Small Business Workshops



$1M Marketing (even if you’re broke)

April 24, 2014

403 7th St. SE, Washington,  DC  20003

It’s a whole new world for marketing and promotions! Long gone are the days of big results requiring big budgets. Learn simple, easy to implement, low and no cost ways to promote your business using creativity, new media and old school smarts. Topics include:

  •  Why you need more friends
  • Expert insights on how to make 3% your secret ingredient
  • Breakthrough strategies for creating a marketing plan that actually works
  •  The 3-click solution to all of your problems

Presenter: Meryl Hooker

Meryl Hooker is a business development expert dedicated to helping independent businesses and entrepreneurs thrive in a big box world.

With a nearly 25 years of wholesale, retail, and business operations experience, Meryl brings practical skills, creativity, and tenacity to independent business owners and entrepreneurs that is refreshing, honest, and inspiring.


DC Health Link Forum - How to Work with an Insurance Broker

May 20, 2014

WACIF is joined by The DC Chamber of Commerce for a series of educational forums to ensure that you better understand the impact of the Affordable Care Act and how you can shop and choose health coverage.

Still not sure how to enroll in the DC Health Link? During this session a DC Health Link certified broker will discuss the many small group plans that are available and how you can determine which plan is right for your company and employees.


DC Health Link Forum - What Effects the Affordable Care Act Tax Law Will Have on Your Company

June 19, 2014

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) introduced new tax changes ranging from new taxes, limits to tax deductions, tax breaks and tax credits.  During this session, a payroll account services representative, will discuss what business owners should know about planning for the 2014 tax season.  Topics discussed will include tax credits, W2 reporting of health costs, additional Medicare withholding of wages, and employer shared responsibility.