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SBDC offers workshops in November, December

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Small Business Development Center’s workshop schedule for November and December includes sessions that will benefit  realtors, attorneys, builders and payroll and tax preparers.

     The workshop schedule includes:

     ▪ “Create Your 2008 Business Plan,” a special session for realtors, is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 26, 12:30-4:30 p.m., at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center, 1514 Martens Drive in Hammond. A $10 fee will cover materials.

     The MREA Business Planning Clinic will use four key business models to demonstrate to real estate agents how to set up their businesses for the upcoming new year. Registration requested by 48 hours prior to class. For more information or to register contact 985-727-7100, ext. 851, or

     ▪ “Internet for Lawyers” is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 30, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., also at the Business Center. The event will show lawyers how they can save time, increase income and win cases by using the Internet to research cases, clients, opponents, and opponent's clients. Participants will earn 6 hours of MCLE credits.

     For more information or to register call 504-208-9315 or 888-589-3275. The workshop fee is $295 per person.

     ▪ “Wage and Tax Reporting Seminar” is open to anyone involved in payroll, wage, or tax reporting. At the free seminar, participants will learn about 2007 tax year changes, end of year payroll actions, and ways to avoid errors -- and the penalties that go with them. It will be held Friday, Dec. 7, 1-4 p.m., at the St. Tammany Parish Library in Slidell. For more information or to register contact (985) 549-3831 or

     ▪ Moisture Control and Flashing Techniques will be offered Tuesday, Dec. 18, 12:30-4:30 p.m., at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center. The seminar is free to Tangipahoa Homebuilders Association (THBA) members and $100 for other participants. Builders can earn four CEU credit hours.

     The seminar will present methods for controlling the residential moisture that can lead to mold, mildew, and other biological growth and trigger health issues ranging from common allergic reactions to asthma attacks. For additional information or to register contact THBA at (985) 542-0023 or

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