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Business meetings, seminars and events (3/11/13)

Tuesday

Healthcare Reform: The Impact on Our Small Business, 2-4 p.m., Anchorage Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave. 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.org)

WedNESDAY

Social Media Marketing: Facebook, 10-11:30 a.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 dos and donts of posting. RSVP. $20. (aksbdc.org or 274-7232)

Thursday

Exporting/Importing: Is Your Company Ready? 10-11 a.m., Anchorage Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave. This class is structured as a series of questions business owners need to ask of their current management and production capabilities. Discussed will be the various internal and external factors that will measure your company's readiness for the international marketplace as well as legal considerations to begin the export process. Led by Ryan Gilbert, SBDC's resident international trade adviser. $10. (274-7232, aksbdc.org)

SBA Programs and Services, noon- 1 p.m., Anchorage Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave. Interested in getting access to capital to start or grow your business? Or would you like to learn more about SBA guaranteed loans? Nelida Irvine of the Small Business Administration will teach you how to find the resources to start or grow your existing business. Free. Preregistration required. (274-7232, aksbdc.org)