Webinars

You can pick up some first rate tips to help you run a better business, learn about laws and regulations, and more through webinars sponsored by the South Dakota Retailers Association. These programs are an easy, convenient way for you to get information - and registration is FREE

(We add to the schedule periodically, so be sure to check back).

 


On Trend: How to Find and Use Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Time: Starting at 10:00 a.m. Central Time, lasting approximately one hour

Presenter: Cassandra Wirth, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

What will be covered:

There's a wealth of information available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that can help you see how your business is doing compared to other businesses, and help in your planning. During this webinar, a BLS economist will provide insight on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and how the numbers are generated, consumer expenditures, wages by occupation, employment projections, and the Producer Price Index. You'll also learn how to find useful information on the BLS website.

Register online

Closed captioning available upon request. Email donna@sdra.org by Noon Central Time on Thursday, September 13, 2018.


Grocery Stores: What You Need to Know About South Dakota Tax and Alcohol Laws 

Date: Wed., October 3, 2018

Time: Starting at 10:00 a.m. Central Time, lasting approximately one hour

Presenters: Alex Farrell and Marne Dooley of the South Dakota Department of Revenue

What will be covered:

This webinar will feature presentations from the South Dakota Department of Revenue Business Tax Division and Special Taxes Division. They'll explain what grocers need to know about tax issues pertaining to things such as prepared food in the deli department; bakery goods; SNAP and WIC purchases; packaging materials used in the meat, produce and deli departments; napkins, straws, etc. used in the bakery or deli department; how tax applies to coupon purchases; tax exempt entities; delivery charges; catering services; sample items provided at no cost to customers; donated goods; municipal gross receipts, and more. In addition, find out what you need to know about alcohol issues such as stocking, pricing, hours of service, age of clerks and baggers who handle alcohol purchases, delivery of alcohol, and more.

Register online: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3092492293932040449

Closed captioning available upon request. Email donna@sdra.org by Noon Central Time on Thursday, September 27, 2018.

 


How our Webinars Work

Registration & Confirmation

When you register, you will receive an email confirmation which includes a phone number and a website link. You will also receive email reminders - with the phone number and link - the day before the webinar, and a few hours prior to the webinar.   

The day of the webinar

On the day of the webinar, you will take two steps:

  1. Audio: You can use Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) to listen to the audio portion of the webinar on your computer -or- call the phone number provided in the email. You will then listen to the audio portion of the presentation on the phone.
  2. Visual: Click on the link furnished in the email. That will take to you an online site where you will watch a PowerPoint presentation on your computer screen during the program.  You will NOT hear webinar audio over your computer (unless you have a VOIP system). Even if you don’t have internet access, you will find it beneficial to listen to the program.  

SDRA generally records our webinars and sends a link to the recording to everyone who has registered for the webinar, whether or not you were able to participate live.