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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.

To register, or for more information on classes, call the Yavapai College SBDC at (928) 717-7232.

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


lightbulbStrategies - 5 Tips to Attract Local Customers

June 11, 2019 — 8:00am to 9:30am

Learn 5 creative ways to attract local customers to your store, increase foot traffic, and generate more leads to grow your business. A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided.

Location: Sound Bites Grill, Sedona

Workshop Fee: No Cost

Event Information

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8(a) Certification: Are you Ready to do Government Contracting?

June 25, 2019 — 9:00am to 12:00pm

Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private sector resources.

Location: Yavapai College Prescott Campus, Room 19-223 (Library Building)
Workshop Fee:   No Cost

Event Information

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lightbulbBrown Bag Event - Is Your Business Profitable?

August 6, 2019 — 11:30am to 1:00pm

Is your business making a profit but you don't have any cash? Are cash and profit the same thing? How does cash flow affect your business? This workshop will help you understand how cash flows into and out of your business, where cash may end up being stalled and causing problems, and how to use your financial statements to monitor and manage your cash flow. Grab your lunch and join us for this informative workshop!

Location: Yavapai College Prescott Campus, Room 19-206

Workshop Fee: No cost

Presented by Karen Eads, SBDC Business Analyst

Registration Available Soon
 


lightbulbLean Processes Workshop
For businesses owners and their teams

August 20, 2019 — 8:00am to 12:00pm

Learn the basics of Lean Principles to improve your organization’s operations throughout the company. During this 4-hour workshop, you will work hands-on to identify areas of waste and/or improvement that you can put into action immediately.

 The workshop includes:

  • Lean Definitions (Lead time, Cycle time, Value Added vs. Non Value Added)
  • The 8 Wastes
  • Selected Tools from the House of Lean (i.e. 5S, Standard Work, Visual Control, POUS, Pull, Kanban.) The workshop can be modified to include tools that you feel are important for your industry and operation.
  • Two rounds of hands-on simulation using Legos
  • An example of how to value stream a process and how to begin attacking real problems

Refreshments included.

Location: Yavapai College Prescott Campus, Location TBD
Workshop Fee:   

  • $50 per person
  • $30 per person for two or more from the same company
  • Business owner or CEO must participate

Presented by Jim Godfrey, Principal and Owner of Jim Godrey & Associates LLC
Professionally Jim has over 35 years in high tech manufacturing as an engineer and manufacturing manager and has spent the last 10 years working directly with small and medium size companies helping them do Lean Process and Quality Improvements. He is currently a member of the Maricopa Workforce Board and Chairs the taskforce for Advanced Manufacturing. www.JimGodfreyAz.com

Registration Available Soon

 


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Social Media Marketing

September 26, 2019 — 5:00pm to 7:30pm

What social media site(s) should you use? Where are you most likely to find your ideal cusomers? In this workshop you'll information about the top 10 social media platforms and who uses them so cyou can make informed decisions about which one is right for you. You'll also learn some tools to use to make it easier to post, know when to post, and how to track results.

Location: Yavapai College Sedona Center, Location TBD

Workshop Fee: $20

Presented by Jeri Denniston, SBDC Director
Registration Available Soon


lightbulbBrown Bag Event - Is Your Business Profitable?

October 8, 2019 — 11:30am to 1:00pm

Is your business making a profit but you don't have any cash? Are cash and profit the same thing? How does cash flow affect your business? This workshop will help you understand how cash flows into and out of your business, where cash may end up being stalled and causing problems, and how to use your financial statements to monitor and manage your cash flow. Grab your lunch and join us for this informative workshop!

Location: Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus

Workshop Fee: No cost

Presented by Karen Eads, SBDC Business Analyst

Registration Available Soon


lightbulbLean Processes Workshop
For businesses owners and their teams

 October 22, 2019 — 8:00am to 12:00pm

Learn the basics of Lean Principles to improve your organization’s operations throughout the company. During this 4-hour workshop, you will work hands-on to identify areas of waste and/or improvement that you can put into action immediately.

 The workshop includes:

  • Lean Definitions (Lead time, Cycle time, Value Added vs. Non Value Added)
  • The 8 Wastes
  • Selected Tools from the House of Lean (i.e. 5S, Standard Work, Visual Control, POUS, Pull, Kanban.) The workshop can be modified to include tools that you feel are important for your industry and operation.
  • Two rounds of hands-on simulation using Legos
  • An example of how to value stream a process and how to begin attacking real problems

Refreshments included.

Location: Cottonwood, Location TBD
Workshop Fee:   

  • $50 per person
  • $30 per person for two or more from the same company
  • Business owner or CEO must participate

Presented by Jim Godfrey, Principal and Owner of Jim Godrey & Associates LLC
Professionally Jim has over 35 years in high tech manufacturing as an engineer and manufacturing manager and has spent the last 10 years working directly with small and medium size companies helping them do Lean Process and Quality Improvements. He is currently a member of the Maricopa Workforce Board and Chairs the taskforce for Advanced Manufacturing. JimGodfreyAz.com

Registration Available Soon


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 Social Media Marketing

November 6, 2019 — 5:00pm to 7:30pm

What social media site(s) should you use? Where are you most likely to find your ideal cusomers? In this workshop you'll information about the top 10 social media platforms and who uses them so cyou can make informed decisions about which one is right for you. You'll also learn some tools to use to make it easier to post, know when to post, and how to track results.

Location: Yavapai College Prescott Campus, Location TBD

Workshop Fee: $20

Presented by Jeri Denniston, SBDC Director

Registration Available Soon