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Released March 10, 2004

SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOPS SET AT SOUTHERN MISS GULF COAST

LONG BEACH, Miss. -- The University of Southern Mississippi's Small Business Development Center will host three workshops next month.

• "Creating a Web page for Your Small Business," will be offered from 9 a.m.-noon, April 17, at the Southern Miss Small Business Development Center Computer Resource Center on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. This hands-on computer workshop will cover how to create a Web page for small business using Dream Weaver software. The early bird fee is $89 (payment must be received by April 12) and the regular fee is $99 after April 12.

• "QuickBooks Pro for Beginners," will be offered from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., April 21 and 28, at the Southern Miss Small Business Development Center Computer Resource Center. This hands-on computer workshop is for beginners interested in learning the basics of QuickBooks. Topics to be covered include QuickBooks tools, financial statements, saving data, and invoices, among other topics. The early bird fee for this workshop is $175 (payment must be received by April 14) and the regular fee is $185 after April 14.

• "Be Your Own Boss," will be offered from 5:45-8:15 p.m., April 22, at the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce at 720 Krebs Avenue in Pascagoula. General small business startup information will be covered, such as licensing, zoning, business planning and financing. A representative from the Internal Revenue Service will cover forms of business ownership and tax forms, among other topics. The fee is $15 in advance for Jackson County Chamber members, $20 in advance for all others and $25 at the door for anyone who has not prepaid.

To register and prepay the workshop fee for any of the above workshops, mail a check made payable to the Southern Miss Small Business Development Center to 143 Beach Park Place, Long Beach, MS 39560.

If you prepay for a workshop and are not able to attend, your workshop

registration fee will be refunded in full. For a refund, contact the Small Business Development Center at least three working days prior to the workshop.

Workshops are subject to cancellation if pre-registration minimums are not met.

For more information, please contact the SBDC at (228) 865-4578 or e-mail jill.scafide@usm.edu.

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