2015 Small Business Workshop (SBW15)
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When: 09/18/2015
8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Where: LCPA Training Facility
2400 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Suite 500
Kenner, Louisiana 
United States
Presenter: Various

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Registration Fees

LCPA Members  $259
Non-Members $359
*Ater 9/4, add $50 to registration fee.
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Managing a small business can sometimes make you feel like you’re in the pilot’s seat flying solo. LCPA’s Small Business Workshop is designed to help CPAs who work with or within small businesses to understand the key drivers that keep systems running at full throttle. From audit to technology to HR and tax compliance, you’ll walk away with solutions you can implement immediately to boost performance and bring your business soaring to new heights.

Schedule at a Glance

8:00 – 8:25 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:25 – 8:30 am 

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Debbie Takewell, CPA • Takewell & Hanna, APAC
Benjamin Vance, CPA/ABV • Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC

Co-chairs, 2015-16 Small Business/Business Consulting Committee

8:30 – 9:45 am

Tackling Payroll Compliance Issues
E. Fredrick Preis Jr., JD
Partner – Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP
New Orleans, LA

9:45 – 9:55 am


9:55 – 10:55 am

Mitigating Cost and Penalties with Health Care Reform Compliance
E. Rena Felton, JD, LLM
Area Assistant Vice President, Compliance Counsel, South Central Region – Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Houston, TX

10:55 - 11:55 am
Surviving a Sales Tax Audit
Belton J. Didier
Founder and President – Didier Consultants, Inc.
Zachary, LA
Timmy Hulin, CMI
Director of Audits – Didier Consultants, Inc. –Zachary, LA

11:55 am –12:45 pm           

12:45 – 2:00 pm
Sales and Use Tax Compliance for the QuickBooks User
Jordan Lang
Regional Sales Director – Avalara • Bainbridge Island, WA

2:00 – 2:10 pm


2:10 – 3:00 pm
Social Engineering: Reinforcing the People Side of Your IT Security Strategy
Jude Viator
Consulting Manager
Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC
Baton Rouge, LA 

3:00 – 3:10 pm  Break

3:10 – 4:25 pm
IRS Small Business Initiatives Update
Sharon Evans
Sr. Stakeholder Liaison – IRS • New Orleans, LA