Upcoming Webinars

 

Basics of Family Child Care Record Keeping

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: February 25, 2019
Time: 6 PM Pacific time
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 

Are your business records as organized as they should be? This webinar will tell you:

  • Which records you can keep and which you can toss
  • How long to keep your records
  • Records your tax preparer needs to have
  • How to organize your records to save time
  • How to use the space in your home to better manage your records
 

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Advanced Family Child Care Record Keeping

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: March 13, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM Pacific time
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 

Beyond the basics of record keeping, what can you do to save money on your taxes? This webinar will cover:

  • What is taxable income and how to properly record it
  • How to avoid major mistakes when filing your taxes
  • How to conduct a spot check on your tax return to identify potential errors
  • How to conduct an inventory of your household items
  • How to protect yourself against an IRS audit
 

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Budgeting for Family Child Care Programs

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: April 22, 2019
Time: 5 PM Pacific time
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 

No one likes to budget! But, you are more likely to meet your financial goals if you incorporate them into a budget. This webinar will:

  • Define what a budget is and why you need one
  • Explain how to create a simple one-year budget to forecast your income and expenses
  • Explain how to incorporate short and long-term goals into a budget to make it more likely that you will meet them
  • Show how a budget can help you plan ahead and make better financial decisions
 

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Reaching Your Retirement Goals

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: May 15, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM Pacific time
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 

Learn how to reduce your expenses, increase your income, save more money for your retirement, and choose the best IRA for your family. Here’s what I’ll be talking about:

  • Identify ways to reduce expenses and increase income
  • Where to put money to meet long-term goals
  • Learn how to prioritize long-term financial goals
  • Understand the basics of retirement investing
  • IRA retirement plans for providers: Traditional IRA, Roth, SIMPLE, SEP, and Self Employed 401(k)
 

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Hiring Employees, Payroll, and Employee Benefits

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: July 8, 2019
Time: 6 PM Pacific time
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 

Hiring an employee is a complicated process and many providers fail to follow the many federal and state payroll tax requirements. This webinar will help providers avoid mistakes when hiring employees.

  • What is the difference between an employee and independent contractor?
  • When does it make sense to hire a family member?
  • When is it not financially viable to hire an employee?
  • What benefits must you offer employees?
  • How to manage the risks of having an employee
 

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Legal Issues and Insurance for Family Child Care

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: August 29, 2019
Time: 6 PM Pacific time
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 

There are many risks family child care providers are exposed to when they care for children: child injuries, property damage, parent lawsuits, etc. This webinar will help providers reduce these risks and protect the children, their business and their family.

  • How to handle custody disputes
  • How to deal with privacy/confidentiality issues, price fixing and liability waivers
  • What type of insurance is needed to protect yourself: homeowners,  business property, business liability and vehicle insurance
 

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Basics of Family Child Care Contracts and Policies

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: September 10, 2019
Time: 5 PM Pacific time
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 

For many family child care providers, it’s not the child that is the problem; it’s the parents! This webinar will help you communicate with parents about your business so they will follow your rules.

  • The key elements of a contract
  • What to include and not include in your policies
  • What to put in your contract so a parent can never leave owing you money
  • What you should know before you sign a contract with a parent
  • And more!
 

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Advanced Family Child Care Contracts and Policies

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: October 17, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM Pacific time
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 

You may have a written contract and policies, but parents don’t always follow your rules. This webinar will cover how to manage conflicts with parents and enforce your rules

  • How to establish consequences for parents who don’t follow your rules
  • How to negotiate changes in your contract and policies
  • When and how to enforce your contract
  • How to collect from a parent: small claims court or a collection agency?
 

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Basics of KidKare Accounting

Presented by: Tom Copeland
Date: November 7, 2019
Time: 5 PM Pacific time
CEUs offered: 0.1 credit
 

The new KidKare software can save you a lot of time and money on your taxes. Many providers aren’t using all the features of this software effectively. This webinar will show you how to take advantage of its key features, including how to:

  • Calculate your Time-Space % using the attendance tracking tool
  • Report your business miles and personal miles
  • Track the hours you work after children are gone, even if you have not done this so far this year
  • Enter expenses into the proper expense category
 

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Registration for webinars closes at noon Pacific time the day of the webinar.

Attendance certificates for training hours will automatically be sent the next day to those who attended the live webinar.

Refunds or transfer of payment to another webinar will not be given.