On the Horizon – November 25, 2011

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Dec. 1

Time Management for Entrepreneurs

Tri-Lakes Business Incubator hosts the discussion from 3 to 4 p.m. at 14960 Woodcarver Road. The discussion focuses on a company’s unique challenges, getting off to a productive start and practical time management tips and tricks and is presented by Diane Snead, Type A Professional Organizers. Cost is $10 for TLBI members and $15 for non-members. Registration required. Contact Heather McEntee and 481-4877 ext. 100.

Dec. 9

Colorado College lecture: Economics and Business Seminar Series

Sarah Pearlman, assistant professor of economics at Vassar College, will present a talk in the economics and business department seminar series: “Crime and Microenterprise Growth: Evidence from Mexico,” at 4 p.m. in Palmer Hall, room 121. Pearlman’s research is in the area of development and finance. Currently, she is studying entrepreneurial choice and the use of formal credit by poor, urban households. This talk is free and open to the public.

Dec. 13

Business tax class

The Colorado Department of Revenue offers a three-hour business tax class 1 to 4 p.m. regarding the laws surrounding state sales and use taxes applicable to businesses conducting sales in Colorado. This class is for new businesses in Colorado, taxpayers considering opening a business in Colorado, tax preparers consulting with Colorado clients on this topic, and those who need a refresher course on Colorado sales and use tax laws. For details, register at www.TaxSeminars.state.co.us

Dec. 14

State of the Region

El Paso County Commissioner and Chair of the Board Amy Lathen will share insights into building the best region at the State of the Region luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Antlers Hilton. Cost is $30 for Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce members and $40 for non members. Register at http://www.coloradospringschamber.org/ click on upcoming events.

Dec. 15

BBB Benefits 101

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado’s monthly Benefits 101 class will be from 8 to 9 a.m. at 25 N. Wahsatch Ave. The seminar describes the benefits businesses receive as a BBB Accredited Business. The seminar is free with light refreshments served. RSVP at www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: Benefits1215.

Pikes Peak Library District hosts a number of business workshops at Penrose Library. All workshops are free unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit ppld.org.

Nonprofit Workshop — From Managing Toward Governing: Investing in your board to become high functioning and dynamic, 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 30. The workshop is designed for board members and executives to highlight the fundamental qualities and activities that can move your board from managing to high performance. Registration is required by calling 531-6333 ext. 2335.

Investment Tools at Your Library: Learn what resources are available in print to help you become a better informed investor, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Dec. 3

Excel I: Learn the basics of Excel, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Registration is required by calling 389-8968.

PowerPoint I: Learn the parts of the PowerPoint screen and how to create a basic slideshow, from 8:15 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Prerequisites: Word 2 and experience using a computer mouse and keyboard. Call 389-8968 to register.

Minding Your Business: Learn about resources to help you look for a job, start a business or grow the business you own or work for, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Dec. 8.