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QuickBooks - 02/09/2016 (9:00am-4:00pm)

 Feb 9, 2016 9:00am-4:00pm
 Feb 9, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$109.00
11 E. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
Covers the basic functions of this number one selling small business accounting program. In addition to this day-long workshop, receive the QuickBooks learning guide.


Start-Up Lab

 Feb 9, 2016 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 Feb 9, 2016 - 22 places remaining
None
Envision Lab Ridgley Building 227 E. Main St., Suite 200, Mankato MN 56001-3573
Start-Up Lab is for entrepreneurial exploration. The lab is a confidential learning space where you can explore your idea and business plan, assess your likelihood of success, and determine if entrepreneurship is right for you. Learn, explore, get clarity and connect with others if you would like feedback and support. If you choose to move forward, you will be connected to the business support resources to take your plan from the lab to reality. Start-Up Lab Partners: Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Regional Center for Entrepreneurial Facilitation (RCEF), SCORE and Envision Lab.
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Excel I - Basics of Spreadsheets 02/11/2016 (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

 Feb 11, 2016 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 Feb 11, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St. Ste. 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
Create data-rich, professional-looking spreadsheets. Covers the very basics of spreadsheets, from creating and saving to editing and formatting. Create easy-to-understand charts.


Planning for Success: How to Manage your Business in a Changing World

 Feb 11, 2016 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
 Feb 11, 2016
Phone Registration Required
None
New Ulm Event Center 301 20th St S, New Ulm MN 56073
This workshop will provide you with information to help with the operation and success of your business. We will discuss changes in the law that may impact your business, ways to plan for your retirement or death, and strategies to maintain liability protections for your business. Also learn more about the Affordable Care Act, including an overview of the new statute, what it means for your business, your employees and you. Our speakers will discuss types of coverage, what penalties you may be subject to, and reporting on behalf of your business. Light breakfast will be provided. This event is offered in partnership with The Legal Professionals, New Ulm, MN. REGISTER: Call 507-354-2161 or toll-free at 1-866-534-2577


Going Into Business for Yourself

 Feb 13, 2016 9am-12pm
 Feb 6, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$49.00
SBDC Central Lakes College Room E203 501 W College Drive, Brainerd MN 56401-3904
Starting and/or expanding a business and identifying problems is a big venture. The class will cover: how to start your business, how to evaluate your business idea, assessing market potential, business filings, business planning, determining financial needs, and financing loan providers. Will also cover other services provided by the SBDC and the resource center available.


Excel II - Beyond the Basics of Spreadsheets 02/16/2016 (9:00 am-12:00 pm)

 Feb 16, 2016 9:00 am-12:00 pm
 Feb 16, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
Use comments, create conditional formatting, work with IF statements, link workbooks, insert headers & footers, sort lists, do more with charts, and create mailing lists.


Excel III - Macros and Functions 02/19/2016 (9:00 am-12:00 pm)

 Feb 19, 2016 9:00 am-12:00 pm
 Feb 19, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
Delve deep into the power of Excel. Use powerful functions (countif, trim, ceiling, lookup, subtotals, and more) to extend your functions, create macros by recording keystrokes and then updating the Visual Basic code. Information on Pivot Tables, screen layout, Excel Options, and best practices.


Excel IV - Data Visualization and Iconographics 02/19/2016 (1:00 pm-4:00 pm)

 Feb 19, 2016 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
 Feb 19, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
This workshop explores the world of data and shaping that data into a visual graph to allow you to take your basic graph to the next level.


Microsoft Project - 02/23/2016 (9:00 am-12:00 pm)

 Feb 23, 2016 9:00 am-12:00 pm
 Feb 23, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St. Ste. 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
Keep a handle on the big projects. This workshop goes through a simulated project building the schedule, time costing, resource scheduling, and actual project length. Use the Gantt chart to build dependences, view progress, and schedule concurrent tasks. Get useful reports on projects and build a template.


Duluth - Starting a Business in Minnesota 02/24/2016 (2:00pm-4:00pm)

 Feb 24, 2016 2:00pm-4:00pm
 Feb 24, 2015
None
Work Force Development Center, Duluth Athletic Bldg, 402 W 1st St, Duluth, MN 55802, Duluth MN 55802-1406

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Word I - Basics of Word Processing 02/25/2016 (9:00 am-12:00pm)

 Feb 25, 2016 9:00 am-12:00pm
 Feb 25, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St. Ste. 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
Create professional-looking documents. Covers the very basics of word processing, from creating and saving to editing and formatting a document.


Word II - Beyond the Basics of Word Processing 02/25/2016 (1:00pm-4:00pm)

 Feb 25, 2016 1:00pm-4:00pm
 Feb 25, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St. Ste. 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
(Prerequisite: experience using Microsoft Word) Go beyond the basics of word processing - create templates, forms, columns, and work with tables. Improve you efficiency by using mail merge to send the same letter to a list of people.


