Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

January 27, 2005

Entrepreneur Series to Feature Feb. 2 Presentation, "Financial/Accounting Considerations for Start-ups and Small Businesses"

The fourth seminar in the 2005 Winter Entrepreneur and Small Business Seminar Series
will feature a presentation, "Financial/Accounting Considerations for Start-ups and Small
Businesses," by Andrew McDirmid, C.P.A., of McDirmid, Mikkelsen and Secrest, P.S.
The presentation will take place Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Robinson
Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth College, in north Spokane. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Terry Sanchez, director of EWU Business Resource Center, at (509) 358-2208 or tsanchez@mail.ewu.edu.

McDirmid, Mikkelsen and Secrest, P.S. provides accounting and consulting services to a diversified client base primarily located in the Pacific Northwest; it also provides services to clients throughout the world. McDirmid's practice is focused on federal and state tax planning, business valuations, litigations services and management-advisory services. His expertise and experience include business planning and assistance with new business start-ups, including choice of entity.

The 2005 Winter Entrepreneur and Small Business Seminar Series features five seminars focusing on small-business ownership and growth. The seminars address such topics as marketing, accounting, legal issues, human resources, financing and business planning. The seminars are free and open to faculty, students and members of the business community. The series is hosted by Whitworth's School of Global Commerce and Management, in collaboration with Eastern Washington University's College of Business and Public Administration and Gonzaga University's Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program.

Contacts:

Jo Ann Nielsen, coordinator of the H.B. Jones grant, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3242 or joannnielsen@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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