seminar schedule

8:30 am Seminars

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STARTING A BUSINESS – SESSION 1 – OPTIONS TO CONSIDER
Ideas… Options… how to get started. Improve your chances of success with good planning and preparation.
Ed Ramirez, Bob Dorse, Greater Seattle SCORE
PPT Presentation

TAXES AND THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNER
Find out what every small business needs to know about filing and paying federal taxes, and how to avoid the most common tax reporting errors. Even if you use a tax preparer, this is good information to know!
Mike Cvitkovic, Internal Revenue Service
PPT Presentation | Handout
Also at 2:30 pm

CHOOSING YOUR BUSINESS STRUCTURE
The business structure you choose will have legal and tax implications. Learn about the pros and cons of the various forms of business structures: sole proprietorship, corporation, and LLC. This class does not constitute legal advice, but will provide you with a basic understanding of which business entity is right for you.
Rizwan Chaudhry, NW Accountants
PPT Presentation

MARKETING TIPS AND ADVICE
Marketing is THE critical factor to your business success. Discover powerful, cost-effective techniques to build your business.
Liz Jamieson, Washington Center for Women in Business
PPT Presentation | Handout
Also at 1:00 pm

KEYS TO CREATE A BUSINESS BOOSTING WEBSITE
Your website must be an integral part of your business. Uncover the secrets that are guaranteed to make your website a powerful business-building tool. Learn valuable ways to increase your profits online.
Jim Rosemary, New Tech Web
PPT Presentation | For more valuable information, please visit www.NewTechWeb.com/BizFair.

FRANCHISING 101
Learn about the five basic franchise categories, the pros and cons, and how to choose the right one.
Charlie McGee, FranNet Washington
Handout

MAKE THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BUYER YOUR CUSTOMER
Federal, state and local governments purchase billions of dollars of goods and services every year. Discover how to use small business certifications and set asides to get your share of their business along with free resources for government procurement.
Ranvir "Ana" Singh, U.S. Small Business Administration
PPT Presentation | Handout
Traci Hansen, Washington PTAC

PPT Presentation | Handout
Also at 10:00 am

BUSINESS & OCCUPATION (B&O) TAX AND MY BUSINESS
Learn when Washington State business and occupation tax needs to be collected and how to compute the correct amounts.
Maureen O’Connell, WA State Dept. of Revenue Taxpayer Services

PPT Presentation

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