Events & Trainings

WordPress Workshop

Event City:
Orem
Date:
Thursday, December 13, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Speaker:
Velda Christensen

Come to work on your WordPress site with us, or start a new site if you'd like! Bring your laptop or tablet with something to work on, your questions, and your willingness help others with their questions, too. This is a free community event.

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Tax Planning Clinic

Event City:
Orem
Date:
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Speaker:
Brandon Allfrey

Come to learn your numbers as a business owner, how to find them, know what they are telling you, and do smart tax planning. This clinic is a one-to-one meeting with a Tax Planner. The number of attendees will determine the individual consulting time available. For example, 2 clinic attendees, each will receive 30 minute consultation. Six attendees each get up to a 10 -minute consultation.

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QuickBooks Workshop

Event City:
Orem
Date:
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Speaker:
Amanda Moon

Come with prepared questions about QuickBooks- which version to purchase, how to enter specific types of transactions, how to customize reports, issues that you may need help troubleshooting, etc.  This is not a formal class, but a workshop.  You will receive one-on-one QuickBooks help.

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Intellectual Property Clinic

Event City:
Orem
Date:
Thursday, December 20, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Speaker:
Matthew Todd

Are you starting a business and have questions about how best to protect your Intellectual Property? The IP legal clinic is a one-to-one meeting with an IP lawyer with expertise in patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secret protection. Register and we will call you to schedule your APPOINTMENT with an Intellectual Property Attorney.

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Accounting Clinic

Event City:
Orem
Date:
Thursday, December 20, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Speaker:
Gene Bott

Get accounting or budget related advice for current or future business. This clinic is a one-to-one meeting with CPA.  The individual consulting time available will be determined by the number of attendees.  For example 2 clinic attendees, each will receive 30 minute consultation. Six attendees each get up to a 10 minute consultation.

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Health Insurance Clinic

Event City:
Orem
Date:
Thursday, December 20, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Speaker:
Chris Miller
Learn what it takes to have health insurance for your employees and yourself. A health insurance professional will discuss what is available including Avenue H, the State of Utah's answer to the small business group insurance marketplace. 
Register and we will call you to schedule your APPOINTMENT with Health Insurance agent.

BY Appointments Only!

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Legal Clinic

Event City:
Orem
Date:
Thursday, December 20, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Speaker:
Paul Sparks

Come to get legal advice for your current or future business. The legal clinic is a one-to-one meeting with lawyers.  The individual consulting time available will be determined by the number of attendees.  For example 2 attendees, each will receive 30-minute consultation. Six attendees each get up to a 10-minute consultation.

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Start Smart

Event City:
Orem
Date:
Thursday, January 3, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Speaker:
Eddy Yujra

Entrepreneurial success begins with this short course on how to start a business. We will discuss business entry strategies, business planning, legal and regulatory requirements, forms of business ownership, sources of business financing, sources of business assistance and more.

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Business Essentials

Event City:
Orem
Date:
Thursday, January 10, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Speaker:
Camille Pendleton

This two-hour course covers the 7 hats you wear as a business owner and what you need to focus on within each one.

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Grow Your Business - Idea Validation

Event City:
Orem
Date:
Friday, January 11, 2019 -
8:30am to 11:30am
Speaker:
Shaun Wilson

Wondering if your product or service is a good idea? Phase I Validation takes you through a step-by-step process to validate whether your idea is a good idea and in line with the needs of the market before you spend a dime on development. Designed to help entrepreneurs avoid many of the common pitfalls when developing a product or service.

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