* Creating a Business Plan from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at INCubator, 100 Cherokee Blvd. This class is for those that have identified who, what, when, how and where they are selling but need guidance with putting it on paper. From the ground up, we will cover the fundamentals of writing a business plan and then guide you in an interactive, group-setting workshop. Sarah Mattson and the Tennessee Small Business Development Center will speak. Register at tsbdc.org. No cost.
* Merchant Services 101 from 12-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at INCubator, 100 Cherokee Blvd. Whether you've taken credit card payments for years or are new to card acceptance this is a great opportunity to fully understand payment processing. This 101 class will teach you the basics of payment processing, the rules and regulations around surcharging and cash discounts, how to protect your business's and your customers' data and how to pick a merchant service provider. Erika Yost of Bankcard Solutions will speak. Register at tsbdc.org. No cost.
* Social Media 101 from 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at INCubator, 100 Cherokee Blvd. This introductory class is designed to help you determine which social media platforms you should be utilizing for your business. Lisa Brown of 3E Social will speak. Register at tsbdc.org. No cost.
* Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Coffee from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at Hunter Middle School, 6810 Teal Lane. No cost.
More on these events and other support for your business at chattanoogachamber.com.