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Old Colorado City Library will be closed Sat., July 2 - Wed., July 6 due to floor refinishing.

Business Classes

Youth Entrepreneurship Program

When: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Ent Conference Center

Note: When you register for this class, you are registering for all 5 weeks. Youth Entrepreneurship Program will launch teens on their entrepreneurial path. Commit to one class per week for 5 weeks, and you can have your own REAL business plan that generates revenue! We teach entrepreneurial and business principals, marketing, sales, money management, and customer service. You will leave YEP with a fully functioning business along with a support structure to generate revenue into the future. Designed for teens age 13+ with basic computer skills and a seed of entrepreneurial thinking. Coordinated by Joe Harmon.

Basic Computer Programming with Python

When: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

Note: when you register for this course, you are registering for all 6 weeks.
In this 6-week course, we will learn the computer coding language Python as a group. Using the book, Learn Python the Hard Way, we will perform exercises and watch videos together. This class is aimed at beginners, so you don't need to have prior computer coding experience, although you will need intermediate computer skills to participate fully in the exercises. We will be using the command line (Powershell), so previous experience with using command line is a plus, but not required as we'll do a "Crash Course" on using command line in the first session.

Minding Your Business

When: Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

Learn how to research starting or growing a business or how to find a job in Minding Your Business. This class covers print sources, electronic databases and websites to help find information on industry, competition, vendors, financials, and more.

Grow Your Business: Part One

When: Monday, July 11, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Make (Clean Maker Space)

In this hands-on workshop, learn and apply need-to-know marketing basics and leave with a plan to grow your business.
Topics for part one include:
What is marketing?
What are your business mission and goals?
Define your Target market(s)
The 4 P's of Marketing (Product, Price, Place and Promotion)
Product Features vs. Benefits

Presented by Jamie Wagner, MBA

LinkedIn Basics

When: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

LinkedIn is a professional social network that allows you to search for jobs or network with others in your field. Learn the basics of LinkedIn - setting up a profile, finding contacts, navigating the main tabs, giving/receiving endorsements, and how to use LinkedIn to search for jobs.

Youth Entrepreneurship Program

When: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Ent Conference Center

Note: When you register for this class, you are registering for all 5 weeks. Youth Entrepreneurship Program will launch teens on their entrepreneurial path. Commit to one class per week for 5 weeks, and you can have your own REAL business plan that generates revenue! We teach entrepreneurial and business principals, marketing, sales, money management, and customer service. You will leave YEP with a fully functioning business along with a support structure to generate revenue into the future. Designed for teens age 13+ with basic computer skills and a seed of entrepreneurial thinking. Coordinated by Joe Harmon.

Basic Computer Programming with Python

When: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

Note: when you register for this course, you are registering for all 6 weeks.
In this 6-week course, we will learn the computer coding language Python as a group. Using the book, Learn Python the Hard Way, we will perform exercises and watch videos together. This class is aimed at beginners, so you don't need to have prior computer coding experience, although you will need intermediate computer skills to participate fully in the exercises. We will be using the command line (Powershell), so previous experience with using command line is a plus, but not required as we'll do a "Crash Course" on using command line in the first session.

Rev Up Your Digital Marketing Efforts

When: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at B6

Rev Up Your Digital Marketing Efforts: how your online presence can be like owning the car of your dreams
Would you like to "rev up" your business online presence through your website, paid advertising, search engine optimization, and social media? Come learn the basics of each of these platforms and see what you can put to work in your business.

Youth Entrepreneurship Program

When: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Ent Conference Center

Note: When you register for this class, you are registering for all 5 weeks. Youth Entrepreneurship Program will launch teens on their entrepreneurial path. Commit to one class per week for 5 weeks, and you can have your own REAL business plan that generates revenue! We teach entrepreneurial and business principals, marketing, sales, money management, and customer service. You will leave YEP with a fully functioning business along with a support structure to generate revenue into the future. Designed for teens age 13+ with basic computer skills and a seed of entrepreneurial thinking. Coordinated by Joe Harmon.

Facebook Business Pages

When: Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

Put Facebook to work for your business by learning the basics of Facebook Business Pages. Create your page, learn to navigate the interface, and get tips on the types of content that drives interest in your business.

Pre-requisite: Students must already have a personal Facebook page and know their login information.

3 Incredible Tricks To Picking Stocks Like a Pro

When: Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

In this essential, one-night course you will learn and profit from an expert, licensed stockbroker. Learn about billionaire investing secrets, free resources that the pros use, the best stock screener and more. All participants will receive a free book, free subscription to Ron's exclusive newsletter and more valuable free resources.
Ron Phillips is a well-known financial authority in Southern Colorado, published author, regular columnist, investing teacher, proud parent & husband and Pueblo native.