Writing a Business Plan 02/25/2016 (9:00 am-11:00 am)

 Feb 25, 2016 9:00 am-11:00 am
 Feb 25, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$25.00
11 E. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
A well written business plan is crucial for any entrepreneur, it guides the entrepreneur toward their goals as well as being a tool to obtain financing. Writing a strong business plan can seem overwhelming but you can do it. The ABC's of Writing a Business Plan workshop will cover what a business plan should include, how to find information, and tips to writing an effective business plan.


Access I - Basics of Database Management 03/02/2016 (9:00am-12:00pm)

 Mar 2, 2016 9:00 am-12:00pm
 Mar 2, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St. Ste. 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
Create databases, save to editing, format, create basic tables, forms, queries and reports to manage data and retrieve information quickly.


Access II - Beyond the Basics of Database Management 03/02/2016 (1:00pm-4:00pm)

 Mar 2, 2016 1:00pm-4:00pm
 Mar 2, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St. Ste. 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
Go beyond the basics of database management - import data from a spreadsheet, export a table from an existing database and merge a table from a database into a document. Create and use customized forms, reports and a switchboard.


Access III - Database Relationships and Queries 03/03/2016 (9:00 am-12:00 pm)

 Mar 3, 2016 9:00 am-12:00pm
 Mar 3, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
(Prerequisite: experience using Access on a daily basis) Covers database terms and concepts. Build a relational database from scratch and create tables. Define relationships between tables and understand some rules for building a relational database. Write queries using the design view, SQL view, and query wizard. Create and understand indexes. Understand the basics of data model normalization and build a relational database from scratch.


Access IV - Visual Basic in Access 03/03/2016 (1:00pm-4:00pm)

 Mar 3, 2016 1:00pm-4:00pm
 Mar 3, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
Manipulate data in your database using Visual Basic. Covers elements, dealing with datasets, higher-level error checking (checking against multiple items), and basic programming structures (statements, loop, and logicals). Programming experience is not required.


Start-Up Lab

 Mar 8, 2016 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 Mar 8, 2016 - 29 places remaining
None
Envision Lab Ridgley Building 227 E. Main St., Suite 200, Mankato MN 56001-3573
Start-Up Lab is for entrepreneurial exploration. The lab is a confidential learning space where you can explore your idea and business plan, assess your likelihood of success, and determine if entrepreneurship is right for you. Learn, explore, get clarity and connect with others if you would like feedback and support. If you choose to move forward, you will be connected to the business support resources to take your plan from the lab to reality. Start-Up Lab Partners: Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Regional Center for Entrepreneurial Facilitation (RCEF), SCORE and Envision Lab.
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Planning for Success: How to Manage your Business in a Changing World

 Mar 10, 2016 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
 Mar 10, 2016
Phone Registration Required
None
Hutchinson Event Center 900 Harrington St, Hutchinson MN 55350
This workshop will provide you with information to help with the operation and success of your business. We will discuss changes in the law that may impact your business, ways to plan for your retirement or death, and strategies to maintain liability protections for your business. Also learn more about the Affordable Care Act, including an overview of the new statute, what it means for your business, your employees and you. Our speakers will discuss types of coverage, what penalties you may be subject to, and reporting on behalf of your business. Light breakfast will be provided. This event is offered in partnership with The Legal Professionals, New Ulm, MN. REGISTER: Call 507-354-2161 or toll-free at 1-866-534-2577


Word Press I- Basics of Webpage Design 03/10/2016 (9:00am-12:00pm)

 Mar 10, 2016 9:00am-12:00pm
 Mar 10, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St. Ste. 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
Create a professional looking website using the free software Wordpress. This workshop will include getting a theme, adding pages, adding pictures and movies, and the ability to add text to your websites. Learn to adds “widgets” to the site to make your site active such as having an up-to-date events calendar.


Word Press II - Beyond the Basics of Webpage Design 03/10/2016 (1:00pm-4:00pm)

 Mar 10, 2016 1:00pm-4:00pm
 Mar 10, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
Once you have created your website in Wordpress, this workshop will walk you through how to install a test Wordpress site on your computer (whether Mac or PC). This is a great way to test ideas before actually doing them on an internet site. Then learn about 10 widgets that help organize your work on the website and with other people.


Going Into Business for Yourself

 Mar 17, 2016 6-9pm
 Mar 10, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$49.00
SBDC Central Lakes College Room E151 501 W College Drive, Brainerd MN 56401-3904
Starting and/or expanding a business and identifying problems is a big venture. The class will cover: how to start your business, how to evaluate your business idea, assessing market potential, business filings, business planning, determining financial needs, and financing loan providers. Will also cover other services provided by the SBDC and the resource center available.


