News Release Details

9/1/2011

EAC SBDC offering two workshops on Sept. 13

By Lori Dugan

Thatcher, AZ—THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is sponsoring two workshops on Tuesday, September 13, 2011. First up is the Access to Capital seminar. This free seminar is scheduled for 9 a.m. – Noon in the EAC Activities Center - Gila/Bonita Room.

“One of the biggest obstacles we have had with small businesses during this economic downturn has been finding the capital needed to either start a new business venture or to expand or support an existing business,” says Kevin Peck, EAC SBDC director. “This seminar will give any start-up or existing business owner in Graham or Greenlee County the opportunity to sit down with a number of lenders at one location to discuss their business plan, idea or borrowing requirements, or to just learn about what banks are looking for as part of the lending process.”

The next workshop is entitled Tax Planning for Businesses and will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. in the EAC Activities Center – Bonita Room. The workshop open to new or established business owners, small businesses, or businesses with several employees. There will be a registration fee of $20 per person for the workshop.

“Whether you are considering starting a business or have been running your own shop for years, the Tax Planning for Businesses seminar will give you the opportunity to ask your accountant everything you want to know without getting billed,” says EAC SBDC director Kevin Peck.

Petrea Kunz, enrolled agent and advanced certified pro advisor for QuickBooks, will help participants better understand how to record information correctly throughout the year to make end of year filing easier for them and their accountant. Other topics to be covered include how to claim business expenses legitimately (car, mileage, meals, etc.), the top ten questions clients ask their accountant, how to be prepared now for end of year filing, and much more.

Ms. Kunz encourages, “Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Please come prepared to ask any questions related to your business in a relaxing atmosphere.” For more information, or to register for the workshops, please contact the EAC SBDC at (928) 428-8590. The deadline to register is Tuesday, September 13, by 1 p.m.

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