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02/03/15
Using Emerging Technologies to Market Your Busines

In today’s technology world, it is extremely important for small business to have a strong online presence. This 4-part, 2 hours per week series will teach you how emerging technologies can help to get your business notice. Topics include: Messaging: Creating your story; Website: Creating and managing an effective website i.e., DIY Solutions, website design and responsiveness, important content, blogging, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and Analytics; Social Media Leveraging and Tools i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest; Groupon and other offer based tools and coupons; Online and In-Person Networking; Productivity Tools: Tools to minimize your time and maximize your exposure; Push Technology: Getting your message out to the masses i.e., email newsletters, TXT tools and using social media to keep your clients engaged.



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02/04/15
New Venture Series for Start-Up Businesses

This 4-part training series provides essential information for individuals thinking about starting a new business and new business owners.  Topics include: Legal Requirements & Market Analysis, Cost Analysis, Funding Your Small Business and Business Plan Overview.  You will learn the legal requirements for business start-up, how to assess your market and plan for direction, how to obtain funding, and calculate start-up costs and best practice for completing a business plan.

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02/05/15
QuickBooks I, II, III and IV Series

This 4-part QuickBooks series begins with how QBs works, getting around, learning common accounting terms used by QBs, creating a new company file, setting preferences, entering new customer, vendors accounts, & items, backing up your data and basic accounting, & reviewing the basic Balance Sheet, P&L, and Cash Flow reports. You will learn about working with bank accounts (including how to handle PayPal & Square), reconciling accounts, using other account types (credit cards, loans & fixed assets), entering sales information, receiving payments & making deposits, generating customer statements, entering & paying bills, downloading bank and credit card activity, issuing 1099s, and memorizing transactions. The later series covers, running related financial reports, analyzing financial data, setting up inventory, tracking & paying sales tax, tracking time, customizing forms/letters and overview of more advanced features (syncing contacts, sharing your file electronically with your accountant, exporting to Excel, using the Doc Center, entering budgets, & technical suggestions when you have problems). The trainer is a CPA and QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Training includes manual.



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02/07/15
Sober Grad Yard Sale

Yard Sale to Support the Sober Grad Night 

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02/10/15
Using Emerging Technologies to Market Your Busines

In today’s technology world, it is extremely important for small business to have a strong online presence. This 4-part, 2 hours per week series will teach you how emerging technologies can help to get your business notice. Topics include: Messaging: Creating your story; Website: Creating and managing an effective website i.e., DIY Solutions, website design and responsiveness, important content, blogging, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and Analytics; Social Media Leveraging and Tools i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest; Groupon and other offer based tools and coupons; Online and In-Person Networking; Productivity Tools: Tools to minimize your time and maximize your exposure; Push Technology: Getting your message out to the masses i.e., email newsletters, TXT tools and using social media to keep your clients engaged.



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02/10/15
Pricing Your Products & Services to Maximize Profi

Most business owners do not understand how to price their products & services. Learn how to make money for your business by making sure you have the proper price for your product & services. You will learn how to use fixed & variable costs, and materials, labor & overhead costs in your pricing strategies to meet your profit requirement; track results based on outcome & measurable goals; and develop sales forecasts to increase profit.



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02/11/15
New Venture Series for Start-Up Businesses

This 4-part training series provides essential information for individuals thinking about starting a new business and new business owners.  Topics include: Legal Requirements & Market Analysis, Cost Analysis, Funding Your Small Business and Business Plan Overview.  You will learn the legal requirements for business start-up, how to assess your market and plan for direction, how to obtain funding, and calculate start-up costs and best practice for completing a business plan.

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