Business Digest

BUSINESS DIGEST

December 20, 2006

Seminar to focus on business success

The Howard County Economic Development Authority's Center for Business and Technology Development will present "Smart Start to Business Success" from 8:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 10 at the center, 9250 Bendix Road North, Columbia.

Topics will include selecting a legal business entity, taxes and liability, keeping records, bank financing and insurance options.

An attorney, accountant, banker and insurance adviser will present the seminar. The cost is $39.

A seminar, "Government Contracting Resources," for businesses considering competing in the federal market or those in the early phases of entry will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the center.

The cost is $149. Registration is required.

Information: 410-313-6550.

Chamber schedules 3 January programs

The Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar, presented by David Libdan of Applied Resources and Knowledge LLC, called "A Lesson From Fish: A Fresh Look At Our Assumptions," from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 9 at chamber offices, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel.

The talk will focus on the impact of unconscious or unchallenged assumptions on choices that people make.

The cost is $10 for members; $20 at the door for nonmembers.

Applied Resources is a consulting firm specializing in business-process improvement and cycle-time reduction.

"Business Women of the Corridor," a celebration breakfast for the third season of the chamber's Women in Business program, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 12 at the Courtyard by Marriott/Fort Meade, 2700 Hercules Road, Annapolis Junction. The cost is $20 in advance for members; $30 at the door and for nonmembers.

Directions: 301-498-8400.

"The 5-Step Process to Becoming A Successful Government Contractor" (a brief overview of how the government buys goods and services) and "Preparing Your Not-For-Profit for Government Contracting" will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Courtyard by Marriott/Fort Meade. The cost is $35 prepaid for members; $50 at the door and for nonmembers.

Information: 301-725-4000.

DVD on pastures is made available

The Hudson Mohawk Resource Conservation & Development Council, with funding from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Grazing Land Conservation Initiative, is offering a free digital video disc on pasture management, Keepin' it Green.

Information or to request a copy: ElizabethMarks@ny. usda.gov.

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