Business education alliance

This page is updated on or close to the first day of each month. We rely on the participating organizations to provide us with their information in a timely manner. These are simly listed in order of date.


AUGUST

Title: Excel I
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Penrose Public Library, 20 N Cascade Avenue
Time: 8:15 AM to 9:45 PM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, Call 389-8968.
Website: www.ppld.org
Learn more complex formatting, charts, formulas, and filtering of an Excel

Title: Minding Your Business
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Penrose Public Library, 20 N Cascade Avenue
Time: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, call 389-8968.
Website: http://ppld.org
Starting a Business? Learn how to do research on your competition, vendors and target market. Learn everything you need to know to write a business plan, find financing, marketing, demographics, mailing lists and more.

Title: Boot Camp: Steps to Owning Your Business
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sponsor: Small Business Development Center
Location: SBDC 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd., Ste. 1107
Time: 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Fee: $15
Registration Required: Yes, please call the SBDC at (719) 255-3844 or go to https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=70340083 to register
Website: www.coloradosbdc.org
Taking the first step to starting your business can be difficult! This workshop will be a realistic starting point for all budding entrepreneurs. The hour and a half workshop will be PACKED and FAST PACED. At the end, you will have a good feel for the level of effort and commitment it will take to make your business successful. If you’re serious about starting a business, you don’t want to miss this workshop.

Title:Microsoft Publisher 2013 Basics
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Library 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive
Time: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, call 389-8968.
Website: http://ppld.org
Learn the Basics of Microsoft Office Publisher 2013. Experience with computer and mouse recommended.

Title:PowerPoint 1
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Penrose Public Library, 20 N Cascade Avenue
Time: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, call 389-8968.
Website: http://ppld.org
Learn the parts of the PowerPoint screen and how to create a basic slideshow. Prerequisites: Word 2 and experience using a computer mouse and keyboard.

Title: Digital Camera Basics
Date: Friday, August 8, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: East Library and Information Center, 5550 N Union Boulevard
Time
: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: No, but for information call 389-8968.
Website: http://ppld.org
Learn the basic skills you need to start using your digital camera. General functions, symbols, and parts of a digital camera will be covered. You'll also learn how to transfer your pictures from your camera to your computer, how to send pictures via email, and other options for sharing your pictures. Patrons will need to bring their own camera, the USB cable for connecting the camera to a computer and, if possible, the owner's manual. Patrons should also have an email account.

Title: Export Assistance-Finding New Markets
Date: Monday, August 11, 2014

Sponsor: Small Business Development Center
Location: SBDC 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd., Ste. 1107
Time: 9 AM to 11:30 AM
Fee: FREE
Registration Required: Yes, please call the SBDC at (719) 255-3844 or go to https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=70340138
Website: www.coloradosbdc.org
Learn about Export Assistance resources and the basics of export finance. We will share valuable information that will help you craft your own export business plan and connect to the marketing, business planning, and data resources you need to grow you company’s export sales. We will go over the basics of export finance and answer your questions about federal loan guarantee programs for exporters, export credit insurance, and letters of credit. This course will also introduce participants to the United States Export Assistance Centers. Other content includes: Find new markets and customers, Protect against the risk of nonpayment, Extend credit to your buyers and Access vital working capital. In addition, this class will cover the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Programs and Services designed to help you start and grow a business including: Counseling and Training Programs, Doing business with the Federal Government, Financing, Disaster Assistance and Online Assistance.

Title: Digital Camera Basics
Date: Friday, August 15 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Penrose Public Library, 20 N Cascade Avenue
Time
: 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: No, but for information call 389-8968.
Website: http://ppld.org
Learn the basic skills you need to start using your digital camera. General functions, symbols, and parts of a digital camera will be covered. You'll also learn how to transfer your pictures from your camera to your computer, how to send pictures via email, and other options for sharing your pictures. Patrons will need to bring their own camera, the USB cable for connecting the camera to a computer and, if possible, the owner's manual. Patrons should also have an email account.

