Tax Credits for Small Business are Here | Learn How They Apply to Your Business at Virtual Event July 29, 2021

Tammy Allen, Director | Marketing & Programs, The NIIC


Contact: Tammy Allen, Director, Marketing & Programs, tallen@niic.net, 260-407-1731

For immediate release

July 15, 2021, Fort Wayne, Ind. Small business owners are invited to a virtual event to learn about new tax credits and resources available through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). WEOC Women’s Business Center (WBC) and WBC EmPWR Program co-host this virtual lunch and learn event on July 29, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. This virtual event focuses on IRS coronavirus tax credits for employers. It also focuses on SBA coronavirus and traditional resources to help small businesses start, grow, expand, and recover. Register here.

Event participants will learn from experts John Linstead, Senior Stakeholder Liaison, the IRS, and Laura Schafsnitz, Indiana District Office Public Affairs Specialist,  U.S. SBA.

“The Small Business Administration has been a much-needed ally for small businesses as they have navigated COVID-19. The SBA continues its commitment to providing support and resources as the state navigates emerging from the Pandemic. This includes essential information, like how to navigate the new tax credit for employers,” said Ted Baker, Interim President and CEO, The NIIC.

Leslee Hill, Director, WEOC WBC, said,” The SBA looks for unique ways to support all small businesses in every region. They do an excellent job creating programs that are timely and well communicated. This event is an opportunity for small business owners to understand the tax credits available to maximize their resources. This event will provide essential information, which could lead to substantial financial benefits.”

Laura Schafsnitz is a public affairs specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration Indiana District Office. Her expertise includes bringing government, public, and private organizations together to share resources and opportunities to help small businesses start, grow, expand, and recover. A graduate of Webster University and a U.S. Army Veteran, Laura has worked in public affairs her entire career bringing news and resources from the highest echelons of government to everyday people worldwide.

John Linstead is a Senior Stakeholder Liaison with the Internal Revenue Service in Cincinnati, Ohio. He works with tax professional organizations and small business organizations across Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio to educate about the tax laws and their federal tax responsibilities. During his 36 years with the IRS, he has held the positions of Tax Examiner, Tax Auditor, and Appeals Officer before becoming Senior Stakeholder Liaison in September of 2005.

Register now through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/your-business-the-irs-what-you-need-to-know-about-tax-credits-tickets-160203953337

About WBC EmPWR Program

The Women’s Business Center (WBC) EmPWR Program is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership and serves clients in 83 Indiana counties. The EmPWR Program brings together the experts, resources, and tools business builders need to get back on track from COVID-19. We specifically serve women-owned businesses – from individual entrepreneurs to businesses with many employees in multiple locations. We work with anyone who needs our support. For more information, visit https://theniic.org/empwr/.

About The NIIC

499 new products launched, 196 patent applications submitted or granted, and 2,351 jobs created—that is what entrepreneurs have achieved through The NIIC since its inception two decades ago. The NIIC has also connected Northeast Indiana companies to attract $100.4 million in grants and capital.

The NIIC is a non-profit, vibrant entrepreneurial community designed to advise entrepreneurs to plan, launch, and grow successful business ventures. The NIIC bolsters innovative companies to move ideas into action. The NIIC is located in a designated U.S. Small Business Administration HUB Zone. In April 2018, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb designated The Northeast Indiana Innovation Park Campus as an Opportunity Zone through the U.S. Treasury. The NIIC is the country’s only ISO9001:2015 registered business incubation and acceleration program. Additionally, the International Business Innovation Association (inbia.org) recognized the NIIC as the 2020 Entrepreneur Center of the Year – Mixed-use and awarded it one of the two prestigious industry awards – the 2020 Dinah Adkins Award. TheNIIC.org. Click here for The NIIC press kit.

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