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PESTs Can be Good for Business
Whether you are a start-up or existing business, understanding four key trends (PESTs) of your industry is critical to a successful marketing strategy. LEARN MORE (PDF)

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Tips for Attending Trade Shows
Get the most bang for your buck at upcoming trade shows. For more strategies on maximizing your trade show and event participation, attend our new class Getting the Most Out of Trade Show and Event Participation.
 
Independent Contractor Tax Tips
Are you an independent contractor? Get valuable advice on making sure you’re filing taxes accurately.
 
Tips for Conveying to the IRS That Your Business is a Business and Not a Hobby
With the tax deadline looming, be sure your business is classified correctly.

Training Opportunities
Getting the Most Out of Trade Show and Event Participation NEW! - May 4
 
Social Media in 2011: Reaching Your Customer Base - May 12
 
SEO: Evaluate Your eMarketing Efforts NEW! - May 26
 
Leveraging Social Media to Grow Sales NEW! - June 7

 
We also offer First Steps to Starting a Business monthly and the Entrepreneur Training Program throughout the year. Additional seminars are also available.


Resources
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Help a Reporter Out (HARO) Answer reporters’ questions and display your expertise. 

Center for the Study of the Workplace Prepare for the future work world - get insights from business and academic leaders. 

Resources
2011 National SBIR/STTR Spring Conference
Apr. 10-13

BizTech Expo
May 11-12  

Innovation 25 Pilot Program
Application Deadline is May 31 

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