Haines Chamber of Commerce offers series of workshops to support local businesses | KHNS Radio

Haines Main St (Corinne Smith/KHNS) The Haines Chamber of Commerce is placing on a series…

Haines Chamber of Commerce offers series of workshops to support local businesses | KHNS Radio
Haines Chamber of Commerce offers series of workshops to support local businesses | KHNS Radio

Haines Main St (Corinne Smith/KHNS)

The Haines Chamber of Commerce is placing on a series of small business workshops at no cost, to assistance area entrepreneurs. The classes will choose spot on Fridays at 12 noon by using Zoom by way of April.


Tracy Harmon is the executive director of the Haines Chamber of Commerce. She says the workshops are geared towards Haines residents intrigued in launching new small business ventures.

“So, it’s five weeks of diverse trainings that we are just hoping to inspire new business people. You know, we’re in this land of enterprise opportunity,” Harmon claimed. “And there is all these alternatives to make, you know, in which your enthusiasm fulfills some thing you are very good at. And if you could set that into a small business and make cash off of it. We want to give folks the equipment to be capable to do that and to make it lucrative.”

The enterprise bootcamp collection started off Friday (March 25) with start off-up basic principles, led by the Alaska Smaller Business Growth Middle. 

“They protected your company approach, startup expenditures, and tax composition. And so each week, we’re likely to do these on Zoom, and we’ll make all the assets available for that presentation,” she reported.

Harmon claims workshops will be shared on the Chamber’s Facebook page.

The future classes include things like strategic arranging for enterprise progress (April 1), finance and asset management (April 8), management and worker enhancement (April 15), and marketing (April 22). 

Harmon states Haines corporations have faced quite a few worries in excess of the two 12 months COVID pandemic, and latest corporations may well also uncover the workshops valuable.

“Maybe its a time also to go back to the drawing board, you know, you get definitely active in the course of the cruise ship  period of just functioning your business enterprise that you really do not seriously have time to variety of go again,” Harmon said. “And am I genuinely established up? Like, what is my tax framework? You know, how how am I running the finances and the property of my organization? How am I accomplishing with employees? And, retention? How is my internet marketing program? This is a really great time to practice and to get completely ready for operations coming up.”

The small business workshops will take area Fridays at midday, for the entire agenda check out haineschamber.org