Upcoming Small Business Services

January 9, 2019

Apply for InnoVentures by 5 pm on Jan. 14!

InnoVentures is our annual pitch competition and fundraiser

InnoVentures is a unique opportunity exclusively for Ventures entrepreneurs to pitch an innovation for their business while gaining exposure, networking, and competing for prizes. Apply now or learn more about InnoVentures.

Get help filing your business taxes!

Here are some resources to get you started along with the 2019 schedule of our tax workshops.


Federal Business Taxes Workshop

Learn which tax form you need to submit for your business structure, how to report expenses, and how 2018 tax law changes affect your filing. Workshops will be lead by a certified bookkeeper. Sign-up ►

Thursday, Jan. 10 or Jan. 24
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

City & State Taxes Workshop

Businesses need to report sales and pay taxes to the Department of Revenue monthly, quarterly, or annually. Learn how to file these taxes and other local taxes based on your business’ location. Enroll ►

Tuesdays, Jan. 15
1:00 – 2:30 pm

Define Your Marketing & Build Your Brand

Create a functional marketing plan for your business that defines who you want to reach, your brand, and how you’ll reach your customer. All based on market research and what makes you unique to help increase your sales. Enroll ►

Wednesdays, Jan. 16, 23, & 30
7:00 – 9:00 pm
$20, $40, $60 sliding scale based on income for full course

Free Legal Help for Your Business

Sign-up to meet with an attorney for 45-minutes to ask them legal questions about your business. Make an appointment with a lawyer ►

Tuesday, Jan. 22
4:00, 5:00, 6:00, or 7:00 pm

Which Legal Entity to Use for Your Business

Learn about the different types of business entities: limited liability corporations, partnerships, S –Corps, C-Corps, etc. Why is one entity is better for your business than another? They affect the taxes you’ll pay and the liability you’re exposed to.

Tuesday, Jan. 22
4:15 – 5:15 pm

The Basics of Contracts

What is a contract? What are its key parts? What happens when something goes wrong? We’ll cover the basics of what you need to know before signing any type of contract or written agreement.

Tuesday, Jan. 22
6:30 – 7:30 pm


The River Named Cash: Creating a Cash Flow Statement

Learn to run a “back of the napkin cash flow” for your business and put together a more robust cash flow document. See how cash flow statements help with goal setting and making key decisions in your business. Sign-up ►

Monday, Feb. 4
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sales Cycle Deep Dive

Learn key sales strategies to better understand and engage potential customers. We’ll discuss the differences and similarities between sales and marketing, and practice sales pitches with classmates. Sign-up ►

Thursday, Feb. 21
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Increase Profits with Efficient Operations

Build an operations plan that sets you up for growth in 2019. Outlining your objectives and needs will help with both day-to-day operations, forecasting growth, and taking your business to the next level. Sign-up ►

Thursday, Feb. 28
7:00 – 9:00 pm


Personal Financial Management Course

Strong, sustainable financial management skills are a key trait behind every successful business. This 4-session course gives you powerful financial tools to improve your quality of life and the financial health of your business. Sign-up ►

Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$20, $40, $60 sliding scale based on income for full course

Community Resources

Reminder: Use the Client Login to register for programs with your password

All Ventures entrepreneurs now have access to Ventures’ online registration page. Find up-to-date information on all upcoming courses, workshops, and coaching opportunities. Your password has been emailed to you if you are on the Small Business Services newsletter. If you are not on our email list, please reach out to your business coach to get one.

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