Duluth - Starting a Business in Minnesota 03/22/2016 (2:00pm-4:00pm)

 Mar 22, 2016 2:00pm-4:00pm
 Feb 23, 2016
None
Work Force Development Center, Duluth Athletic Bldg, 402 W 1st St, Duluth, MN 55802, Duluth MN 55802-1406

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Excel I - Basics of Spreadsheets 03/22/2016 (9:00am-12:00pm)

 Mar 22, 2016 9:00am-12:00pm
 Mar 22, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St. Ste. 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
Create data-rich, professional-looking spreadsheets. Covers the very basics of spreadsheets, from creating and saving to editing and formatting. Create easy-to-understand charts.


Excel II - Beyond the Basics of Spreadsheets 03/22/2016 (1:00pm-4:00pm)

 Mar 22, 2016 9:00 am-12:00 pm
 Mar 22, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
Use comments, create conditional formatting, work with IF statements, link workbooks, insert headers & footers, sort lists, do more with charts, and create mailing lists.


Basic Minnesota Sales and Use Tax

 Mar 23, 2016 9:00 am. to 12:30 p.m.
 Mar 23, 2016
Phone Registration Required
None
Minnesota State University Centennial Student Union, Room 245 620 South Rd, Mankato MN 56001-7013
This course is an introduction to sales and use taxes in Minnesota. It is designed for business owners, bookkeepers, purchasing agents and accountants who need a working knowledge of the law and how to meet their obligations. In this class you will learn to: Apply the basic sales and use tax concepts for Minnesota and its local taxing jurisdictions to your business; Recognize the exceptions to the "rule" and exemptions available; Distinguish how sales and use tax law applies to different types of businesses and their business activities; Identify how and when to use and accept an exemption certificate properly; Identify the documentation necessary for sales and use tax records and returns; Identify several resources that answer your sales and use tax questions. This workshop is presented by the Minn. Dept. of Revenue.


Regional Economic Indicators Forum Breakfast 03/29/16 (7:00 am- 9:00 am)

 Mar 29, 2016 7:00 am- 9:00 am
 Mar 29, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$25.00
350 Harbor Dr., Duluth MN 55802-2600
Join us for the Regional Economic Indicators Forum Breakfast. National Bank of Commerce, together with leading area educational institutions, is in the second year of a comprehensive research initiative designed to drive growth, prosperity and collaboration across our region. We hope you’ll join us for breakfast, an insightful program, and some good conversation. Breakfast + Networking: 7 - 7:30 AM Program starts: 7:30 AM Harborside Ballroom This event is presented by: National Bank of Commerce in partnership with the University of Minnesota Duluth, College of St. Scholastica, University of Wisconsin Superior, APEX, and Business North. This event will be held at the DECC. Pre-registration is encouraged and same-day registration will be $30. Reminder: parking at the DECC is $5.00.
Discounted2: NBC1 Discounted: Paid $30 Discount 3: Checks/Cash


Writing a Business Plan 03/29/2016 (2:00 pm-4:00 pm)

 Mar 29, 2016 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
 Mar 29, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$25.00
11 E. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
A well written business plan is crucial for any entrepreneur, it guides the entrepreneur toward their goals as well as being a tool to obtain financing. Writing a strong business plan can seem overwhelming but you can do it. The ABC's of Writing a Business Plan workshop will cover what a business plan should include, how to find information, and tips to writing an effective business plan.


Excel III - Macros and Functions 03/31/2016 (9:00 am-12:00 pm)

 Mar 31, 2016 9:00 am-12:00 pm
 Mar 31, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
Delve deep into the power of Excel. Use powerful functions (countif, trim, ceiling, lookup, subtotals, and more) to extend your functions, create macros by recording keystrokes and then updating the Visual Basic code. Information on Pivot Tables, screen layout, Excel Options, and best practices.


Excel IV - Data Visualization and Iconographics 03/31/2016 (1:00 pm-4:00 pm)

 Mar 31, 2016 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
 Mar 31, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
This workshop explores the world of data and shaping that data into a visual graph to allow you to take your basic graph to the next level.


PowerPoint I - Basics of Creating Presentations 04/07/2016 (9:00am-12:00pm)

 Apr 7, 2016 9:00am-12:00pm
 Apr 7, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
Create professional, powerful and effective computerized presentations. Organize and format your material easily, and illustrate your points with images, clip art, and sound. This is a very basic hands-on workshop.


PowerPoint II - Beyond the Basics of Creating Presentations 04/07/2016 (1:00pm-4:00pm)

 Apr 7, 2016 1:00pm-4:00pm
 Apr 7, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
(Prerequisite: experience using Microsoft PowerPoint) Go beyond the basics to create customized professional presentations. Work with design templates, create organization and flow charts and much more for a positive impression and appearance. This is a hands-on workshop.


