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Minding Your Business

When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Computer Lab

Starting a business, growing the one you have or looking for a job?
This class will identify business trends and outlook, find competition or vendors or target markets. Corporate research tools and other business tools.

Facebook Business Pages

When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 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.

Minding Your Business

When: Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 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.

Minding Your Business

When: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Computer Lab

Starting a business, growing the one you have or looking for a job?
This class will identify business trends and outlook, find competition or vendors or target markets. Corporate research tools and other business tools.

Essential Secrets of Successful Investing in ANY Market

When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

This is a two-part course. When you register, you will be registering for BOTH nights, March 14th and 16th.
In this exciting, two-night course you will learn the inside game of investing. Everything
Wall Street has excluded you from will be discussed. Ron, a licensed stockbroker and
financial advisor, will peel back the layers of investing and expose all of the detail the
"Big Guys" don't want you to know. Including the real cost of mutual funds, the truth
behind broker and advisor fees, tools the pros use & more.
All participants will receive a free one-year subscription to Ron's newsletter Investor
Advantage ($42 value), a free copy of his popular book Investing To Win ($12 value) and
an informative CD entitled The 10 Biggest Financial Oversights Investors Make,
featuring the advisor ($7 value). BONUS: Also receive a Special Report on the mostsold,
least-understood investment ($9 value).
Ron Phillips is a well-known financial authority among affluent investors in Pueblo &
Southern Colorado. He has developed unique strategies to help preserve investors'
principal and increase their investment income. You may have seen his monthly articles
in The Senior Beacon. Affluent investors & retirees have used Ron's advice to double
their investment income, lower portfolio risk & significantly grow their assets. Ron is
best known for his book, Investing to Win - Closely Held Secrets & Strategies From an
Industry Insider.

Job Interview Tips

When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at B6

A good resume is essential for getting an interview but doing well in the interview is what determines if you get hired or not. Sometimes it may be the little things you say or do, the first impression you make or the way you answer the questions that makes all the difference. This class covers interviewing tips including how to answer a variety of interview questions and is designed to give you an edge in the interview process.

Small Business SEO/Marketing: Executing Your Plan

When: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Make (Clean Maker Space)

We will finally take a look at how to go about actually executing your successful marketing plan. This will go over some budget information as well as some real world examples where logic does not seem to apply. We will talk about setting up accounts as well as a few resources for companies to achieve a particular goal. At the end of this course participants will have the ability to hit the ground running and begin to develop a game plan for their marketing efforts that is structured within their budget.

Located in room A1 on the first floor of Library 21c.

Essential Secrets of Successful Investing in ANY Market

When: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

This is a two-part course. When you register, you will be registering for BOTH nights, March 14th and 16th.
In this exciting, two-night course you will learn the inside game of investing. Everything
Wall Street has excluded you from will be discussed. Ron, a licensed stockbroker and
financial advisor, will peel back the layers of investing and expose all of the detail the
"Big Guys" don't want you to know. Including the real cost of mutual funds, the truth
behind broker and advisor fees, tools the pros use & more.
All participants will receive a free one-year subscription to Ron's newsletter Investor
Advantage ($42 value), a free copy of his popular book Investing To Win ($12 value) and
an informative CD entitled The 10 Biggest Financial Oversights Investors Make,
featuring the advisor ($7 value). BONUS: Also receive a Special Report on the mostsold,
least-understood investment ($9 value).
Ron Phillips is a well-known financial authority among affluent investors in Pueblo &
Southern Colorado. He has developed unique strategies to help preserve investors'
principal and increase their investment income. You may have seen his monthly articles
in The Senior Beacon. Affluent investors & retirees have used Ron's advice to double
their investment income, lower portfolio risk & significantly grow their assets. Ron is
best known for his book, Investing to Win - Closely Held Secrets & Strategies From an
Industry Insider.

Getting Started with WordPress

When: Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

This training is an overview which covers how to use the basic functions of WordPress to create static and blog post content including adding text, images and other multimedia files to your pages. In addition, you will learn how to design navigation and change options to better meet the goals of your site. There will be lots of time for questions and hands on practice.

Home Buying Basics

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at B6

This class covers everything you need to know, step by step, from speaking with a lender to closing on your new home. In this class Don will cover property searches, making an offer strategies, negotiation tactics, forms, contracts, and processes such as inspections and appraisal. He will also provide tips on things you should and should not do and things to be wary of during your home buying process.

Presented by Don Ostrander.

LinkedIn Basics

When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 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.

Thrive Talks

When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd.

Thrive Talks - Learn about business topics

Minding Your Business

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Computer Lab

Starting a business, growing the one you have or looking for a job?
This class will identify business trends and outlook, find competition or vendors or target markets. Corporate research tools and other business tools.

Facebook Business Pages

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 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.

How To Pick Stocks Like the Pros

When: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

Discover the secrets to buying good stock values in this advanced, two-night course. Learn the three "Billionaire-Investor Strategies", the three vital ratios for finding value, how to lower risk and avoid stock disasters and much more. After this accelerated class you will have the tools, resources and know-how to build a power portfolio of quality companies.
This is an advanced course and presumes previous investment knowledge. Taught by financial advisor Ron Phillips. All class participants will get free reports, books and other materials for attending.

