Business meetings, seminars and events (8-19-13)

August 18, 2013 

tuesday

• Business Lending, noon to 1 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. Have you ever wondered what a banker looks at when making a lending decision? Gain insight into what a bank is looking for when it reviews credit applications, including ratios and industry risk. We'll also discuss important banking relationships every business owner should have and resources to help you obtain the capital you seek. Free. (274-7232, aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com)

Wednesday

• A Manager's Guide To Motivating Without Money, 1-4 p.m., Coastal Villages Building, 711 H St. Learn about the 10 top ways to raise morale. (Choose any three and you've got it.) You'll learn how to maximize performance without using money as your only tool; learn to build and supervise self-motivated work teams; build motivation, morale and productivity more easily and quickly. $129. (276-4769, thegrowthcompany.com)

• Healthcare Reform: The Impact on our Small Businesses, 10 a.m. to noon, Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. This course will provide an overview of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from the perspective of Alaska small business and discuss upcoming changes facing business owners. Key topics will include: minimum essential benefits, small-business tax credits and upcoming changes to health benefit plans. By understanding the implications of new and proposed regulations, business owners can be better equipped to make appropriate decisions and enhance profitability. $20. (274-7232, aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com)

• Supervisor Boot Camp, Round No. 6, 10 a.m.-noon, Coastal Villages Building, 711 H St. Boot Camp is a six-month program that repeats twice a year. Start your boot camp at anytime. A certificate will be provided upon completion of the six modules. Get the most out of your supervisors with a small investment, two hours plus lunch provided. This session covers work ethic psychology; identify your work ethic with the Hughes Inventory; recognizing the work ethic of others; psychology-based communication and motivation. $85. (276-4769, www.thegrowthcompany.com)

Thursday

Marketing to the State of Alaska, 1:30- 3 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. This class will be presented by Michael Hanzuk of Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, and Jody King of Procurement Assistance Technical Center. King will provide an introduction to marketing products and services to the State of Alaska. Next, Hanzuk will go over the best way to market your product or service to the State of Alaska as well as how to receive preference over out-of-state bidders. He will discuss the Alaska Product Preference Program, how to find demand for your business and how product preference affects a bid. Free. (274-7232, aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com)

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