Business meetings, events and seminars (4-22-13)

April 21, 2013 

Tuesday

Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Days, 10 a.m.-noon, U.S. Small Business Administration, 420 L St. The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are joining forces to provide Americans over the age of 50 with the real-world, actionable information they need to start and grow businesses. This entrepreneurship training is the tool kit that will empower you to use your experience, knowledge and skills to become job creators. To RSVP contact Yolanda Staples Lassiter at 271-4022 or email her at yolanda.lassiter@sba.gov.

Wednesday

Supervisor Boot Camp Round 2: Legality Training, 10 a.m.-noon, Coastal Villages Building, 711 H St. Get the most out of your supervisors with a small investment. Lunch included. This session covers: Safe navigation of federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity law; Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, age and pregnancy; avoiding retaliation claims and early detection; special issues presented by the Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act and other laws. $85. (276-4769, thegrowthcompany.com)

Keep The Peace at Work, 1-4 p.m., Coastal Villages Building, 711 H St. Conflict management strategies for supervisors -- learn to: deal with divas; bring employee tension to a halt; define boundaries; calm the irate customer; mitigate damage done by employees to customers; maximize behavior change in the chronic conflict starter; keep conflict from killing your team's morale and more. $129. (276-4769, thegrowthcompany.com)

Legal Aspects: LLCs, 1:30-3 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. Forming an LLC is probably the least expensive insurance you can buy to protect your assets. Learn how LLCs work, the factors to look at in deciding whether you need one, and how to maintain and manage them. Presented by attorney Andrew Mitton. Preregister at aksbdc.org and prepayment required. $20. (274-7232)

Thursday

Great Teachers Equal Great Students: Learning From International Leaders, noon to 1 p.m., Hilton Hotel Downtown Anchorage, 500 W. Third Ave. Commonwealth North presents Pasi Sahlberg, Ph.D., director general of Finland's Ministry of Education and Culture, and Ee-Ling Low, Ph.D., associate dean for programme and student development (teacher education and preparation) at Singapore's National Institute of Education, to speak on their approaches to training teachers that result in high performing students. Admission includes lunch. $35. (276-1414, commonwealthnorth.org)

Friday

Crowdfunding: The New Face of Venture Capital, 2-4 p.m., Bear Tooth Theatre Pub, 1230 W. 27th Ave. Learn how crowdfunding is transforming access to capital from renowned crowdfunding expert Kevin Lawton. Jon Bittner, Alaska Economic Development Corp. vice president, will present an overview of crowdfunding in Alaska, and the implications of new regulations in business. $15. Free for students with ID. (aedcweb.com)

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