Title: Excel II
Date: Tuesday,  August 12, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Penrose Public Library, 20 N Cascade Avenue
Time: 8:15 AM to 9:45 PM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, Call 389-8968
Website: www.ppld.org
Learn more complex formatting, charts, formulas, and filtering of an Excel worksheet.

Title: Publisher
Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Penrose Public Library, 20 N Cascade Avenue
Time: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, call 389-8968.
Website: http://ppld.org
Learn how to create and manipulate a basic document using Microsoft Publisher.

Title: Basics of Bookkeeping
Date:, August 14, 2014

Sponsor: Small Business Development Center
Location:
Ent Federal Credit Union 7350 Campus Drive
Time: 11 AM to 1 PM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, please call the SBDC at 719-667-3803 or go to https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=70330386 to register
Website: www.coloradosbdc.org
This workshop is designed for the entrepreneur with little or no experience in business accounting, and is taught by a local CPA.  The workshop will cover functions of record keeping; cash versus accrual systems; recording transactions; revenue, expenses, and depreciations; and accounts payable and receivable.  This seminar is great for both small business owners, or business assistants in charge of financial transactions and record-keeping. 

Title: Photoshop Elements 1
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: East Library and Information Center, 5550 N Union Boulevard
Time: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: No, but for information call 389-8968.
Website: www.ppld.org
Learn how to use some of the basic editing functions of Photoshop Elements. Learn how to work with layers, and become familiar with cropping, red-eye removal, adding text, and repairing images.

Title: Excel I
Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive
Time: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, Call 389-8968.
Website: www.ppld.org
Learn more complex formatting, charts, formulas, and filtering of an Excel

Title:Microsoft Publisher 2013 Basics
Date: Monday, August 18, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Library 21C, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive
Time: 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, call 389-8968.
Website: http://ppld.org
Learn the Basics of Microsoft Office Publisher 2013. Experience with computer and mouse recommended.

Title:  Government to Business Outreach
Date:  Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sponsor:  Colorado Procurement and Technical Assistance Office (PTAC)
Location:  Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut St.
Time:  8:30 AM to 12 PM
Fee:  Free.
Registration Required?  Yes, http://coptac.ecenterdirect.com/ConferencePresignup.action?iD=32323
Website:  http://coptac.ecenterdirect.com/Conferences.action
Opportunity for businesses to meet the Colorado Springs area DoD Small Business Specialists (SBSs) as well as other key government and business assistance agencies. SBSs will provide briefings on their organization’s contracting needs and the other agencies will pass on information on their programs.

Title: QuickBooks Pro (Part 1 and 2)
Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (Part 1) and Wednesday, August 27, 2014  (Part 2)

Sponsor: Small Business Development Center
Location: SBDC 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd., Ste. 1107
Time: 12:30 PM to 5 PM
Fee: $150 (this fee covers cost for BOTH classes)
Registration Required: Yes, please call the SBDC at (719) 255-3844 or go to https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=70330384 to register
Website: www.coloradosbdc.org
This is a great course for the small business owner, or for assistants, who primarily handle the finances!  Learn the following for the course plus more! 1. How the software works and how to navigate through the program; 2. How to create a new Company with QuickBooks including settings preferences, setting open balance, and entering customers, vendors, and accounts; 3. How to enter vendor information, as well as descriptions & prices for products and services;
4. How to work with registers, including opening registers, making entries, and reconciliation; and 5. How to handle bills in QuickBooks, including how to enter & pay bills; entering discounts from vendors.

Title: Photoshop Elements 1 and 2
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014 and August 29, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Penrose Library, 20 N Cascade Avenue
Time: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: No, but for information call 389-8968.
Website: http://ppld.org
Learn how to set up, manipulate, and format a basic spreadsheet.

