Chattanooga area business calendar

Chattanooga area business calendar

April 18th, 2014 by Staff Reports in Business Around the Region

Events and Seminars

• Entrepreneur bookkeeping Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the TN Small Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Blvd. This seminar will review the top 10 bookkeeping mistakes business owners should avoid, practical solutions for overcoming these issues and ideas for office efficiency. Hosted by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, this seminar is free and open to the public. Learn more and register in advance by calling 423-756-8668 or visiting www.tsbdc.org/chscc.

• Launch presents: How To Start Your Own Business-Northside Class Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Northside Neighborhood House, 211 Minor St. Classes begin Monday and meet each Monday for 10 weeks. Cost is $100 with the option to make five payments of $20. For more information, visit the event page at www.launchchattanooga.org or call 423-523-9307.

• Quickbooks setup Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon at the TN Small Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Blvd. This hands-on class is a step-by-step workshop on how to set up your new QuickBooks files for Pro, Premier or Enterprise version. Computers provided. Registration and fee of $110 due one to two business days in advance. Learn more and register in advance by calling 423-756-8668 or visiting www.tsbdc.org/chscc.

• Ribbon cutting for Morning Pointe of Chattanooga - Shallowford Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga-Shallowford, 7719 Shallowford Road. Join the Chattanooga Chamber for the ribbon cutting.

• East Brainerd Council meeting Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Car Barn, 6721 Heritage Business Court. Meetings cost $10.

• ConnectForLunch Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. at participating local restaurants. ConnectForLunch is a Chattanooga Chamber program bringing professionals together for face-to-face lunch meetings with two or three members. Visit www.connect4lunch.com/chattanoogachamber to register.

• Quickbooks for beginners Tuesday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the TN Small Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Blvd. This class is designed for those with at least 60 days of QuickBooks experience and files already set up. Class will cover preferences, vendors, sales tax, loans, credit cards, fixed assets, bank accounts. Computers provided. Registration and fee of $110 are required at least one to two business days in advance. Learn more and register in advance by calling 423-756-8668 or visiting www.tsbdc.org/chscc.

• Launch presents: How To Start Your Own Business - Brainerd class Tuesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Career Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. Classes begin Tuesday and meet each Tuesday for 10 weeks. Cost is $100 with the option to make five payments of $20. For more information, visit the events page at launch chattanooga.org or call 423-523-9307.

• Social media: Profile setup Wednesday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the TN Small Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Blvd. This interactive session will answer specific social media questions. Learn to adjust privacy settings and link accounts. Registration and fee of $25 are required at least one to two business days in advance. Learn more and register in advance by calling 423-756-8668 or visiting www.tsbdc.org/chscc.

• 1 Million Cups Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Harvest Creative, 1423 Market St. Held every Wednesday, 1 Million Cups brings Chattanooga's entrepreneurial community together to hear two startup entrepreneurs and unique local businesses pitch their companies. Each event includes a Q&A session with featured participants. Coffee is provided by Velo Coffee Roasters.

• An hour with my attorney Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon at the TN Small Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Blvd. This seminar will explore leases, contracts, powers of attorney, corporate meetings and other topics of interest. Hosted by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, this seminar is free and open to the public. Learn more and register in advance by calling 423-756-8668 or visiting www.tsbdc.org/chscc.

• East Ridge Council meeting Wednesday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Best Western Plus Arbour Inn and Suites, 6710 Ringgold Road. Speaker: Dan Gilmore of Squire Strategies. Topic: Unions - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

• Enterprise Gateway Council Meeting Thursday from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. at the American Red Cross, 4115 S. Access Road. Speaker: Rick Smith, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools. Meetings cost $10.

• CEG/BDC INCubator luncheon Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The INCubator Training Room, 100 Cherokee Blvd. Speaker: Dr. Richard Becherer, UTC. This event is free for CEG/INCubator clients and costs $10 for all others. To RSVP, contact Tabitha Erickson at 423-752-4301 or terickson@chattanoogachamber.com.

• Ribbon cutting for Embark Project Services LLC Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. at Embark Project Services LLC, 6234 Perimeter Drive, Suite B-101. Join the Chattanooga Chamber for the ribbon cutting.

• Small business orientation Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the TN Small Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Blvd. Counselor will discuss basic business planning including financial projections and legal entities. Hosted by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, this event is free and open to the public. Learn more and register in advance by calling 423-756-8668 or visiting www.tsbdc.org/chscc.

• International Business Council meeting Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The INCubator, 100 Cherokee Blvd. Topic: Language Acquisition-Winning the Game of the Global Economy. Sponsored by Chicken Salad Chick. Meetings cost $10.

• YPAC luncheon Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chattanooga Chamber, 811 Broad St. Offered the last Friday of each month, YPAC Professional Development luncheons feature networking and a keynote discussion from a local leader on topics related to the career development of the area's young professionals. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and program beginning at noon. For more information, visit www.ypchattanooga.org. Cost with advance registration is $10 for YPAC members and $12 for nonmembers and $15 at the door for both members and nonmembers.

• Free Financial and Accounting Advising with HHM Friday 1 to 3 p.m. at The Company Lab, 55 E. Main St. Visit The Company Lab to receive free financial and accounting advice from Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough. To schedule a 30-minute time slot for your startup, email info@colab.co.