Chattanooga Business Calendar Aug. 30 - Sept. 6

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, Sept. 2 Member Orientation

8 to 9:30 a.m.

Chamber Board Room: 811 Broad St.

Learn more about how the Chamber can benefit you and your business. For members and non-members. Free. Light breakfast.



Tuesday, Sept. 2 Ribbon Cutting for Gander Mountain    

9 a.m.

Gander Mountain: 5756 Highway 153

Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting for Gander Mountain.



Tuesday, Sept.

2 North Chattanooga Council Meeting

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

TN Small Business Development Center: 100 Cherokee Blvd.

Speaker: Carla Pritchard, Chattanooga Presents

Meetings cost $10.



Wednesday, Sept. 3 AM Networking at Chattanooga Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Center

8 to 9 a.m.

Chattanooga Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Center: 3924 Volunteer Dr.

Held the first Wednesday of every month, AM Networking brings an average of more than 60 area businesspeople together for an hour of networking and refreshments. For more information, please contact Kaia Gober at 423.763.4357 or events@chattanoogachamber.com.



Wednesday, Sept. 3 An Hour with My Attorney

11 a.m. to noon

TN Small Business Development Center: 100 Cherokee Blvd.

This seminar will explore leases, contracts, powers of attorney, corporate meetings and other topics of interest. Hosted by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, this seminar is free and open to the public. Visit www.tsbdc.org/chscc  and scroll to view upcoming training to register.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 3 ConnectForLunch

noon to 1 p.m.

Held at participating local restaurants

Grow your business in face-to-face lunch meetings with two or three different members. This setting allows participants to make meaningful connections that can lead to new and stronger business relationships. Visit www.connect4lunch.com/chattanoogachamber to register.

 

Thursday, Sept. 4 Downtown Council Meeting

7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The Sheraton Read House Hotel: 827 Broad St.

Speaker: Mayor Andy Berke

Meetings cost $15 and valet parking is included. Networking and breakfast will take place from 7:30 to 8 a.m. with the program lasting from 8 to 9 a.m.


Thursday, Sept. 4 Financial Management for Entrepreneurs

8:30 a.m. to noon

TN Small Business Development Center: 100 Cherokee Blvd.

This is a crash course in accounting and bookkeeping for the small business covering fraud detection and prevention, financial statement reviews, principles of accounting, QuickBooks review, Cash flow analysis, Asset management, analyzing liabilities, what your accountant needs from you and the importance of ratio analysis. Call 423.756.8668 to provide payment of $110, due 1-2 business days before the class. Register online at www.tsbdc.org/chscc; scroll to view upcoming training. 


Thursday, Sept. 4 Small Business Orientation

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

TN Small Business Development Center: 100 Cherokee Blvd.

Counselor will discuss basic business planning, including financial projections and legal entities. Attendees will receive an information packet containing phone numbers and addresses for information about business licenses and taxes, as well as other start-up materials. Hosted by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, this event is free and open to the public. Visit www.tsbdc.org/chscc  and scroll to view upcoming training to register.

 

Thursday, Sept. 4 Southside Council Meeting

noon to 1 p.m.

green|spaces Chattanooga: 63 E Main St.

Speaker: Chris LeCroy, green|spaces

Meetings cost $10.


Thursday, Sept. 4 Financing Your Business the SBA Way

1  to 2 p.m.

TN Small Business Development Center: 100 Cherokee Blvd.

This workshop covers SBA loan options, including which loan programs meet specific entrepreneurial needs. The session begins with the five C’s of credit – character, cash flow, collateral, capitalization and conditions. The discussion then transitions to an overview of SBA’s loan programs and specific information about interest rates, repayment terms and preferred SBA express lenders. Hosted by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, this seminar is free and open to the public. Visit www.tsbdc.org/chscc and scroll to view upcoming training to register.


Thursday, Sept. 4 What is a Business Plan and Why Do I Need One?

6 to 7 p.m.

BirghtBridge Women’s Business Center: 535 Chestnut St., Ste. 161

This workshop is targeted to individuals who want to start or grow their business. Attendees will review the basics of the business plan, including the major components of the business plan and the why it is important to have a business plan. This event is free and open to the public. Call 423.424.4220 to register.

 

Friday, Sept. 5 Ooltewah/Collegedale Council Coffee

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Wired Coffee Bar: 9447 Bradmore Ln., Suite 101

Attend this monthly networking event in Ooltewah to catch up with the best business connections around.





 


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