The Bucks County Business Association provides weekly seminars throughout the greater Bucks County area on subjects relevant to our members.
We endeavor to be responsive to our members' needs and suggestions. Use our handy online form to let us know of any seminar subject, venue, speaker or format you would like to see the Association present. We will do everything we can to meet your needs for information and education.
All Seminars are free to Members and just $20 to Non-Members, which we create towards your dues when you join.
Bucks County Business Association Seminars
Utilizing independent contractors (“1099 Employees”) saves your business money but increases IRS scrutiny. Failure to meet all the 1099 filing requirements can put you at risk for penalties. This seminar is designed to help you find your way through the confusing maze of 1099 forms and ever changing IRS reporting guidelines.
Constant Contact & Email Marketing Best Practices
Learn how to build business relationships using easy, inexpensive and highly effective email marketing! We will explore the basics of what email marketing is, why it works so well, how it easily integrates with social networking sites, and how to use it in your business planning and marketing strategy to achieve special goals.
The Rest of Google
Google is more than just search. It provides a wide array of marketing, productivity, and community building tools that are essential for businesses of all sizes. Google offers free software (including productivity software such as email, an office suite and social networking), Cloud Computing, Online Advertising, a Web browser, Chromebooks and Apps.
The BCBA is helping members navigate the complexities of the new health care law. Learn about the tax changes and insurance options surrounding the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the law's impact on your business. The Seminar includes information on Medicare Open Enrollment, as well.
HootSuite is a social media management system that allows you to update and maintain all of your social media sites – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ – from a single web-based dashboard. HootSuite will save you time!
How to Get Published
For many people getting a novel, article, children’s book or other work published remains a mysterious and often intimidating process. Learn the fundamentals of publishing including: query & cover letters, pay rates for freelancers, changes in the publishing industry, negotiations, industry trends, contracts and especially submission guidelines for literary agents, book publishers, magazines, newspapers, production companies, theaters, and content starved online publishers.
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 180 million members and growing rapidly. LinkedIn helps you exchange knowledge, idea and opportunities with a broad network of professionals. You can post your resume, attract job offers, gain new business and connect with like-minded professionals. A strong presence on LinkedIn is essential for just about any professional or business owner. Learn the best practices to get the most out of LinkedIn.
Pinterest for Business
Pinterest allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies, and more. It also allows businesses to create pages aimed at promoting their businesses online. Such pages can serve as a "virtual storefront”. Brand studies consistently show that Pinterest is more effective at driving sales than other forms of social media including Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. Learn the business applications of Pinterest that will help you develop a great Pinterest profile, build a community of followers and increase your web traffic.
Quickbooks Question & Answer
Bring specific QuickBooks questions and we will provide specific answers. We welcome the challenge of your QuickBooks problems so we can provide you with the optimal solutions. The seminar is open to all users - beginner, intermediate or advanced. This is also an ideal forum to see QuickBooks in action and learn of its capabilities if you are thinking of changing your accounting software.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
It goes without says that a successful business needs a strong website that is well positioned in the search engine rankings. Our SEO Seminar will help you to understand the key elements of the SEO process, determine which SEO techniques are most useful for your website, avoid common mistakes that actually lower your search engine rankings, and measure your results.
Twitter for Business
Some people love Twitter; some people hateTwitter. But every business owner and professional needs to know the business applications of Twitter. Twitter offers a wide array of marketing and community building tools that are essential for businesses of all sizes.
Valuing Your Business
There are many misconceptions associated with the valuation and business transfer process. Preparing to sell your business is a long process with steps that should be taken sometimes years in advance. A successful business sale requires a great deal of pre-planning, valuation, cash flow recasting, document preparation, buyer evaluation, tax planning and deal structuring.
Our seminar will help you to understand what you need to do now to value your business and prepare for its eventual sale or passing it along to the next generation.
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