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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    It Pays to Be Picky About Your Social Media Platforms 11:30 am
    It Pays to Be Picky About Your Social Media Platforms @ Mid Iowa SBDC Office
    May 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
    To register, click HERE. Classes will be offered on site at Mid Iowa SBDC and via webinar. Preregistration is required; on site seating is limited to 40 seats. Lunch will be provided for those who attend[...]
    Taking the Mystery out of Voluntary Benefits 12:00 pm
    Taking the Mystery out of Voluntary Benefits @ Online Webinar
    May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    To register, click HERE. If you don’t know what voluntary benefits are, or understand the potential advantages they can offer your business, this is the webinar for you. We’ll break down the common myths and[...]
    The Decline of Magstripe Cards–and What That Means for Your Business 2:00 pm
    The Decline of Magstripe Cards–and What That Means for Your Business @ Online Webinar
    May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    To register, click HERE. The payments landscape is changing. New security measures, a decline in the use of traditional magstripe cards, the switch to EMV chip cards and emerging technologies like contactless payments, are forcing[...]
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    Cloud, Mobile and Social: Great Apps and Services That Will Grow Your Business 2:00 pm
    Cloud, Mobile and Social: Great Apps and Services That Will Grow Your Business @ Online Webinar
    May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    To register, click HERE. Watch and learn from small business experts Gene Marks and Ramon Ray as they discuss the latest trends, tips, and services to help you grow, manage, and increase your profits. You’ll[...]
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    Access to Capital and Business Loans: Best Practices 3:00 pm
    Access to Capital and Business Loans: Best Practices @ Online Webinar
    May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    To register, click HERE. Cash is the lifeblood of any business yet access to capital, managing business finances, and navigating sources of finance are some of the most challenging areas for business owners and can[...]
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    “Ask an Agency” Networking Event 9:00 am
    “Ask an Agency” Networking Event @ Huxley Learning Center
    May 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    To register, click HERE.   Preregistration is required. De-mystify Government Contracting! Get your questions answered from your local point of contact and expand your network. This 2-hour session will provide companies interested in doing business[...]
    Tips for Getting Your Business Financially Fit 2:00 pm
    Tips for Getting Your Business Financially Fit @ Online Webinar
    May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    To register, click HERE. Understanding the fiscal condition of your business is critical when managing daily duties, planning for the long term and making consequential decisions. But that means more than simply knowing what’s in[...]
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    Grow and Leverage Your LinkedIn Connections 11:30 am
    Grow and Leverage Your LinkedIn Connections @ Mid Iowa SBDC office
    May 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
    To register, click HERE. Classes will be offered on site at Mid Iowa SBDC and via webinar. Preregistration is required; on site seating is limited to 40 seats. Lunch will be provided for those who[...]
    Quickbooks…the Basics 6:00 pm
    Quickbooks…the Basics @ Kaplan University, Room 135
    May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Click HERE to register. This workshop is open to the existing or aspiring small business public at no charge. However, seating for this workshop is limited, so only sign up if you plan to attend.[...]
    Google – Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map 7:00 pm
    Google – Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map @ Greene County Community High School
    May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Pre-registration is required because space is limited. America’s SBDC Iowa is teaming up with Google to present a new program, “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map”. This program helps local businesses in our cities[...]
    Women in Business Discussion 8:00 am
    Women in Business Discussion @ Western Iowa Tech Community College, Rooms 416/417
    May 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
    This is an opportunity for women in business and women business owners to share successes and ask their peers for feedback. Small business resource providers will be there to help facilitate the discussion and to[...]
    Google – Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map 10:00 am
    Google – Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map @ Pocahontas Public Library
    May 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Pre-registration is required because space is limited. America’s SBDC Iowa is teaming up with Google to present a new program, “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map”. This program helps local businesses in our cities[...]
    Harness the Power of Twitter for Business 11:30 am
    Harness the Power of Twitter for Business @ Mid Iowa SBDC office
    May 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
    To register, click HERE. Classes will be offered on site at Mid Iowa SBDC and via webinar. Preregistration is required; on site seating is limited to 40 seats. Lunch will be provided for those who[...]