Title: Word 1
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Penrose Public Library, 20 N Cascade Avenue
Time: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, call 389-8968.
Website: www.ppld.org
Become familiar with basic word processing skills necessary to create and save word documents by learning to read the Microsoft Word screen and entering and manipulating basic text.

Title: Word II
Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: East Library and Information Center, 5550 N Union Boulevard
Time: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, Call 389-8968.
Website: www.ppld.org
Become familiar with more advanced formatting features of Microsoft Word to make a professional looking page. Prerequisites: Word I for Office 2007.

Title: Excel I
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: East Library and Information Center, 5550 N Union Boulevard
Time: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, Call 389-8968.
Website: www.ppld.org
Learn how to set up, manipulate, and format a basic spreadsheet.

Title: 55+ Technology, "Skype"
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Sandcreek Public Library, 1821 S Academy Boulevard
Time: 1 PM to 2:35 PM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: No, but for information call 389-8968.
Website: http://ppld.org
Using email addresses and basic personal information, class members will create their own personal Skype accounts. Learning how to make video and audio calls will be part of the class.

Title: Word II
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Penrose Public Library, 20 N Cascade Avenue
Time: 6:30 pm to 8 PM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, Call 389-8968.
Website: www.ppld.org
Become familiar with more advanced formatting features of Microsoft Word to make a professional looking page. Prerequisites: Word I for Office 2007.

Title: Communicating Your Cause 
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sponsor: Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Location:
Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla Avenue 
Time:  1 PM to 4 PM
Fee: $30 Early bird, $45
Registration Required: To register please call 575-4341 or https://portal.coloradononprofits.org/members_online/registration/register.asp?mt=PP1014&af=CNA
Website: http://www.cnecoloradosprings.org
Three sessions focusing on working with legislators and elected officials, nonprofit civic engagement, & a panel of officials including Rep. Pete Lee, City Councilwoman Jan Martin, El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark, and Annie Oatman Gardener of Senator Michael Bennett's office.  

Title: Excel II
Date: Friday, August 29, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Penrose Public Library, 20 N Cascade Avenue
Time: 8:30 AM to 10 PM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, Call 389-8968
Website: www.ppld.org
Learn more complex formatting, charts, formulas, and filtering of an Excel worksheet.

Title: Minding Your Business
Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Penrose Public Library, 20 N Cascade Avenue
Time: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, call 389-8968.
Website: http://ppld.org
Starting a Business? Learn how to do research on your competition, vendors and target market. Learn everything you need to know to write a business plan, find financing, marketing, demographics, mailing lists and more.

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SEPTEMBER

Title: Word 1
Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Sandcreek Public Library, 1821 S Academy Boulevard
Time: 1 PM to 2:45 PM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: No, but for information call 389-8968.
Website: http://ppld.org
Become familiar with basic word processing skills necessary to create and save word documents by learning to read the Microsoft Word screen and entering and manipulating basic text. Prerequisites: Completion of Computer Basics and experience using a mouse and keyboard.

Title: Word II
Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Sandcreek Public Library, 1821 S Academy Boulevard
Time: 6:30 pm to 8 PM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, Call 389-8968.
Website: http://ppld.org
Become familiar with more advanced formatting features of Microsoft Word to make a professional looking page.

Title: Digital Camera Basics
Date: Saturday, 6, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Penrose Public Library, 20 N Cascade Avenue
Time: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, call 389-8968.
Website: http://ppld.org
In this class you will learn the basic skills you need to start using your digital camera. General functions, symbols, and parts of a digital camera will be covered. You'll also learn how to transfer your pictures from your camera to your computer, how to send pictures via email, and other options for sharing your pictures. Patrons will need to bring their own camera, the USB cable for connecting the camera to a computer and, if possible, the owner's manual.

Title: Excel I
Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: East Library and Information Center, 5550 N Union Boulevard
Time: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, Call 389-8968.
Website: www.ppld.org
Learn how to set up, manipulate, and format a basic spreadsheet.

