Business seminars at the Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Center
These are noncredit, continuing education courses (unless otherwise designated as a credit). Please register at least two business days in advance of the class you want to take. Register online through WebAdvisor or call us at 970-945-7486. For the full schedule of credit classes, please browse the online credit schedule.
Business Breakout Session: 10 Keys to Professional Communication
Friday, Noon-1:30p, 10/25
Effective Communication is the cornerstone of professional success. Convey your message with clarity and confidence using words that persuade and inspire. Lisa Bracken, co-owner of a local marketing firm, reveals the 10 keys which form the foundation of compelling communiques, including insights into the artful integration of branding, messaging and promotion.
Cost: $18 Refund: 10/23
Retirement Planning Today
Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30p, 9/10 & 9/17
Blends financial education with life planning to help you build wealth, align your money with your values, and achieve your retirement lifestyle goals. Discover five strategies to manage investment risks, 11 ways you may save money on this year’s taxes, important questions to ask before buying insurance, how to invest in and take money out of your company’s retirement plan, as well as determine the savings you need to retire. Course includes an illustrated textbook (one per couple). Spouse/significant other of a student who registers and pays tuition may register at no charge.
Cost: $49 Refund: 9/6
Colorado Mountain College is collaborating with the Roaring Fork Business Resource Center to present a fall seminar series:
Package Deal: Fall Business Workshop Series
Thursdays, 9a-1p, 9/12-10/10
Package Deal: Buy all five Colorado Mountain College/Roaring Fork Business Resource Center business workshops and get this discounted rate.
Cost: $175 Refund: 9/10
How To Start a Business
Thursday, 9a-1p, 9/12 at CMC in Rifle
Do you know what it takes to start your own business? In this overview, you’ll learn the steps to take to launch your new business venture, including legal structures, required licenses and forms, tax requirements and financing considerations. Bring your questions about launching your business and meet others who are doing the same.
Cost: $40 Refund: 9/10
Understanding & Troubleshooting the Bookkeeping Process
Wednesday, 9a-1p, 9/25 at CMC in Carbondale
Are you going through the motions of using QuickBooks, but are unsure if you are going about the processes correctly? This seminar will address the step-by-step, monthly process that you need to follow, in addition to helping you understand and implement procedures you may be missing, while fine-tuning the ones you have. An overview of required reporting will be covered along with tools for double-checking the month’s transactions and financial reports to help better understand your company’s overall financial situation. Note: This is not a course on how to use Quickbooks. Please refer to CMC’s course offerings for introductory classes on Quickbooks.
Cost: $40 Refund: 9/23
Crowdfunding for Small Business
Thursday, 9a-1p, 9/26 at CMC in Glenwood
Are you looking for new ways to fund a business, project, or product? Crowdfunding has quickly become a smart way for many entrepreneurs to obtain the funding they need to start or grow their business. We’ll explore the various crowdfunding websites currently available, as well as discuss what’s entailed in creating, launching, and publicizing a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Cost: $40 Refund: 9/24
Successful Retail is in the Detail
Thursday, 8-11a, 10/3 at CMC in Aspen
Are you searching for operational and productivity gains, better cash flow, margins and profitability? Most retailers love to buy and sell, but don’t like the analytical part of successful retailing. Without consistent measurement, it’s tough to get the answers you need to achieve the bottom line you want. With nearly 30 years of experience leading multi-unit businesses, as well as a $250M, publicly traded (NASDAQ) company and successful retail advisory, David Wechsler leads this seminar that identifies and solves the real issues that may be slowing down the growth and profitability of your business. He’ll also demonstrate how to leverage your most important assets: people and inventory.
Cost: $40 Refund: 10/1
Public Relations Techniques & Practices
Thursday, 9a-1p, 10/10 at CMC in Glenwood
Learn the ins and outs of public relations, including: developing a successful public relations campaign; writing and disseminating a successful press release; developing strong relationships with local and national media; utilizing social media for public relations; and how to lead your organization through crisis. This seminar also explores how public relations can support a traditional marketing campaign.
Cost: $40 Refund: 10/8