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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.

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. 


lightbulbSpecial COVID-19 Funding from the USDA

When: Wednesday, July 15 at 10:00am
Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Charge

Presented by: Jeri Denniston, YCSBDC Director 
                         Gary S. Mack, Business & Cooperatives Program Director, USDA
                         Clint Kaasa, B&CP Specialist, USDA
                         Leticia Scearce, Senior Vice President, Canyon Community Bank

The USDA office of Rural Development is making available up to $1 billion in loan guarantees to help rural businesses meet their working capital needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Funding for this program comes from the CARES Act. It supports rural businesses and agricultural producers with loans to supplement their working capital to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the economic impacts of the coronavirus. All businesses, non-profits, cooperatives, Federally-recognized tribes and public entities are eligible operating in rural areas with less than 50,000 in population. A fact sheet will be available for download.

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Please note, your registration is not complete until you you click on the Zoom link provided at the end of the registration process. This will confirm your enrollment and you will receive the Zoom link for the webinar. Thank you.


lightbulbUse YouTube to Grow Your Business

When: Friday, July 17 at 10:00am
Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Charge

Presented by: Dave Delaney, Google Support Trainer

Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand.

In this session, I will discuss best practices for:
   • Understanding different video formats
   • How to setup a YouTube channel
   • Making good creative, and how to target and measure the results

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Register Here

Please note, your registration is not complete until you you click on the Google link provided at the end of the registration process. This will confirm your enrollment and you will receive the link for the webinar. Thank you.


lightbulbStrategies for Success: Stepping Up Your Marketing Game

When: Wednesday, August 5 at 8:00am
Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Charge

Presented by: Jeri Denniston, YCSBDC Director and Ruth Ellen Elinski, YCSBDC Business Analyst

Co-Sponsor: Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau

The business advisors with Yavapai SBDC are committed to economic support and development. They will be sharing ideas and resources for you to grow your business. This will be an interactive online session giving you time to work on key decision sheets to create a marketing plan of action.

Register Here

Please note, your registration is not complete until you you click on the Zoom link provided at the end of the registration process. This will confirm your enrollment and you will receive the Zoom link for the webinar. Thank you.


lightbulbGet Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps

When: Wednesday, August 26 at 10:00am
Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Charge

Presented by: Dave Delaney, Google Support Trainer

Learn about Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses that want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get (virtual) hands-on help in creating or updating your business profile or a simple website.

In this live webinar, I will show you how to:
• Create or claim your Business Profile on Google
• Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps
• Use Google My Business to connect with potential customers
• Create a free website using the info from your Business Profile

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Register Here

Please note, your registration is not complete until you you click on the Google link provided at the end of the registration process. This will confirm your enrollment and you will receive the link for the webinar. Thank you.