Small Business Programs

Small Business Program Courses are geared toward small businesses and include offerings for businesses that are in all stages of the business life cycle.

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 Note: The Small Business classes in this section will be held at our Regional Entrepreneurship Center in the training room. The REC building is located on our IHCC North Campus which is north of Ottumwa at 15330 Truman Street.

 

New Business Start-Up

This class is designed to be flexible and meet the needs of the participants. The instructor will talk with everyone about their business interests and ideas and target the material presented to meet those needs. Areas that may be covered include: market research, product/service development, pricing, marketing, finance, accounting, insurance, and legal and employment issues. Bring your questions to this class!

Feb 6 – Feb 13
Tues, 6:30PM – 9:00PM

$49

Instructor: Ziegler

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Personal Financial Planning

Building your personal financial value will be the focus of this seminar.  Topics of discussion will include credit scores, retirement, student loans for education, investing, budgeting, tax management and the appropriate use of debt.  We will discuss the use of software, internet sources and some of the views of the national known speakers on the topic.  We will discuss how to create your own personal balance sheet and monitor the changes over time. This class is intended for both your personal side of finance as well as the business side.

Jan 30 – Jan 30
Tues, 6:30PM – 9:00PM

$25

Instructor: Ziegler

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Ag QuickBooks

Learn how to set up and manage your agricultural business through the QuickBooks software program. Track your income/expenses, depreciation, loans, etc., as well as understand the reports needed to run your farm or agricultural-related business. This will be a hands-on experience that will enable you to enjoy the paperwork portion of farming. 

Jan 18 – Jan 18
Thurs, 9:00AM – 3:00PM

$69.00

Instructor: Ziegler

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Business QuickBooks

Do you need a quick start to using QuickBooks? This class will include hands-on experience with QuickBooks software. You will learn how to: Set up a business; Pay and enter expenses, deposits and invoices; Complete the payroll set-up; Understand the reports of income and balance sheet; Handle exemptions of inventory, depreciation and loan payments; Make corrections when things are wrong; and Prepare for income tax time. Several handouts will be provided. We can make QuickBooks fun!!!

Feb 1 – Feb 1
Thurs, 9:00AM – 3:00PM

$69.00

Instructor: Ziegler

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Mar 15 – Mar 15
Thurs, 9:00AM – 3:00PM

$69.00

Instructor: Ziegler

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Creating Facebook Ad Campaigns

More and more businesses are utilizing the paid advertising features of Facebook. This class is designed for business owners who have already set up their business Facebook page and are ready to begin paid advertising. We'll look at Facebook marketing strategies, managing your ad spend, and more. Be sure to bring your Facebook login information and a credit card if you'd like to place your ad during class. Computers will be available, but students are encouraged to bring their own laptops if possible.

Feb 6 – Feb 6
Tues, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

$79.00

Instructor: Upton-Hill

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Mar 6 – Mar 6
Tues, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

$79.00

Instructor: D. Upton-Hill

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Continuing Education Courses Refund Policy:

In order to qualify for a refund, you must cancel your registration at least 3 business days prior to course start.  If you have not prepaid for the class, charges will be assessed to your account if you do not cancel within the required timeframe or if you do not show up for the class you will be charged.  Exceptions will be made only in extreme circumstances.  To cancel a registration, call us at 1-800-346-4413.