Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Upcoming Classes at BOI

Next week's classes:

Using Microsoft Word for Business
Learn hands-on how to use intermediate features of Word to create business documents. Topics include tables, headers and footers, graphics and templates. Cost: $10
Monday, Jul. 12, 1 -- 4 p.m.
Instructor: Tricia Mohl, BOI

Business Planning 1
Plan for business success by researching your market opportunity, planning your finances, identifying your value proposition and writing your business plan. Cost: Variable based on income. Preregistration and prepayment are required for this series.
Tuesdays, Jul. 13, 20, 27 and Aug. 3, 6 -- 9 p.m.
Instructor: Tricia Mohl, BOI

Marketing and Sales Strategies for 2010 and Beyond
Learn the secrets to successfully finding new customers for your business and keeping your current customers coming back for more with real-world sales and marketing solutions for small businesses. Cost: $20
Tuesday and Wednesday, Jul. 13 and 14, 6 -- 8 p.m.
Instructors: Jeff Bowe, Chief Sales Strategist, ACTUM Group and Kim Brand, President, Computer Experts

Social Media 101
In this introduction to the world of social media, identify the most popular social media tools, see examples of how they can be used for marketing small businesses and get tips on how to start using social media for your own business. Cost: $10
Thursday, Jul. 15, 3 -- 5 p.m.
Instructors: Greg Cross, Cross Creative and Rocky Walls, twelvestars Media Productions

Upcoming classes:

Get Smart with Your Money
Learn how your personal finances affect the success of your business and how to improve your personal financial and credit position in order to increase your “bankability” when seeking small-business loans. Cost: Variable based on income.
Preregistration and prepayment are required for this series.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jul. 20, 22, 27 and 29, 6 -- 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sharetha Marshall, BOI

Intellectual Property
Understand the principles of trademarks, copyrights and patents, and how to protect your intellectual property assets. Cost: $10
Wednesday, Jul. 21, 6 -- 8 p.m.
Instructor: Patty Hughel, Brannon & Associates PC

Choosing the Right Type of Business for You
Consider alternative paths to self-employment other than building your own business from scratch by learning about opportunities to buy a business, become a franchise owner or build your own practice with Prudential’s Financial Services Associate Program. Cost: Free
Wednesday, Jul. 21, 6 -- 7 p.m.
Instructors: Scott Underwood, The Entrepreneur’s Source; Matt Kemmerer, Prudential

Establishing Your Brand Identity
Get tips on how to establish a powerful brand identity for your business through the selection of your name, logo, imagery and promotional products. Understand your options from do-it-yourself to working with a graphic designer. Cost: $10
Monday, Jul. 26, 6 -- 8 p.m.
Instructors: Susi Fryer and Ravyn Stadick, Wolf Run Marketing

Market Research Resources
In this hands-on class, practice using some key online resources to help you find quantifiable data about your industry, customers and competition. Cost: $10
Friday, Jul. 30, 10 a.m. -- noon
Instructor: Tricia Mohl, BOI

All classes are held at BOI’s office at 4755 Kingsway Drive, Suite 314 unless otherwise noted. Call BOI at (317) 917-3266 ext. 100 to register.

See our Web site for the full calendar of upcoming classes.

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