Monday, March 15, 2010

Upcoming Classes at BOI

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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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.
Tuesdays, Apr. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 6 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sharetha Marshall, BOI
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Using Microsoft Word® for Business
Learn hands-on how to use intermediate features of Word to create business documents. Topics include tables, headers and footers, graphics and templates. Cost: $10
Thursday, Apr.8, 9 a.m. noon.
Instructor: Barb Krall, Computer Trainer
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Starting a Salon, Spa or Barber Shop
In this two-part workshop, find out what it takes to own and operate your own business in this largely recession-proof industry. Learns the ins and outs of making your dream a reality with tips and insights from an experienced salon owner with over 30 years in the industry. Cost: $30
Mondays, Apr. 12 and 19, 10 a.m. noon
Instructor: Brenda Petty, Changes Total Salon and Day Spa
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In this two-part panel-discussion format, learn how to create a legitimate business, ensure you comply with laws and regulations and protect yourself from liability by registering your business, getting your tax ID numbers, selecting the right insurance and establishing a banking relationship. Cost: $20
Wednesday and Thursday, Apr. 14 and 15, 6 8 p.m.
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Intellectual Property
Understand the principles of trademarks, copyrights and patents, and how to protect your intellectual property assets. Cost: $10
Thursday, Apr. 15, 6 8 p.m.
Instructor: Patty Hughel, Brannon & Associates PC
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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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