Events/Workshops

 
  
    

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, May 14, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Starting Your Own Business can be challenging...are you ready? This four-hour workshop is conducted by experienced business advisors and designed as a step-by-step guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend the workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts and access to 20 online courses in money, marketing and management. When you leave, you will be well-informed about the resources available and the steps involved in launching a successful business. Highlights of the workshop: - Evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea - Identify your target customers and explore how to conduct market research - Learn how to register your company, apply for tax numbers and protect your brand - Prepare to write an effective business plan - Find out about financing options and learn what a credible loan package looks like - Understand your "Next Steps" By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the resources available to you and the steps involved in launching a successful business.
Speaker: Laurel Butler
Fee: $ 99.00

Business Basics

Monday, April 20, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Starting Your Own Business can be challenging...are you ready? This four-hour workshop is conducted by experienced business advisors and designed as a step-by-step guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend the workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts and access to 20 online courses in money, marketing and management. When you leave, you will be well-informed about the resources available and the steps involved in launching a successful business. Highlights of the workshop: - Evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea - Identify your target customers and explore how to conduct market research - Learn how to register your company, apply for tax numbers and protect your brand - Prepare to write an effective business plan - Find out about financing options and learn what a credible loan package looks like - Understand your "Next Steps" By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the resources available to you and the steps involved in launching a successful business.
Speaker: Debra Boudrieau
Fee: $ 99.00
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Starting Your Own Business can be challenging...are you ready? This four-hour workshop is conducted by experienced business advisors and designed as a step-by-step guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend the workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts and access to 20 online courses in money, marketing and management. When you leave, you will be well-informed about the resources available and the steps involved in launching a successful business. Highlights of the workshop: - Evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea - Identify your target customers and explore how to conduct market research - Learn how to register your company, apply for tax numbers and protect your brand - Prepare to write an effective business plan - Find out about financing options and learn what a credible loan package looks like - Understand your "Next Steps" By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the resources available to you and the steps involved in launching a successful business.
Speaker: Ross Hart
Fee: $ 99.00
Thursday, April 23, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Starting Your Own Business can be challenging...are you ready? This four-hour workshop is conducted by experienced business advisors and designed as a step-by-step guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend the workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts and access to 20 online courses in money, marketing and management. When you leave, you will be well-informed about the resources available and the steps involved in launching a successful business. Highlights of the workshop: - Evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea - Identify your target customers and explore how to conduct market research - Learn how to register your company, apply for tax numbers and protect your brand - Prepare to write an effective business plan - Find out about financing options and learn what a credible loan package looks like - Understand your "Next Steps" By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the resources available to you and the steps involved in launching a successful business.
Speaker: Brian DeClue
Fee: $ 99.00
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Starting Your Own Business can be challenging...are you ready? This four-hour workshop is conducted by experienced business advisors and designed as a step-by-step guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend the workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts and access to 20 online courses in money, marketing and management. When you leave, you will be well-informed about the resources available and the steps involved in launching a successful business. Highlights of the workshop: - Evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea - Identify your target customers and explore how to conduct market research - Learn how to register your company, apply for tax numbers and protect your brand - Prepare to write an effective business plan - Find out about financing options and learn what a credible loan package looks like - Understand your "Next Steps" By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the resources available to you and the steps involved in launching a successful business.
Speaker: Ross Hart
Fee: $ 99.00
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Starting Your Own Business can be challenging...are you ready? This four-hour workshop is conducted by experienced business advisors and designed as a step-by-step guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend the workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts and access to 20 online courses in money, marketing and management. When you leave, you will be well-informed about the resources available and the steps involved in launching a successful business. Highlights of the workshop: - Evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea - Identify your target customers and explore how to conduct market research - Learn how to register your company, apply for tax numbers and protect your brand - Prepare to write an effective business plan - Find out about financing options and learn what a credible loan package looks like - Understand your "Next Steps" By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the resources available to you and the steps involved in launching a successful business.
Speaker: Laurel Butler
Fee: $ 99.00
Thursday, May 14, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Starting Your Own Business can be challenging...are you ready? This four-hour workshop is conducted by experienced business advisors and designed as a step-by-step guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend the workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts and access to 20 online courses in money, marketing and management. When you leave, you will be well-informed about the resources available and the steps involved in launching a successful business. Highlights of the workshop: - Evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea - Identify your target customers and explore how to conduct market research - Learn how to register your company, apply for tax numbers and protect your brand - Prepare to write an effective business plan - Find out about financing options and learn what a credible loan package looks like - Understand your "Next Steps" By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the resources available to you and the steps involved in launching a successful business.
Speaker: Ross Hart
Fee: $ 99.00

