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.

Aug
15
Tue
TechBrew North Iowa @ Lake Time Brewery, Ste C
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

TechBrews are networking events designed to bring together entrepreneurs, technologists, business people and investors. It is presented by the Technology Association of Iowa in partnership with the North Iowa Corridor and NIACC’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center.

To Register, email Mandy McWherter at mandy@technologyiowa.com.

 

Aug
16
Wed
Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map – with Google @ Robert W. Barlow Library
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

This is a hands-on workshop. Please bring a laptop or mobile device with you.

Pre-registration is required because space is limited.  To Register, email chamber@iowafallschamber.com or call 641-648-5549. 

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
This program helps local businesses in our cities and state update and improve their online information where customers are searching for them the most – Google Search and Maps.

Without a local business listing in an online search engine, small businesses are missing out on potential customers, which means a lot of small businesses are missing out on sales. Businesses that have complete business information online are TWICE as likely to be considered reputable by consumers.

In this 1 1/2 hour, NO-FEE workshop you and your fellow businesses will:
• Learn how to put more information about your businesses into Google
• Get your companies verified for Google searches
• Add information such as location and hours of operation
• Add photos to enhance the listing
• Get a diagnostic tool to see how you can improve your listing and visibility
• Have access to a one-year free website and domain name from Google partner StartLogic

Here is a link to frequently asked questions and answers about the program.
https://www.gybo.com/faq

INSTRUCTOR
Pam Johnson, a former SBDC Regional Director, will be facilitating the workshop. Please feel free to contact Pam directly at pjohnsonep@gmail.com or 612-940-3369 if you have any questions about the program.

SPONSORED BY
America’s SBDC Iowa
Google
Iowa Falls Chamber of Commerce/Main Street
Green Belt Bank & Trust
Iowa Falls State Bank
GNB Bank

 

Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map – with Google @ Robert W. Barlow Library
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This is a hands-on workshop. Please bring a laptop or mobile device with you.

Pre-registration is preferred because space is limited.  To Register, email chamber@iowafallschamber.com or call 641-648-5549.   Light refreshments will be served.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
This program helps local businesses in our cities and state update and improve their online information where customers are searching for them the most – Google Search and Maps.

Without a local business listing in an online search engine, small businesses are missing out on potential customers, which means a lot of small businesses are missing out on sales. Businesses that have complete business information online are TWICE as likely to be considered reputable by consumers.

In this 1 1/2 hour, NO-FEE workshop you and your fellow businesses will:
• Learn how to put more information about your businesses into Google
• Get your companies verified for Google searches
• Add information such as location and hours of operation
• Add photos to enhance the listing
• Get a diagnostic tool to see how you can improve your listing and visibility
• Have access to a one-year free website and domain name from Google partner StartLogic

Here is a link to frequently asked questions and answers about the program.
https://www.gybo.com/faq

INSTRUCTOR
Pam Johnson, a former SBDC Regional Director, will be facilitating the workshop. Please feel free to contact Pam directly at pjohnsonep@gmail.com or 612-940-3369 if you have any questions about the program.

SPONSORED BY
America’s SBDC Iowa
Google
Green Belt Bank & Trust
Iowa Falls State Bank
GNB Bank
Iowa Falls Chamber/Main Street

Aug
17
Thu
Understanding S Corporations Part 1: Overview and Election @ Online webinar
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
To Register for this Free Webinar, Click HERE.
There is a Closed Captioning Session later today at 1:00 pm. Go back to the calendar and click on it to register.

 A webinar on the 2nd half of this subject is being held on Sept. 7th. 

This webinar will provide an overview of:
  • Definition of an S corporation and its qualifications
  • Discussion on how and when to elect to be taxed as an S corporation
  • Discussion on late election relief procedures
  • The concept of reasonable compensation for S-Corp shareholder/employees
  • Discussion on rules for fringe benefits to 2% shareholders
  • A Live Q & A

Presenters:  Richard Furlong, Senior Stakeholder Liaison
Senior Stakeholder Liaison
Moderator:   Kristen Deazeley, Stakeholder Liaison

NOTE: You can earn up to 1 CE credit of Federal Tax between BOTH web conferences broadcast on Thursday, August 17, 2017.

Workshop brought to you by the IRS.

 

Understanding S Corporations Part 1: Overview and Election (Closed Captioning) @ Online Webinar
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
To Register for this Free Webinar, Click HERE.

