Chattanooga area business calendar

Chattanooga area business calendar

February 2nd, 2013 by Staff Report in Business Around the Region

Events and seminars

• Starting Your Child Day Care Business (Part 1) from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the Child Care Licensing Office, 540 McCallie Ave. This free seminar will cover topics including self-assessments, day care industry-related facts, the main sections of a business plan, forms to organize a business and what lenders look for. Call 423-634-6180 to register.

• Chamber of Commerce Member Orientation from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Chamber Board Room, 811 Broad St.

• Enterprise Gateway Council BOOST Summit from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Volkswagen Chattanooga, 7469 Volkswagen Drive. The topic of this year's summit is "An Enterprising Workforce: The Gateway to Success." The forum will feature a panel discussion about how local business leaders can help bridge the gap between available jobs and a trained workforce. Entry is $10. Breakfast is included.

• North Chattanooga Council Meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The INCubator, 100 Cherokee Blvd. City Council Candidates Forum for Districts 1 and 2. Meetings cost $10.

• Starting Your Child Day Care Business (Part 1) from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the Child Care Licensing Office, 540 McCallie Ave. Windows 8 for Business from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at The INCubator, 100 Cherokee Blvd. This free introductory session on Windows 8 will cover the primary areas of the operating system's platform. Call 423-756-8668 to register.

• An Hour with My Attorney from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at The INCubator, 100 Cherokee Blvd. Hosted by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, this seminar will explore leases, contracts, powers of attorney, corporate meetings and other topics of interest. Call 423-756-8668 to register.

• Downtown Council Meeting from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday at The Double Tree Hotel, 407 Chestnut St. Tracey Carisch, managing director of the Southeast Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub, will speak. Meetings cost $10.

• Starting Your Child Day Care Business (Part 2) from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Child Care Licensing Office, 540 McCallie Ave. This free seminar will cover topics including hands-on business plan development, self-assessment check lists, evaluating a business concept, developing business and financial information and assembling supporting documents. Offered by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, call 423-634-6180 to register.

• Southside Council Meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the South Chattanooga Recreation Center, 1151 W. 40th St. Mike Shuford, executive director of the Chattanooga Convention Center, and Sam Turner, operating partner of Enzo's Market, will speak. Meetings cost $10.

• Small Business Orientation from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at The INCubator, 100 Cherokee Blvd. The counselor discusses basic business planning including financial projections and legal entity. Hosted by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, this event is free and open to the public. Call 423-756-8668 to register.

• Writing Your Business Plan from 9 a.m. to noon Friday a The INCubator, 100 Cherokee Blvd. This hands-on workshop discusses the plan's three uses: feasibility testing of the idea, obtaining financing and managing the business once it is established. To register for the $35 seminar, call 423-756-8668.