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SBDC Webinar to Provide Tips for Successful Business Hires

October 6, 2017

Hiring employees usually signals good business and should be a positive experience for the small-business owner. Frequent legal changes, however, have turned hiring into a task no longer suited to the faint of heart.

A Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) webinar, titled “Hire For Success,” is scheduled Thursday, Nov. 2, from 2-3 p.m. The webinar will provide tips on how to choose the best employees to help your business grow and succeed, and get the facts about the most recent state and federal legal requirements.

The SBDC is a partnership among the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Business Council and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBDC focuses on educating small-business owners and potential owners on how to successfully start and operate small businesses. The SBDC’s main office is located at UW.

Crystal Mueller will present the webinar. Mueller has more than 20 years of experience in the human resources field and has led human resources teams at the Wyoming Medical Center and the Natrona County School District. In addition to her extensive on-the-job experience, she has taught classes at Casper College and the University of Mary, and also presented for Lorman Educational Services. Currently, she consults with small businesses and shares her knowledge with Nepris and AlphaSights.    

In addition to an overview of the most recent compliance issues associated with hiring new personnel, Mueller will explain how to define a simple hiring process and demonstrate ideas that will help retain employees. If a business creates the right atmosphere, the employees will be one of its greatest assets. 

“We are fortunate that she is going to be able to do a webinar for us, reviewing recent changes in state and federal legal requirements,” says Cindy Beth Unger, business adviser for the Wyoming SBDC. “She also will discuss how to hire the ‘right employees’ to best help a business succeed.”

The fee for the webinar is $15, and attendees can register at For those who are unable to attend “live” at that time, the program will be recorded, and registered attendees will receive a link to the recorded session. 

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance. Language assistance services for clients with limited English proficiency will be provided. For more information, call (307) 382-0947.

The Wyoming SBDC Network is a business advising group of the Wyoming SBDC, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Market Research Center and SBIR/STTR Initiative. The network’s mission is to help Wyoming entrepreneurs succeed. Advising and most market research activities are free of charge to Wyoming residents.

The SBDC is funded, in part, through a cooperative agreement with the SBA. Additional support is provided by the Wyoming Business Council and UW.

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