Business/Entrepreneur

Airbnb: Being a Five Star Host— 2018-02-12thru 2018-02-12$39— Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Airbnb is the easiest way for you to monetize your extra space and showcase it to a wide audience. You will learn from Kate and Nate, two experienced Airbnb hosts, how to create a Five-Star Airbnb. Discover how to review and understand local laws and ordinances, and follow your area's regulations regarding renting out your residential space. Experience what it is really like to be an Airbnb host, discuss everything from setting up your listing to hosting best practices, and discover the special touches to being a Five-Star host.

  • Seats available : Approximately 24 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260061792
Bookkeeping for Small Business— 2018-03-06thru 2018-03-15$95— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues and Thurs, 6:30-8:30 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 218. Learn basic accounting principles for record keeping, terminology, and how to prepare financial statements. Discover how to summarize the activities of a business through journal entries and understand how these activities lead to the preparation of income statements and balance sheets. This class is helpful prior to learning accounting software like QuickBooks or Quicken. The required text, Barron's Accounting by Peter J. Eisen, is available at NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available : Approximately 14 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260062849
Crash Course for (New) Managers— 2018-04-17thru 2018-04-17$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 218. Now that you're a manager, you have a lot more on your plate including getting all of your tasks completed, answering employee questions, and leading the team. You CAN do it all! Learn some tips, tricks, and communication skills to successfully navigate the management waters. Effectively coach your employees to elevate performance, handle customer complaints like a pro, and improve your own performance by asking for feedback from your supervisor and the entire team. Learn to lead by example in this crash course for new managers and seasoned managers alike.

  • Seats available : Approximately 24 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260065196
Creativity In YOUR Career - Arts - Life— 2018-02-21thru 2018-03-14$109— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed, 6-8 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm. 211. Think you aren't creative? Assume creativity isn't needed in your line of work? Think again! Scientists have been studying creativity for decades, and their discoveries dispel many myths that make us think creativity is the special and exclusive skill of artists and geniuses, not someone like you and me. Join Gilda Povolo, author and teacher, to examine this research. Through a variety of activities, practice elements of creativity that you can adapt, develop, and use in your professional and personal lives. Increase your creativity in life, whether you are an artist who wants to expand your creativity, or a businessperson or professional who understands that creative processes will boost your SUCCESS!

  • Seats available : Approximately 30 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260064757
Email Marketing Made Easy with MailChimp— 2018-04-10thru 2018-04-12$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues and Thurs, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 205. Looking to ramp up your email campaigns? Find out how to create emails easily, develop subject lines and follow best practices of the pros. Discover how to fine-tune lists, optimize groups and personalize campaigns using MailChimp which is free for up to 2,000 names. Rachel North, MyNorth media's email guru, shares strategies for targeting your emails to list segments such as prospects, clients/customers, and previous clients/customers. Learn how to design sign-up forms and how to use 'fields of date' for maximized Return on Investment. Basic computer skills required.

  • Seats available : Approximately 10 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260061167
Facebook and Google for Business, Social Media Tactics— 2018-03-06thru 2018-03-06$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Center Rm. 216. Have you been dabbling in social media, but have yet to fully utilize its potential? Take it up a notch with a deeper dive into Facebook and Google. Explore ways these platforms can help grow your business and your brand awareness. Not sure what to post on social media? Learn how to create quality content and leverage advertising to get your message in front of your best audience. Want to increase your Google star rating? Discover a robust strategy to engage your customers and get those ever-important 5-star reviews! Leave with actionable takeaways to help your business thrive both online and off.

  • Seats available : Approximately 15 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260061484
Grant Basics— 2018-02-06thru 2018-02-06$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 204. Foundations, state, and federal entities offer funding opportunities for a variety of purposes. Learn to identify your needs, clarify your purpose, and articulate it in a written format. Look at the grant development process, its components, and terminology. Discover what grant writing is all about in this overview session and leave knowing where to start in developing a grant proposal.

  • Seats available : Approximately 18 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260065877
Grant Resources— 2018-02-20thru 2018-02-20$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 205. Explore ways to locate grant funders potentially interested in your project or program. Learn how to search a variety of resources including the web and publications. Leave with a sense of direction, practical tips, and resources to find funding opportunities that fit your need and purpose. Basic computer skills are helpful, but not required.

  • Seats available : Approximately 18 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260066196
How to Get the BEST Out of Your Employees— 2018-05-02thru 2018-05-02$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 218. Discover how to get the best out of your employees by setting clear expectations from the start and creating attainable goals and action plans. Develop communication techniques that help elevate employee engagement and work performance. See examples of successful goal setting and how to follow up to ensure goals are met. Learn how to hold employees accountable. Immediately apply the skills you learn and help your employees grow professionally.

