Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Upcoming classes at BOI

Next week's classes:

Internet Marketing
Learn how to improve the chances of your Web site being found through search engines like Google and identify other ways to increase your Web presence. Cost: $10
Monday, Mar. 8, 6 -- 8 p.m.
Instructor: Ken Zweigel, DRIVE
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Starting a Nonprofit Organization
Learn about the structural and legal differences between nonprofit and for-profit businesses and understand what it takes to start a new nonprofit organization to determine if it's right for you. Cost: $10
Thursday, Mar. 11, 6 -- 8 p.m.
Instructor: Kim Huizinga, Esq., Community Development Law Center
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Upcoming classes:

Record Keeping for Small Businesses
Examine the essentials of record keeping for your business so that you are prepared for tax time and have the information you need to effectively manage your business. Learn what documentation is required and how to put together a simple transaction ledger. Cost: $10
Thursday, Mar. 18, 6:30 -- 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Gail Barnes, CPA, Barnes Financial Services
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Get Smart with Your Money
Learn how your personal finances affect the success of your business and how to improve your personal financial and credit position in order to increase your "bankability" when seeking small-business financing. Cost: Variable based on income.
Saturdays, Mar. 20 and 27, 9 a.m. -- 3 p.m.
Instructor: Sharetha Marshall, BOI
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Introduction to Business Ownership
In this introductory session, learn what it takes to start a business, assess your readiness, set your goals, plan your path towards business ownership and learn how BOI's programs can help you each step along the way. Cost: Free
Wednesday, Mar. 24, 9 a.m. -- noon
Instructor: Tricia Mohl, BOI
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ABCs of Certification
In this panel discussion with representatives of certifying agencies, understand how certification as a woman- or minority-owned business can give you an advantage in obtaining contracts with government agencies and learn about the process of becoming certified. Cost: Free
Wednesday, Mar. 24, 6 -- 8 p.m.
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All classes are held at BOI s office at 4755 Kingsway Drive, Suite 314 unless otherwise noted. Call BOI at (317) 917-3266 ext. 100 to register.

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