On the Horizon – 3/17/2006

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Start Your Own Business SCORE workshops for 2006

SCORE, Service Corps of Retired Executives, has announced the schedule for its free workshop, “Should You Start Your Own Business,” for the first half of 2006. All workshops are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and registration is not necessary.

  • March 20: East Library, Community Room
  • April 4: Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room
  • April 25: Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room
  • May 16: East Library, Community Room
  • June 6: Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room
  • June 27: Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room

The workshop will include information about how to access and evaluate your business ideas, how to assess your risks and management skills while setting realistic expectations, funding realities for a start up, marketing considerations – such as demand, customers and competition, the business plan – describing your business, the marketing plan, the financial plan and why you need one, and how SCORE counselors can help with the process.

For more information, call the SCORE office at 636-3074.

Department of Revenue hosting hospitality seminar

The Colorado Department of Revenue is hosting a free tax seminar for owners and managers in the restaurant, hotel catering and special event industries from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 20 and 21 at 1881 Pierce St., Room 110, in Denver.

The course will include information about state sales/use tax statutes and regulations, industry specific tax exemptions, tax filing requirements, tax exempt organizations and tax issues or problems unique to the hospitality industry.

Training materials are provided and continued professional education credits are available. Space is limited and reservations are required via e-mail.

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

For more information, visit www.TaxColorado.com.

State offering seminar for construction contractors

The Colorado Department of Revenue is sponsoring a free tax seminar for construction contractors from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 28 and 31 at 1881 Pierce St., Room 110, in Denver.

The course will include information about Colorado sales/use tax statues and regulations, industry specific tax exemptions, tax filing requirements, tax exempt organizations and tax issues or problems unique to the construction industry.

Training materials will be provided and continued professional education credits are available. However, space is limited and reservations are required.

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

For more information, visit www.TaxColorado.com.

PPLD offering business, investing programs

The Pikes Peak Library District is offering the following programs in March:

Minding Your Business – 8:30 a.m. March 21 at the Penrose Library. Learn about business resources available at the library. Registration is not necessary. For more information, call 389-8968.

Investment Tools at Your Library – 8:30 a.m. March 23 at the Penrose Library. Learn to research company information and follow company or mutual fund performance. Sources will include Value Line and Morningstar, subscription databases on the library’s Web site, and other Internet sites. For more information, call 389-8968.

Annual Teller County job fair on tap

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center and the Ute Pass Courier are hosting the Sixth Annual Teller County Job Fair from 2 to 5 p.m. March 23 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center.

Attendees will have the opportunity to attend a free workshop, “Starting Your Own Business – Common Legal Issues,” presented by the Service Corps of Retired Executives from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call 689-3584.

Public relations group hosting luncheon

The Public Relations Society of America is hosting a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23 at the Tesla Educational Opportunity Center, 2560 International Circle.

The topic is “Making News in Southern Colorado,” and will include a panel discussion about the needs of the local media, what is considered newsworthy, how to create and maintain lasting relationships with media representatives and tips for piggybacking on national news and trends.

The cost is $15 for PRSA members and $20 for non-members.

For more information, contact Cara Housman at 473-0704 or chousman@praco.com.

Employment Readiness Program hosting job fair

The Employment Readiness Program, Army Community Service of Fort Carson, is hosting a job fair from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 24 at the Post Field House Building 1829, on the corner of Prussman Boulevard and Specker Avenue.

The job fair is free to recruiting employers and attendees. Anyone who is able to gain access to the post can attend.

For more info, contact Mercedes Jamieson, program manager, at mercedes.jamieson@carson.army.mil.

Ent Federal Credit Union hosting seminars

Ent Federal Credit Union is hosting the following seminar this month:

Building a Home: Help from the Ground Up – 10 a.m. to noon, March 25, 4545 Galley Road. Register at Ent.com or call 550-6998.

Wine tasting will benefit Easter Seals

A wine tasting benefiting Easter Seals Southern Colorado is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. April 1 in the Centennial Ballroom at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

The cost of the event is $50 per person, and attendees are encouraged to bring a bottle of their best wine for the silent auction.

For more information, call 574-9002.

Red Cross hosting ‘Heroes’ luncheon

The American Red Cross Pikes Peak Chapter is hosting a Heroes Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 4 at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road.

The Heroes Campaign is a fundraiser to support local services, including disaster relief, emergency communications services for active military members and their families, international social services, and preparedness and life-saving classes such as CPR and first aid.

The cost is $40. To RSVP, call 785-2724 by March 31.