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Burlington County continues small business workshop series

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Burlington County Commissioner Deputy Director Dan O’Connell (right) and Burlington County Commissioner Tom Pullion (second from right) speak with small business owners and entrepreneurs at the Burlington County Library System’s Main Branch in Westampton during one of the county’s small business workshops last year.

Burlington County is offering more free classes to help local businesses grow and thrive.

The Burlington County Commissioners and Burlington County Bridge Commission announced the Burlington County Small Business Workshop Series would continue in 2024, starting with a seminar on business taxes and two others dedicated to Human Resources rules and marketing and social media skills.

The first workshop was postponed due to winter weather conditions but was rescheduled. It will now be held on Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Maple Shade Municipal Building at 200 Stiles Avenue.

Officials from the Burlington County Department of Economic Development, and Bowman and Company, LLC will lead the free seminar on business tax prep. Topics will include understanding tax basics, potential deductions businesses can use and the other tips to help business owners save money and avoid costly mistakes.

A virtual workshop will be held on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and will cover HR issues and compliance, including new Department of Labor rules related to overtime pay and exemptions for salaried workers. The online class will be led by Burlington County Department of Economic Development staff and officials from TAHR Services Inc.

The third seminar will be held in-person on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Burlington County Human Services Building, 795 Woodlane Road, Westampton. It will cover marketing and social media skills and strategies, including how to craft a marketing plan and harness the power of social media.

All classes are free, but registration is required. Register online at www.bcbridges.org/economic-development/.

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