WORD 101

This course will focus on popular tools and commands that you use regularly when creating quotes, invoices, receipts, flyers, etc. for your business. We will review proper saving techniques for print and email, font and paragraph formatting, page and document layout, pictures and illustrations, tables, and proofreading tools.

You may be familiar with some (or all) of the features listed above. Think about what you know and how you use them. Are you using these tools properly? Are you using these tools efficiently? Is there a better way to use them when creating or modifying a document? 

90% of computer errors are due to human error - so we take the time to review these tools
and ensure you are using each accurately and the find best way that fits you.

At the end of training, your Word competency will be evaluated. All participants will receive an individualized skill assessment report.

Length:
21 hours
7 weeks @ 3 hours per week

Level:
Beginner to Intermediate

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excel 101

This course will review basic commands such as proper saving techniques for print and email, font and paragraph formatting, page and document layout, pictures and illustrations, proofreading tools, basic formulas, and charts.

We will then review these tools using a popular business document - a cash flow statement. You will apply these skills and ensure that you're using Excel to its full potential.

At the end of training, your Excel competency will be evaluated. All participants will receive an individualized skill assessment report.

Length: 
21 hours
7 weeks @ 3 hours per week

Level: 
Beginner to Intermediate

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personality dimensions

Personality Dimensions® is the latest evolution in presenting Personality Temperament Theory. It builds on research conducted in Canada over two decades, and the foundations established by the work of Carl Jung, David Keirsey, and Linda Berens.

The focus of this training is to help you identify the four different temperaments, as well as determine your temperament. You can then apply this knowledge and assess important business development skills such as conflict resolution, problem solving and critical thinking - for yourself and those around you.
With this assessment, you can better understand your own temperament, as well as those of your peers and management. This understanding will provide you with the tools you need to better communicate with individuals who have the same, or different, style and temperament to you.

Advanced application specific to conflict within teams available.

Length: 
6-8 hours (depends on # of participants)

1. Assessment (3 hours for 5 people)
2. Apply Results (3 hours)

Level: 
Introduction | Professional Development

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SMALL BUSINESS marketing

Marketing is an integral part of business success. Businesses need to have a well-researched marketing plan that fits their product/service and their audience.

A common question that all businesses have, especially when they first start-up is "how do I market my business?" For small businesses, they have a second challenge: "How do I market with a minimal budget?"

This workshop will discuss:

  • How to determine your marketing budget?
  • The importance of your elevator pitch - you are your business!
  • Marketing and promotion options that fit within a $500 (or less) budget
  • How does Social Media fit my business?
  • The Language of Business
  • How to Network

Once this workshop is finished, a networking event will be organized for you to promote your business, practice your elevator pitch and engage with other business owners.

Length: 
18 hours plus networking event
7 weeks @ 3 hours per week

UPCOMING COURSE:
September 21 - November 2, 2015
Monday @ 6-9pm

Level: 
Start-Ups and Small Businesses

Cost:
$295.00 (HST included)
Minimum 5 participants (Maximum 10)


hiring basics

It's an exciting moment for a business owner when they have enough customers and stable income to hire employees. It can also be a very stressful, time-consuming and expensive process if time is wasted or if the wrong person is hired.

The purpose of this workshop is to give small business owners an understanding of the process of hiring their first staff member.

Topics include

  • Evaluate the Needs of the Job: Role and Responsibilities
  • The Job Posting: What to Post, Where to Post, When to Post
  • Interview Etiquette
  • What Do I Ask Candidates?
  • The Offer
  • Salary vs. Contract
  • Legal Matters

Length: 
15 hours plus networking event
5 weeks @ 3 hours per week

UPCOMING COURSE:
October 21 - November 18, 2015
Wednesday @ 6-9pm

Level: 
Start-Ups and Small Businesses

Cost:
$265.00 (HST included)
Minimum 5 participants (Maximum 10)