September 2016: Alaska Small Business Development Center workshops

August 21, 2016

The Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides low-cost workshops and seminars on many small business topics. View the upcoming schedule for Anchorage below. For more information, visit aksbdc.org.

Legal Aspects of LLCs
Two upcoming opportunities:
Thursday, Sept. 8, 1:30–3 p.m.
1901 Bragaw Street, Suite #199, Anchorage, AK 99508
Register here.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 1:30–3 p.m.
1901 Bragaw Street, Suite #199, Anchorage, AK 99508
Register here.

Forming an LLC is probably the least expensive insurance you can buy to protect your assets. Learn how LLCs work, the factors to look at in deciding whether you need an LLC, and how to maintain and manage your LLC.

Andrew Mitton, a local attorney with Vellum LLC who has more than 16 years of experience, will lead this workshop. Vellum LLC is an Alaska law firm providing services to small businesses and their owners.

Prepayment and pre-registration are required. Follow the links above to register for the September or November sessions.

Note: This is not a webinar. Please do not sign up for this workshop if you are unable to attend in person.

How to Write a Business Plan
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1–5 p.m.
Alaska Small Business Development Center (1901 Bragaw Street, Suite 199)

This interactive workshop will cover the basics of writing a business plan and how it can help you focus your business, obtain financing and keep your business on track. The first half of the class with cover the financials for a dummy company chosen by the attendees and the second half will go over the narrative portion of the business plan. It is relevant for everybody in business—from the person just planning to start to the seasoned entrepreneur.

Prepayment and pre-registration are required. Register here.

You’re social, now what? Find out which social networks are right for you
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 9–11 a.m.
Alaska Small Business Development Center (1901 Bragaw Street, Suite 199)

You’ve thought about what social networks to use for your business or nonprofit, and you’re ready to take the next step. Where do you go from there? This webinar will give you a closer look at the popular social media networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram.

We’ll show you the benefits of using each, what kind of content to create, tips on using photos and video, and examples of how other organizations are marketing with them. You’ll also get tips on how to use analytics tools to tell if your social media activity is working.

Do you know that 43 percent of small businesses dedicate six or more hours per week to social media? While it’s important to engage for social visibility and key connections online, we all want to do more in less time. This session will help you save time and get back to what you love to do—running your business or organization.

Attendees of this presentation will learn:

  • Tips for saving up to ten hours a week managing your social media
  • Simple ways to find usable, relevant content for your posts
  • How to integrate your social media into sales promotions and events
  • Best practices, business builders and more…

This workshop is supported by Constant Contact. Prepayment and pre-registration are required. Register here.

The Power of the Inbox – Effective Email Marketing
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2-4 p.m.
1901 Bragaw Street, Suite #199, Anchorage, AK 99508

This powerful seminar takes you step-by-step through the keys to effective email marketing. Topics include:

  • Tips and tricks for email marketing: What it can do for your business as well as what it really is and isn’t
  • Automation of your marketing: Autoresponder campaigns do what you wish you had the time to do
  • Online surveys that work to grow your business
  • Growing your email list: Quick easy ideas to expand your reach

Join us and learn great strategies for the most effective marketing you can do: email marketing. This workshop is supported by Constant Contact.

Prepayment and pre-registration are required. Register here.

Legal Aspects of Buying and Selling a Business
Thursday, Oct. 6, 1:30–3 p.m.
1901 Bragaw Street, Suite #199, Anchorage, AK 99508

Andrew Mitton, a local attorney with Vellum LLC who has more than 16 years of experience, will cover the following items in this workshop: the negotiation process, transaction documents, owner-financing and business valuation methods. This workshop is for business owners and anyone who is considering buying a business.

Prepayment and pre-registration are required. Register here. There is no webinar option for this class.

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