State Fair Community College’s Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is offering five low-cost, professional training sessions on the Sedalia campus for entrepreneurs and business owners or managers. All training is held in Fielding Technical Center, Room 253.

Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses will meet from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1. Participants will learn tools and tips for using social media to grow their businesses. Cost is $49.

QuickBooks Online will meet from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1. This session introduces QuickBooks users to the online business program. Cost is $39.

Introduction to QuickBooks Training will meet from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15. Participants will learn the basics of the desktop version of QuickBooks in this hands-on training. Topics include how to set up a company and account charts; how to navigate QuickBooks; set company preferences; write checks; enter and pay bills; enter transactions; and more. This class is for users with some or no experience with QuickBooks. Cost is $39.

Starting and Managing a Business will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 16. This session provides an overview of the critical first steps in starting a business. Participants will assess their strengths and weaknesses and determine if business ownership is a good fit for them. Other topics include planning, identifying funding and resources, and legal and regulatory requirements. Cost is $49.

The Basics of Writing a Business Plan will meet from 1-4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16. This session, for current and future business owners, covers the key components of a professional business plan and how to create one. Cost is $49.

The SBTDC is part of Missouri’s network of centers and made possible by a funding partnership through the federal Small Business Administration, the University of Missouri Extension and SFCC’s The LearningForce. Kelly Asbury is SFCC’s SBTDC director.

For more information and to register online go to, call (660) 530-5822 or email


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