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Free Workshop, ‘Starting a Small Business,’ at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus on June 15

Seminar will focus on the fundamentals of federal taxes for small business owners


Helen Saffran,Associate Director of Public Relations
Brooklyn Campus,
Long Island University
(718) 488-1419

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus will host a free, 90-minute workshop on Tuesday, June 15, for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to start a small business.

The workshop, “Starting a Small Business,” will be conducted inside the Campus’ Health Sciences Building, Room 119, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. It is open to the public.

“This seminar will provide answers to a wide range of tax questions with regards to launching and structuring a new business venture,” explained Brooklyn Campus Business Dean Mohammed Ghriga. “It will emphasize business practices and procedures to meet the requirements and the responsibilities of reporting to the IRS and lenders.”

Sponsored by the Campus’ School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences and the Center for Accounting and Tax Education (CATE), the workshop will focus on the fundamentals of federal taxes for small business owners, including entity choice, accounting methods, business income and expenses, recordkeeping and estimated tax.

The workshop also will cover the basics of small business tax forms, including Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss from Business (Sole Proprietorship), Schedule SE (Form 1040), self-employment tax, and estimated tax for individuals.

Workshop presenter, Vincent S. Scerbinski, an associate professor of accounting at the Brooklyn Campus, is an expert in tax planning, managerial accounting, and financial statement analysis and has been a practicing Certified Public Accountant and consultant for small businesses for many years.

The School of Business at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including master’s degrees in business administration and public administration.

Seating is limited. To register for the free class and for additional information, please contact Francine Sparks at (718) 780-4062 or

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dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 06/01/2010

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