Title: Building Your Business Through Creativity, Vision & Culture
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Location: SBDC 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd., Ste. 1107
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Fee: FREE
Registration Required: Yes, please call the SBDC at (719) 255-3844 or go to   https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=70340142
Website: http://www.coloradosbdc.org/
Are you ready to leave the heard behind and start building a business that defies conventional wisdom? It’s time to step out and do something different, something extraordinary. At Magneti, we’ve worked hard to build a brand around a core guiding vision that incorporates creativity and an unbeatable culture. To do that, we apply Aristotle's persuasion framework, an ancient model still works really well to help tell a complete story of an organization. During our time, we'll look at how this framework can help you think about how your company communicates. A strong business relies on a solid brand footing. That brand is so many things -- it's every interaction that someone has with your organization. And in a world of technology and social media, the brand presence you exude is more easily shared and spread -- good or bad. We'd like to share how this brand perspective actually flows from your very vision and culture. In a world with so many choices, it's vital to have a vision and culture that truly reflects the needs of your audience. As technology-oriented marketers, we look forward to sharing insights into building a company that is worth talking about.

Title: Experiential Marketing: Logic + Emotion = Intuition
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Location: SBDC 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd., Ste. 1107
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Fee: FREE
Registration Required: Yes, please call the SBDC at (719) 255-3844 or go to https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=70340139 
Website: http://www.coloradosbdc.org/
 What motivates people to make a decision to buy or not to buy? Experiential marketing consists of how you relate your product or service to the senses through sight, sound, touch, taste, smell and even through speaking. This marketing tactic is different from standard marketing tactics, as it is typically delivered through direct interactions with the consumer. The reality is that people make decisions based on two choices, logic and emotion.  The ultimate goal is to create a bridge so that it becomes intuitive for them to buy from you.  Learn how you can better frame your marketing tactics through experiential marketing to reach your target audience, while helping them to reach a buying decision with you and your company. In today’s competitive environment, it is imperative to differentiate yourself from others while creating your own unique selling proposition for you and your business. Most people want to be known as the best at what they do. Don’t you want to be known as the best?

Title: The Truth About Growing Your Business and the Economy
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Location: SBDC 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd., Ste. 1107
Time: 1 PM to 2 PM
Fee: FREE
Registration Required: Yes, please call the SBDC at (719) 255-3844 or go to https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=70340141
Website: http://www.coloradosbdc.org/
The REAL drivers of local GDP growth are not what most would think and are not often discussed.  This exciting session will feature a discussion on the things that truly drive a local economy, how creating community can help grow small businesses, and the challenges and importance of ‘buying local’.  It will be a thought-provoking session and challenge the assumptions we hold dear about what should be important to business – and light a path forward to growing our local economy.

Title: Choosing the Right Business Structure
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014

Location: SBDC 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd., Ste. 1107
Time: 1 PM to 2 PM
Fee: FREE
Registration Required: Yes, please call the SBDC at (719) 255-3844 or go to :  https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=70330378
Website: http://www.coloradosbdc.org/
This workshop is designed to teach you the details of each type of business entity.  The differences between Sole-Proprietor, LLC, S-Corp, & C-Corp will be discussed.   If you are not sure how you want your company to be formed, this is the class for you!

Title: Excel II
Date: Thursday,  September 11, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Penrose Public Library, 20 N Cascade Avenue
Time: 8:15 AM to 9:45 PM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, Call 389-8968
Website: www.ppld.org
Learn more complex formatting, charts, formulas, and filtering of an Excel worksheet.

Title: Photoshop Elements 1 and 2
Date: Friday, Septemebr 12, 2014 and September 26, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Penrose Library, 20 N Cascade Avenue
Time: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: No, but for information call 389-8968.
Website: http://ppld.org
Learn how to set up, manipulate, and format a basic spreadsheet.

