Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM PDT
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Longview Public Library
1600 Louisiana Street
Longview, WA 98632

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SCORE Chapter 0566

Course Leader - Patti Thompson

Patti Thompson is the SCORE Course Leader for this seminar.  Patti has over 35 years’ experience in business and tax consulting - working with subcontractors, manufacturers, retailers, service companies, nonprofits, and individuals - helping them understand their bookkeeping and payroll requirements and what’s needed to comply with the tax code. Patti Thompson old paper

Reviews from One of Patti's Recent Seminars

“Very, very helpful and informative.”

“Lots of good info… this class gave me the resources to go to.”

“Patti …(is) amazing and provides a wealth of information.”


Preparing for Year End Business Entity and Tax Seminar

This seminar answers why business record keeping is important and how you may be able to reduce business taxes before we approach calendar year end.  We’ll also review various accounting methods that may best fit your situation and answer some of your questions about those pesky records themselves both manual and computerized, how long should they should be retained and things like “Do I really need a CPA, a bookkeeper or can I do it all effectively myself?”

We’ll also cover the pros and cons of business entity selection (Sole-Proprietorships, Partnerships, Corporations, and LLCs) and issues regarding taxation and the type of business formation you choose. 

We’ll review the major business reports that make up a Financial Statement and how they relate to each other.  We’ll also have a few in-class discussions and, along the way, cover some accounting terms and offer some special tax tips.  

This seminar is being offered for FREE to the community by the generous sponsorship of the Friends of Longview Public Library.  Seating is limited, so please access the button below to reserve your seat.  SCORE Business mentors will be on hand following the meeting to discuss any specific questions you may have about your business concept or operations.  Additionally, you can follow-up with SCORE’s always-free individual business mentors.

SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small business start, grow and succeed nationwide.  SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA and Washington, DC and has over 300 chapters throughout the United States and its territories with 11,000 + volunteers nationwide.  Both working and retired executives and business owners donate time and expertise as business counselors. SCORE was founded in 1964.