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11/30/2002 - Terabyte Tidbits

Maplewood Completes Job for Itron
Maplewood Software recently completed a project for Itron, Washington’s second largest software company. They produced a technical specification for a software redesign project. “We enjoyed working with the staff at Itron and look forward to more opportunities to work within such a fine company,” says John Janzen, Maplewood President.

Cyber Security SIGs Begin
The first Spokane Regional Cyber Security Special Interest Group (SIG) will be Wednesday, December 4, 2002, at SIRTI, 665 N. Riverpoint Boulevard, 4th floor boardroom. The SIG is intended as a forum to discuss any information security topic ranging from real world to academic and from the detail of implementing an IDS to the strategic importance of an enterprise security policy.

The SIG begins at 4:30 with a mini-social followed by a panel at 5:00. The panel will discuss, “Information Security in a Campus Environment a Case Study." Panelists include Jack Miller, Walt Seidel, and Patrick Miller --- all from Whitworth College. Attendees may adjourn to Aracelia's for dinner or drinks if there is interest. For more information, contact Jack Miller at

Loan Briefing for Small Business
Are you buying a business, or looking for a loan to start or expand a small business? Attend a "Business Loan Briefing" sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. This free loan briefing will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2002 from 11:45 am - 12:45 pm at the Business Information Center (BIC), 801 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 240 of the Spokane Regional Business Center. Registration not required.

An SBA Loan Officer will present the Business Loan Briefing. The session lasts approximately one hour. Small business loan programs are designed to support your quest for financing, based on the amount of money you need, the purpose of the loan and your personal circumstances. Learn what lenders look for in a credit application, what resources and financing programs are available, and where to go next. This is your best source of information on what is required of you as you pursue funding for your business.

Mechanics of Funding a Start-Up: Boot Camp #3
The third Technet four-phased progressive workshop will focus on the preparation of financial presentations and investment aspects of the funding process for early stage companies seeking funding or preparing their business plans in anticipation of the need for funding. The workshop will help early stage companies think through the funding process and help prepare the "required financial documentation" to engage with potential investors. In addition to the presentations, breakout discussions will be held to address companies’ specific issues. The cost for this Boot Camp is $10 and lunch will be provided.

The Boot Camp will be:Saturday, December 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at SIRTI building, 665 N. Riverpoint Boulevard, 4th floor boardroom. To sign up, contact Jim Culver at (509) 242-TECH or e-mail

Employment Tax Workshop for Small Business
Are you prepared to fill out and file your quarterly tax returns that are due in January, including W-2s and W-3s? Get ready by attending a free "Employment Taxes" Workshop, sponsored by the IRS and held at the U.S. Small Business Administration's Business Information Center (BIC) in Spokane. This free workshop will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2002 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm at the BIC, 801 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 240 of the Spokane Regional Business Center. Call the BIC at 509-353-2800 to register.

The presenter for the Employment Taxes Workshop is Dave Bender, owner of Bender & Bender Accounting in Spokane. In addition to Federal and State payroll tax issues, he will cover:

§which forms to give to your employees,
§which forms to send to the IRS and when they need to be filed,
§how and when to calculate and deposit employee and employer withholding taxes,
§how to avoid paying unnecessary costs in the form of penalties,
§new electronic methods of filing and paying tax, and
§how to address advanced Earned Income Credit.

This free workshop is recommended for business owners who prepare their own payroll taxes. Call the BIC at 509-353-2800 to pre-register for this workshop. Space is limited.

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