  • Seats available : Approximately 12 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260063242
How to Read and Interpret Financial Statements— 2018-04-19thru 2018-05-03$109— Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 218. Financial statements can answer many questions--if you know what to ask. In clear language, we'll explain the information different financial reports contain, what analyses you can use to bring it out, and how to relate the information to the overall health of the business. You'll learn to view financial statements in the context of external economic conditions; read and interpret balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow from a management perspective; and apply the right type of analysis--ratio, vertical, or horizontal--to the right statement, to uncover the information you need. Includes text.

  • Seats available : Approximately 15 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260065585
Starting a Business Workshop— 2018-01-17thru 2018-01-17$1— Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 8:30-11 am, University Center Rm. 213. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop format helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Other topics covered include determining concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning, along with other necessary steps to launch your business. The $59 cost of this class is underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Completion of this workshop provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required.

  • Seats available : Approximately 15 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260059775
Starting a Business Workshop— 2018-03-07thru 2018-03-07$1— Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 8:30-11 am, University Center Rm. 216. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop format helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Other topics covered include determining concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning, along with other necessary steps to launch your business. The $59 cost of this class is underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Completion of this workshop provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required.

  • Seats available : Approximately 14 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260059922
The Business of Art— 2018-04-04thru 2018-04-11$59— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 218. Are you passionate about your crafts, artwork or other marketable products? Want to sell your creative items, but unsure how to start? Let a seasoned artisan show you some of the basics of starting your own art business. Discover the ins and outs of marketing your work, including where to sell your craft or product, how to cultivate customer rapport, pricing your work, and more. Whether you are a hobbyist or an artisan, this is a good way to get started. Even seasoned veterans will learn a tip or two to take home and implement.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260062408
Write Fundraising Letters that Work!— 2018-03-05thru 2018-03-05$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-8:30 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 148. Think direct mail is a dying fundraising strategy? Think again! Learn how to create fundraising letters that draw your reader in, make them feel vital to your mission, and move them to action. Bring a sample of your most recent fundraising letter to dissect (a sample letter will be available). Leave with an understanding of how people actually read fundraising letters, the key elements of an effective letter, and how you can use stylistic elements to improve your response rates. This course is perfect for non-profit board/committee members, fundraising professionals or those seeking a career in philanthropy.

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260066430
Starting a Business Workshop— 2018-01-17thru 2018-01-17$1— Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 8:30-11 am, University Center Rm. 213. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop format helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Other topics covered include determining concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning, along with other necessary steps to launch your business. The $59 cost of this class is underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Completion of this workshop provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required.

  • Seats available : Approximately 15 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260059775
Grant Basics— 2018-02-06thru 2018-02-06$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 204. Foundations, state, and federal entities offer funding opportunities for a variety of purposes. Learn to identify your needs, clarify your purpose, and articulate it in a written format. Look at the grant development process, its components, and terminology. Discover what grant writing is all about in this overview session and leave knowing where to start in developing a grant proposal.

  • Seats available : Approximately 18 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260065877
Airbnb: Being a Five Star Host— 2018-02-12thru 2018-02-12$39— Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 216. Airbnb is the easiest way for you to monetize your extra space and showcase it to a wide audience. You will learn from Kate and Nate, two experienced Airbnb hosts, how to create a Five-Star Airbnb. Discover how to review and understand local laws and ordinances, and follow your area's regulations regarding renting out your residential space. Experience what it is really like to be an Airbnb host, discuss everything from setting up your listing to hosting best practices, and discover the special touches to being a Five-Star host.

  • Seats available : Approximately 24 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260061792
Grant Resources— 2018-02-20thru 2018-02-20$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 205. Explore ways to locate grant funders potentially interested in your project or program. Learn how to search a variety of resources including the web and publications. Leave with a sense of direction, practical tips, and resources to find funding opportunities that fit your need and purpose. Basic computer skills are helpful, but not required.

  • Seats available : Approximately 18 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260066196
Creativity In YOUR Career - Arts - Life— 2018-02-21thru 2018-03-14$109— Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed, 6-8 pm, Great Lakes Campus Rm. 211. Think you aren't creative? Assume creativity isn't needed in your line of work? Think again! Scientists have been studying creativity for decades, and their discoveries dispel many myths that make us think creativity is the special and exclusive skill of artists and geniuses, not someone like you and me. Join Gilda Povolo, author and teacher, to examine this research. Through a variety of activities, practice elements of creativity that you can adapt, develop, and use in your professional and personal lives. Increase your creativity in life, whether you are an artist who wants to expand your creativity, or a businessperson or professional who understands that creative processes will boost your SUCCESS!

