Small business workshops coming to Dothan

Troy University's Dothan Campus will host a series of workshops focusing on small business owners.

Troy University's Dothan Campus will host a series of workshops focusing on small business owners.

Troy University’s Dothan Campus will host a series of small business workshops.

The first is a free seminar conducted by the Alabama Department of Revenue focusing on state taxes. The “B.E.S.T” Business Essentials for State Taxpayers Seminar is slated for 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 in the University’s Continuing Education Center, Room 206 Adams Hall.

ADOR specialists conduct B.E.S.T. Seminars, which include a brief but comprehensive overview of Alabama’s business taxes, the business owner’s tax obligations, and the forms that are required, as well as information on electronic filing and other requirements. Presenters cover a variety of state tax information topics, including employer withholding taxes, state and local sales taxes, property taxes, and business licensing requirements. The B.E.S.T. Seminars help new business owners navigate through unfamiliar tax complexities while updating current business owners on tax law changes.

There is no charge to attend the B.E.S.T. Seminar but reservations are required and may be made by contacting Kathy Clements or Jennifer Townsend at 334-793-5803.

On Dec. 7, the SBDC will host its Proposal Development Workshop, featuring Jerry Ellison, program manager for the Alabama Procurement Technical Assistance Center. This workshop, which runs from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Malone Hall’s Harrison Room on the Dothan Campus, is a scenario-oriented, hands-on challenge in which the participants work in small groups to develop a federal contracting proposal.

Registration is $35 for this workshop and may be accomplished at

Also on Dec. 7 is QuickBooks Training for Beginners 2017, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in Adams Hall Room 206. The four-hour training course covers basic accounting and business set up in the Pro and Premier editions of QuickBooks.

The class is limited to 20 participants and registration is $99 after Dec. 2, and $79 prior to the early registration deadline. To register, visit

For more information on any of the programs, contact Brenda Marcum at the TROY SBDC at 334-670-2425.