Title: Word I
Date: Friday, September 12, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: East Library and Information Center, 5550 N Union Boulevard
Time: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, call 389-8968.
Website: www.ppld.org
Become familiar with basic word processing skills necessary to create and save word documents by learning to read the Microsoft Word screen and entering and manipulating basic text.
Prerequisites: Completion of Computer Basics and experience using a mouse and keyboard.

Title:  Government to Business Outreach
Date:  Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sponsor:  Colorado Procurement and Technical Assistance Office (PTAC)
Location:  Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut St.
Time:  8:30 AM to 12 PM
Fee:  Free.
Registration Required?  Yes, http://coptac.ecenterdirect.com/ConferencePresignup.action?iD=32324
Website:  http://coptac.ecenterdirect.com/Conferences.action
Opportunity for businesses to meet the Colorado Springs area DoD Small Business Specialists (SBSs) as well as other key government and business assistance agencies. SBSs will provide briefings on their organization’s contracting needs and the other agencies will pass on information on their programs.

Title: Word II
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: East Library and Information Center, 5550 N Union Boulevard
Time: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, Call 389-8968.
Website: www.ppld.org
Become familiar with more advanced formatting features of Microsoft Word to make a professional looking page. Prerequisites: Word I for Office 2007.

Title:PowerPoint 1
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: East Library and Information Center, 5550 N Union Boulevard
Time: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, call 389-8968.
Website: http://ppld.org
Learn the parts of the PowerPoint screen and how to create a basic slideshow. Prerequisites: Word 2 and experience using a computer mouse and keyboard.

Title: Word 1
Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Penrose Public Library, 20 N Cascade Avenue
Time: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, call 389-8968.
Website: www.ppld.org
Become familiar with basic word processing skills necessary to create and save word documents by learning to read the Microsoft Word screen and entering and manipulating basic text.

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OCTOBER

Title: Word 1
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Penrose Public Library, 20 N Cascade Avenue
Time: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, call 389-8968.
Website: www.ppld.org
Become familiar with basic word processing skills necessary to create and save word documents by learning to read the Microsoft Word screen and entering and manipulating basic text.

Title: Boot Camp: Steps to Owning Your Business
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Sponsor: Small Business Development Center
Location: SBDC 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd., Ste. 1107
Time: 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Fee: $15
Registration Required: Yes, please call the SBDC at (719) 255-3844 or go to: https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=70330423
Website: www.coloradosbdc.org
Taking the first step to starting your business can be difficult! This workshop will be a realistic starting point for all budding entrepreneurs. The hour and a half workshop will be PACKED and FAST PACED. At the end, you will have a good feel for the level of effort and commitment it will take to make your business successful. If you’re serious about starting a business, you don’t want to miss this workshop.

Title: Word 1
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: Sandcreek Public Library, 1821 S Academy Boulevard
Time: 1 PM to 2:45 PM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: No, but for information call 389-8968.
Website: http://ppld.org
Become familiar with basic word processing skills necessary to create and save word documents by learning to read the Microsoft Word screen and entering and manipulating basic text. Prerequisites: Completion of Computer Basics and experience using a mouse and keyboard.

Title: Please don’t Interrupt Me! Commitment to Business Preparedness
Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Location: Ent Federal Credit Union, 7350 Campus Drive
Time: 9:30 AM to 12 PM
Fee: FREE
Registration Required: Yes, please call the SBDC at (719) 255-3844 or go to:  https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=70330393
Website: http://www.coloradosbdc.org/
Planning and preparedness can be your lifeline to staying in business.  Learn tips to plan and prepare your business in order to continue long term success through any interruption and beyond. 

Title: Word I
Date: Friday, October 10, 2014

Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: East Library and Information Center, 5550 N Union Boulevard
Time: 8:30 AM to 10 AM
Fee: Free
Registration Required: Yes, call 389-8968.
Website: www.ppld.org
Become familiar with basic word processing skills necessary to create and save word documents by learning to read the Microsoft Word screen and entering and manipulating basic text.
Prerequisites: Completion of Computer Basics and experience using a mouse and keyboard.

