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Business Meetings, Events and Seminars

Tuesday

Income Generation, 5-8 p.m., YWCA'sWomen's Economic Empowerment Center, 324 E. Fifth Ave. Learn to prioritize personal and professional finances. Get a critical understanding of your current financial picture and set future financial goals. In "Income Generation," with the guidance of an instructor, personal income is assessed and the student is presented with options for income generation. $75. (644-9611, ywcaak.org/finances.htm)

Profit Mastery, noon-4:30 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. The Small Business Development Center hosts this class series Tuesday, Thursday and Oct. 23 and 25. Profit Mastery will help you make better business decisions by increasing your financial knowledge and by giving you tools to manage your success. After class, particiate in the weekly networking event, Profit Mastery Users Group. RSVP. $200. All four days mandatory. (274-7232, aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com)

Wednesday

Build Your Business With Social Media, 1:30- 4:30 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. Instructor Cherilynn Stone covers the "Ideal Five" social media marketing platforms for business: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube and blogs. Also covers the latest social media platforms for small business: Pinterest and Google+. RSVP. $35. (274-7232, aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com)

Starting a Business, 1- 3 p.m., Alaska SBDC, 201 N. Lucille St., Wasilla. This workshop will cover basic issues faced when starting a new small business such as feasibility study, business planning, business licensing, legal forms of business, selecting a location, business record-keeping, hiring employees and access to business loans. Preregister by phone or online. (373-7232, aksbdc.org)

The Basics of Human Resources, Worker's Comp, Employee Benefits and Payroll, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. Labor laws and regulations are constantly changing. As a human resources professional with Swan Employer Services, Rita Corwin works with businesses from 10 to 500 employees to implement productive business processes designed to help owners. $35. (274-7232, aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com)

Thursday

Pursuing Government Contracting, 1:30-3 p.m., Alaska SBDC, 201 N. Lucille St., Wasilla. Contracting with the government can be profitable, but it is not always the best decision for small-business owners. How can you determine if your business is ready to pursue government sales? Does the government need your products and/or services? Do you understand the pros and cons of government procurement? Preregister by phone or online. Free. (373-7232, aksbdc.org)

Social Marketing: You and Your Network, 5-8 p.m., YWCA's Women's Economic Empowerment Center, 324 E. Fifth Ave. Learn the importance of using social networking for your business, practical tips and ideas on how to use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to help build and grow your business. Instructor Remmie Male is a guest of the IREX Program through the U.S. Department of State. She is a visiting leader from Uganda who is passionate about small business development and women's economic empowerment. $15. (644-9611, ywcaak.org/finances.htm)

Friday

The Great Land of Payroll: The 2012 Alaska Statewide Payroll Conference, 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Alaska Native Heritage Center, 8800 Heritage Center Drive. This conference is the leader in payroll education. Topics of discussion will provide payroll professionals with information to be compliant and informed in matters critical to any payroll department. New this year are larger, more focused classes based on topics our members want to be educated on. Members $300; non-members $400. (631-2617, alaskaapa.org)