Business/Entrepreneur

Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBookkeeping for Small Business — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-19$95 — Face to FaceView Details

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 E-Z Bookkeeping by Fitzpatrick-Kravitz, is available at NMC Bookstore (995-1285.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238949415
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCrash Course for (New) Managers — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-10$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 215. 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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238950497
Email Campaigns: List Management and Personalization — 2017-10-26 thru 2017-10-26$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Discover how to fine-tune lists, optimize groups and personalize campaigns, using MailChimp (free for up to 2,000 names.) In a natural follow-up to Boost Your Email Campaigns--Best Practices, Rachel North, MyNorth media's email guru, shares strategies for targeting your emails to list segments such as prospects, clients, and previous clients. Learn how to design sign up forms and how to use fields of data for maximized ROI. Basic computer skills required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238950678
Facebook and Google for Business, Social Media Tactics — 2017-11-15 thru 2017-11-15$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 212. 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 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238951134
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGrant Resources — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-10$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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238952187
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGrant Writing: Next Steps — 2017-10-17 thru 2017-10-24$79 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 209. This continuation of the basic grant writing class is for those who have an idea of how to write a grant, but want more in-depth information and hands-on experience. It covers all aspects of developing a proposal for funding: creating goals, objectives, evaluation plans, and budgets. Learn about writing style and application presentation. You are encouraged to bring an idea and a funding agency application form or a completed proposal.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238952278
How to Get the BEST Out of Your Employees — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-10-25$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 217. 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 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238953154
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHow to Properly Operate Your Condominium/Community Association — 2017-10-12 thru 2017-10-12$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 204. Need-to-know information for condominium/community associations--designed for board members, managers, developers, and association members. Guided by Robert Meisner, prominent condominium attorney, explore the many legal issues involved in the successful operation of an association. Get up-to-date information including: liability issues and how to avoid problems, successful enforcement of bylaws, handling violations, fiduciary duties, delinquent accounts, reserve accounts management, and dealing with the developer. You'll also get tips on running successful board and membership meetings, plus time for your questions and concerns. Register two or more from the same association together and save $10 on each (must enroll by phone: 231-995-1700.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238953217
Payroll Taxes - Record Keeping - Reporting — 2017-10-26 thru 2017-10-26$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-5 pm, University Center Rm. 209. Calling all small business owners and bookkeepers who need assistance with preparing payroll tax returns. Learn to prepare all the required federal and state quarterly and annual payroll tax forms, payroll tax registrations, deposit requirements, and record keeping systems. Bring a calculator.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238953255
Practical Low-Cost No-Cost Marketing Strategies — 2017-11-04 thru 2017-11-04$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9:30 am-1 pm, University Center Rm. 204. Calling all entrepreneurs, retail or non-profit service providers that are looking to develop a marketing plan but are overwhelmed by the choices. Join Rachel North, Marketing Director for Traverse Magazine as she provides free or low-cost marketing options including ads, press releases and emails. Learn about free and easy blog options and how to photograph your key products or services. Find out how to efficiently collect email addresses and discover inexpensive ways to promote and sell online. Spend this time getting through the research step and move right into taking action.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238953336
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerShort Video Making - Brand Your Business or Invoke Change — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-09-29$159 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 7-9 pm, University Center Rm. 11. Could you use a short video to promote your business and connect to your community? Help brand who you are as a company? Or, are you working to promote the need for change in this world? Whether for commercial or personal purpose, you'll explore how to develop a documentary concept into a final product in this theoretical and hands-on class. We will study the ways in which by using film techniques you can empower your voice, raise questions about various issues in our society, and eventually bring about change. You must own a video-capable device (iPhone or android will work) and have home access to a computer for this project-based class. No prior film experience necessary.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960328
Starting a Business Workshop — 2017-11-29 thru 2017-11-29$1 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 8:30-11 am, University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced introductory session helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to get started. The $59 cost of this class is underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The workshop is free, but registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960487
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTrade and Craft Show Selling — 2017-10-19 thru 2017-10-19$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 212. Discover time-tested strategies to get your money's worth out of Festivals and Trade or Craft Shows. Learn how to successfully set up a booth, the best prospecting methods, and how to avoid traps that commonly waste time and energy at an event. Pick up tips on how to leverage your involvement before and after the event. This is a perfect prep for the upcoming season of shows.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961510
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWebsite Writing Essentials — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-10-03$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6:30-8 pm, University Center Rm. 209. 'Your web copy--the way you write your content--might be losing you revenue' says Neil Patel of Forbes Magazine. Don't let your website drive customers away. Learn how to hook your readers and pull them in with Website Writing Essentials. We'll look at your home page, 'about' page, and blog. Then figure out the best way for you to draw in the most quality visitors, since quality visitors are more likely to turn into paying customers!

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961701
Website Writing Essentials — 2017-11-13 thru 2017-11-13$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6:30-8 pm, University Center Rm. 209. 'Your web copy--the way you write your content--might be losing you revenue' says Neil Patel of Forbes Magazine. Don't let your website drive customers away. Learn how to hook your readers and pull them in with Website Writing Essentials. We'll look at your home page, 'about' page, and blog. Then figure out the best way for you to draw in the most quality visitors, since quality visitors are more likely to turn into paying customers!