A webinar on the 2nd half of this subject is being held on Sept. 7th. 
This webinar will provide an overview of:
  • Definition of an S corporation and its qualifications
  • Discussion on how and when to elect to be taxed as an S corporation
  • Discussion on late election relief procedures
  • The concept of reasonable compensation for S-Corp shareholder/employees
  • Discussion on rules for fringe benefits to 2% shareholders
  • A Live Q & A

Presenters:  Richard Furlong, Senior Stakeholder Liaison
Senior Stakeholder Liaison
Moderator:   Kristen Deazeley, Stakeholder Liaison

NOTE: You can earn up to 1 CE credit of Federal Tax between BOTH web conferences broadcast on Thursday, August 17, 2017.

Workshop brought to you by the IRS.

Aug
22
Tue
Is Franchising a Good Fit for You? @ Iowa Center's Women's Business Center
Aug 22 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
7:30am to 8:30am
Hosted by The Iowa Center’s Women’s Business Center 8345 University Blvd, Suite F
Clive, Iowa 50325

In this hour long session, we’ll discuss the opportunities and risks related to franchising.

Free to attend.
REGISTER ONLINE.

TheIowaCenter.org/Classes

Questions?
Emily Betts Susanin, Project Manager

ebsusanin@theiowacenter.org

515.283.0940

Aug
23
Wed
Social Media Breakfast @ First Citizens National Bank
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Join the social Media Breakfast Club in Mason City to make some business and social connections through sharing stories and discussion about the influence of social media! Registration not required.

 

Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map – with Google @ SCIT Theatre
Aug 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

This is a hands-on workshop. Please bring a laptop or mobile device with you.

Pre-registration is required because space is limited.  To Register, Click HERE.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
This program helps local businesses in our cities and state update and improve their online information where customers are searching for them the most – Google Search and Maps.

Without a local business listing in an online search engine, small businesses are missing out on potential customers, which means a lot of small businesses are missing out on sales. Businesses that have complete business information online are TWICE as likely to be considered reputable by consumers.

In this 1 1/2 hour, NO-FEE workshop you and your fellow businesses will:
• Learn how to put more information about your businesses into Google
• Get your companies verified for Google searches
• Add information such as location and hours of operation
• Add photos to enhance the listing
• Get a diagnostic tool to see how you can improve your listing and visibility
• Have access to a one-year free website and domain name from Google partner StartLogic

Here is a link to frequently asked questions and answers about the program.
https://www.gybo.com/faq

INSTRUCTOR
Pam Johnson, a former SBDC Regional Director, will be facilitating the workshop. Please feel free to contact Pam directly at pjohnsonep@gmail.com or 612-940-3369 if you have any questions about the program.

SPONSORED BY
America’s SBDC Iowa
Google
Southwestern Community College
Lamoni Area Chamber of Commerce
Leon Chamber of Commerce
Decatur County Development Corporation

Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map – with Google @ Osceola Chamber/Main Street/Clarke County Development Office
Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

This is a hands-on workshop. Please bring a laptop or mobile device with you.

Pre-registration is required because space is limited.  To Register, click HERE.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
This program helps local businesses in our cities and state update and improve their online information where customers are searching for them the most – Google Search and Maps.

Without a local business listing in an online search engine, small businesses are missing out on potential customers, which means a lot of small businesses are missing out on sales. Businesses that have complete business information online are TWICE as likely to be considered reputable by consumers.

In this 1 1/2 hour, NO-FEE workshop you and your fellow businesses will:
• Learn how to put more information about your businesses into Google
• Get your companies verified for Google searches
• Add information such as location and hours of operation
• Add photos to enhance the listing
• Get a diagnostic tool to see how you can improve your listing and visibility
• Have access to a one-year free website and domain name from Google partner StartLogic

Here is a link to frequently asked questions and answers about the program.
https://www.gybo.com/faq

INSTRUCTOR
Pam Johnson, a former SBDC Regional Director, will be facilitating the workshop. Please feel free to contact Pam directly at pjohnsonep@gmail.com or 612-940-3369 if you have any questions about the program.

SPONSORED BY
America’s SBDC Iowa
Google
Osceola Chamber of Commerce
Osceola Main Street
Clarke County Development

 

Smart Start Workshop @ North Iowa Area Community College, PC 117
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Start Smart is a two-hour workshop designed for anyone who is considering starting a business or expanding a business. Attendees will learn how to create a business plan, do market research, consider different types of business ownership, and learn how to register a business with the state.

Pre-registration is required.

To Register, please call Mary Spitz at 641-422-4111 or email her at mary.spitz@niacc.edu.