On the Horizon – 11/25/2005

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Ent Federal hosting several seminars

Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting the following seminars:

Building a Home: Help from the Ground Up, 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 26, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com or call 550-6998.

Great Wheels, Smart Deals … Buying and Financing the Car You Want, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com or call 550-6095.

First-Time Home Buyers, 10 a.m. to noon, Dec. 10, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com or call 550-6998.

Income tax for CPAs, agents, practitioners

The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering a free update seminar for certified public accountants, enrolled agents and tax practitioners from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 29 and 30 at 1881 Pierce St., Room 110, Lakewood.

The seminar provides income tax information about new state tax laws, what to expect on the 2005 income tax forms, policies and processes. The information is tailored specifically to the needs of accountants and tax practitioners and continuing professional education credits are available.

Topics will include legislative updates, delinquency management, document processing and available electronic services

Training materials will be provided, but space is limited.

Send full name, date and location of session, e-mail address and phone number to taxtraining@spike.dor.state.co.us.

For more information, visit www.TaxColorado.com.

IAAP hosting information, networking event

The International Association of Administrative Professionals is hosting an information and networking event, “Enhance Your Career,” from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at SCNC (Honeywell) Facility, 1110 Bayfield Drive.

The guest speaker will be Robbie Smarr CPS. RSVP to Glenda O’Halloran at 365-2437 or Angie Guerrero at 554-7801 by Nov. 28.

Take 7 hosts annual gallery exhibit

Take 7, a collective of Colorado Springs’ foremost contemporary photographers, is displaying a gallery of fire art portraiture of local residents at the Antlers Hilton Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave.

The opening reception is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2. The exhibit will be on display through Jan. 8 and is being held in conjunction with “Luminating for Literacy,” a benefit Christmas tree auction supporting community literacy projects.

Studios represented include Black Forest Photography, Blue Fox Photography, Cayton Photography, Charlotte Geary Photography, Click Photography, In House Photography, Natural Expressions Photography, Polyscenic Photography, Studios J.K. Photography and Walt Palmer Photography.

Library offering business, investment, legal programs

The Pikes Peak Library district is offering the following programs in December:

Minding Your Business: Learn about business resources available at the library by attending a free tour before the library opens at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 3 at the Penrose branch. Registration is not necessary. For more information, call 531-6333, ext. 2308.

Investment Tools at Your Library: Learn how to research company information and how to follow company or mutual fund performance at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Penrose branch. Sources will include Value Line and Morningstar, subscription databases on the library’s Web site, and other Internet sites. For more information, call 531-6333, ext. 2308.

Basic Legal Research Class: Participants will learn to conduct legal research using library resources at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 14 at the Penrose branch. The instructor will teach students how to find federal and state laws, court cases and legal forms. Personal legal questions will not be addressed in the class. Registration is required. Call 389-8968 to register or for more information.

Colorado sales tax class offered in Springs, Pueblo

The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering a free training seminar about state sales tax issues at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 1 4420 Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs and Dec. 14 at 310 E. Abriendo in Pueblo.

Participants will learn about sales tax licenses, trade names, how to collect sales tax, distinguishing sales and use tax and available electronic sources.

Training materials are provided and the seminar is free of charge. No registration is required for the Colorado Springs seminar. Register for the Pueblo seminar by calling 542-2920.

For more information, visit www.taxcolorado.com.

Webcast training for veteran business owners

Veteran-owned businesses will be able to participate in a live interactive Webcast that will provide training and raise awareness of federal contract assistance for veteran- and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses at 1 p.m. Dec. 14.

The four-hour Webcast, offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration, is one of a series of training sessions for veteran-owned businesses.

Participants should visit www.usvets.tv or www.tvorldwide.com and have Windows Media Player installed prior to the event. The Webcast will feature discussions with Teresa Lewis, SBA assistant administrator for the Office of Federal Contract Assistance for Veteran Business Owners; William Elmore, associate administrator for the Office of Veterans Business Development; representatives from the Task Force for Veterans Entrepreneurship and other speakers and panelists.

The program will highlight:

  • How to market to the federal government (Central Contractor Registration and business plans
  • How to get on the General Services Administration’s Federal Supply Schedule
  • How to establish a teaming arrangement (joint venture agreements, subcontracting agreements and mentor protégé agreements
  • How to finance your business (start-up capital, loans, SBA loan guarantees, bank loans, budgeting, capital for growth and expansion
  • Methods for forecasting contracting opportunities
  • How to successfully get contract opportunities

For more information about how to receive veterans business assistance from the SBA, visit www.sba.gov/gc/indexprograms-vets.html.