A Celebration of Independence

On July 4, the nation celebrates its 238th birthday and commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Many will kick off their summer vacation, spend time with family and enjoy a day off, with or without fireworks. This month, NBIC is making sure small business owners continue to celebrate their independence as an entrepreneur by offering two free events that will help small businesses avoid unnecessary fireworks in the long-run. If your small business needs training in accounting and financial issues, sign up now to participate in the Accounting Training Series, which starts Tuesday, July 8th. For small businesses who find it challenging to manage payroll issues, register now for the Lunch & Learn with ADP happening Thursday July 10th.
(Both events are open to the public)

NBIC Hosts Lunch & Learn

Join NBIC and ADP for the next Lunch & Learn event. Come and learn important  tips and information for your small business, including human resources, payroll, tax and benefits administration. This event is sponsored by ADP.

ADP-logoAbout Megan Thompson

Megan Thompson has been a Senior District Manager at ADP since May of 2012. She graduated with a Bachelors in Communications/Public Relations in May of 2008. Before ADP, Megan worked in group employee insurance benefits which gave her a strong understanding of the small business structure and what is important to both employers and their employees.

At ADP, Megan focuses on helping small businesses in the greater Nashville area with payroll and tax solutions, managing their employees, and compliance protection/guidance for the department of labor, OSHA, and Human Resources. To learn more about the services ADP offers, please visit http://www.adp.com.

Summer Checklist

It is June and summer officially begins this month. Many businesses tend to slow down during summer months as people head away for vacations. This is an ideal time for business owners to assess the current state of their business and make changes for improvement. Here are four simple tips small business owners can do during a slow season:

  1. Attend an industry conference or networking event
  2. Update the company website
  3. Provide training for staff
  4. Evaluate in-office processes and procedures

If June is a slow month for your small business, NBIC has two events you do not want to miss. Join NBIC and local entrepreneurs for a Lunch & Learn event with Mike Coleman on June 12th. Attendees will learn how to improve email and social media marketing efforts for their small business. To learn more about Mike Coleman, visit www.mikecoleman.net. Later this month, NBIC welcomes back Shayna Rattler of Supplier Diversity Academy to present “Conquer the 3 P’s for Sustainable Growth in Your Diverse Business.” To learn more about Shayna visit www.supplierdiversityacademy.com.