Monday, July 19, 2010

Upcoming Classes at BOI

Next week's classes:

Establishing Your Brand Identity
Get tips on how to establish a powerful brand identity for your business through the selection of your name, logo, imagery and promotional products. Understand your options from do-it-yourself to working with a graphic designer. Cost: $10
Monday, Jul. 26, 6 -- 8 p.m.
Instructors: Ravyn Stadick and Susi Fryer, Wolf Run Marketing

Market Research Resources
In this hands-on class, practice using some key online resources to help you find quantifiable data about your industry, customers and competition. Cost: $10
Friday, Jul. 30, 10 a.m. -- noon
Instructor: Tricia Mohl, BOI

Upcoming classes:

Choosing the Right Type of Business for You
Consider alternative paths to self-employment other than building your own business from scratch by learning about opportunities to buy a business, become a franchise owner or build your own practice with Prudential's Financial Services Associate Program. Cost: Free
Monday, Aug. 2, 6 -- 7 p.m.
Instructors: Sharon O'Donoghue, BOI; Scott Underwood, The Entrepreneur's Source; Matt Kemmerer, Prudential

Taxes for Small Businesses
Review the various tax responsibilities of the small business owner, understand what you need to do to comply with the law and review basic rules regarding business tax deductions. Cost: $10
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 6 -- 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jon Pryweller, CPA, Whitewater Group

Business Web Site Basics
Learn how to go about creating a new Web site for your business, including registering the domain name, finding a host, planning your site content and options for creating the site. Cost: $10
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 6 -- 8 p.m.
Instructors: Will Hardison and Nicole Stultz, Mediaplug

Networking for Success
Acclaimed 10-hour workshop for business owners to become masters at networking and build a network of referral sources to grow their business. Cost: $60
Thursdays, Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 6 -- 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Hazel Walker, BNI and Referral Institute

Lease Negotiations
Understand the language of commercial leases, common provisions and what to look for when searching for commercial property and reviewing a lease agreement. Cost: $10
Thursday, Aug. 5, 6 -- 8 p.m.
Instructor: Hannah Joseph, Esq., Joseph & Turow, P.C. and John Fox, Prime Site Brokers

Business Planning 1
Plan for business success by researching your market opportunity, planning your finances, identifying your value proposition and writing your business plan. Cost: Variable based on income. Preregistration and prepayment are required for this series.
Tuesdays, Aug. 10, 17, 24 and 31, 6 -- 9 p.m.
Instructor: Tricia Mohl, BOI

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, Aug. 11 and 12, 6 -- 8 p.m.

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.

See our Web site for the full calendar of upcoming classes.

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