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Home Buying Basics

When: Wednesday, January 25, 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.

Thrive Talks

When: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Study Room

Monthly small business topics to advance your new and growing businesses. Open to all, no reservations needed.

Minding Your Business

When: Saturday, January 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, January 31, 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.

Minding Your Business

When: Monday, February 06, 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.

Minding Your Business

When: Tuesday, February 07, 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.

Resumes that Get Results

When: Wednesday, February 08, 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.

Thrive meeting

When: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Study Room

Thrive board meeting

Small Business SEO/Marketing: Analyzing Market Channels

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

So you have a business and are now ready to increase your online presence. How do you get people to visit your website and where do they come from? How can we tell who is a tire kicker and who is actually interested in buying? We will cover things such as Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Youtube Ads, Competitive Analysis, Keyword Analysis, and finding our audience. At the end of this course participants will have the skills to make decisions on their own that are backed by real data so they can feel better about what marketing chances are worth taking.

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

Profit From Tech Tools the Investment Pros Use

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

Learn how to use many of the same websites and tools that investing pros do. In this hands-on, interactive class you'll discover tips, tricks and tools utilized by professional money manager Ron Phillips. All tools are free--you just have to know where to look. All class participants also get free reports, books and other materials for attending.

Home Selling Basics

When: Wednesday, February 22, 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.

Thrive Talks

When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Study Room

Monthly small business topics to advance your new and growing businesses. Open to all, no reservations needed.

Minding Your Business

When: Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 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: 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.