* ONLINE: NEWtrepreneur Bookkeeping from 12-1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7. This class covers 10 of the most common bookkeeping mistakes and practical, efficient solutions to overcome them. Topics include: how to classify workers, receipt requirements, meal expenses, personal car expenses, and more. Hosted by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) and HR Business Solutions. Register at https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30400086. No cost.
* ONLINE: Securing Company Data and IT Assets for a Distributed Workforce Webinar. Time slots available: 12-1 p.m., 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8. A recent study found that 48% of small businesses reported multiple serious cybersecurity incidents over the past year. Since the start of the pandemic, cyberattacks are on the rise as hackers exploit new weaknesses. Join us as we discuss solutions to protect your network and IoT devices in the new normal. Register at https://securedata.splashthat.com/. No cost.
* ONLINE: Pick the Brain of an Attorney from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 9. In this one-hour Q&A session, you can ask your business-related legal questions. Frequently Asked Questions often include: How should I structure my business? Would I benefit more as an LLC or Sole Proprietor? What should I be including in my contracts and partnership agreements? Hosted by TSBDC and Grant, Konvalinka, and Harrison P.C. Register at https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30400092. No cost.
* ONLINE: MidTown Chamber Council Meeting from 12-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. The MidTown Chamber council worked with the Chattanooga Area Food Bank and other community members to help start the Brainerd Community Food Pantry (BCFP) to aid the Brainerd community residents. Bess Steverson, chairman of the BCFP Advisory Board, and Tim Bracken, senior pastor at Brainerd United Methodist Church, will be speaking on this program and what it is doing for the community. The Midtown Council will be providing a donation match of $1,500 during the month of December. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rce6uqz4oGdDOxuqbYj75Ds9JQNLjnjiP. No cost.
* ONLINE: Creating a Business Plan from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. 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. Attendees will walk away from this workshop with the tools and resources they need to complete their business plan. Hosted by TSBDC. Register at https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30400090. No cost.
* ONLINE: Government Contracting 201 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. This class is designed to introduce the business owner or manager to the diversity of government purchasing. Participants will learn how to navigate the governmental contracting process and bid successfully in the government marketplace. This program is part II of the basic introduction to government contracting program 101 and will further position your company to compete for contracting opportunities. Hosted by TSBDC and PTAC. Register at https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30400125. No cost.
* ONLINE: Southside Chamber Council Meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. Join for some Speed Networking with your best Ugly Sweater. Networking: 11:45 a.m. to noon; Program: 12-1 p.m. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlceCppz4rH906G4Vik5KxfKB4u-xn2WDc. No cost.
* ONLINE: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 101 Details from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11. Paul T. Doyle, founder and CEO of Inclusive Performance Strategies, will outline the basics of developing an intentional and effective inclusion strategy for your business. The concepts and tactics covered in this session will serve as a foundation for future offerings from the Chattanooga Chamber's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative. Register at https://www.chattanoogachamber.com/events/options/9050. No cost.