Event Calendar

BOWD Center

Business Opportunity and Workforce Development (BOWD) Center 2017 – 2018 Events Calendar

Small Business Tax Workshop

Presenter
Judson Brown, Brown Consulting Services LLC

Location
Holiday Inn I-64 West End
2000 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, Virginia 23230

Date
Nov. 17, 2017 

Time
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tax season is right around the corner! Plan ahead by attending this workshop.          

VDOT is sponsoring a free half-day small business tax workshop on Nov.17, 2017, for certified DBE firms. A small business tax expert will instruct the workshop with the objective to provide individuals with the knowledge relevant to comply with federal, state and local tax authorities. All your tax questions will be answered by the expert.

Topics to be covered include: 

  • Internal controls to sustain compliance with taxing authority requirements
  • Relevant tax guidance to DBEs specific to the highway construction industry
  • Tax and accounting related strategies
  • Federal and state tax forms
  • Proper recordkeeping
  • Allowable expenses
  • Worker classifications
  • S corporation tax election benefits
  • How to lower the risk of an IRS audit
  • Penalties associated with noncompliance
  • Payroll tax updates, including the Fair Labor Standard Act Requirements

How to do Business with VDOT – Construction Session

Presenter 
Doretha Davis, BOWD Program Manager

Location
BOWD Center
1602 Rolling Hills Drive, Suite 110
Richmond, Virginia 23229

Date
Jan 10, 2018
May 9, 2018
Sept 12, 2018

Time
10 – 11:30 a.m

Description
This free training is primarily for newly certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms performing construction activities; however, the session is open to any VA UCP certified DBE. The training explains the Civil Rights and Construction Divisions roles and responsibilities as it relates to the DBE program. Attendees are shown how to locate the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) opportunities and contract information using VDOT’s and eVA’s websites. Discussions include prequalification requirements, an overview of the Construction Advertisement Bulletin Board (CABB), review of past bid results and ballots, VDOT Certification Schools, 24 month Advertisement Schedule, and DBE supportive services.

Class size is limited to a maximum of nine individuals.
 

How to do Business with VDOT – Consultant Session

Presenter 
Doretha Davis,
BOWD Program Manager

Location
BOWD Center
1602 Rolling Hills Drive, Suite 110
Richmond, Virginia 23229

Date
Jan. 17, 2018
May 16, 2018
Sept 19, 2018

 Time
10 – 11:30 a.m.

Description
This free training is primarily for newly certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) professional services firms; however, the session is open to any certified DBE. Demonstrations are given on how to locate procurement opportunities utilizing VDOT’s and eVA’s websites, how to locate shortlisted firms from past procurement opportunities, the 2009 Manual for the Procurement and Management of Professional Services, VDOT trainings, and DBE Supportive Services.

Class size is limited to a maximum of nine (9) individuals.

 

Flagger Certification

Presenter 
Tesha Hill,
BOWD Administrative Assistant

Location
BOWD Center
1602 Rolling Hills Drive, Suite 110
Richmond, Virginia 23229

Dates 
Jan 3, 2018
March 7, 2018
May 2, 2018
July 5, 2018
Sept 5, 2018
Nov. 14, 2018

Time
Two sessions
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Description
Because flaggers are responsible for public safety and make the greatest number of contacts with the public of all highway workers, they should be trained in safe traffic control practices and public contact techniques. This is a free training. Individuals attending flagger certification training will be shown a 20 minute video explaining the requirements of various flagging operations. At the conclusion of the video a written examination will be administered. Those passing the written examination will be issued a flagger card good for two years from the date of the examination.

Class size is limited to a maximum of nine individuals per session.

 

Intermediate QuickBooks 2014

Presenter 
Lynn Ailsworth
Ailsworh Acounting and
Software Solutions

Location
Tidewater Community College
Regional Workforce Development Center
7000 College Drive
Suffolk, VA 23435

Dates
Nov. 29 and 30, 2017

Time
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Description

The BOWD Center is sponsoring a free two (2) day Intermediate QuickBooks 2014 for certified DBEs to teach you how to successfully manage and modify QuickBooks.  QuickBooks is an accounting software that helps businesses monitor revenue and expenditures.  Participants are required to attend both days of training.

Course Outline:

  • Banking and Reconciliation
  • Managing Paying Sales Tax
  • Working with Transactions
  • Customizing Preferences and Forms
  • Displaying and Customizing Reports
  • Timesheets and Mileage Tracking

Learning Objectives:

  • The different methods used to record transactions
  • Setting up QuickBooks to properly handle sales tax
  • Working with transactions including memorized transactions
  • Modifying reports and creating memorized reports for reuse
  • Setting up time and mileage tracking and creating reports
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