    Quickbooks Desktop 6:00 pm
    Quickbooks Desktop @ Iowa Center for Economic Success
    May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    To register, click HERE.   There are a limited number of laptops available, so register quickly to reserve yours. This course takes place over two evenings; by registering, you acknowledge that the course will be[...]
    Google – Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map 8:00 am
    Google – Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map @ Chamber of Commerce
    May 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am
    Pre-registration is required because space is limited. America’s SBDC Iowa is teaming up with Google to present a new program, “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map”. This program helps local businesses in our cities[...]
    Quickbooks Desktop 6:00 pm
    Quickbooks Desktop @ Iowa Center for Economic Success
    May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    To register, click HERE. There are a limited number of laptops available, so register quickly to reserve yours. This course takes place over two evenings; by registering, you acknowledge that the course will be continued[...]
    Google – Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map 7:00 pm
    Google – Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map @ ISU Extension Office
    May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Pre-registration is required because space is limited. America’s SBDC Iowa is teaming up with Google to present a new program, “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map”. This program helps local businesses in our cities[...]
    Google – Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map 10:00 am
    Google – Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map @ Rockwell City Community Center
    May 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Pre-registration is required because space is limited. America’s SBDC Iowa is teaming up with Google to present a new program, “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map”. This program helps local businesses in our cities[...]
    Starting a Small Business – Your Opportunity for Success 9:30 am
    Starting a Small Business – Your Opportunity for Success @ Ames Public Library
    May 21 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
    If you are taking the first steps towards starting a small business, or have always been curious about owning one, this is an invitation to learn more about what it takes for a small business[...]
    Facebook Marketing Tips, Tools, and Tactics 11:30 am
    Facebook Marketing Tips, Tools, and Tactics @ Mid Iowa SBDC office
    May 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
    To register, click HERE. Classes will be offered on site at Mid Iowa SBDC and via webinar. Preregistration is required; on site seating is limited to 40 seats. Lunch will be provided for those who[...]
    Google – Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map 12:00 pm
    Google – Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map @ City Hall
    May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Pre-registration is required because space is limited. America’s SBDC Iowa is teaming up with Google to present a new program, “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map”. This program helps local businesses in our cities[...]
    Google – Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map 6:00 pm
    Google – Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map @ NIACC Center
    May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Pre-registration is required because space is limited. America’s SBDC Iowa is teaming up with Google to present a new program, “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map”. This program helps local businesses in our cities[...]
    Google – Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map 7:45 am
    Google – Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map @ City Council Chamber
    May 25 @ 7:45 am – 9:00 am
    Pre-registration is required because space is limited. America’s SBDC Iowa is teaming up with Google to present a new program, “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map”. This program helps local businesses in our cities[...]
    Webinar – Cybersecurity Tips for Small Business 1:00 pm
    Webinar – Cybersecurity Tips for Small Business @ Online - Webinar
    May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    The consequences of a data breach can be disastrous for a small business. The good news is there are steps businesses can take to protect data. Using information from the Federal Trade Commission’s Start with[...]
    Iowa Business Opportunity Fair 2016 7:15 am
    Iowa Business Opportunity Fair 2016 @ Wells Fargo Financial Complex, 9th Floor
    May 26 @ 7:15 am – 6:00 pm
    The North Central Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NCMSDC) Iowa Business Opportunity Fair 2016 (IBOF 2016) is a networking activity between minority businesses and buying companies and government agencies. IBOF is a forum where minority businesses[...]
    The Affordable Care Act 101 Webinar Series 1:00 pm
    The Affordable Care Act 101 Webinar Series @ Online - Webinar
    May 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    This webinar will focus on what the healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on federal provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect[...]
    Google – Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map 7:30 am
    Google – Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map @ Central College, Maytag Student Center
    May 31 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
    Pre-registration is required because space is limited. America’s SBDC Iowa is teaming up with Google to present a new program, “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map”. This program helps local businesses in our cities[...]