The Utah Small Business Development Center will hold two seminars in October.

The first will be Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Suite 315 at the center's office, 102 W. 500 South. Speaking on asset protection and estate planning in relation to small-business owners will be David Ray Carver, an attorney and accountant in the law firm of Carver and Dupaix.Karin Darais, a certified public accountant, will speak at the second seminar Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the same location. She will talk about what an employer should know prior to hiring or terminating employees, how to protect a business against legal problems involving employees and an essential employee handbook.