Business Meetings, Seminars and Events (12/17/12)

Tuesday

How to Write A Business Plan, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. This workshop will cover the basics of writing a business plan and how it can help you focus your business, obtain financing and keep your business on track. It is relevant for everybody in business, from the person just planning to start to the seasoned entrepreneur. Preregister online. $50 prepayment required. (274-7232, aksbdc.org)

Wednesday

Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber Lunch Forum, noon-1 p.m., Bear Mountain Grill, 12300 Old Glenn Highway. The Chamber will host the Chugiak-Eagle River legislative delegation for a pre-session briefing. $3 to $16. (694-4702, cer.org)

Thursday

The Resource Development Council, 7:30 a.m., Dena'ina Convention Center. Dan Graham, president of the Alaska Coal Association, will speak on "State of the State's Coal Industry." Register by Tuesday to guarantee your seat. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. To register, visit akrdc.org or call 276-0700, ext. 6.

Loan Briefing, 1 p.m., Small Business Administration, 420 L St. Interested in finding out about SBA's guaranty loan programs available to finance your business? You can attend in person or you can watch this event on your computer via a live webinar. No charge. RSVP with Yolanda Lassiter at 271-4022, email yolanda.lassiter@sba.gov.

Social Media Marketing: Facebook, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Anchorage Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave. Learn why it's so important for your company to have a Facebook page and the do's and don't's of posting. $20. RSVP at aksbdc.org or 274-7232.