Monday, November 2, 2009

Planning Ahead for Upcoming Programs at BOI

Business Planning Workshops

Business Planning Fundamentals
In this 10-hour series, business owners will examine their current operations and learn how to build a solid foundation and develop strategies for future growth. Class registration includes free sessions with a professional business coach and a marketing consultant. $50 for series
Mondays, Nov. 16, 23, 30, and Dec. 7, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Tricia Guagliardo, BOI
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Financial Workshops

Financing Your Small Business
Explore your options for financing the start-up or growth of your small business. Topics include the truth about free grant money, discussion of typical financing sources, banks' lending requirements, and an overview of SBA loan products. $10
Monday, Nov. 16, 6 – 8 p.m.
Instructor: Greg Marx, STAR Financial Bank
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Small-Business Record Keeping
Learn how to create an easy-to-use system for managing paperwork and documenting transactions to create the reports you need to better manage your business. $10
Thursday, Nov. 19, 6 – 8 p.m.
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Legal Workshops

Registering Your New Business
Identify the steps you need to take to register your business and establish tax accounts at federal, state and local levels. $10
Thursday, Nov. 19, 6 – 8 p.m.
Instructor: Tricia Guagliardo, BOI
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Starting a Nonprofit Organization
Learn the difference between nonprofit and for-profit businesses and what it takes to start a nonprofit organization. $10
Monday, Nov. 23, 6 – 8 p.m.
Instructor: Kim Huizinga, Esq., Community Development Law Center
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Industry Workshops

Child-Care Business Management and Operations
Learn the key policies, procedures and systems that you should have in place to efficiently operate your child-care business, including how to develop an effective business plan and parent handbook. $10
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Crystal Coleman, Child Care Answers
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