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Business of Interpreting: It's a Matter of $s & $ense - Streaming Workshop

Business of Interpreting: It's a Matter of $s & $ense - Streaming Workshop

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PS/GS - 24 hours/2.4 CEUs (Comprehensive Activities* 30 hours/ 3.0 CEUs)

This workshop addresses the needs of interpreters establishing themselves as a business and provides information to establish or improve their accounting practices, help their business "presentations" to become more professional, give them "tips" to help save money at tax time, marketing and familiarize them with the Small Claims Court system as well as addressing issues of customer service and power/status in the business community.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will have a greater understanding of the tools available to them to assist in establishing and running a small business, naming and structuring their business, identifying themselves as independent contractor or employee and the benefits of each, keeping records and maximizing profits. Participants will be exposed to marketing strategies that are cost effective and customer service concepts such as developing "learning relationships" in an effort to embrace the importance of satisfying customers and overcoming the effects of dissatisfied customers.

Action Plan:
This presentation will begin with an overview of independent contractor status and discussion of the pros and cons of working as an IC or an agency. It will consist primarily of lecture interspersed with activities aimed at making the specific information applicable to each individual situation such as developing cost-effective marketing strategies. Activities are geared toward applying the concepts learned to individual's personal financial situation and building a professional portfolio to be submitted for feedback and for CEU credit.

Presentation Content includes:
   1. Independent Contractor Status
      Reasons employers DO NOT want to consider you an employee
      IRS 20 factor test + additional tests weighted less significantly
   2. Working through an agency
      No compete clauses
      See above list (limits to what agency can/should ask you to do as an IC)
      Reasons to work through an agency
      Reasons against working through an agency
   3. The benefits of a CPA
   4. >$600 = 1099 (W2 vs. W9)
   5. How Technology Can Help
   6. Bookkeeping
   7. Taxes
         1. Tax Rates
         2. Tips on deductions
         3. Donations
         4. LOG, LOG, LOG!!!
         5. Mileage vs. Travel Time
         6. Travel expenses
         7. Entertainment (Promotions/Sales-in or out of town)
         8. Educational deductions
         9. Conferences/Conventions
        10. Claiming an in-home office
        11. Self employment taxes
        12. IRA's
   8. IRA
   9. Insurance
         1. Medical
         2. Disability
         3. Malpractice
         4. Business Overhead
  10. Contractual Conditions
  11. Small Claims Court
  12. Marketing
  13. Supply and Demand
  14. Negotiating
  15. Bidding for Contracts
  16. Demand-Control Schema
  17. Customer Service
  18. Establishing Rates
  19. Business Structures
  20. Business Plans

Content Knowledge Level = Some

PLEASE NOTE - This is a streaming workshop and will be accessible through your internet browser. A link and login information will be provided immediately after purchase.

Price: $211.85 $105.93

Product Code: PDS0003DD
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