Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Planning Ahead for November Programs @ BOI

Human Resource Workshops
Managing Employees
Learn the essentials of recruiting and interviewing in order to find the best employees for your business, then understand the tools and processes to put in place to ensure you retain them. $10
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 6 – 8 p.m.
Instructor: Diane Pinkins, Flexible HR Solutions, LLC

Complying with Employment Law
Learn what you need to do to comply with the law and protect yourself when you hire employees for your business. Topics include employment contracts, payroll tax liabilities, and insurance requirements. $10
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 6 – 8 p.m.
Instructors: Ron Wright, Attorney, Wright & Associates, P.C.; Jim Funk, Central Insurance Associates; Cheryl Palmer, Paycor Payroll Services

Marketing Workshops

Sales and Marketing 2009 and (Beyond!)
In this two-part series, learn strategies and techniques for building awareness in your market and generating more sales for your business, including developing an effective sales and marketing plan and implementing the tactics that will achieve immediate results. $20
Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Instructors: Jeff Bowe, Chief Sales Strategist, ACTUM Group and Kim Brand, President, Computer Experts

ABCs of Certification
In this panel discussion with representatives of certifying agencies, understand how certification as a women- or minority-owned business can give you an advantage in obtaining contracts with government agencies and large corporations and learn about the process of becoming certified. $10
Thursday, Nov. 12, 6 – 8 p.m.

Financial Workshops

Personal Money Management for Entrepreneurs
Learn how to reach your financial goals by getting a better handle on your household spending, budgeting effectively, managing credit appropriately and improving your credit score. Free
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m. - noon
Instructor: Sharetha Marshall, BOI

Industry Workshops

Starting a Personal-Care Business
Learn what you need to know to start your own personal-care business, including licensing requirements, how to receive third-party payment for services provided, and strategies for building clientele. $20
Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Instructor: Carol Applegate, BOI

Technology Workshops

Using Microsoft Excel® for Business
Discover the power of Excel for organizing data, performing calculations and creating financial spreadsheets for your business. $10
Thursday, Nov. 12, 6 – 9 p.m.
Instructor: Barbara Krall, Computer Trainer

See our Web site for a list of all upcoming classes. All classes are held at BOI's office at 4755 Kingsway Drive, Suite 314 unless otherwise noted.

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