Steps to Set-Up, Safeguard, and SWaM Your Business

  • 09 Apr 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virginia


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"Steps to Set-Up, Safeguard, and SWaM your Business"

  Presented by Carrie White, NIC

0.3 CEUs in General Studies Offered  

   Hubs Streamed across the state:

  • Roanoke South County Library, (6303 Merriman Road, Roanoke, VA)
  • Virginia School for the Deaf & Blind, (Staunton, VA)
  • Reynolds Community College, Richmond, VA (Parham Campus, Burnette Hall Rm 208)
  • Liberty University 1971 University Blvd. Lynchburg, VA 24515 (Room: Jerry Falwell Library 261B)
When: Saturday, April 9, 2016

         9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Cost: VRID Members - $30.00

         Non-Members - $40.00

         VRID Student Members - $25.00

         DOE Grant - FREE (Registration Code Required) 

POC:  Carrie White

Session Information: 

Freelance interpreters are considered self-employed, and by default, are a business. But often times interpreters do not recognize themselves as such. As a result, they do not ensure the necessary steps have been taken in establishing their business effectively and securely. The easy way out in becoming a sole proprietor does not offer protection under the corporate shield and very well may cost interpreters in the long run. As our professional awareness heightens regarding the risks and liabilities of our practice, how can we ensure that our livelihoods and families are safeguarded? This workshop provides an overview of the four primary business structures along with the advantages and disadvantages of each. The presenter will also review critical contractual information, and the key steps to establishing a business structure that suits the needs of interpreters. This workshop also features a session on how to SWaM certify your business along with information on the new Micro SWaM requirements.

Presenter Biography: Carrie White 

Carrie White is an only hearing S.O.D.A. and a nationally certified interpreter with an Associate of Arts in Social Sciences and a Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies. She obtained the NIC in 2010 and has 14 years of professional interpreting experience 30+ years as a signer. Carrie has worked in a wide variety of settings including medical, VRS, and education. She owned and managed her own interpreter referral agency for three years, and has worked in various states such as Michigan, Indiana, New York, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia. Carrie now resides with her husband (DeafBlind) and three daughters in Roanoke, Virginia. She works full time in a regional program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children during the school year and part time for Sorenson Communications.

Target Audience: Sign Language Interpreters; Novice to Advanced

CEUs:  VRID is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This program is offered for 0.3 CEUs in the content area of general studies. No partial session CEUs will be awarded. Late arrivals will not receive CEUs.

Cancellation Policy:  Full refunds will be issued if written notice is provided to VRID by March 26, 2016, two weeks prior to the event activity. No refunds will be issued within two weeks of the event start date.

Reasonable Accommodations: If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Carrie White, by April 2, 2016. Although requests for accommodations will be accepted after this date, VRID cannot guarantee the accommodation will be provided.

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