
Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In recognition of Financial Wellness Month we’ll share important insights and best practices for managing the use of credit cards in your business that work to your advantage.
Tech Brew North Iowa 5:00 pm
Tech Brew North Iowa @ Mason City Brewing
Jan 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
TechBrews are networking events designed to bring together entrepreneurs, technologists, business people, and investors. It is in partnership with the North Iowa Corridor and NIACC Pappajohn Center. To Register, please call 641-422-4111 or go to[...]
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Ag Quickbooks 9:00 am
Ag Quickbooks @ North Campus REC
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Learn how to set up and manage your agricultural business through the QuickBooks software program. Track your income/expenses, depreciation, lans, etc, as well as understand the reports needed to run your farm or agricultural-related business.[...]
Trademarks & Copyrights-Is Your Brand Protected? 3:00 pm
Trademarks & Copyrights-Is Your Brand Protected?
Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
You’ll learn why you need trademarks and copyrights, the process for obtaining them, the type of content that can be protected and more.
Business Succession Planning #72098 6:00 pm
Business Succession Planning #72098 @ SCC CBIZ, 111
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
It isn’t surprising that many business owners focus their energies on business survival and future growth, and give little thought or planning for a business exit, or succession planning. Retirement isn’t the only force pushing[...]
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Social Media Marketing: Best Practices For 2020 12:00 pm
Social Media Marketing: Best Practices For 2020 @ The Roadhouse
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Learn about Social Media Marketing with an emphasis on Facebook and Google My Business. Bring your lunch and be ready to learn with South Western CC SBDC Regional Director Ethan Pitt!