Workshop to aid
The Law Firm of Marshall, Parker and Associates is hosting a free breakfast event from 8 to 10 a.m., Wednesday, at the Holiday Inn Downtown, 100 Pine St., Williamsport.
The event is intended as an educational and networking opportunity for accountants, attorneys and financial advisors working with Marcellus landowners.
The morning's featured speaker will be J. Paul Dibert, retired chief of the state Department of Revenue's Inheritance Tax Division. His topic will provide an in-depth analysis of the mineral rights policy issued by the Department of Revenue and how professionals can advise their clients accordingly.
Registration for the Oct. 10 event is free, but pre-registration is required by contacting Marshall, Parker and Associates at 321-9008 or online at www.marcellusshalelawmonitor.com.
The West Branch Human Resource Society will host a breakfast meeting from 8 to 10 a.m., Wednesday, featuring speaker Vincent Negro addressing the topic of unemployment compensation.
There is a fee to attend the event at the Genetti Hotel, and registration is requested by Friday by calling 323-8711, faxing 323-4192, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop to aid with emergency planning
The Small Business Development Center at Bucknell University will offer the workshop, "Emergency Planning for Small Businesses" from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, at the offices of the American Red Cross, 249 Farley Circle, Brookpark Farm, Lewisburg.
Anne Smith, communications coordinator with the SUN Area chapter of the American Red Cross, will lead the discussion of several aspects of emergency management, including: how to analyze your business risk from man-made and natural disasters; and how to create plans to allow your business to keep running.
Smith is responsible for the planning and execution of disaster services in Union County and works closely with the local county emergency management agency.
There is a fee to attend, and registration is required as seating is limited. To register, call the center at 577-1249; e-mail SBDC@bucknell.edu, or visit the website www.bucknell.edu/script/sbdc/register.asp. Veterans may attend at no charge. Participants will receive a one-year subscription to Inc. magazine.
Series of web chats
The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a series of four web chats during October, which is also National Women's Small Business Month.
Each week in October, SBA's web chat series will feature experts who will give advice to women on how to put together business plans, navigate the challenges of entering competitive markets, and establish the foundation for a successful, profitable enterprise.
Here's a list of the web chats, and the corresponding links:
Thursday, 4 p.m. "Finding Capital" with Jeanne Hulit, Associate Administrator, Office of Capital Access
Oct. 16, 3 p.m. ET "Contracting with the Federal Government" with John Shoraka, Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting and Business Development
Oct. 25, 2 p.m. ET "Business Opportunities for Young Women" with Ana Harvey, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Women's Business Ownership
To see archived web chats, visit www.sba.gov/content/monthly-web-chat.
Several courses om
The Small Business Development Center at Bucknell University will offer three "Quickbooks for Small Business Owners" workshops Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the center's business education center in the DeWitt Building on Market Street in Lewisburg.
"Quickbooks Basic," from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday; system requirements, choosing the appropriate version of Quickbooks, general navigation, setting up your company, setting up the chart of accounts, opening balances, setting up vendors and customers, company preferences, creating transactions including deposits, checks and transferring funds, creating classes for detailing information and reconciling bank accounts.
"Quickbooks Intermediate," from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday; accounts payable, credit cards, setting up items, customizing invoices, creating invoices, sales receipts and credit memo/refunds, posting payments and making deposits, creating estimates and working with inventory.
"Quickbooks Advanced and Payroll," from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday; using purchase orders, creating sales orders, working with price levels, using forms and letters, creating labels, importing and exporting lists from Excel and an overview of payroll.
There is a fee to register for the workshops; veterans may attend at no cost. Seating is limited and registration is required. To register, call the center at 577-1249; send an e-mail to SBDC@bucknell.edu, or visit the website www.bucknell.edu/script/sbdc/Seminars.asp Attendees are encouraged to bring personal laptops. Registration includes a one-year subscription to Inc. magazine.
Course examines how to 'lead for change'
The Small Business Development Center at Bucknell University will offer the workshop, "Leading for Change," from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 18, in the SBDC Education Center, Room 308 of the DeWitt Building at 416 Market St., Lewisburg.
Rhonda Campbell, founder and owner of Rhonda Campbell Consulting Solutions, will lead the workshop, discussing how to implement change, determine the right focus for change, understand change resistance and what really matters when implementing change, recognize the role of communications and embrace the importance of understanding perception and perspective.
Campbell has more than 25 years of communication experience in training, coaching and management.
There is a fee to register; which is required as seating is limited. To register, call the center at 577-1249; e-mail SBDC@bucknell.edu, or visit the website www.bucknell.edu/script/sbdc/register.asp. Veterans may attend at no charge. Participants will receive a one-year subscription to Inc. magazine.