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FAST TRACK YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS Workshops - Effective Strategies for Growth sponsored by the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and BancorpSouthFAST TRACK YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS Workshops - Effective Strategies for Growth sponsored by the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and BancorpSouthKick Off the New Year with FAST TRACK YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS Workshops – Effective Strategies for Growth sponsored by the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and BancorpSouth!

Are you a new business startup or thinking about starting a business? Maybe you already have a business and would either like to grow to another level or just refresh?
Regardless of what stage your business is in, this workshop series is for you!

Workshop Series
6 Workshop Sessions
Beginning January 13, 2015
2nd and 4th Tuesday of Each Month
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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Workshop Dates:

Tuesday – 01/13/2015

Session 1a:

Organization Types and Considerations for Small Business – pros and cons of business structures

This module provides an overview of business organizational types and is designed to help participants to understand how selecting the correct organizational type can benefit their business.

After completing this module, the participants will become familiar with the common types of business formations, including:

  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Partnership
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • C-corporation
  • S-corporation

This workshop will be facilitated by Chesley Payne, Attorney with Massey, Stotser & Nichols, P.C.

Session 1b:

Selling a Small Business and Succession Planning

This module provides an overview of selling a small business and succession planning and is designed to help participants to understand how selling a business can benefit their business.

After completing this module, the participants will be able to:

  • Incorporate life-cycle issues into their management planning.
  • Decide the best option for them to exit their business.
  • Prepare for retirement.

This workshop will be facilitated by Chesley Payne, Attorney with Massey, Stotser & Nichols, P.C.

More information about this workshop

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Tuesday – 01/27/2015

Session 2a:

Tax Planning and Reporting

This module provides an overview of tax planning and reporting and is designed to help participants to understand how taxes can benefit and affect their business.

After completing this module, the participants will be able to:

  • Predict their businesses’ federal, state and local tax liabilities.
  • Prepare for tax obligations and establish proper accounts.
  • Obtain the proper licenses for their business and meet reporting requirements.

This workshop will be facilitated by Mike Woodall & Martha Belcher with M & M Tax Accounting, Inc.

Session 2b:

Record Keeping – as a managerial tool

This module provides an overview of record keeping and is designed to help participants to understand how record keeping can benefit their business.

After completing this module, the participants will be able to:

  • Improve their overall recordkeeping practices.
  • Apply tricks and tools relevant to their business.
  • Choose among various software to support their recordkeeping.

This workshop will be facilitated by Mike Woodall & Martha Belcher with M & M Tax Accounting, Inc.

More Information About Workshop #2

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Tuesday – 02/10/2015

Session 3a:

Banking Services Available for Small Business

This module provides an overview of business banking services.

After completing this module, the participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the most common banking services for small businesses, including merchant services, payroll processing, business credit and others.
  • Understand how other small business owners decide which banking services to use.
  • Evaluate the applicability of each of banking service to their business needs.

This workshop will be facilitated by BancorpSouth.

Session 3b:

Credit Reporting for Small Business – demystified

This module provides an overview of credit reporting and is designed to help participants to understand how reporting their credit can
benefit their business.

After completing this module, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand how credit reports are used in the underwriting of business loans.
  • Apply common business practices and tools to help in proper credit reporting.
  • Develop strategies to build or improve their business’ credit.
  • Protect themselves from credit-related scams and know what to do if their business becomes a victim.

This workshop will be facilitated by Gateway Financial and BancorpSouth.

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Tuesday – 03/03/2015

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DATE HAS CHANGED FROM FEBRUARY 24, 2015 TO MARCH 3, 2015 DUE TO THREAT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER – THIS WORKSHOP IS ONE WEEK PAST ORIGINAL DATE PLANNED.

Session 4a:

Insurance – choices for businesses

This module provides an overview of insurance and is designed to help participants to understand how insurance can benefit their business.

After completing this module, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand their business’ insurance needs.
  • Choose the insurance products that are best for their business.

This workshop will be facilitated by Scott Pellowski with Scott Pellowski State Farm

Session 4b:

Risk Management – planning for what you can and cannot control

This module provides an overview of risk management and is designed to help participants to understand how risk management can benefit
their business.

After completing this module, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the external and internal factors which affect risk for a small business.
  • Recognize the common warning signs of risk for a small business.
  • Implement, monitor, and evaluate a risk management plan for their business.

This workshop will be facilitated by Scott Pellowski with Scott Pellowski State Farm

More Information About Workshop #4

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Tuesday – 03/10/2015

Session 5a:

Time Management – tips to make you more efficient

This module provides an overview of time management and is designed to help participants to understand how time management can benefit their business.

After completing this module, the participants will be able to:

  • Improve their time management skills.
  • Apply some common time management practices, such as:
    • ABC Analysis
    • Pareto Analysis
    • Eisenhower Method
    • POSEC Method

This workshop will be facilitated by Trudy Phillips with Trudy Phillips Consulting Service.

Session 5b:

Marketing for Small Business

This module provides an overview of marketing and how different strategies and marketing tools can benefit their business.

After completing this module, the participants will have an overview and understanding of:

  • Contact Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Content & Article Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Website & Blog Marketing
  • and more

This workshop will be facilitated by Dona Bonnett with adr Business & Marketing Strategies.

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Tuesday – 03/24/2015

Session 6a:

Financial Management – understanding this critical practice

This module provides an overview of business financial management and is designed to help participants to understand how financial
management can benefit their business.

After completing this module, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the essentials of financial management.
  • Apply financial management practices, rules, and tools most relevant for small businesses.
  • Prepare for common business financing needs: start-up finance, working capital, and fixed asset loans.

This workshop will be facilitated by BancorpSouth.

Session 6b:

Workshop Certifications & Business Networking Reception

This module is designed to recognize and award participants for completing the workshop series as well as utilize business networking to build professional relationships.

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Complete Workshop Series (All 6 Workshops)

Early Bird Registration – $15 (deadline 12/26/2014)
Late Registration – $25 (deadline 01/05/2015)
After 01/06/2015 – $30
*All attendees who register for complete workshop series and attend all workshops will receive their total registration fee back in the form of a gas gift card.

Single Workshops

$10 each (if purchased individually, for those wanting to attend a single workshop)
This Workshop Series is sponsored by the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce and BancorpSouth. For more information, please contact Sandra McGuire – 205.699.5001/Tracy Marcus – 205.640-2382.

To register for the Complete Workshop Series or to register for individual workshops, please download registration form, complete and forward along with your payment to:

Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 900
Leeds, Alabama  35094

 

If you prefer to drop off your registration form at the Chamber office, please drop off before December 19, 2014 for Early Bird Registrations because the Chamber office will be closed after December 19th for the holidays.

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