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Start-up Assistance

Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 AM
This 3-hour workshop will give you an overall understanding of the steps you need to take to make your dream of owning your own business a reality.
Speaker: Mike Collins
Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 AM
This 3-hour workshop will give you an overall understanding of the steps you need to take to make your dream of owning your own business a reality.
Speaker: Mike Collins

Business Basics

Thursday, August 18, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The business plan is a roadmap for your business whether you’re determining the feasibility for start-up, tracking your progress, planning for expansion, or applying for a loan. This workshop will discuss the narrative and financial aspects of the plan as well as give the student an opportunity to work with actual plans that have been prepared by others.
Speaker: Ruben Gonzales
Thursday, November 03, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The business plan is a roadmap for your business whether you’re determining the feasibility for start-up, tracking your progress, planning for expansion, or applying for a loan. This workshop will discuss the narrative and financial aspects of the plan as well as give the student an opportunity to work with actual plans that have been prepared by others.
Speaker: Ruben Gonzales

Financing

Thursday, August 25, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
An entrepreneur goes into business to make money. In order to accomplish this goal, it is often necessary to borrow funds. This 3-hour seminar will cover determining how much you need, where the money will come from, the 5 C’s of Credit, and preparing your loan package.
Speaker: Ruben Gonzales
Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
How would you like to pay off all your consumer debt, credit cards, car payments, and loans? Learn a simple yet effective method to start the process of making you debt free! Bring a calculator and a list of your debts with balances and monthly payments, and learn how to develop your own debt elimination plan that can be implemented immediately into your lifestyle.
Monday, September 19, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This seminar is designed for the beginning grant writer, or a more seasoned fundraiser who is interested in picking up new tips and pointers. Seminar participants will examine all the elements of a grant application and have an opportunity to begin developing their own proposals.
Speaker: Sam Gore
Thursday, November 10, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
An entrepreneur goes into business to make money. In order to accomplish this goal, it is often necessary to borrow funds. This 3-hour seminar will cover determining how much you need, where the money will come from, the 5 C’s of Credit, and preparing your loan package.
Speaker: Ruben Gonzales

Managing a Business

Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Training employees to build “repeat business” includes: how to identify and provide what your market wants, develop customer centered thinking, how to embolden employees faced with aggressive completion, and ways to encourage return and repeat business. This and more will be covered in this “customer service” seminar including developing a customer service plan.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Training employees to build “repeat business” includes: how to identify and provide what your market wants, develop customer centered thinking, how to embolden employees faced with aggressive completion, and ways to encourage return and repeat business. This and more will be covered in this “customer service” seminar, including developing a customer service plan.

Tax Planning

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Do you know your product or service upside down and backwards, but the numbers just drive you up a wall? This seminar will help you understand the difference between cash basis and accrual basis of accounting and single versus double entry bookkeeping. We’ll talk about calculating and recording payroll taxes and sales tax and you’ll get hands-on experience in preparing financial statements, including cash flow, income and expense statements, and balance sheets.
Speaker: Jess McLamb
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Do you know your product or service upside down and backwards, but the numbers just drive you up a wall? This seminar will help you understand the difference between cash basis and accrual basis of accounting and single versus double entry bookkeeping. We’ll talk about calculating and recording payroll taxes and sales tax and you’ll get hands-on experience in preparing financial statements, including cash flow, income and expense statements, and balance sheets.
Speaker: Jess McLamb
Friday, December 02, 2016 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
This seminar will teach attendees how to get the most out of QuickBooks for their business. You will learn the basics to better understand your financial data. Topics include how to set your business, create invoices, pay bills, reconcile bank accounts, and create reports.
Speaker: Jess McLamb

Marketing and Sales

Monday, August 22, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Different age groups have their own characteristics. Knowing what they are helps attendees understand and communicate more effectively, build stronger relationships, provide better customer service, and increase productivity and morale. The presenter presents the unique talents, struggles, motivators and defining events of each generation with tips on working and marketing most effectively with each group. Attendees will learn: how to build relationships and work effectively across generations, historical events that have defined each segment, recognize specific behaviors that motivate & reward each group, basic generational characteristics affecting decision-making and identify generation-specific humor, struggles and values.
Monday, August 22, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Different age groups have their own characteristics. Knowing what they are helps attendees understand and communicate more effectively, build stronger relationships, provide better customer service, and increase productivity and morale. The presenter presents the unique talents, struggles, motivators and defining events of each generation with tips on working and marketing most effectively with each group. Attendees will learn: how to build relationships and work effectively across generations, historical events that have defined each segment, recognize specific behaviors that motivate & reward each group, basic generational characteristics affecting decision-making and identify generation-specific humor, struggles and values.
Thursday, September 01, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This seminar covers tips for prospective and existing business owners on how to learn more about customers, competitors, and overall market opportunities. In addition to defining a target market, you will learn the 4 components of the marketing mix and inexpensive and effective market research design.
Speaker: Mike Collins
Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This seminar covers tips for prospective and existing business owners on how to learn more about customers, competitors, and overall market opportunities. In addition to defining a target market, you will learn the 4 components of the marketing mix and inexpensive and effective market research design.
Speaker: Mike Collins