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Marketing Using Social Media

$195

with Melissa Torres

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 4, 2024 , runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Jul 1, 2024

The benefits of social media make it an essential part of a business plan. Social Media Marketing has become more than running digital advertising campaigns; it allows your business to build a following of loyal customers through authentic posts and interactions creating excitement for your business as it grows. Each platform gives your business the tools to successfully build your brand, connect with your customers, and track analytics. This course will focus on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Nextdoor.

Bookkeeping Certificate

$495

with Sharon DeFonteny

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 1, 2024 , runs for 12 weeks

How do you manage the finances of a business? Whether you are an entrepreneur, running a family business, or just looking to advance your career and add to your skill set, this Bookkeeping Certificate will provide you with the knowledge needed to measure and manage the financial health of your business. This program focuses on cash basis accounting. No one will care more about the financial health of your business than you! It’s imperative that you understand how the process works and are able to complete the accounting cycle accurately and in a timely fashion. Even if you plan to outsource your bookkeeping needs, you should still understand how the process works. No one should be clueless when it comes to the finances of their business. The Bookkeeping Certificate courses must be taken in the following order (the classes build off each other): 1. Understanding Debits and Credits, 2. General Ledger and Month End Procedures, 3. Closing Procedures and Financial Statements. However, courses may be taken individually at a cost of $195 each.

Certificate in Mastering Computer Skills for the Workplace

$495

with Elizabeth Flanagan

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 1, 2024 , runs for 12 weeks

Get hands-on experience with the most widely used computer programs in the world, and take away the skills to create professional documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. Whether you're looking to enhance your current career or launch a new one, this certificate program will equip you with the skills you need to succeed in today's digital world. Earn a certificate that demonstrates your mastery of computer skills for the workplace by taking all three classes in this series. Discover the power of Microsoft Excel to create, edit and manage spreadsheets, master the art of professional document creation with Microsoft Word, and bring your proposals and presentations to life with Microsoft PowerPoint. The Certificate in Mastering Computer Skills for the Workplace courses must be taken in the following order (the classes build off each other): 1. Mastering Microsoft Excel, 2. Mastering Microsoft Word, 3. Mastering Microsoft Powerpoint. However, courses may be taken individually at a cost of $195 each.

Certificate in Quickbooks Online

$395

with Marcus Lander

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 1, 2024 , runs for 8 weeks

Save time, track money, and get important insights with Quickbooks Online. The leading online accounting platform, it is the preferred choice for small business managers, owners, bookkeepers and accounting professionals. Get a comprehensive understanding of QuickBooks Online. Then learn how to work with more advanced topics. The Certificate in Quickbooks Online courses must be taken in the following order (the classes build off each other): 1. Quickbooks Online Level 1, 2. Quickbooks Online Level 2. However, courses may be taken individually at a cost of $195 each.

Entrepreneur Boot Camp

$195

with Mary Beth Izard

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 1, 2024 , runs for 4 weeks

Starting a business is something that all of us have thought about at one time or another. Everyone wants to be their own boss. Yet statistics show that most businesses fail within the first five years. This course provides insight into the characteristics, knowledge and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur. At the end of this course, you will be able to identify the abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them, develop goals to help establish your business, develop an outline for your plan, and take home techniques to successfully manage your new business.

Entrepreneurship Certificate

$495

with Mary Beth Izard

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 1, 2024 , runs for 12 weeks

Boost your chances of success for your new or small business and reduce your risks. Get the latest on planning your business, brainstorming business ideas and a checklist for going into business. Then learn how to create a business plan, including assessing business feasibility and preparing the management and financial plans. Then take home a step by step approach to attract and keep customers, with an emphasis on customer-driven marketing decisions and building a strong brand. At the end of this certificate, you will be able to identify the abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them, develop goals to help establish your business, develop an outline for your plan, and take home techniques to successfully manage and market your new business. The Entrepreneurship Certificate courses must be taken in the following order (the classes build off each other): 1. Entrepreneur Boot Camp, 2. The Business Plan, 3. Entrepreneurial Marketing. However, courses may be taken individually at a cost of $195 each.

Mastering Microsoft Excel

$195

with Elizabeth Flanagan

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 1, 2024 , runs for 4 weeks

A must-have skill to succeed in business, whether an entrepreneur or a valued employee, is the ability to create, edit and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. Stay current with this class, as it is always up-to-date and will change as the features of Excel change over time. Examine the life of an Excel worksheet and workbook, from creation to presentation. Learn how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited for delivery. Master the options that can take your Excel worksheet from plain, drab numbers to exciting and engaging multimedia. You will leave class with a set of skills that are in high demand and will be a deciding factor in your future success.

Quickbooks Online Level 1

$195

with Marcus Lander

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 1, 2024 , runs for 4 weeks

Get a comprehensive understanding of QuickBooks Online, one of the most popular cloud based accounting programs and preferred choice for small business managers, owners, bookkeepers and accounting professionals. In four hands-on units you will learn how to use QuickBooks Online to enter sales, purchases, receive and make payments and add inventory.





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