Every month we select a list of events that have the potential to benefit you and your small business; to help you start your business, develop, grow, and run it like a pro. Check out our list for July to find an event near you and have a great summer growing your small business!
Events Around the Country
What it is: A workshop designed to help small businesses learn how to use Quickbooks (for Desktop only).
When and where: July 10th, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Why it’s worth attending: Quickbooks is a bookkeeping software that can greatly improve and streamline business management. Take advantage of this affordable course and avoid learning on your own through trial and error.
Cost: $35 for online pre-registration; $50 at the door.
U.S. Small Business Administration Free Workshop – “Buying or Selling a Business? Ask the Experts First”
What it is: A panel discussion hosted by experts on the process and critical considerations involved in buying or selling a business.
When and where: July 11th, Little Rock, AR
Why it’s worth attending: If you’re considering buying or selling a business, one bad move can spoil the deal. Attending talks where you can ask the experts first is a sure way to help you take the right steps toward a successful transaction. You will hear from a business broker, an attorney, a CPA (certified public accountant) and a lender panel of bankers.
What it is: A 2-step business start up program.
When and where: July 12th, Pittsburg, PA
Why it’s worth attending: For any entrepreneur or dreamer looking to get serious about a business idea, a program like this is sure to point you in the right direction. Learn about the size of your market, marketing tools, business structures, helpful resources, available funding and how to formally establish your business.
What it is: A cyber security awareness program.
When and where: July 13th, South Orange, NJ
Why it’s worth attending: This program was designed to provide an understanding of the importance of securing your companies online data and critical assets via detection, remediation and prevention. Especially if this is something you haven’t given much consideration to, it will be worth your time and money to brush up on best practices and helpful tips by attending this program.
What it is: A workshop for entrepreneurs seeking constructive feedback on their business ideas before getting started.
When and where: July 16th, Baltimore, MD
Why it’s worth attending: Not only will attendees receive critical feedback needed before starting a business, they will also learn about business plans and startup assistance.
What it is: A workshop for small business owners looking to re-structure their budget and/or locate funding.
When and where: July 23rd, Burns, OR
Why it’s worth attending: Learn about critical topics on budgeting and funding, such as calculating startup costs, what exactly you need to take to the bank, types of loans and the SBA loan process.
Events in Austin
What it is: A seminar on understanding taxes for small businesses in the Austin, Texas area.
When and where: July 9th, Austin, TX
Why it’s worth attending: Hear from representatives from the Comptroller’s Office on rules, records, reports, remittance and resources, Texas sales, use taxes and permits, required record-keeping, Texas resale certificate, Texas exemption certificate, successor liability, accounting methods (cash vs. accrual), auditing taxpayer records, reporting periods, filing sales tax returns, pre-payments, discounts and penalties, other taxes and fees, and online assistance. Phew! Learn just about everything you need to know about small business taxes in Texas.
What it is: A workshop covering the loan application process.
When and where: July 9th, Austin, TX
Why it’s worth attending: Get free insight into what lenders are looking for in a loan package. Topics discussed will include: basic components of credit analysis and sources of loans for small businesses.
What it is: A workshop presented by BiGAUSTIN, providing legal information on formally starting a business.
When and where: July 12th, Austin, TX
Why it’s worth attending: This workshop covers critical information for new businesses such as, legal forms of business, name registration and taxes, business licenses, permits and regulations, the law related to contracts and purchase orders.
What it is: A seminar about how to choose the right healthcare plan for a small group of employees.
When and where: July 22nd, Austin, TX
Why it’s worth attending: Paul Sicotte, a Small Group Space Specialist, will explain how the “Group Health Triangle” provides a clear and understandable overview of the different Healthcare Business Models available, how each model approaches coverage and the pros and cons of each.
What it is: A workshop for those interested in the legal issues of starting a business.
When and where: July 25th, Austin, TX
Why it’s worth attending: This workshop is designed for those looking to start a business, but unsure how to go about it legally. Topics include: choosing the right entity, trademark issues, contracts, ethics and how to hire a professional.