Business meetings, seminars and events (July 14-21)

Tuesday

Hiring for Success, 4-5 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. The hiring process 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)

Starting a Business, 10-11:30 a.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. Learn basic issues faced when starting a small business such as licensing, legal forms of business, record-keeping, hiring employees, business planning and access to financing. Free but pre-registration is required. (274-7232, aksbdc.org)

Wednesday

Why Use Social Media Marketing? 1:30-3 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. Instructor Cherilynn Stone will help small business owners determine why they need a social media presence, learn what platforms are available and the pros and cons of each. $15. (274-7232)

Thursday

How to Write a Business Plan, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. Interactive workshop covers the basics of writing a business plan and how it can help you focus your business, obtain financing and keep on track. The first half of the class covers the financials for a dummy company chosen by the attendees. The second half will go over the narrative portion of the business plan. $50. (274-7232)

Loan Briefing for Small Business in Need of Capital, 1 p.m., U.S. Small Business Administration, 420 L St. Hear from the experts and an SBA local lender. To join by internet: Dial 888-858-2144, enter access code 6119714 and # key. RSVP. (271-4022; yolanda.lassiter@sba.gov)

 



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