QuickBooks - 04/12/2016 (9:00am-4:00pm)

 Apr 12, 2016 9:00am-4:00pm
 Mar 8, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$109.00
11 E. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
Covers the basic functions of this number one selling small business accounting program. In addition to this day-long workshop, receive the QuickBooks learning guide.


Start-Up Lab

 Apr 12, 2016 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 Apr 12, 2016 - 30 places remaining
None
Envision Lab Ridgley Building 227 E. Main St., Suite 200, Mankato MN 56001-3573
Start-Up Lab is for entrepreneurial exploration. The lab is a confidential learning space where you can explore your idea and business plan, assess your likelihood of success, and determine if entrepreneurship is right for you. Learn, explore, get clarity and connect with others if you would like feedback and support. If you choose to move forward, you will be connected to the business support resources to take your plan from the lab to reality. Start-Up Lab Partners: Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Regional Center for Entrepreneurial Facilitation (RCEF), SCORE and Envision Lab.
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Excel I - Basics of Spreadsheets 04/13/2016 (9:00am-12:00pm)

 Apr 13, 2016 9:00am-12:00pm
 Apr 13, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St. Ste. 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
Create data-rich, professional-looking spreadsheets. Covers the very basics of spreadsheets, from creating and saving to editing and formatting. Create easy-to-understand charts.


Going Into Business for Yourself

 Apr 14, 2016 6-9pm
 Apr 7, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$49.00
SBDC Central Lakes College Room E208 501 W College Drive, Brainerd MN 56401-3904
Starting and/or expanding a business and identifying problems is a big venture. The class will cover: how to start your business, how to evaluate your business idea, assessing market potential, business filings, business planning, determining financial needs, and financing loan providers. Will also cover other services provided by the SBDC and the resource center available.


Excel II - Beyond the Basics of Spreadsheets 04/21/2016 (9:00am - 12:00pm)

 Apr 21, 2016 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
 Apr 21, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
Use comments, create conditional formatting, work with IF statements, link workbooks, insert headers & footers, sort lists, do more with charts, and create mailing lists.


Excel III - Macros and Functions 04/21/2016 (1:00pm - 4:00pm)

 Apr 21, 2016 9:00 am-12:00 pm
 Apr 14, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
Delve deep into the power of Excel. Use powerful functions (countif, trim, ceiling, lookup, subtotals, and more) to extend your functions, create macros by recording keystrokes and then updating the Visual Basic code. Information on Pivot Tables, screen layout, Excel Options, and best practices.


Duluth - Starting a Business in Minnesota 04/26/2016 (2:00pm-4:00pm)

 Apr 26, 2016 2:00pm-4:00pm
 Apr 26, 2016
None
Work Force Development Center, Duluth Athletic Bldg, 402 W 1st St, Duluth, MN 55802, Duluth MN 55802-1406

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Excel IV - Data Visualization and Iconographics 04/26/2016 (9:00 am-12:00 pm)

 Apr 26, 2016 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
 Apr 26, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$60.00
11 E. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
This workshop explores the world of data and shaping that data into a visual graph to allow you to take your basic graph to the next level.


Minnesota Sales Tax for Capital Equipment/Industrial Production

 Apr 27, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 Apr 27, 2016 - 60 places remaining
None
Minnesota State University Centennial Student Union, Room 254/5 620 South Rd, Mankato MN 56001-7013
This course is for businesses located in Minnesota that make products ultimately sold at retail. It is designed for business owners, bookkeepers, purchasing agents, and accountants who need a working knowledge of how sales and use taxes in Minnesota relate to product makers and the manufacturing process. The focus is to give participants a better understanding of the “Industrial Production Process” and what items may (or may not) qualify for the Capital Equipment Refund. Though some basics about the Sales and Use Tax will be covered, this course is not meant as an introduction to the topic. After completing this class you will: Know when you owe sales or use taxes; Understand what qualifies as "capital equipment"; Understand the differences between capital equipment refunds and industrial production exemptions; Distinguish how the use of goods determines if an item qualifies for a tax refund, an upfront exemption, or is ineligible for an exemption; Know the types of refunds and exemptions available to businesses engaged in industrial production. This workshop is presented by the Minn. Dept. of Revenue.
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Writing a Business Plan 04/28/2016 (2:00 pm-4:00 pm)

 Apr 28, 2016 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
 Apr 28, 2016
Phone Registration Required
$25.00
11 E. Superior St., Suite 210, Duluth MN 55802-2019
A well written business plan is crucial for any entrepreneur, it guides the entrepreneur toward their goals as well as being a tool to obtain financing. Writing a strong business plan can seem overwhelming but you can do it. The ABC's of Writing a Business Plan workshop will cover what a business plan should include, how to find information, and tips to writing an effective business plan.