Youth Entrepreneurship Program

When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Ent Conference Center

Note: When you register for this class, you are registering for all 5 weeks. Youth Entrepreneurship Program will launch teens on their entrepreneurial path. Commit to one class per week for 5 weeks, and you can have your own REAL business plan that generates revenue! We teach entrepreneurial and business principals, marketing, sales, money management, and customer service. You will leave YEP with a fully functioning business along with a support structure to generate revenue into the future. Designed for teens age 13+ with basic computer skills and a seed of entrepreneurial thinking. Coordinated by Joe Harmon.

Resumes that Get Results

When: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at B6

Are you sending out multiple resumes and not getting the results you want? Is your resume an accurate portrayal of your true knowledge, skills and abilities? Are you using a generalized resume instead of a targeted resume? Are you using the correct resume format for your specific job search situation? With so many people searching for a job what is the best method to use to find employment?

Join Don Ostrander at the Resumes That Work class to find out the answers to these questions as well as learning how to create a resume that will put more emphasis on what you have to offer a potential employer and tips that will help your resume stand out from those of your competition.

Grow Your Business: Part Two

When: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Make (Clean Maker Space)

In this hands-on workshop, learn and apply need-to-know marketing basics and leave with a plan to grow your business.
Topics for Part Two Include:
Branding
Pricing Strategies
Place/Distribution
Promotion
- Effective Advertising
- Digital Marketing
- Public Relations (PR) and Communications
- Sales Promotion
Competition
Positioning

Presented by Jamie Wagner, MBA

Youth Entrepreneurship Program

When: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Ent Conference Center

Note: When you register for this class, you are registering for all 5 weeks. Youth Entrepreneurship Program will launch teens on their entrepreneurial path. Commit to one class per week for 5 weeks, and you can have your own REAL business plan that generates revenue! We teach entrepreneurial and business principals, marketing, sales, money management, and customer service. You will leave YEP with a fully functioning business along with a support structure to generate revenue into the future. Designed for teens age 13+ with basic computer skills and a seed of entrepreneurial thinking. Coordinated by Joe Harmon.

Minding Your Business

When: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

Learn how to research starting or growing a business or how to find a job in Minding Your Business. This class covers print sources, electronic databases and websites to help find information on industry, competition, vendors, financials, and more.

Straight Talk on Franchising

When: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at B2

Are you an entrepreneur without an idea? Maybe a franchise is what you are looking for.
Many people want to be in business for themselves, but they may lack an idea or are not sure what type of business is right for them. Being an entrepreneur is often times complicated and many people don’t realize that franchising just may be the answer they’re looking for.
But isn’t franchising just fast food? No! Franchising is not all hamburgers and French fries. In fact, there are over 3,000 franchise concepts in all types of industries. Franchisors are looking for people with well rounded business skills to invest in and learn their concepts. Total investment for franchises range from under $100,000 and up for single locations, and franchises are more financing-friendly because of their proven track records.
In this webinar, you will learn the basics of how to find the right franchise for you, myths and realities of franchising, various types of franchises available, and community resources available for those considering franchising as an option for business ownership.

LinkedIn Basics

When: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

LinkedIn is a professional social network that allows you to search for jobs or network with others in your field. Learn the basics of LinkedIn - setting up a profile, finding contacts, navigating the main tabs, giving/receiving endorsements, and how to use LinkedIn to search for jobs.

Rev Up Your Digital Marketing Efforts

When: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at B6

Rev Up Your Digital Marketing Efforts: how your online presence can be like owning the car of your dreams
Would you like to "rev up" your business online presence through your website, paid advertising, search engine optimization, and social media? Come learn the basics of each of these platforms and see what you can put to work in your business.

Minding Your Business

When: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

Learn how to research starting or growing a business or how to find a job in Minding Your Business. This class covers print sources, electronic databases and websites to help find information on industry, competition, vendors, financials, and more.

Facebook Business Pages

When: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

Put Facebook to work for your business by learning the basics of Facebook Business Pages. Create your page, learn to navigate the interface, and get tips on the types of content that drives interest in your business.

Pre-requisite: Students must already have a personal Facebook page and know their login information.

Rev Up Your Digital Marketing Efforts

When: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at B6

Rev Up Your Digital Marketing Efforts: how your online presence can be like owning the car of your dreams
Would you like to "rev up" your business online presence through your website, paid advertising, search engine optimization, and social media? Come learn the basics of each of these platforms and see what you can put to work in your business.

Small Business Resource and Census Data Workshop

When: Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

This class will train participants on using the most relied-on source for detailed, up-to-date socio-economic statistics. In a live computer lab setting, students will understand how Census data and tools can be used to benefit their business, how to locate NAICS codes, how to find the perfect location for their business, and defining customer and market possibilities. Presenter: Angeles Ortega, Data Dissemination Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau


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