Collin SBDC: IRS Small Business Tax Workshop @ Virtual
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Do you know your small business tax responsibilities? 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.

Collin SBDC – Legal Aspects of Starting a Business @ Virtual
Dec 2 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Thinking of starting a business but don’t know where to start? Confused by all the different types of entities you could form for your business and wondering which type will be best? This class will address:

  • How to effectively work with your attorney (and save $$$ doing it)
  • Choice of entity & documents required
  • Minimizing liability
  • Assumed names (Doing Business As:  DBA)
  • Financing the business – loans, angels & VC’s
  • Intellectual property – trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets & patents
Collin SBDC – Employees and Independent Contractors: What You Need To Know @ Virtual
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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 vs. employee
  • Paying employees – salaried vs. hourly
  • Confidentiality and non-competes
  • Employee handbooks
  • Policies on technology use
  • Succession planning


Collin SBDC: How to Start a Small Business @ Virtual
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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?
  • How do you work?

The workshop will also cover the process of starting the business and:

  • Analyze feasibility of your idea
  • Prepare a business plan
  • Determine the best operations management system
  • Find sources of capital
  • Create competitive analysis
Collin SBDC: How to Fund a Small Business @ Virtual
Dec 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

This class is a comprehensive overview of the different funding options available for your small business and the qualifications for each. This class will cover:

  • Sources of funding
  • Lender requirements
  • Other funding considerations