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Burnet chamber, EDC offering leg up for small business ventures Jan. 6

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BURNET — If you’ve ever thought about starting a small business — whether jumping off from your current job, monetizing a hobby or taking a totally new path — a good first step might include a trip to the Burnet Meeting Center on Jan. 6.

The Burnet Economic Development Corp. and the Burnet Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to offer “Getting Started or Moving Forward as a Small Business Owner” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center, 303 E. Jackson St. The program is an overview of small business considerations, including entity choices, regulatory requirements, internal “housekeeping,” common mistakes and issues.

Phyllis Burnett of Taber & Burnett, P.C. will lead the program. Burnett is the vice president of the business and accounting firm. She specializes in tax law for individuals, all business entities, trusts and estates.

As a QuickBooks Pro advisor, Burnett also can address general ledger setup and maintenance.

During the workshop, she’ll focus on addressing the questions and concerns regarding the start of a small business or expansion of one. The event isn’t just for those considering a small business but also for people who already own one and still have lots of questions and concerns.

Small businesses offer a lot of opportunities for people who decide to make the jump, but it’s not as simple as getting a few business cards made and creating a website.

The “Getting Started or Moving Forward as a Small Business Owner” program is free, but reservations are required. Contact Kim Winkler at the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at (512) 756-4297 or kim@burnetchamber.org to reserve a spot.

editor@thepicayune.com

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