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Business meetings, events, seminars (6-24-13)

Tuesday

Hiring for Success, 3-4 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. Hiring: It's one of the most important tasks a small business must complete, yet too often it's an afterthought, something you do quickly when you lose an employee, or suddenly have more work than you can handle. The hiring process, however, can directly affect your business' success. It also has multiple legal implications due to anti-discrimination laws. In this hourlong workshop, you'll learn the basics of what you need to know when hiring an employee. $10. (274-7232)

Wednesday

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. Preregister online. $50 prepayment required. (aksbdc.org or 274-7232)

Styles and Types: People Dynamics at Work, 1-4 p.m., Coastal Villages Building, 711 H St. This fast-paced, fun training presents a useful framework for understanding the people you work with, reveals key differences and why you and others come to certain conclusions, and helps you immediately understand and unravel people issues. This session entails four quick self-assessments, making it easy to understand each type: the codes of conduct and beliefs that guide your co-workers and employees; the strengths and Achilles heels of each type. $129. (276-4769, thegrowthcompany.com)

Supervisor Boot Camp, Round 4, 10 a.m. to noon, Coastal Villages Building, 711 H St. Handling work performance problems, discipline, documentation and de-escalation. Get the most out of your supervisors with a small investment. Lunch provided. $85. (276-4769, thegrowthcompany.com)

Thursday

Loan Briefing for Small Business in Need of Capital, 1 p.m., U.S. Small Business Administration, 420 L St. You'll hear from the experts and an SBA local lender. To join the briefing by phone, call 1-888-858-2144. Enter the access code 6119714 plus the # key. (271-4022, yolanda.lassiter@sba.gov)

Starting a Business: Anchorage and Webinar, 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. Are you thinking about starting your own business? Topics include licensing, legal forms of business, business record-keeping, hiring employees, business planning and access to financing. Free. (274-7232)

Women Entrepreneur of Alaska, 6-7:30 p.m., Conscious Solutions NLP, East Dowling Road and Old Seward Highway. Remove obstacles in the way of your success. Build your business purpose and vision. Create more desire for your product or service. Transform interested people into paying clients and refine your business goals and action steps. The first class is free. (632-6332, weofalaska.com)