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To register for BioNetwork at A-B Tech courses, please download this form and email completed form to Amber Baker.

For more registration options, click here. For more information contact us at 828.398.7943 or send an email.
Where noted, please follow special registration instructions.


Business Formation: Choosing the Right Structure
Deciding what business entity form is best for your company is among the most critical ‘early’ decisions every entrepreneur must make.  The legal structure chosen must adequately protect the enterprise’s core intellectual property and enhance the appropriate funding structure as well as responding to taxation, regulatory and liability concerns.  This seminar will cover the different business entities and the advantages and disadvantages for choosing one type over another for the start-up business.
     · Wednesday, June 16
     · 6 - 8 pm
     · SBC 2046
     · Free, but please register here: http://bit.ly/abt-sbc

Botanical ID: Field Botany for Entrepreneurs
Learn the basics of whole plant identification by observing family patterns such as leaf, flower, and fruit types.  Open to everyone, this course will be particularly useful for those required to comply with botanical identification requirements for Good Manufacturing Practices.  The first half will be a botany lecture and the second half will be a plant walk. Participants will also learn how to identify plants using a field guide. It’s requested, but not required, that students bring a copy of Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide. Marc Williams, Instructor.
     · Saturday, July 11
     · 10 am - 3:30 pm
     · TCC 112
     · Fee: $59.40
     · Course number: SEF-9057-152BW

Bookkeeping Basics
This class will focus on getting your bookkeeping system set up correctly by discussing the chart of accounts, general administrative & selling expenses, fixed assets versus operating expenses, and options for inventory management. Participants will learn the importance of getting the bookkeeping system set up correctly and how to use their system to make comparisons to industry standards and minimize tax preparation time and expense.
     · Tuesday, July 21
     · 6 - 8 pm
     · SBC 2046
     · Free, but please register here: http://bit.ly/abt-sbc

Introduction to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) for Food, Beverage, and Natural Products
This course will provide an overview of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) GMP’s that apply to food, beverage, and natural product companies.  Guidance and regulation will be presented for those that manufacture, package, or hold products in these categories.  The course will include an overview of terminology and documentation basics.  Registration includes lunch both days.
     · Monday & Tuesday, July 27 & 28
     · 9 am - 5 pm
     · TCC 112
     · Fee: $225, includes lunch both days
     · Course number: SEF-9067-152BW

Introduction to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) for Food, Beverage, and Natural Products
This course will provide an overview of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) GMP’s that apply to food, beverage, and natural product companies.  Guidance and regulation will be presented for those that manufacture, package, or hold products in these categories.  The course will include an overview of terminology and documentation basics.  Registration includes lunch both days.
     · Monday & Tuesday, September 14 & 15
     · 9 am - 5 pm
     · SBC 1040
     · Fee: $225, includes lunch both days
     · Course number: SEF-9067-153BW

Production: Supernatural Sodas and Probiotic Beverages
Learn or further explore the art and science of beverage fermentation. Discussion will cover a range of beverage formulations, from soda to more health supportive libations. The course includes handouts, tastings, and demonstrations. Some items featured will include Jun, Kombucha, Kvass, Water Kefir, and Rejuvelac.    
     · Tuesday, October 13
     · 6 – 9 p.m.
     · TCC 112
     · Fee:$45.40
     · Course number: SEF-9068-153BW

Small Business Bookkeeping
This class will focus on getting your bookkeeping system set up correctly by discussing the chart of accounts, general administrative & selling expenses, fixed assets versus operating expenses, and options for inventory management. Participants will learn the importance of getting the bookkeeping system set up correctly and how to use their system to make comparisons to industry standards and minimize tax preparation time and expense.    
     · Tuesday, October 6
     · 6 – 8 p.m.
     · SBC 2046
     · Free, but please register here: http://bit.ly/abt-sbc

Business Formation: Choosing the Right Structure
Deciding what business entity form is best for your company is a.m.ong the most critical early decisions every entrepreneur must make. The legal structure chosen must adequately protect the enterprise’s core intellectual property and enhance the appropriate funding structure as well as respond to taxation, regulatory and liability concerns. This seminar will cover the different business entities and the advantages and disadvantages for choosing one type over another for the start-up  business.     
     · Tuesday, October 27
     · 6 – 8 p.m.
     · SBC 2046   
     · Free, but please register here: http://bit.ly/abt-sbc     

Production: Dyeing With Botanical Materials
Learn how to create vibrant dyes from plants! You'll learn: how to harvest and prepare dye plants; which parts of the plants are utilized for dyes; how to ethically harvest local plants at the ideal time for optimal colors; growing dye plants that best suit your garden space(s); and methods for mordanting fibers to create a multitude of colors and keep the pigments beautifully saturated in your material. Attendees will participate in dye experiments and take home samples. Please be prepared to get messy!    
     · Tuesday, November 10
     · 6 - 9 p.m.
     · TCC 112
     · Fees: $51.40   
     · Course number: SEF-9065-153BW


To register for any of these BioNetwork at A-B Tech courses, please download this form and email completed form to Amber Baker. For other registration options, click here.
For more information contact us at 828.398.7943 or send an email.
Where noted, please follow special registration instructions.