Winthrop to host small business seminar
Winthrop University's Small Business Development Center will host a seminar titled "How to Start a Small Business" at 6 p.m. Monday at 210 Thurmond Hall on the Winthrop campus.
The free seminar is open to all entrepreneurs wishing to start a business. The program will provide basic information needed to start a small business, write a business plan and apply for financing.
For more details, visit the Web site cba.winthrop.edu/sbdc or call (803) 323-2283.
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IAAP annual meeting to be Tuesday in Rock Hill
The Rock Hill Area Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the School of the Deaf and the Blind, Midlands Outreach Center, 197 Piedmont Blvd., Suite 202, Rock Hill.
The meeting will include the installation of officers for 2008-2009 and the presentation of annual reports.
All administrative and office professionals are welcome to join and bring a friend. For details, contact Debi Burt, membership chairwoman, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Web site www.orgsites.com/sc/ iaap-rock-hill.
Entrepreneur Network legal panel discussion set
The Entrepreneur Network will continue its series of events aimed at helping small business owners and would-be entrepreneurs with a panel discussion of the legal issues surrounding starting and operating a business. The event will be held at the Baxter Hood Center on the campus of York Technical College beginning at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Participants will engage in networking activities and hear from a panel of local attorneys on various issues related to small businesses. Rock Hill tax attorney and Winthrop University professor Bob Breakfield will address tax issues. Don Harper of Harper & Rogers in Rock Hill will talk about the different ways of structuring a business, as well as licenses and permits. Alston DeVenny of Folks, Khoury & DeVenny in Lancaster will address premises liability, tort liability and insurance coverage. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared with questions.
To learn more or to register for this event, call (803) 325-2888 or e-mail email@example.com.
Vogue Salon to host ribbon-cutting Tuesday
Vogue Salon & Spa will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday for its new business location at 2460 India Hook Road, Suite 204, in Shiland Village. Grand opening festivities will be from 4 to 6 p.m.
The salon and spa, which has been opened for two months, provides tanning, pedicures, manicures and massages.
Hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday or by appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call Vogue Salon & Spa at (803) 329-0447.
The York County Regional Chamber of Commerce will be assisting with this event.
FTC opens formal probe of Intel's sales tactics
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Escalating the world's largest computer chip maker's legal woes, the Federal Trade Commission has opened a formal probe into Intel's sales tactics.
The move is a victory for its much smaller rival, Advanced Micro Devices.
Intel disclosed Friday that it has received a subpoena from the FTC for records about Intel's microprocessor sales, which dominate the world market with a roughly 80 percent share.
The FTC's two-year investigation had been considered "informal" until that point, and Intel, which is already fighting antitrust charges in the European Union and was fined this week by antitrust regulators in South Korea, said it had been cooperating.
Icahn recommends Yahoo set a $49.5B sale price
SAN FRANCISCO -- Hoping to negotiate a compromise, activist investor Carl Icahn urged Yahoo to declare it is willing to accept a takeover offer of $49.5 billion -- about $2 billion above Microsoft's last bid for the Internet pioneer.
Icahn recommended the price tag, which works out to $34.375 a share, in a letter he sent Friday to Yahoo Chairman Roy Bostock.
It marks the first time that Icahn has publicly indicated what price he has in mind as he tries to force Yahoo's sale before the Sunnyvale-based company's annual meeting on Aug. 1.
If a deal isn't done before August, Icahn will try to replace Yahoo's board with a slate of his own directors and then fire company co-founder Jerry Yang as chief executive.