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Training & Programs

Incubation Program

The Montgomery Chamber's Incubation Program is designed for startup companies in their first three years of business. It provides a highly mentored environment with low overhead and opportunity for growth. Businesses receive affordable, short-term leases; shared resources including meeting rooms, fax, and package pickup and delivery; and reduced-cost telephone and Internet service. The program has created nearly 700 new jobs, trained more than 450 entrepreneurs and created more than $600 million in capital investments. 

Entrepreneurial University

Entrepreneurial University uses the NxLeveL® for Entrepreneurs curriculum. It is a 13-session, 36-hour course that gives entrepreneurs the professional knowledge and management skills they need to establish or grow a business. Participants learn to identify feasible opportunities for profitable and sustainable growth, and bring them to fruition by preparing a comprehensive business plan based on proven market research, financial management and project management techniques. Taught by experienced NxLevel-certified instructors, the class offers networking opportunities with local business leaders and one-on-one business counseling. There are two Entrepreneurial University sessions each year, starting in February and August. 

The NxLeveL® Entrepreneurial Training Program was founded in 1994 through a grant from The US WEST Foundation to the University of Colorado at Denver.  Today, NxLeveL is the world's largest and most effective entrepreneurial training network. 
 

Business Planning Seminars

Held twice a month, these seminars help establish a strong foundation for new or existing small businesses. Topics covered include writing a business plan, thinking like a CEO, conducting feasibility studies and finding expert advice. Details on the Event Calendar.

Business Tax Seminars

Held once a quarter, the Chamber and the Alabama Department of Revenue conduct free Business Taxation Seminars at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. The seminars cover employer withholding taxes, state and local sales taxes, property taxes, estimated tax payments and business licensing requirements. Details on the Event Calendar.

Payroll Tax Update

The Chamber and Jackson Thornton partner on an annual Payroll Tax Update seminar. Information on the latest payroll tax filing requirements, 1099 reporting, company vehicles, worker classification, employee expense reimbursements, employee fringe benefits, cafeteria plans, retirement plans, COBRA, FMLA, FLSA and more. Participants receive a packet containing the presentation and access to a complete copy of the Payroll Tax Guide.

CONTACTS

Lisa McGinty
Executive Director
Entrepreneurial Development & Acceleration
334-240-6865
lmcginty@montgomerychamber.com


Business Resource Center & Montgomery Chamber Event Calendar

5 Pillars of a Facebook Business Page That Rocks
Thu, 27 Apr 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Business After Hours
Thu, 27 Apr 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Military Salute at Riverwalk Stadium
Sat, 29 Apr 2017
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Doing Business with the Air Force
Mon, 01 May 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

EBOOK 101: Expand Your Business
Mon, 01 May 2017
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

BizTalk MGM Radio Broadcast
Mon, 01 May 2017
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

ASU SBDC 2017 Better Business Conference
Tue, 02 May 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Business 101: Start It Up
Tue, 02 May 2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Facebook Live with SBA Adminstrator Linda McMahon
Tue, 02 May 2017
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

EBOOK 101: Expand Your Business
Tue, 02 May 2017
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

The U.S. Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Small Businesses
Tue, 02 May 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

60 Minute Coffee
Wed, 03 May 2017
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Grant Writing 101: Where to Begin
Wed, 03 May 2017
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

National Small Business Week Road Tour Kicks Off in Indianapolis, IN
Wed, 03 May 2017
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

5 Fabulous Habits of Local Business Champions
Wed, 03 May 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Doing Business with the Department of Transportation
Thu, 04 May 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Conversations: Roundtables for Professional Women
Thu, 04 May 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

National Small Business Week Road Tour Stops in Arlington, TX
Thu, 04 May 2017
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

How to Write Your Email Content in 15 Minutes or Less
Thu, 04 May 2017
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Find the Hidden Money in America
Thu, 04 May 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Doing Business with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Veteran Verification (certification)
Fri, 05 May 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

National Small Business Week Road Tour Ends in Fresno, CA
Fri, 05 May 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

BizTalk MGM Radio Broadcast
Mon, 08 May 2017
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Market Research 101: Who 's In The Market
Tue, 09 May 2017
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Increase Revenue and Profits with Electronic Payment Technology
Tue, 09 May 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Eggs & Issues with Congressman Mike Rogers
Wed, 10 May 2017
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Chamber Golf Classic
Thu, 11 May 2017
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Planning for Taxes, Healthcare, and Payroll in a Period of Uncertainty
Thu, 11 May 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Seeds of Prosperity-Farming as a Business
Fri, 12 May 2017
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

BizTalk MGM Radio Broadcast
Mon, 15 May 2017
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Business 101: Start It Up
Tue, 16 May 2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

The Secrets to Great Logo Design
Tue, 16 May 2017
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Chamber Orientation
Wed, 17 May 2017
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

How and Why You Should Track Your Cash Flow Weekly
Thu, 18 May 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

BizTalk MGM Radio Broadcast
Mon, 22 May 2017
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

How to Generate Direct Revenue from Your Marketing Program
Thu, 25 May 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Business After Hours
Thu, 25 May 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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