* ONLINE: Accepting Customer Payments from 12-1 p.m. Tuesday, July 21. This class will teach you the basics of payment processing, the differences in point-of-sale systems, the rules and regulations around surcharging and cash discounts and how to protect your business's and customers' data. The class is hosted by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center in partnership with Bankcard Solutions. Register at tsbdc.org. No cost.
* ONLINE - Business Building Q&A Series from Bench Builders from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, July 23. Melissa Gratias, owner of Progress Not Perfection, will join Bench Builders with "Productivity and Working from Home - Lessons from the Past." We'll also address the reopening of schools and how that will affect your employees and your business. Presented by Bench Builders. Register at https://bit.ly/3iOzDdT. No cost.
* ONLINE – DIVERSIFY Summit: Continuing the Conversation on the Southside from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 23. The panel will include Darian Scott, director of talent and economic inclusion at the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce; Dionne R Jenkins of Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, Debra Socia of The Enterprise Center and James McKissic of Arts Build. Register at https://bit.ly/3fGYJte. No cost.
* ONLINE – Small Business Orientation from 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23. This class will cover business entity options, how to get your business licenses, tax registration, planning and financing options. After attending this class, you will also have access to Tennessee Small Business Development Center counselors and other resources, including a startup checklist that will help ensure you are on the right track. Register at tsbdc.org. No cost.
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