Red – Collin SBDC Classes
Blue – Collin College Continuing Education Classes
Green – Dallas SCORE Classes
|180127 Forming Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Public Charity Tax Exempt Corporation in Texas|
You must bring your own computer/laptop to access all the necessary government electronic paper filing.
NOTE: This workshop is NOT intended for Church and Religious Groups, School startup, or Medical provision that requires the long IRS Form 1023.
You MUST have the latest version of PowerPoint, MS Word, and Adobe Acrobat for pdf to follow the hyperlinked instructions.
It is imperative that you know how to use your laptop, all of its programs, and how to navigate through them; the presenter does not have the time or the technical skills to lend IT support and disrupt the flow of the workshop.
No Walk-Ins. Walk-Ins Will Be Turned Away.
The workshop will cover:
(1) Legal Definitions & Responsibilities
(2) The Path to Formation, Designation, Tax Exemption, and Dissolution
(3) Articles of Incorporation
(4) Conflict of Interest
(6) Reasonable Compensation, Due Diligence, and Arms-length
(7) Nonprofit Lean One Page Business Plan
(8) Texas Secretary Of State (SOS) Form 202 Certificate of Formation
(9) IRS Employee Identification Number (EIN) SS-4
(10) IRS Form 1023-EZ Streamlined Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3)
(11) Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Form AP-205 Application for Exemption – Charitable Organizations
Presenter: Sheriff Osni, certified SCORE mentor, serving the Dallas chapter as the executive vice president
Acknowledgment: Special thanks to Linda Gray
SCORE Financial Series:
180129 Buying or Selling a Business
This 3 hour workshop is designed to educate individuals interested in buying or selling a business. Key topics covered will be:
- Reasons and Decisions to make before buying or selling
- Do’s and Dont’s
- Using a Business Broker -Pros and Cons
- Pricing and getting all the details in place to sell your business
- Evaluating the value of an existing business
- Creating the Letters of Intent
- Negotiating practices
- Due Diligence
- Dealing with Material Changes
- Closing – Timing is everything
180130 How to Start Your Own Consulting Business
(What every consultant should know)
The Dallas SCORE chapter is presenting a workshop for people who would like to start a consulting buisness on their own. Listen to SCORE Mentors who have done this on their own and can help you with all the details of setting up a consulting business right.
We”ll talk about:
- In the beginning….
- Consulting in general
- Having your own practice
- Getting Started
- Key strategic elements
- Major considerations
- Management tips
- Behind-the-scenes operations
- Some fundamental issues
Come join us for this interactive workshop where you can connect with an on-going mentor to assist you through the development of your own business.
IRS Small Business Tax Workshop
Do you know your tax responsibilities as a small business owner?
This workshop is designed as an awareness seminar to inform business owners of their tax obligations. Tax information for each of the small business structures is provided along with a review of independent contractors versus employees, and an introduction to tax forms required from a small business.
Presented by Henry Harris, CPA
of Altland and Harris Financial Group, Inc.
How to Start a Small Business
It’s back to basics! If you want to start a business but don’t know where to begin, then this class is for you. This class will address many of the questions you should ask yourself before beginning the process of starting a new business.
Why start a small business?
• What are your goals?
• What are your strengths?
• What are your values?
• How do you work?
The workshop will also cover the process of starting a business:
Starting a business
• How to analyze feasibility of your idea
• How to prepare business plan
• Selecting legal form
• Sources of capital
• Business licenses and permits
• Sources of information
171025 How to Write an Effective Business Plan (FREE)
The Dallas SCORE chapter is presenting a workshop on writing business plans. Come join us as we take you through the 8 sections of the business plan and what you have to do in order to complete them.
n order to evaluate your business success, acquire money from lending institutions, and inform interested parties about your business you MUST have a business plan.
A well defined Business Plan includes:
- Executive Summary
- Business Description & Vision
- Definition of Market/Customer Base
- Products & Services
- Organization, Management & Daily Operations
- Employee Job Descriptions & Training
- Marketing & Sales Strategy
- Financial management
Accounting & Tax Issues of a Small Business
Are the accounting and tax issues of a small business are overwhelming and is the information on the internet confusing and misleading? Join us as this class will address:
· Identify business entity (sole proprietorship, limited liability company (LLC) and corporation) and their benefits and costs
· Tax deductions available to business owners
· Recordkeeping requirements to manage your business
· What to look for when hiring a bookkeeper or accountant to assist the business
· Understanding and using financial statements as a tool to measure business performance
Presented by Keith D. Neifach, CPA of Neifach & Associates, P.C.
Government Contracting Orientation
This is an orientation to government contracting at the federal, state and local level. Our trainers help remove the intimidation factor, confusion and complexity and show you how to succeed in government contracting. Orientation topics include:
Government Bid Process
Determining Right Point of Entry
Benefits of Minority Certification
Covers all government entities from city to federal
Individualized follow-up counseling is available to attendees at no charge
Presented by Chuck Waldrop of the Government Contracting SBDC.
Legal Aspects of Running a Business
Wondering whether you should have employees or independent contractors? How much and how often should you pay your employees?
How do you protect your business assets? This class will address:
• Hiring and Firing Practices
• Independent Contractor v. Employee
• Paying Employees – Salaried v. Hourly
• Confidentiality and Non-Competes
• Employee Handbooks
• Policies on Technology Use
Prestented by Terry Traveland of Traveland Law.
Terry Traveland has been practicing law since 1994 as an experienced corporate, mergers & acquisitions and securities law attorney. She provides advice to entrepreneurs on a broad range of issues including, business formation and planning, employment law, protection of intellectual property, purchases and sales of businesses, commercial transactions and contracts, loans and leases, and non-profit corporations.