Title: B2B Credit. - How to Get It, How to Grant It and How to Keep Customers Paying and Buying
Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Location: Small Business Development Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd.
Time: 9 AM to 11 AM
Fee: $20
Registration Required: Yes, please call the SBDC at (719) 255-3844 or go to:  https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=70340143
Website: http://www.coloradosbdc.org/
Credit is involved in 95% of Commercial Purchasing and Sales.This area of business interfaces with customers, sales, operations, vendors/suppliers, finance/accounting and other internal and external aspects of business. It is in an ideal position to contribute to profit enhancement in a variety of ways...  but is all too often misunderstood and relegated to a minor accounting role. This program teaches how a perceived cost center, a negative, the place where Sales go to die and a necessary evil can and should be a profit centered  Sales Support function.

Learning Outcomes: A new profit understanding of Credit Sales and A/R Management (the Completion of the Sale), The investment made in getting a customer to the point where they want buy, How to “sell” a supplier/vendor on granting credit lines, The keys elements in Credit Sales approval... selling and approving new profitable credit customers... making a profitable sale happen, and The limited number of potential business customers and the need to avoid losing their long term good will: The right guys for the job and the wrong guys for the jobs, Joint Credit and Sales contests, New Profit Performance Measurements, The Credit/Customer Service Connection, The Credit/Sales Connection, The Credit/Finance Connection, The Credit/Operation Overlap, How to keep credit customers current, improving cash flow, getting repeat sales, The four steps in completing the sale, How to  re-evaluate credit customers that are current for future risk and or for an increased credit line, and The sales  role in past due A/R management, Attendees will learn a new credit reality and how it can best contribute to: New and Repeat Sales, Cash flow enhancement, Customer service and retention, and New efficiencies identified .

Title:  Government to Business Outreach
Date:  Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sponsor:  Colorado Procurement and Technical Assistance Office (PTAC)
Location:  Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut St.
Time:  8:30 AM to 12 PM
Fee:  Free.
Registration Required?  Yes, http://coptac.ecenterdirect.com/ConferencePresignup.action?iD=32324
Website:  http://coptac.ecenterdirect.com/Conferences.action
Opportunity for businesses to meet the Colorado Springs area DoD Small Business Specialists (SBSs) as well as other key government and business assistance agencies. SBSs will provide briefings on their organization’s contracting needs and the other agencies will pass on information on their programs.

Title: Strategic Planning for Your Business
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Location: Small Business Development Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd.
Time: 9 AM to 12 PM
Fee: $30
Registration Required: Yes, please call the SBDC at (719) 255-3844 or go to:  https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=70340144
Website: http://www.coloradosbdc.org/
Do you hear a lot of talk about strategic planning, but not know what that really means or why it matters?  Join us for a workshop addressing top-level strategic planning and why it's especially important in highly competitive business environments.  We will also introduce some key strategic concepts that can help you make good use of these ideas on a daily basis.  Whether you have a solid mission, vision, and guiding principles, need to develop them, or simply want to understand their importance, this interactive workshop is for you.

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NOVEMBER

Title:  Government to Business Outreach
Date:  Tuesday, November 20, 2014

Sponsor:  Colorado Procurement and Technical Assistance Office (PTAC)
Location:  Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut St.
Time:  8:30 AM to 12 PM
Fee:  Free.
Registration Required?  Yes, http://coptac.ecenterdirect.com/ConferencePresignup.action?iD=32324
Website:  http://coptac.ecenterdirect.com/Conferences.action
Opportunity for businesses to meet the Colorado Springs area DoD Small Business Specialists (SBSs) as well as other key government and business assistance agencies. SBSs will provide briefings on their organization’s contracting needs and the other agencies will pass on information on their programs.

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