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.


JULY

Title: Excel I
Date: Thursday, July 3, 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:  Start Up Basics 
Date:  Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sponsor:  SCORE
Location:  Fountain Corporate Center, 3595 E. Fountain Blvd. (One block West of Academy on Fountain – South side of the street)
Time:  6 PM to 9 PM
Fee:  $15
Registration Required?  Yes,
Website: http://coloradosprings.score.org/
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e92x8f8529d67a90&llr=cndhgxcab
This workshop addresses many issues you will want to consider before launching a business.  We talk about the rewards of starting a small business, attributes of a successful entrepreneur, business planning including how to determine your cash requirements, the legal form of your business entity, and more.

Title:  SmartSTART “Advanced Business Workshops” Series 
Date:  Wednesday, July 9 – August 6, 2014

Sponsor:  SCORE
Location: Fountain Corporate Center, 3595 East Fountain Blvd. (One block West of Academy on Fountain – South side of the street)
Time:  6 PM to 9 PM
Fee:  TBD for all 5 classes which includes a guest if you so choose.
Registration Required?  Yes – go to website to register
Website:  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e931btt74ec2197e&llr=cndhgxcab
The Advanced Planning Series consists of 5 programs and assumes you have already attended our SmartStart Basic Course. The workshops will help you define and evaluate your business idea; develop a marketing strategy; identify the best way to fund your business; turn your idea to action with tools and templates; receive mentoring support and connect with other entrepreneurs.  All classes are from 6PM to 9PM.  The cost of the course if $125.00 and one guest for $50.00 if the guest is in the same business. Session 2 Wednesday July 9, 2014  - Business Concepts; Session 3 Wednesday  July 16, 2014 - Market Research; Session 4  Wednesday  July 23, 2014 - Marketing Strategy/Sales; Session 5  Wednesday  July 30, 2014 - Financial Projections/Analysis; and Session 6 Wednesday  August 6, 2014 -  Funding Sources and Next Steps

Title: Digital Camera Basics
Date: Thursday, July 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: 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: Thursday,  July 10, 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: Word 1
Date: Saturday, July 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: 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:  Government to Business Outreach
Date:  Tuesday, July 15, 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/Conferences.action
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: Digital Camera Basics
Date: Wednesday, July 16, 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: Word I
Date: Wednesday, July 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: http://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: Boot Camp: Steps to Owning Your Business
Date: Thursday, July 17, 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: Photoshop Elements 1 and 2
Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014 and July 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:  Start Up Basics 
Date:  Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sponsor:  SCORE
Location:  Fountain Corporate Center, 3595 E. Fountain Blvd. (One block West of Academy on Fountain – South side of the street)
Time:  6 PM to 9 PM
Fee:  $15
Registration Required?  Yes,
Website: http://coloradosprings.score.org/
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e92x8f8529d67a90&llr=cndhgxcab
This workshop addresses many issues you will want to consider before launching a business.  We talk about the rewards of starting a small business, attributes of a successful entrepreneur, business planning including how to determine your cash requirements, the legal form of your business entity, and more.

Title: Excel I
Date: Wednesday, July 23, 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: Excel II
Date: Thursday, July 24, 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 more complex formatting, charts, formulas, and filtering of an Excel worksheet.

Title: Live Google Adwords Audits
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sponsor: Small Business Development Center
Location: SBDC 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd., Ste. 1107
Time: 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Fee: $20
Registration Required: Yes, please call the SBDC at (719) 255-3844 or go to https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=70330415 to register
Website: www.coloradosbdc.org
Learn how to increase quality scores, conduct and copy split testing, conduct keyword research.  Also learn how to properly structure their accounts to increase leads and lower cost per conversion.  Will demonstrate a step by step how to improve accounts.

Title: Minding Your Business
Date: Thursday, July 24 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: Word 1
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 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: Thursday, July 31, 2013

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.

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AUGUST

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: 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: 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: Friday, August 15, 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 how to set up, manipulate, and format a basic spreadsheet.

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/Conferences.action
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: Word I
Date: Friday, August 22, 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://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: 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: 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 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: http://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.

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