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* ONLINE: NEWtrepreneur Bookkeeping from 12-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19. This information-packed 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 vehicle 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=30400084. No cost.

* ONLINE: Returning Employees Back to the Workplace Safely Webinar Monday, Oct. 19 and Wednesday Oct. 21. Time slots available form 12-1 p.m., 3-4 p.m. to discuss innovative technology to help keep employees and visitors safe. Hosted by Sharp Business Systems. Register at https://safereturn.splashthat.com/TN. No cost.

* ONLINE: Ask a QuickBooks ProAdvisor from 2-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19. Seminar and Q&A discussion with QuickBooks experts. Hosted by TSBDC and HR Business Solutions. Register at https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30400087. No cost.

* ONLINE: Government Contracting 101 – Session 1 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. In this comprehensive workshop, you will learn everything you need to know about government contracting (how to find contract opportunities, your responsibilities as a contractor, and how to be successful in today's procurement marketplace). Hosted by TSBDC and PTAC. Register at https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30400116. No cost.

* ONLINE: Red Bank/Signal Mountain Chamber Council Meeting from 12-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pd-qtpjIjGNf7qY-lL8TzGWnK3xbsoLoX. No cost.

* ONLINE: Accepting Payments from Customers (POS Systems and Credit Card Charges) from 12-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. 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. Hosted by TSBDC and Bankcard Solutions. Register at https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30400093. No cost.

* ONLINE: YPC + Startup Week: From Side Hustle to CEO from 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. As part of Startup Week Chattanooga, join Young Professionals of Chattanooga (YPC) for our virtual event as young professional small business owners share impactful stories and experiences to illustrate how the challenges they've faced helped to build their definition of success. Moderator: Alexis Willis, INCubator. Panel: Nick Macco, Southtree & Legacy Box, Briana Garza, Chatt Taste, Ji Hoon Heo, Tesla Bros, and Shawnice Beard, Callie's Avenue. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpdeqgpzsiE9UZu806tcz7SPefnNtN3JKp. No cost.

* ONLINE: "I'm Tired": Creating a Sense of Belonging for Women and People of Color to Build Their Own Legacy from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. INCubator hosts "'I'm Tired': Creating A Sense of Belonging for Women and People of Color to Build Their Own Legacy." Register on eventbrite. No cost.

* ONLINE: Chamber Council Networking from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. Chamber Membership Team is hosting a meeting in partnership with their Councils. Get ready to make great connections. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckc-igrD0sGNxxLppV9Gs_CN8ilDjQk9wi. No cost.

* ONLINE: Tap Into Chattanooga's Talent Pool from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. As part of Startup Week, Chattanooga-based startup Eduity is partnering with the Public Education Foundation's STEP-UP program to give you access to some of the area's best young talent. During this practical, hands-on workshop, you'll create a job inventory for your company with Eduity's innovative free tool. STEP-UP interns will help you define exactly what capabilities your company needs. Register at eventbrite.com. No cost.

* ONLINE: Southside Community Coffee from 8-9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. Grab your coffee and tea and network with fellow chamber members and Southside businesses over Zoom. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqce-hrTsrGdwzapE81r5OhAOfmUBIRvpz. No cost.

* ONLINE: Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Meeting from 8:15-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ldemrrT4jHtPpJadBL5PqVDajOsGitwsy. No cost.

* ONLINE: Government Contracting 101 – Session 2 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In this workshop, you will learn everything you need to know about government contracting (how to find contract opportunities, your responsibilities as a contractor, and how to be successful in today's procurement marketplace). Hosted by TSBDC and PTAC. Register at https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30400117. No cost.

* ONLINE: Hixson Chamber Council Meeting from 12-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpduqgrDoiGdcneUtO4NtgfP80fc6YCh-h. No cost.

* 2020 Spirit of Innovation Awards from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.21. The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce honors finalist companies and names an award recipient at the Spirit of Innovation Awards Wednesday, Oct. 21 virtually. Arlan Hamilton, founder of Backstage Capital, will speak. Watch live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUgGutlTgIk&feature=youtu.be. No cost.

* ONLINE: Enterprise Gateway Chamber Council Meeting from 8:15-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. Miles Huff, Sr. director of talent initiatives with the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, will share the work of maintaining and retaining great talent within the region. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArc-yqqDMqE9N7LnkJr7fs8dpsrrTQSOJy. No cost.

* ONLINE: Government Contracting 201 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. Designed for individuals who are beyond the basics, this class will help expand your understanding of the complex rules in government contracting. We will cover: evaluating solicitations, initial steps for developing pricing for a proposal, developing a list of target customers, and more. Hosted by TSBDC and PTAC. Register at https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30400119. No cost.

* ONLINE: How to Write a Winning Proposal Using the StoryBrand Framework from 3-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. Proposals should give the recipient a short, compelling summary of work that can be easily shared with other decision-makers. This is the key to advancing your goals and winning business. In this session we'll explore the elements of a good proposal: the problem, the hook, and the solution (BTW, that solution is you). Hosted by TSBDC and 8Bend Marketing. Register at https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30400110. No cost.

Compiled by Brandi Dixon

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