This class covers several aspects of law including the legal business structures that small businesses assume, reasons why to select each one and what their advantages and disadvantages are. Negotiations, contracts, intellectual property and legal liabilities are explored. Most importantly, advice is given as to where to get legal information and help.
Learn the basics of creating and using Profit and Loss, Cash Flow, and Balance Sheet statements. Also includes how to create financial projections and financial management best practices for small business.
Frequently asked question about Human Resources: Wage and Hour Laws, Hiring Processes, Progressive Discipline, Benefits of Contractor vs. Employee, Tax Credits when hiring, On-the-Job Training, Incumbent Worker Training, Wrongful Termination, required Employer Posters, and more!
Arguably every business needs a business plan, but who has time? This FREE workshop is designed to get you over the hurdle of getting started on the critical ongoing planning that is essential to business success, without fixating on the creation of a formal document. There will also be a short presentation on how to get some helpful market size information from free government websites.
Learn the marketing basics. How to think about your brand, components of marketing and how they relate, traditional and digital advertising, how to set a budget and get the most out of your advertising dollar.
Instructor: Cynthia Rademacher, CMR Marketing Strategies
Topics covered 1)Strategic and tactical planning for small businesses, 2) Developing frontline, measurable goals and quick, effective performance reviews, 3) Hiring talent, not credentials or skills, 4) Confronting marginal performances in family and small businesses, 5) 12 hurdles to effective leadership, and 6) Overall blueprint/recipe for building high performing, small business organizations.
Learn the basic principles and elements of graphic design, and how to use them when creating marketing and promotional materials such as brochures, business cards, web sites, and more!
Course examines strategies for creating a social media business and/or organizational presence. Topics will include creating a social media strategy, branding with social media, and engaging versus sales using social media. Prerequisite: all students have an established social media account (ex.: Facebook or LinkedIn) and have prior experience with social media.
A complete overview for setting up your business - chart of accounts, accounts receivable, accounts payable, bank reconciliation, memorizing reports/transactions, and setting up inventory basics. Will be taught on QuickBooks 2012 (QB 2012), but content applies to earlier versions; instructor can speak on any version. First class will be a primer on essential bookkeeping concepts and terminology along with setting up your business in QB 2012. Prerequisite: basic computer knowledge.
Instructor: Alice Mariana, RCEDA Business Manager
Learn to properly set up a payroll system in QuickBooks (QB 2012) - create paychecks, pay tax liabilities, and generate payroll forms and reports. Find out how to track employee time, create job cost data, and troubleshoot common problems and mistakes. Prerequisites: basic computer knowledge and basic QuickBooks knowledge.
What do you need to know about computers for your business, to get a job in today's world or to start college? What can a computer do for you at home? This class is a hands-on, very basic computer operations course covering: using a mouse, navigating through computer screens, creating and managing files, sending and receiving emails, attaching files to emails, and basic internet searching. Also covered are the fundamentals of computer keyboarding by touch with an emphasis on learning the keyboard and building keyboarding accuracy and speed.
Instructor: Lee Tickell, Bitterroot College Business Technology Adjunct Faculty and Certified Microsoft Trainer
Explore the basics of spreadsheet functions. Learn short cuts to assist in data entry, how to create formulas and basic formatting. Learn how to print in Excel and how to manage an Excel workbook, cross sheet formulas and viewing multiple sheets. Prerequisite: basic computer knowledge.
Outlook 2010 includes new features and capabilities to help you stay connected with people and better manage your time and information. This class will cover all the features in Outlook 2010, including Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Notes, Journal, and Folders. Class will focus on how to make Outlook 2010 your personal information manager for all your email accounts. Prerequisite: basic computer knowledge.
PowerPoint 2010 is a visual and graphical application, primarily used for creating presentations. With PowerPoint, you can create, view, and present slide shows that combine text, shapes, pictures, graphs, animation, charts, videos, and much more. This class will focus on the most common features used for creating presentations for your business, club, church, organization, or any group where you need to present information. You will learn how to create, manage, and collaborate with other people, enrich your presentations with video, picture, and animations, and deliver and share your presentations more effectively. Prerequisite: basic computer knowledge.
Learn the basics of how to create professional-looking Word documents. Topics include text and page formatting, bullet and table creation, and understanding the ribbon. Prerequisite: basic computer knowledge
Bring your business or hobby to this class and create a fully functioning website using Weebly, a free website builder. Each class session builds on the previous class as we walk through creating custom content, starting from scratch. If you can send an email, you can make your own website. Prerequisite: basic computer knowledge
Instructor: Bella Stolz, Marketing Consultant
Course begins by identifying what kind of blogger you are (there are at least seven types) and what you can expect from blogging. Using WordPress, we will create a blog on a topic/business of your choice, adding multimedia content and optimizing keywords to drive traffic to your blog. Prerequisite: basic computer knowledge
This course is a hands-on photo editing and "collage" class using Photoshop CS5. Learn how to: make color adjustments and sharpen photos, "clone out" small things that "shouldn't be there," and crop photos. Instruction will also include: the type tool, making selections, an introduction to layers, an introduction to masking, resizing for print and web, and managing your photos files. Prerequisite: basic computer knowledge.
This course will help participants to gain an in-depth understanding of the Mathematical Practices in the Montana Common Core State Standards. The goal of these standards is to prepare students to have a deep understanding of mathematical ideas and the ability to apply this knowledge in a variety of situations. Teachers must also be able to adjust instructional practices to promote fluency of the mathematical practices outlined in the standards. This course will take teachers through the mathematical practice standards. Instructional strategies to be used in the math classroom will be presented and modeled. This course will be a blended learning opportunity with some class information presented using UMOnline Moodle.
Participants will explore the many aspects of substitute teaching in Ravalli County. Course topics include: 1) Substitute teacher requirements for all Valley school districts, 2) Professionalism, 3) Legal aspects and ethics, 4) Classroom management, 5) Instruction strategies, 6) Emergency preparedness, and 7) Tips & hints. Course recommended for anyone who is thinking about substitute teaching in Ravalli County or anyone who is currently a local substitute but wishes to enhance his/her knowledge base. Certificates of completion provided with successful conclusion of course. Renewal units offered for certified teachers.
Seminar topics: 1) state of the Bakken oil and gas industry, including rig counts, maps, wells, water, transport, jobs, and housing; 2) history of the Bakken area, including homesteaders use of coal, discovery of oil, recent horizontal drilling and fracking revolution; 3) overview of Bakken geology; 4) overview of oil well drilling process, including permitting, rig operations, and fracking process; 5) overview of oil and gas transportation; and 6) life of an oil well industrial site. Information presentation includes liberal use of diagrams, photographs, and videos to illustrate the evolution & occurrence, search, discovery, processing & production, and transportation of oil and gas. Time allotted for discussion.