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NEON hosting events for entrepreneurs

Northside business incubator Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON) is hosting a series of events to assist budding and future entrepreneurs.

The NEON Thinking about Business Workshop takes place this Saturday (Sept. 17) from 9 a.m. to noon and is for beginning entrepreneurs who are considering going into business. The workshop will touch on what to consider before going into business as well as assist attendees with building an action plan for preparing to transition into being business owners. There will be a similar workshop specific to food entrepreneurs held the following Saturday (Sept. 24).

Google expert Ben Theis will conduct the Social Media – Overview and Strategy Workshop Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A small business legal series focusing on employment, including how to determine the difference between an employee and an independent contractor, wage laws and more will be held Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Rounding out the events is the Small Business Legal Series – Basics in Construction Contracting, Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This presentation will cover construction contracts, including identification of contract documents, payment provisions, scope of work, change orders, notice provisions, default provisions, and lien waivers.

All the events take place at the NEON offices located at 1007 W. Broadway Ave., Minneapolis. For more information call (612) 302-1505 or go online to

September 22, 2016
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