Sponsored by UAF School of Natural Resources and Extension, UAF Community & Technical College, the Alaska Small Business Development Center, Alaska SCORE, Paul Robinson & Associates, the Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation, the Small Business Administration and the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce
Beginning Social Media & Mobile Marketing
Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.–noon, UAF CTC
This workshop will look at why social media is important and how Internet-based applications can add to your marketing strategy and help identify your target market. — Jim McDermott
Intermediate Social Media & Mobile Marketing
Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m.–noon, UAF CTC
Participants will discuss how companies can use social media to build relationships with customers, the steps required to build a social media plan and how to measure the effectiveness of its social media activities. — Jim McDermott
How to Develop Ideas Into Businesses
Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m.–noon, UAF CTC
Participants will discuss how to start a new business venture and go over idea development from brainstorming to the due diligence required to support the business idea pursued. — Jim McDermott
Starting a Small Business
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1–4 p.m., UAF CTC
This workshop covers the basic issues faced when starting a small business, such as business licensing, legal forms, business record keeping, hiring employees, business planning, access to financing, identifying the market and developing a marketing plan. — Paul Robinson and Scott Swingle
Writing a Business Plan
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1–4 p.m., UAF CTC
Learn about the elements of writing a business plan: how to establish budgets, create and evaluate financials to measure your successes and failures, identify the market and develop a marketing plan. — Paul Robinson and Scott Swingle
Legal Forms of Business
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1–4 p.m., UAF CTC
This workshop will cover the legal and tax aspects of various types of business entities, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations and S corporations. There will also be a discussion of topics related to LLCs. — Paul Robinson and John Burns
Record Keeping and Taxes for Mining
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1–3 p.m., UAF CTC
Learn about the record-keeping requirements of the IRS and tax planning and preparation. Topics will include depreciation and depletion rules, the mining tax return, application for a mining license, revenue recognition and inventory, and the hobby loss rule. — Paul Robinson
Understanding & Accessing Credit as a Small Business
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1–3 p.m., UAF CTC
This workshop will show you how to proactively improve your personal and business credit so you are more likely to be successful when you apply for that business credit card, line of credit or loan. Topics will include reporting for business and personal credit, ways to protect against credit fraud, systems to build stronger credit and what lenders are looking for when they review your credit. — Scott Swingle and Bill Staley
How to Get a Small Business Loan
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 5:30–7:30 p.m., SBDC, 3750 Bonita St.
This workshop explores funding options available for your business, including nontraditional funding (family, crowd funding, etc.) and traditional funding (credit union and bank financial products). It will emphasize how to improve your personal and business credit; look at a typical loan application and financial package required by a lender; review the closing process; and discuss lender expectations. — Russ Talvi and Paul Bauer III
– All classes live in Fairbanks: UAF Community and Technical College, 604 Barnette, Room 216, or 3750 Bonita.
– All classes (except Saturday and evening) available by videoconference in Anchorage: UAF Cooperative Extension Service District Office, 1675 C Street, Suite 100
– Also available on your desktop by arrangement. If interested, contact Kathryn Dodge at 474-6497 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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