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Business meetings and seminars for week of Dec. 30

WEDNESDAY

Business Planning 101 by YWCA’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Center, 5-9 p.m., 324 E. Fifth Ave. Effective business planning is the key to a successful business. This course takes students through the entire process of developing and planning a start-up business. This four-week course provides the necessary framework for writing a detailed business plan. Topics include business basics, market analysis, marketing strategy, basic numbers, cash and taxes. Your final business plan will be utilized for future business operations, budgeting and for obtaining funding from lenders and investors. $350. (644-9611, ywcaak.org)

THURSDAY

The Resource Development Council will meet for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in the Dena'ina Convention Center. Incoming Senate President Charlie Huggins and House Speaker Mike Chenault will offer a preview of the 2013 Alaska Legislature. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. and the program begins at 7:30 a.m. To guarantee your seat, you must register at akrdc.org/membership/events/breakfast by noon Wednesday.

Alaska Economic Forecast with Neal Fried, 6-8 p.m., Westmark Anchorage Hotel, 720 W. Fifth Ave. Fried will speak at the monthly dinner meeting of the National Association of Purchasing Management Alaska. $28 includes dinner. R.S.V.P. required by emailing or calling before 5 p.m. Monday. (N.Weems@alaskausa.org  or 646-6308; napmalaska.org)

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? Presentation by SBA’s loan specialist Nelida Irvine. You can attend in person or watch this event on your computer via a live webinar. Free. To RSVP, contact Yolanda Lassiter. (271-4022, )

 



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