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EDASC Sets January Business Workshops

Mount Vernon -- The Economic Development Associaiton of Skagit County has scheduled three small-business workshops for January. All workshops are at the EDASC offices, 204 West Montgomery, Mount Vernon.  Register on-line at least 24 hours before the workshop at

Jan. 11 – Planning and Financing a Business.  A three-and-a-half hour odyssey through what it takes to start and maintain a high performing business.  From financing to business plans this is for anyone who has recently started or is planning to launch a business.  FREE! 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Refreshments provided. 

Jan. 14 – IRS Small Business Tax Workshop.  Small business workshops are designed to help small business owners understand and fulfill their federal tax responsibilities. Workshops are sponsored and presented by IRS partners, who are federal tTax specialists. Workshop topics vary from a general overview of taxes to more specific topics such as recordkeeping and retirement plans.  Learn what every small business needs to know about filling and paying federal taxes, and how to avoid the most common tax reporting errors. Find out what taxes to pay and when they are due.  $10 for members; $20 non-members.  1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments provided.

 Jan. 27 – Preventing Fraud in Your Business.   Do you know what to look for in your business to identify possible fraud?  Would it shock you to know that there are many easy ways for those hard earned dollars to be diverted from your bottom line?  Join in this discussion with a Certified Fraud Examiner to learn where to put your efforts in protecting your business.  $10 for members; $20 non-members.  noon to 3 p.m. Lunch provided.

If you are a reporter seeking information about the Port of Skagit, please call Linda Tyler, Community Outreach Administrator, at 360-757-0011 or email