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961720
Write Fundraising Letters that Work! — 2017-11-06 thru 2017-11-06$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-8:30 pm, Biederman Bldg. Rm. 105. 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 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961748
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerShort Video Making - Brand Your Business or Invoke Change — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-09-29$159 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 7-9 pm, University Center Rm. 11. Could you use a short video to promote your business and connect to your community? Help brand who you are as a company? Or, are you working to promote the need for change in this world? Whether for commercial or personal purpose, you'll explore how to develop a documentary concept into a final product in this theoretical and hands-on class. We will study the ways in which by using film techniques you can empower your voice, raise questions about various issues in our society, and eventually bring about change. You must own a video-capable device (iPhone or android will work) and have home access to a computer for this project-based class. No prior film experience necessary.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960328
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWebsite Writing Essentials — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-10-03$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6:30-8 pm, University Center Rm. 209. 'Your web copy--the way you write your content--might be losing you revenue' says Neil Patel of Forbes Magazine. Don't let your website drive customers away. Learn how to hook your readers and pull them in with Website Writing Essentials. We'll look at your home page, 'about' page, and blog. Then figure out the best way for you to draw in the most quality visitors, since quality visitors are more likely to turn into paying customers!

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961701
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerBookkeeping for Small Business — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-19$95 — Face to FaceView Details

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 E-Z Bookkeeping by Fitzpatrick-Kravitz, is available at NMC Bookstore (995-1285.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238949415
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCrash Course for (New) Managers — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-10$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 215. 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 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238950497
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGrant Resources — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-10$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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238952187
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHow to Properly Operate Your Condominium/Community Association — 2017-10-12 thru 2017-10-12$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 204. Need-to-know information for condominium/community associations--designed for board members, managers, developers, and association members. Guided by Robert Meisner, prominent condominium attorney, explore the many legal issues involved in the successful operation of an association. Get up-to-date information including: liability issues and how to avoid problems, successful enforcement of bylaws, handling violations, fiduciary duties, delinquent accounts, reserve accounts management, and dealing with the developer. You'll also get tips on running successful board and membership meetings, plus time for your questions and concerns. Register two or more from the same association together and save $10 on each (must enroll by phone: 231-995-1700.)

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238953217
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGrant Writing: Next Steps — 2017-10-17 thru 2017-10-24$79 — Face to FaceView Details

2 Tues, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 209. This continuation of the basic grant writing class is for those who have an idea of how to write a grant, but want more in-depth information and hands-on experience. It covers all aspects of developing a proposal for funding: creating goals, objectives, evaluation plans, and budgets. Learn about writing style and application presentation. You are encouraged to bring an idea and a funding agency application form or a completed proposal.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238952278
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTrade and Craft Show Selling — 2017-10-19 thru 2017-10-19$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 212. Discover time-tested strategies to get your money's worth out of Festivals and Trade or Craft Shows. Learn how to successfully set up a booth, the best prospecting methods, and how to avoid traps that commonly waste time and energy at an event. Pick up tips on how to leverage your involvement before and after the event. This is a perfect prep for the upcoming season of shows.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961510
How to Get the BEST Out of Your Employees — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-10-25$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-8:30 pm, University Center Rm. 217. 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 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238953154
Email Campaigns: List Management and Personalization — 2017-10-26 thru 2017-10-26$39 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8 pm, University Center Rm. 215. Discover how to fine-tune lists, optimize groups and personalize campaigns, using MailChimp (free for up to 2,000 names.) In a natural follow-up to Boost Your Email Campaigns--Best Practices, Rachel North, MyNorth media's email guru, shares strategies for targeting your emails to list segments such as prospects, clients, and previous clients. Learn how to design sign up forms and how to use fields of data for maximized ROI. Basic computer skills required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238950678
Payroll Taxes - Record Keeping - Reporting — 2017-10-26 thru 2017-10-26$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 1-5 pm, University Center Rm. 209. Calling all small business owners and bookkeepers who need assistance with preparing payroll tax returns. Learn to prepare all the required federal and state quarterly and annual payroll tax forms, payroll tax registrations, deposit requirements, and record keeping systems. Bring a calculator.

  • Seats available: Approximately 25. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238953255
Practical Low-Cost No-Cost Marketing Strategies — 2017-11-04 thru 2017-11-04$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9:30 am-1 pm, University Center Rm. 204. Calling all entrepreneurs, retail or non-profit service providers that are looking to develop a marketing plan but are overwhelmed by the choices. Join Rachel North, Marketing Director for Traverse Magazine as she provides free or low-cost marketing options including ads, press releases and emails. Learn about free and easy blog options and how to photograph your key products or services. Find out how to efficiently collect email addresses and discover inexpensive ways to promote and sell online. Spend this time getting through the research step and move right into taking action.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238953336
Write Fundraising Letters that Work! — 2017-11-06 thru 2017-11-06$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-8:30 pm, Biederman Bldg. Rm. 105. 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 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961748
Website Writing Essentials — 2017-11-13 thru 2017-11-13$29 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6:30-8 pm, University Center Rm. 209. 'Your web copy--the way you write your content--might be losing you revenue' says Neil Patel of Forbes Magazine. Don't let your website drive customers away. Learn how to hook your readers and pull them in with Website Writing Essentials. We'll look at your home page, 'about' page, and blog. Then figure out the best way for you to draw in the most quality visitors, since quality visitors are more likely to turn into paying customers!

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238961720
Facebook and Google for Business, Social Media Tactics — 2017-11-15 thru 2017-11-15$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, University Center Rm. 212. 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 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238951134
Starting a Business Workshop — 2017-11-29 thru 2017-11-29$1 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 8:30-11 am, University Center Rm. 209. Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of capital, or simply considering self-employment? This fast-paced introductory session helps you assess your ability to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for your product/service. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to get started. The $59 cost of this class is underwritten by Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The workshop is free, but registration is required.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 238960487
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