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Monday, May 08, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Getting a website up and running is great, but having customers find your website on the internet is even better! This seminar provides participants with search engine optimization strategies for improving visibility and driving traffic to their web site by focusing on key words, links, and URLs.
Thursday, May 11, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Are you thinking about starting a non-profit or are you currently working with an organization that is just getting off the ground? This workshop will offer a comprehensive checklist of things that must be done in the first three years to lay a foundation for success. Participants will walk away with resources to ensure that their organization is in compliance with state/federal laws as well as a greater understanding of the key components of development that impact sustainability.
Thursday, June 08, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This class will expand on the “Introduction To QuickBooks” seminar, covering more complex transactions that participants might encounter in running their business including: receiving payments and paying bills, managing accounts receivable and accounts payable, reconciling bank and credit card accounts, and how to generate and understand the financial reports (Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet) which small businesses need to monitor and analyze to manage their business and to close the year-end books

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.

Business Accounting and Budget

Thursday, June 01, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Intro to QuickBooks gets new and prospective small business owners started using QuickBooks, focusing on navigating the home page, using QuickBooks lists, and the chart of accounts. In this hands-on session, participants work through using QuickBooks to create a company file and practice recording sales and managing expenses. The session provides an overview on how QuickBooks can be used to manage a small business’ finances.

Marketing and Sales

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
A WordPress blog can add to your existing Website or become your business Website. For small business owners without the time to learn how to use CSS or HTML or the money to hire a graphics designer and web developer, WordPress blogs offer an inexpensive method to get your company’s name and stories published through the internet. Business blogs provide your small business with a chance to share your expertise and knowledge with a larger audience. Publishing stories and interesting content thru a blog is a powerful companion to your Facebook Page, LinkedIn Profile and Twitter stream. This three hour sessions shows participants how to get started on WordPress, choose a template, develop content, and connect to other social media.
Monday, May 08, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Discover how to create blog posts that attract your ideal customers, establish your credibility and generate leads for your business.
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