SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS / ENTREPRENEURSHIP

WORDPRESS FOR BUSINESSES, ENTREPRENEURS, AND BLOGGERS

Students will be required to establish a WordPress account at the first class and should bring a credit card.

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of computers.

WordPress is a powerful web design platform that is user-friendly for those with little to no programming experience. This course covers how to create a modern WordPress website that allows for flexibility and easy updates, with many popular embedded features such as plug-ins that can expand  reach through social media. At the end of this course, students will have an understanding of how to create a fully functional WordPress website. WDA 243

INSTRUCTOR: John Hester, BA

28851. 5 Sessions: 15 hours, CEU 1.5

Time: 6-9 p.m., Thurs, April 2-30

Location: Henderson Hall, HH 114

Cost: $299

STRATEGIC USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN YOUR BUSINESS

Are you perplexed by the multitude of social media channels and don’t know where to start? Or have you wondered why efforts at promoting your business using social media have not produced results? Social Media marketing is a strategy and a tool. Used effectively, it can expand your market reach and deliver your message to ever wider audiences. The key is to develop a strategic social media plan for your business before you ever post. Discover why vision, mission and message are the strategy guide posts. Social media marketing goals, knowing your competition, identifying the right platforms and the right time and way to deliver your message form the basis of an effective, strategic use of social media. BDT-145

Instructor: Frank Morales

28515. 2 sessions: 4 hours, CEU 0.4

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tues, Feb 25 and March 3

Location: Cohen Hall, CH 259

Cost: $119

ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS

Discover the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, as well as how to analyze and record financial transactions. Get hands-on experience handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes and various common banking activities. Whether you’re a sole proprietor who wants to manage business finances, or simply want an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or personal use, you’ll gain a solid foundation in financial matters. This course is a prerequisite for QuickBooks offered below. BDT-124

Instructor: Leonor DiStefano, BS

28231. 5 Sessions: 15 hours, CEU 1.5

Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Sat, March 7-April 4

Location: Cohen Hall, CH 257

Cost: $299

QUICKBOOKS 2019

PREREQUISITE: Accounting Fundamentals, or a minimum of one-year work related bookkeeping or accounting experience. Students who register for this class, and do not have the prerequisite knowledge, will be limited in their ability to participate in this course.

This course is for both experienced QuickBooks users and those who are brand new to QuickBooks. You will learn effective bookkeeping skills, including how to create purchase orders, track sales and expenses, produce and manage invoices and monitor financial records. The course will also help you prepare for the QuickBooks certification exam. This course uses QuickBooks 2019, desktop and cloud versions. BDT-125

Instructor: Leonor DiStefano, BS

28232. 7 Sessions: 21 hours, CEU 2.1

Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Sat, April 18-June 6 (No class May 23)

Location: Henderson Hall, HH 114

Cost: $419

MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE

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GOOGLE CLOUD: GOOGLE’S SUITE FOR FLEXIBILITY AND EFFICIENCY

PREREQUISITE: 1) Solid comfort level using a computer and software programs 2) Have a Gmail/Google account prior to class. You can do this by going to Gmail.com and creating an account. Remember to bring your sign-in and password.

Learn about Google’s powerful, free cloud-based suite of apps that allow you to work, collaborate, communicate and manage your life from wherever you are. You will learn about Google Drive/file storage, Google Docs/documents, Gmail/email, Google Slides/presentations, Google sheets/spreadsheets, Google Forms and Google Calendar.

Instructor: Alyce Garver

28107. 1 session: 6 hours, CEU 0.6

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues, April 21

Location: Henderson Hall, HH 114

Cost: $199