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Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
In this seminar, attendees will learn how to buy and sell on eBay and create an eBay store. Other web-based strategies will be presented, as well as how to utilize Google advertising.
Speaker: Martin Brossman
Thursday, April 30, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 AM
This 3-hour workshop will give you an overall understanding of the steps you need to take to make your dream of owning your own business a reality.
Speaker: Mike Collins
Thursday, August 13, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 AM
This 3-hour workshop will give you an overall understanding of the steps you need to take to make your dream of owning your own business a reality.
Speaker: Mike Collins

Business Basics

Thursday, May 07, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The business plan is a roadmap for your business whether you’re determining the feasibility for start-up, tracking your progress, planning for expansion, or applying for a loan. This workshop will discuss the narrative and financial aspects of the plan as well as give the student an opportunity to work with actual plans that have been prepared by others.
Speaker: Ruben Gonzales


Thursday, May 14, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
An entrepreneur goes into business to make money. In order to accomplish this goal, it is often necessary to borrow funds. This 3-hour seminar will cover determining how much you need, where the money will come from, the 5 C’s of Credit, and preparing your loan package.
Speaker: Ruben Gonzales
Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A good credit score is now considered to be 740 points or higher. This seminar will include information about the history of credit scoring, credit reports and how they are calculated, the importance of maintaining good credit, and more. Proven methods to increase your credit score by 50-100+ within 60 days will also be discussed.
Speaker: Robert Moore

Managing a Business

Thursday, April 30, 2015 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Why should a small business pay attention to Cyber Security? Who would want to "waste time" on one? In this informative seminar you will learn: awareness of Cyber Security and recognize the methods being used, identify the "Cyber Actors" (threats of C.H.E.W and what is at risk in your data), components of an effective program (how not to become a victim), know the importance of Cyber Law (incident response plan-critical or not necessary), and setting the stage in small business trends for 2015/2016 Cyber Security.
Speaker: David Pendergrass
Thursday, June 18, 2015 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hurricane season is upon us! Attend this informative seminar and learn how your business can better prepare to weather any storm!
Speaker: Brent Fisher

Tax Planning

Friday, May 01, 2015 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
This seminar will teach attendees how to get the most out of QuickBooks for their business. You will learn the basics to better understand your financial data. Topics include how to set your business, create invoices, pay bills, reconcile bank accounts, and create reports.
Speaker: Jess McLamb
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Do you know your product or service upside down and backwards, but the numbers just drive you up a wall? This seminar will help you understand the difference between cash basis and accrual basis of accounting and single versus double entry bookkeeping. We’ll talk about calculating and recording payroll taxes and sales tax and you’ll get hands-on experience in preparing financial statements, including cash flow, income and expense statements, and balance sheets.
Speaker: Jess McLamb

Marketing and Sales

Thursday, May 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This seminar covers tips for prospective and existing business owners on how to learn more about customers, competitors, and overall market opportunities. In addition to defining a target market, you will learn the 4 components of the marketing mix and inexpensive and effective market research design.
Speaker: Mike Collins