September News & Events

Tenant News

Another successful business graduates from OzSBI. Congratulations to Justin Nelson for completing our incubator program. We are excited about this next chapter for Nelson Law. Nelson Law is now located at 1107 Independence Drive.

Construction Update

The renovation on our second floor is well underway.  In the last month we have had multiple visitors ask us what types of business are going to move into our new spaces. The answer is that we can accommodate almost any type of service business in these new offices.  This includes technology, call centers, logistics, financial, health care, social service and more. 

Here is a rough outline of what the layout will be once the renovations are complete. 

Fair Labor Standard Act 

In 2016 there will be significant changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Owning a small business or creating a new business brings many responsibilities, including compliance with federal wage and hour laws. Employers often have questions about some of those responsibilities. Malcohm Smith with the US Department of Labor will be discussing The Big 4: Minimum Wage, Overtime, Record Keeping, and Child Labor; Employment Relationships; the New Overtime Regulations.

Date: Wednesday, Sept 7
Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Cost:  FREE

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Business Tip

Keep the big vision in sight

A big vision will take you far. When things go wrong on the path to your success, and they will, keeping the big vision in mind will enable you to steer your way back to a successful course. It may not always be the course you imagined, but your big vision becomes your north star, which in turn helps you navigate and orient yourself through the darkness.  Your vision is your foundation, compass and celestial beacon, lighting the way forward.

Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learns are free and open to the public.

Strategic Planning Process used by Gammill Quilting
Thursday, October 20th 12pm FREE
Bring your lunch

Jennifer Smith from Gammill Quilting will present their Strategic Planning process and how they learned from failures to increase their success.

OzSBI Open House  
Thursday, November 17th 12pm FREE
Appetizers Served

Join Us as we welcome in the Holiday season, reflect back on 2016, and preview our 2nd floor renovation.

Professional Workshops 

Fair Labor Standards Act

A discussion of the Fair Labor Standards of 1938 including the Big 4, Employment Relationships, and the New Overtime Regulations.
Date: Wednesday, September 7th
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: West Plains Library Community Room

Manufacturing Roundtable

Discuss the 5S system and network with other manufacturers.
Date: Thursday, September 8th
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Location: OzSBI Meeting Room

Tax Planning for Small Business

This presentation will help small business owners select the right business structure, properly plan for income taxes, and more. 
Date: Thursday, November 8th
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $35/$20
Location: OzSBI Meeting Room

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