Managing a Business

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The LSBDC at ULM will be celebrating Manufacturer's Week 2016 by offering an overview of OSHA's (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations and requirements. Under the OSH Act, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. OSHA's mission is to assure safe and healthful workplaces by setting and enforcing standards, and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Employers must comply with all applicable OSHA standards. Employers must also comply with the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act, which requires employers to keep their workplace free of serious recognized hazards. This class would benefit any company that needs the first steps in becoming OSHA certified, looking for additional information on OSHA regulations, or needs a representative to help with the certification process.
Speaker: Shane Istre, Kheiron, LLC
Fee: $ 25.00
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
This class is retailers and all business owners alike! Whether you have street traffic or do business online, know how to keep your business safe during the holiday hustle and bustle! The workshop will cover shop lifting, parking lot safety, holiday closures, violent customers, alcohol consumption, and how to properly train your employees. The workshop will also include special events and promotions as well as monitoring your website traffic.
Speaker: Virendra Chhikara, LSBDC at ULM Center Director

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
This workshop is highly recommended for all individuals interested in • Determining the feasibility of their business idea, • Planning to start or have just started a small business, • Expanding their business, • Seeking a small business loan, or • Wanting to learn more about planning. Topics of discussion will include business feasibility, business planning, sources of funds for start-up and expansion, small business resources, and required licenses. There is no charge to attend the workshop, but pre-registration is requested.

Tax Planning

Thursday, October 20, 2016 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
CPAs, Accountants, and business owners who want to be informed of tax updates going into 2017 should attend this workshop. Representatives from the Louisiana Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service will address recent updates affecting how tax preparers and practitioners do business. Topics will include: * 2016 Federal Tax Law Changes & Updates * 2016 Louisiana Department of Revenue Updates * 2016 Louisiana Tax Amnesty * LDR Tips for Practitioners to Avoid Errors Questions and comments are encouraged. 8:30 - 9:00 Registration 9:00 - 10:15 Updates - LA Department of Revenue 10:15 - 10:30 Break 10:30 - 12:00 Updates – IRS **Certificates of Attendance Will Be Issued** Lunch will be served.
Fee: $ 30.00
Call Toll Free: 1- (866)-782-4159

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center Network, hosted by the University of Louisiana at Monroe, is an accredited member of the National Association
of Small Business Development Centers and funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration,
Louisiana Economic Development and participating universities. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.
All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
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