Events

SBIR Webinars

The Small Business Administration has several upcoming SBIR webinars that will discuss understanding intellectual property (IP), which includes patent practice and cooperation, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights. Webinars will also introduce SBIR programs in the Departments of Transportation and Education.
 

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Wichita SCORE: Entrepreneurship 101

January 18
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Park City Library

Entrepreneurship 101 presents an introductory overview for a typical small business startup including: summary of possible business structures; keys to success; various hats an entrepreneur wears; key elements of a business plan, feasibility study, marketing plan, and financial plan; the 6-Cs of credit; a loan example; and finally, “Go or No Go?”

 

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Wichita SCORE: Simple Steps to Starting Your Small Business

January 27
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Central Library - Patio Room, 223 S. Main

This SCORE program will provide you the steps you need to take for starting your own small business. You will also learn about business start-up resources available at the library. Register online with a library card at http://wichitalibrary.org/  or if you don't have a library card you can register by contacting John Cleary at (316) 261-8507 or by email to jcleary@wichita.gov



 

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Empowering Innovation: Intellectual Property Basics

January 29
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Kansas Small Business Development Center, Hughes Metroplex (29th & Oliver)

Inventions, designs, original works of authorship and trade secrets – all of these can provide you with economic benefits. Know the basics of protection! 

 

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Trademark Tuesday: Forms, Fees, & Filing

January 30
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Ablah Library, Room 217

 

 

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Empowering Innovation: Intellectual Property Basics

February 6
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
264 Experiential Engineering Building

Inventions, designs, original works of authorship and trade secrets – all of these can provide you with economic benefits. Know the basics of protection!

 

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Trademark Basics: Protect Your Business Name

February 13
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Room 217, Ablah Library

Discover the difference between a trademark, service mark, and registered mark. Then, learn how to search for existing marks and logos and walk through the online trademark application process.

 

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Wichita SCORE: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1- Startup Basics

February 17
9:15 a.m. - NOON
Park City Library

This SCORE program will provide you the steps you need to take for starting your own small business as well as provide you information on choosing the best business structure for your business.

 

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Introduction to Patents

February 19
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Kansas Small Business Development Center, Hughes Metroplex (29th & Oliver)

This workshop will introduce new inventors to types of patents and applications, patent eligibility, parts of a patent, how to find free assistance, and more. The presenter is Sara Butts with the Kansas Patent and Trademark Resource Center at WSU Libraries. 

 

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Wichita SCORE: Essentials of a Business Plan

February 24
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Central Library - Patio Room, 223 S. Main

This SCORE program will provide you everything you need to know about developing a basic business plan. You will also learn about business start-up resources available at the library. Register online with a library card at http://wichitalibrary.org/  or if you don't have a library card you can register by contacting John Cleary at (316) 261-8507 or by email to jcleary@wichita.gov

 

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Graphic Design Tools for Your Small Business

February 27
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Room 217, Ablah Library

An overview of freely available graphic design software programs and their application to small businesses including promotional flyers, brochures and mailers, business cards, professional presentations, and social media posts. Basic design principles and branding considerations will also be discussed.

An overview of freely available graphic design software programs and their application to small businesses including promotional flyers, brochures and mailers, business cards, professional presentations, and social media posts. Basic design principles and branding considerations will also be discussed.
An overview of freely available graphic design software programs and their application to small businesses including promotional flyers, brochures and mailers, business cards, professional presentations, and social media posts. Basic design principles and branding considerations will also be discussed.
An overview of freely available graphic design software programs and their application to small businesses including promotional flyers, brochures and mailers, business cards, professional presentations, and social media posts. Basic design principles and branding considerations will also be discussed.
An overview of freely available graphic design software programs and their application to small businesses including promotional flyers, brochures and mailers, business cards, professional presentations, and social media posts. Basic design principles and branding considerations will also be discussed.
 

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Wichita SCORE: Essentials of a Business Plan

March 8
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Maize Recreation Center - 10100 Grady Ave, Maize, KS

This SCORE program will provide you everything you need to know about developing a basic business plan. Register Online http://www.MaizeRec.com  or by contacting Brad Piper at (316) 729-7818

 

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Planning for Success: Finding Facts to Support Your Business Plan

March 13
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
264 Experiential Engineering Building

Successful business plans require reliable data - learn what information you need and where to find it.

 

Successful business plans require reliable data - learn what information you need and where to find it.
 