  • Seats available : Approximately 30 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260064757
Write Fundraising Letters that Work!— 2018-03-05thru 2018-03-05$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-8:30 pm, Beckett Bldg. Rm. 148. Think direct mail is a dying fundraising strategy? Think again! Learn how to create fundraising letters that draw your reader in, make them feel vital to your mission, and move them to action. Bring a sample of your most recent fundraising letter to dissect (a sample letter will be available). Leave with an understanding of how people actually read fundraising letters, the key elements of an effective letter, and how you can use stylistic elements to improve your response rates. This course is perfect for non-profit board/committee members, fundraising professionals or those seeking a career in philanthropy.

  • Seats available : Approximately 19 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260066430
Facebook and Google for Business, Social Media Tactics— 2018-03-06thru 2018-03-06$49— Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Center Rm. 216. Have you been dabbling in social media, but have yet to fully utilize its potential? Take it up a notch with a deeper dive into Facebook and Google. Explore ways these platforms can help grow your business and your brand awareness. Not sure what to post on social media? Learn how to create quality content and leverage advertising to get your message in front of your best audience. Want to increase your Google star rating? Discover a robust strategy to engage your customers and get those ever-important 5-star reviews! Leave with actionable takeaways to help your business thrive both online and off.

  • Seats available : Approximately 15 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260061484
Bookkeeping for Small Business— 2018-03-06thru 2018-03-15$95— Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues and Thurs, 6:30-8:30 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 218. Learn basic accounting principles for record keeping, terminology, and how to prepare financial statements. Discover how to summarize the activities of a business through journal entries and understand how these activities lead to the preparation of income statements and balance sheets. This class is helpful prior to learning accounting software like QuickBooks or Quicken. The required text, Barron's Accounting by Peter J. Eisen, is available at NMC Bookstore (995-1285).

  • Seats available : Approximately 14 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260062849
Starting a Business Workshop— 2018-03-07thru 2018-03-07$1— Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 8:30-11 am, University Center Rm. 216. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced workshop format helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Explore the fundamentals of writing a business plan. Other topics covered include determining concept feasibility, start-up costs, financing options, and the basics of business planning, along with other necessary steps to launch your business. The $59 cost of this class is underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Completion of this workshop provides access to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is free, but registration is required.

  • Seats available : Approximately 14 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260059922
The Business of Art— 2018-04-04thru 2018-04-11$59— Face to FaceView Details

2 Wed, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 218. Are you passionate about your crafts, artwork or other marketable products? Want to sell your creative items, but unsure how to start? Let a seasoned artisan show you some of the basics of starting your own art business. Discover the ins and outs of marketing your work, including where to sell your craft or product, how to cultivate customer rapport, pricing your work, and more. Whether you are a hobbyist or an artisan, this is a good way to get started. Even seasoned veterans will learn a tip or two to take home and implement.

  • Seats available : Approximately 20 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260062408
Email Marketing Made Easy with MailChimp— 2018-04-10thru 2018-04-12$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues and Thurs, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 205. Looking to ramp up your email campaigns? Find out how to create emails easily, develop subject lines and follow best practices of the pros. Discover how to fine-tune lists, optimize groups and personalize campaigns using MailChimp which is free for up to 2,000 names. Rachel North, MyNorth media's email guru, shares strategies for targeting your emails to list segments such as prospects, clients/customers, and previous clients/customers. Learn how to design sign-up forms and how to use 'fields of date' for maximized Return on Investment. Basic computer skills required.

  • Seats available : Approximately 10 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260061167
Crash Course for (New) Managers— 2018-04-17thru 2018-04-17$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 218. Now that you're a manager, you have a lot more on your plate including getting all of your tasks completed, answering employee questions, and leading the team. You CAN do it all! Learn some tips, tricks, and communication skills to successfully navigate the management waters. Effectively coach your employees to elevate performance, handle customer complaints like a pro, and improve your own performance by asking for feedback from your supervisor and the entire team. Learn to lead by example in this crash course for new managers and seasoned managers alike.

  • Seats available : Approximately 24 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260065196
How to Read and Interpret Financial Statements— 2018-04-19thru 2018-05-03$109— Face to FaceView Details

3 Thurs, 6-8:30 pm, Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 218. Financial statements can answer many questions--if you know what to ask. In clear language, we'll explain the information different financial reports contain, what analyses you can use to bring it out, and how to relate the information to the overall health of the business. You'll learn to view financial statements in the context of external economic conditions; read and interpret balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow from a management perspective; and apply the right type of analysis--ratio, vertical, or horizontal--to the right statement, to uncover the information you need. Includes text.

  • Seats available : Approximately 15 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260065585
How to Get the BEST Out of Your Employees— 2018-05-02thru 2018-05-02$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 218. Discover how to get the best out of your employees by setting clear expectations from the start and creating attainable goals and action plans. Develop communication techniques that help elevate employee engagement and work performance. See examples of successful goal setting and how to follow up to ensure goals are met. Learn how to hold employees accountable. Immediately apply the skills you learn and help your employees grow professionally.

  • Seats available : Approximately 12 . This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location : University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 260063242
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