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Small Business Center to host seminars

LAWRENCEVILLE - The University of Georgia's Small Business Development Center at Gwinnett will be hosting several seminars over the next few weeks.

The Small Business Development Center is a public service unit of the university and a business assistance provider for the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The organization's offices are located at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville.

SideBar: If you learn

The following classes are being offered:

E-commerce/government contracting seminar

' What: Class is aimed at helping business owners understand tools that allow Internet access and teaching them how to make use of these tools.

' When: Thursday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

' Cost: $19 in advance, $25 at the door

' Employment laws for minority entrepreneurs

' What: Participants will learn information on employment discrimination, business-related litigation, police misconduct, automobile accidents and other actions involving personal injury, products liability and intentional torts.

' When: Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

' Cost: $40

Writing an effective business plan

' What: Class will focus on writing a business plan that helps you start, build and manage your business.

' When: Nov. 1, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

' Cost: $59

Start your own business

' What: Tips on market research, legal structures, estimating startup costs and cash flow projects for people interested in starting their own business.

' When: Nov. 6, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

' Cost: $59

To register or get more information visit www.gwinnettsbdc.org.