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Wichita SCORE: Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

March 15
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Maize Recreation Center, 10100 Grady Ave, Maize, KS

This SCORE program will provide you strategies for marketing your small business. Register Online http://www.MaizeRec.com or by contacting Brad Piper at (316) 729-7818

 

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Wichita SCORE: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Defining Your Business Concept & Creating a Marketing Plan

March 17
9:15 a.m. - NOON
Park City Library

This SCORE program covers both modules 2 and 3 of the Simple Steps for Starting Your Business. The workshop will provide you the steps you need to take for determining how to structure your business concept and how to best market your concept with the development of effective marketing strategies.

 

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Wichita SCORE: Social Media / Setting Up Your Website

March 22
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Maize Recreation Center, 10100 Grady Ave, Maize, KS

This SCORE program will provide you information on setting up a website and social media. Register Online http://www.MaizeRec.com  or by contacting Brad Piper at (316) 729-7818.

 

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Wichita SCORE: Talking to Your Banker

March 24
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Alford Branch Library - Meeting Room, 3447 S. Meridian Ave.

This SCORE program will provide you everything you need to know about talking to your banker. You will also learn about business start-up resources available at the library. Register online with a library card at http://wichitalibrary.org/  or if you don't have a library card you can register by contacting John Cleary at (316) 261-8507 or by email to jcleary@wichita.gov

 

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Introduction to Patent Searching

March 27
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Room 217, Ablah Library

Learn how to conduct a patent search using keywords and classification using free online patent databases.

 

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Wichita SCORE: Talking to your Banker

March 29
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Maize Recreation Center, 10100 Grady Ave, Maize, KS

This SCORE program will provide you information on how to talk to your banker. Register Online http://www.MaizeRec.com  or by contacting Brad Piper at (316) 729-7818.

 

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Copyright Concepts for Entrepreneurs

April 3
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Room 217, Ablah Library

Learn about what kinds of works can be protected by copyright, how to register a copyrighted work, and best practices for using others' copyrighted work.

 

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Wichita SCORE: Essentials of a Business Plan

April 5
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Maize Recreation Center, 10100 Grady Ave, Maize, KS

This SCORE program will provide you everything you need to know about developing a basic business plan. Register Online http://www.MaizeRec.com  or by contacting Brad Piper at (316) 729-7818

 

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Wichita SCORE: Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

April 12
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Maize Recreation Center, 10100 Grady Ave, Maize, KS

This SCORE program will provide you some basic marketing tactics for marketing your small business. Register Online http://www.MaizeRec.com  or by contacting Brad Piper at (316) 729-7818.

 

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Patent Searching for STEM Research

April 17
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Room 217, Ablah Library

Learn how to search for patents in some of the library's subscription databases such as Derwent Innovations Index, SciFinder Scholar, and Google Scholar. Databases are accessible to students, staff, faculty, and community users. Community users may only be able to access the databases in the library using the designated community user computers on the first floor.

 

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Wichita SCORE: Social Media and Setting Up a New Website

April 19
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Maize Recreation Center, 10100 Grady Ave, Maize, KS

This SCORE program will provide you information on using social media and creating a new website for your business. Register Online http://www.MaizeRec.com  or by contacting Brad Piper at (316) 729-7818

 

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Wichita SCORE: Simple Steps: Module 4 - Financial Projections

April 21
9:15 a.m. - NOON
Park City Library, 2107 E. 61st, Park City, KS 
 
This SCORE program will cover module 4 of Simple Steps for Starting Your Business and provide insight into how to effectively make financial projections for your business.
 

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WSU Ventures Guest Panel: Next Steps: Taking Your Invention or Product to the Next Level

April 24
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Lower Level, Ablah Library

A guest panel from WSU Ventures will discuss next steps for inventors who need fund, develop, commercialize, or license their product.

 

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Wichita SCORE: Talking to Your Banker

April 26
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Maize Recreation Center, 10100 Grady Ave, Maize, KS
 
This SCORE program will provide you information on talking to your banker. Register Online http://www.MaizeRec.com  or by contacting Brad Piper at (316) 729-7818.
 

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Wichita SCORE: Social Media Marketing

April 28
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Alford Branch Library - Meeting Room, 3447 S. Meridian Ave.

 This SCORE program will provide you everything you need to know about protecting your investment in your small business. You will also learn about business start-up resources available at the library. Register online with a library card at http://wichitalibrary.org/  or if you don't have a library card you can register by contacting John Cleary at (316) 261-8507 or by email to jcleary@wichita.gov

 

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Wichita SCORE: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 5 - Funding Sources

May 19
9:15 a.m. - NOON
Park City Library, 2107 E. 61st, Park City, KS
 
This SCORE program will cover module 5 of Simple Steps for Starting Your Business and provide insight into finding and applying for funding for your business.
 

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