Minding Your Business

When: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 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.

How To Pick Stocks Like the Pros

When: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

Discover the secrets to buying good stock values in this advanced, two-night course. Learn the three "Billionaire-Investor Strategies", the three vital ratios for finding value, how to lower risk and avoid stock disasters and much more. After this accelerated class you will have the tools, resources and know-how to build a power portfolio of quality companies.
This is an advanced course and presumes previous investment knowledge. Taught by financial advisor Ron Phillips. All class participants will get free reports, books and other materials for attending.

Resumes that Get Results

When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 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.

Top 6 Franchise Opportunities in the Colorado Springs Market

When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at B2

Come learn about 6 franchise investment opportunities best suited to Colorado Springs demographics, lifestyle, and small business communities. If you're thinking that this all be fast food focused, you'll be pleasantly surprised. These are concepts that are not fast food at all, but have a strong need in the unique market that is Colorado Springs.

"My name is Cindy Rayfield, and I am a Colorado native. I grew up in Colorado Springs and have strong family ties to the community. I know this market well. As an experienced franchise consultant and seasoned business owner, I have placed many people in businesses all over Colorado, and I want to show people that opportunity is simply everywhere if you know where to look. Let me help you find it if business ownership is in your future."

Cindy is a Senior Franchise Consultant with FranNet, the most respected international franchise consulting firm. From the proprietary profiling process, to the placement of clients in their dream businesses, we are a company of professionals with a strong local focus offering face-to-face attention. We allow you to realize personal and financial independence through business ownership. Let FranNet guide you in making that transition from a corporate job to business ownership.

Minding Your Business

When: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Ruth Holley Library - 685 North Murray Blvd. at Ruth Holley Computer Lab

Starting a business, growing the one you have or looking for a job?
This class will identify business trends and outlook, find competition or vendors or target markets. Corporate research tools and other business tools.

Home Selling Basics

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at B6

This class covers the basics of selling your home. It will provide you with information such as the listing contract, disclosure forms, preparing your home to sell, pricing your home (how the market talks to you about the price of your home), staging, and marketing. It also covers what to look for in the contract when receiving an offer from a buyer and negotiating that offer. Other subjects covered will be the home inspection, inspection objection and resolution, appraisals, and potential stumbling blocks on the way to closing the sale of your home.

Presented by Don Ostrander.

Facebook Business Pages

When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 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.

Essential Secrets of Successful Investing in ANY Market

When: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

This is a two-part course. When you register, you will be registering for BOTH nights, March 14th and 16th.
In this exciting, two-night course you will learn the inside game of investing. Everything
Wall Street has excluded you from will be discussed. Ron, a licensed stockbroker and
financial advisor, will peel back the layers of investing and expose all of the detail the
"Big Guys" don't want you to know. Including the real cost of mutual funds, the truth
behind broker and advisor fees, tools the pros use & more.
All participants will receive a free one-year subscription to Ron's newsletter Investor
Advantage ($42 value), a free copy of his popular book Investing To Win ($12 value) and
an informative CD entitled The 10 Biggest Financial Oversights Investors Make,
featuring the advisor ($7 value). BONUS: Also receive a Special Report on the mostsold,
least-understood investment ($9 value).
Ron Phillips is a well-known financial authority among affluent investors in Pueblo &
Southern Colorado. He has developed unique strategies to help preserve investors'
principal and increase their investment income. You may have seen his monthly articles
in The Senior Beacon. Affluent investors & retirees have used Ron's advice to double
their investment income, lower portfolio risk & significantly grow their assets. Ron is
best known for his book, Investing to Win - Closely Held Secrets & Strategies From an
Industry Insider.

Essential Secrets of Successful Investing in ANY Market

When: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

This is a two-part course. When you register, you will be registering for BOTH nights, March 14th and 16th.
In this exciting, two-night course you will learn the inside game of investing. Everything
Wall Street has excluded you from will be discussed. Ron, a licensed stockbroker and
financial advisor, will peel back the layers of investing and expose all of the detail the
"Big Guys" don't want you to know. Including the real cost of mutual funds, the truth
behind broker and advisor fees, tools the pros use & more.
All participants will receive a free one-year subscription to Ron's newsletter Investor
Advantage ($42 value), a free copy of his popular book Investing To Win ($12 value) and
an informative CD entitled The 10 Biggest Financial Oversights Investors Make,
featuring the advisor ($7 value). BONUS: Also receive a Special Report on the mostsold,
least-understood investment ($9 value).
Ron Phillips is a well-known financial authority among affluent investors in Pueblo &
Southern Colorado. He has developed unique strategies to help preserve investors'
principal and increase their investment income. You may have seen his monthly articles
in The Senior Beacon. Affluent investors & retirees have used Ron's advice to double
their investment income, lower portfolio risk & significantly grow their assets. Ron is
best known for his book, Investing to Win - Closely Held Secrets & Strategies From an
Industry Insider.