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Classes and Workshops

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

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.   


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Know Your Numbers

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When: July 27 at 10:00am

Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Cost

Presented by: Greg Kozlowski

Intimidated by financial statements? Numbers not your thing? This webinar will help you understand powerful financial concepts in an easy to understand format that will improve both your business and personal finances.

Ignorance isn’t bliss when it comes to knowing your numbers--in fact, it can be deadly. Knowledge is power. . . become empowered!

*No prior knowledge of finance or accounting is assumed or necessary.

Speaker(s): Greg Kozlowski, accomplished investor and financial consultant and Karen Eads, SBDC consultant and QuickBooks Professional

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Grow With Google:
Get Your Local Business on Google Search

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When: August 17 at 9:00am (pst)

Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Cost

Presented by: Israel Serna, Grow with Google

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Moonshot AZ Pioneer Pitch Workshops 1-4

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When: September 15, 22, 29, Oct 6: 5:00-7:00pm (pst)

Location: Yavapai College - Verde Valley Campus (M-137)

Workshop Fee: No Cost


Workshop 1 – An Introduction to Moonshot and A Deep Dive into Your Business Plan

This workshop will give you an introduction into the Moonshot Pioneer Pitch Competition, what to expect, and how to put your best foot forward. We will also introduce you to LivePlan, a helpful online business planning tool, the fee for which is provided by the SBDC. Through LivePlan, we will help you create a vision for your business, help prioritize the tasks that you need to complete, set strategic goals, and set you on a path to success with your one-page business plan (your pitch). This workshop will focus on how to articulate your business goals, and most importantly, how to achieve them.

Hands-on Topics:

  • Description of Company
  • Vision/Mission/Goals
  • Opportunity/Competitive Advantage
  • Market Competition
  • Products and Services

Workshop 2 – Creating a Marketing Plan, Delegating Responsibilities, and Identifying Risks

This workshop will explore the marketing opportunities specific to your business, how to leverage your product or service and identify your target markets. We will also explore the internal guts of your business, who is involved, how and when tasks will be implemented, and by who. This is the time to look at any risks or challenges you may have and how to address those. We will ask you to think of Plan B and C and even D to prepare for unanticipated road blocks and what are the best strategies to maneuver around them.

Hands-On Topics:

  • Marketing Plan
  • Operations
  • Management and Ownership
  • Schedule of Implementation
  • Critical Risks and Challenges

Workshop 3 – Financial Projections and Financing

This workshop will walk you through the financial portion of your plan. How much money will you need to get your business off the ground? You will learn how to create financial statements and how to make projections on future growth. We will also share key tips and tools on creative ways to leverage start up dollars, opportunities to save, and best practices for financial stability.

Hands-On Topics:

  • Funding Requirements/Use of Funds
  • Owner Investment/Collateral
  • Financial Statements
  • Financial Projections

Workshop 4 – Your Pitch

This final workshop will focus primarily on your final solid pitch and creating a pitch (slide) deck. We will help you in aggregating the most compelling pieces of your plan and how you will execute it. We will give you the opportunity to practice your pitch and receive feedback from the SBDC team as well as some of your peers. We will assist you in creating a clear, concise message that will help you articulate to the judges and to potential investors why your business is sure to be a success.

Hands-On Topics:

  • Review Final Draft of your Business Plan
  • Condense and aggregate the business plan into a clear concise message
  • Create a 3-5 slide pitch deck and practice your pitch
  • Ask final questions

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Grow with Google:
Make Your Website Work for You

Event Flyer / Register (coming soon)

When: September 28 at 9:00am (pst)

Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Cost

Presented by: Israel Serna, Grow with Google

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Grow With Google:
Reach More Customers Online

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When: October 19 at 9:00am (pst)

Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Cost

Presented by: Israel Serna, Grow with Google

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Grow With Google:
Selling Online

Event Flyer / Register (coming soon)

When: November 16 at 9:00am (pst)

Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Cost

Presented by: Israel Serna, Grow with Google

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