Small businesses needing help to cope with an economy struggling to recover, can tune in to a series of free webinars offered this month by the Tennessee office of the National Federation of Independent Business.
Webinars are scheduled on Wednesday through the end of January and are free to both NFIB members and nonmembers.
Topics include generating sales, printing and shipping for small business and alternative funding sources.
For those trying to understand pending changes in Tennessee’s workers’ compensation law, the NFIB website is worth visiting. The small business advocacy group offers a detailed explanation of what’s new in the law the legislature passed last week.
Gov. Phil Bredesen is expected to sign the bill.
Check out NFIB workers’ comp info here.
Read a related story by News Sentinel Nashville bureau chief Tom Humphrey here.
The National Federation of Independent Business today circulated a press release urging Tennessee employers to get prepared for inspection by the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement division.
NFIB noted that Homeland Security recently said it would check the hiring records of 180 businesses in Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississipi and Alabama.
NFIB urges employers to take the “investigations very seriously” and reminds businesses that incorrect paperwork can result in finds of up $3,200 per violation.