Managing Employees

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Making the job description the foundation of nearly every HR function. Many experts feel that the job description is the mother of all HR processes. Everything from recruitment and training to performance evaluations and compensation, all stem from the Job Description. Learning to understand all of the various parts of the employment life-cycle and how the job description touches them will help you take your job description from a compliance exercise to an important part of the development plan for your employees. An up-to-date job description can be used for recruiting, performance management and compensation. This workshop will review practical tips on how to use it in these key areas and how to easily keep it updated. By attending this workshop you will learn how and why to create and maintain job descriptions that involve employees, managers and HR staff and if you don't have a job description procedure as yet, you will be give basic templates and support in starting or "re-starting" your process. As a bonus, you'll be guided through an overview of the legal issues of interviewing and hiring and key employment laws to consider in the employment function.
Speaker: Deb Eibner
Fee: $ 49.00
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
In surveys, 78% of managers report that they don't like or hate conducting employee reviews. Yet employee surveys indicate one of the top reasons employees disengage and leave their job is because they do not get adequate feedback and coaching. In this workshop, this important performance appraisal process is broken into components, demystified and then reconstructed so as to be functional, motiviating and an enjoyable dialogue - thereby taking away the fear usually associated with the performance review process and allowing it to deliver positive results. You will learn how to develop productive partnerships with your employees by building a meaningful performance appraisal process that can be implemented within any organization. You're invited to bring one of your own job descriptions with you to the workshop (if you have one) - so you can work on developing your process using your own materials.
Speaker: Deb Eibner
Fee: $ 49.00

Marketing and Sales

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Three hours of hands-on training with marketing expert Amy Mattinat who has a real 'brick and mortar' small business and doesn't just spout marketing jargon - she walks the walk. Amy will share her targeted marketing methods so you too can find and retain the top-quality customers you need to build a profitable business. You will walk out of the door with the information you need to take your business to the next level - like a pro! Learn how to make your business stand out and outperform your competition. Discover how to identify who your top-quality, profitable customers are and how to hang onto them. Find out how to create a loyalty program that keeps your best customers coming back for more. Create a system to get your A+ customers to help you grow your business. THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING FURTHER REGISTRATIONS. Thank you for your interest.
Speaker: Amy Mattinat
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Three hours of hands-on training with marketing expert Amy Mattinat who has a real 'brick and mortar' small business and doesn't just spout marketing jargon - she walks the walk. Amy will share her targeted marketing methods so you too can find and retain the top-quality customers you need to build a profitable business. You will walk out of the door with the information you need to take your business to the next level - like a pro! Learn how to make your business stand out and outperform your competition. Discover how to identify who your top-quality, profitable customers are and how to hang onto them. Find out how to create a loyalty program that keeps your best customers coming back for more. Create a system to get your A+ customers to help you grow your business. THIS WORKSHOP IS FULLY RESERVED AND WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ADDITIONAL REGISTRATIONS. Thank you for your interest.
Speaker: Amy Mattinat
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Three hours of hands-on training with marketing expert Amy Mattinat who has a real 'brick and mortar' small business and doesn't just spout marketing jargon - she walks the walk. Amy will share her targeted marketing methods so you too can find and retain the top-quality customers you need to build a profitable business. You will walk out of the door with the information you need to take your business to the next level - like a pro! Learn how to make your business stand out and outperform your competition. Discover how to identify who your top-quality, profitable customers are and how to hang onto them. Find out how to create a loyalty program that keeps your best customers coming back for more. Create a system to get your A+ customers to help you grow your business.
Speaker: Amy Mattinat
Friday, May 15, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Which marketing tools are the right fit for your business? Hear from experts and business users on the front lines. Join us for an interactive training session on how to establish a social media presence for your business and how to best use social media to accomplish your business goals. Participants will be introduced to various social media outlets and provided instruction on how to use these online tools.
Speaker: Sarah Kearns, Nancy Shuttleworth, Emily Blisstein (Clementine Store), Sarah Kaeck (Beeswrap)
Fee: $ 49.00