PCC to offer free seminar in licenses, recordkeeping and tax issues for small businesses

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Piedmont Community College’s Small Business Center will offer a free seminar “Licenses, Recordkeeping and Tax Issues for Small Businesses,” on Wednesday, April 13 from 6-9 p.m. at the Business Development Entrepreneurship Center, 105 N. Main St., Roxboro.
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Many businesses require permits and licenses from local, county, state, and even federal agencies. Federal and state tax requirements are not the only reason to keep good, up-to-date records in your business. While the last thing you want to do is have the IRS or State Department of Revenue hassling you, good recordkeeping habits will allow you to focus on generating revenue rather than worrying about catching up on your bookkeeping.

By participating in this seminar, you will gain a solid understanding of taxes required for small business owners and develop the best tax strategy for your business. This free seminar will also help you to become familiar with the latest tax forms and procedures for both state and federal taxes. You may also discover how everyday business decisions can have tax implications that can affect your bottom line. This seminar is important for both new and experienced business owners.

Presenter Ed Ormsby has been a small business developer and owner for over twenty years. He provides counseling and consulting services to small business owners. Ormsby is an accredited North Carolina Small Business Center Director (SBCN), Certified REAL, REAL Healthcare and Agri-REAL Entrepreneurial Instructor (NC REAL Enterprises), Certified Nonprofit Board Member Trainer (NC State University Institute for Nonprofits), and Certified Micro-Loan Intake Professional (NC Rural Economic Development Center).

Ormsby is also the author of “Psst - - - - want to start a business?” The book is an introduction to the processes of starting and sustaining a new business. His passion for helping others is apparent in the way he conducts his seminars as well as in his personal life. Ormsby’s presentation style is informal and engaging, encouraging participants to interact throughout.

Although the seminar will be offered at no cost to participants, pre-registration is required by April 11. To register, call the BDEC at (336) 599-0032.