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When does a small business owner first get the hint that they’ve got to boost their own financial literacy?

“Most often, when they have to file their taxes for the first time they realize, ‘I don’t know a lot about finances,'” says Rob King, director of Small Business at Intuit, adding that owners often discover, “‘I’ve got an awesome dream but I don’t quite know how to do this.'” Read More

Thursday, April 30, 2015 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Tallahassee Community College Capitol Center

Law touches every aspect of business. This informative series of workshops will help you make sense of it all. Legal experts specializing in the areas of: Intellectual Property, Employment , Tax, Healthcare, Corporate Formation, Contracts and Construction Law will be on hand to guide you through legal matters your businesses face. This educational event is designed to are business owners and entrepreneurs with the legal knowledge to avoid risks and make better legal decisions concerning your business! Registration fee includes all sessions, refreshments, lunch and course material.

Fee: $ 25.00

To Pay for Registration Please Visit www.bigbendbiz.com
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To paraphrase Jay Z, “Beyoncé is not a businesswoman. She’s a business, woman.” And so it made total sense when Harvard Business School announced that it would publish a case study about the perfectly executed secret-release of Beyoncé’s self-titled album, a visual masterpiece that arrived on iTunes unannounced — no promotional tour, no singles, nothing — on December 13, 2013. Read more.

Topic: Financing
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Small Business Development Center, Innovation Park
The Morgan Building
Tallahassee

Every new business idea needs financing to start. Where do these funds come from? This course is designed to explore the avenues that are available to entrepreneurs who desire to start a new business. It takes a practical, realistic look at a new business owner’s options. It will point out what will be required from each of these sources to utilize them to fund your business.

Speaker(s): Aundra’ McGlockton, Sr.

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Topic: Start-up Assistance
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Small Business Development Center, Innovation Park
The Morgan Building

An intensive, hands-on workshop, the How to Write a Business Plan course instructs participants on the purpose, structure and content of a business plan. Designed to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and tools to write their own business plan, attendees will actually complete an outline of their business plan during the workshop. The topics include the purpose of a business plan as well as the main content headers of a business plan; including the executive summary, business structure, products and/or services, marketing and sales programs, management plan and the business financial statements. Accordingly, the participants will produce a useful, viable outline of their business plan as a result of participating in the workshop.

Speaker(s): C. Julian Douglas

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You call it making your money work for you. The Internal Revenue Service calls it unearned income. Regardless of the name, the tax collector wants to know how much you make each year on earnings from your savings accounts, stocks and bonds, certificates of deposit or mutual funds.

Just how you report your investment income, however, depends largely on how much you made. For many taxpayers, the process is relatively simple and requires no additional tax forms. Those who pocketed a bit more from their investments will have to give the IRS details via extra forms.

And every investor who benefits from the lower capital gains and dividend tax rates will have to pay for their tax savings by running extra computations to figure out their precise IRS bill.

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