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Facebook Business Pages

When: Wednesday, September 28, 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.

Colorado Springs Startup Week

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Venue

Presentations for Colorado Springs Startup Week. Presented by Peak Startup. Find out more and see the schedule of events at http://coloradosprings.startupweek.co.

Becoming Unstoppable: Success Secrets of a Four-Time Olypian

When: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Venue

Finale Keynote of Colorado Springs Startup Week
Ruben’s story of his quest for the Olympics gives people hope and strength. His story moves people to commitment and action.

You will learn how to build confidence and destroy fear, how to unleash your passion and drive, how to unlock your full potential, how to turn defeat into victory, and how to achieve your personal or professional ambitions.

In addition, this inspiring keynote is filled with proven methods and techniques that will help you develop a winning mindset. This program is perfect for facing change, challenges or set-backs to overcome. You will learn how to become resilient and how to become unstoppable on the way to the top.

Find more info and register at http://coloradosprings.startupweek.co.

Minding Your Business

When: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 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: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Computer 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

LinkedIn Basics

When: Wednesday, October 05, 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.

Thrive meeting

When: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Study Room

Thrive board meeting

Business Resources Fair

When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Ent Conference Center

seminars to support the business resources fair being held in the Venue.

Business Resources Fair

When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Venue

Join us to meet 40 vendors that provide free or low cost services to start or grow your business. Attendance is FREE!

7 FREE classes will be available:
-Bringing Profitability to Your Business
-Certifications and Resources for Minority Businesses
-Colorado Unemployment Insurance
-Finding the Right Talent with Pikes Peak Workforce Center
-Funding Sources
-Grow Your Business
-Minding Your Business

Vendors will include:
-Better Business Bureau
-Center for Nonprofit Excellence
-Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
-Worker's Compensation
-Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce
-Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance
-Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
-Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence
-Peak Startup
-Pikes Peak Workforce Center
-Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
-SCORE - Colorado Springs
-Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce
And more!

Business Resource Class: Grow Your Business

When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

In this hands-on workshop, learn and apply need-to-know marketing basics and leave with a plan to grow your business. Presented by Jamie Wagner, MBA

Business Resources Fair Seminars

When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at B6

seminars to support the business resources fair being held in the Venue.

Business Resource Class: Minding Your Business

When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:30 PM - 2:00 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.

Minding Your Business

When: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Computer 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: Tuesday, October 18, 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 workshop, 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.

Grow Your Business: Part One

When: Monday, October 24, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 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

Facebook Business Pages

When: Tuesday, October 25, 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.

Thrive Talks

When: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd.

Thrive Talks - Learn about business topics

Minding Your Business

When: Tuesday, November 08, 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.

Thrive meeting

When: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Study Room

Thrive board meeting

LinkedIn Basics

When: Wednesday, November 09, 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.

Resumes that Get Results

When: Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Ent Conference Center

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.

Python Beginner's Workshop

When: Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

In this full-day workshop, we will learn the basics of Python, a computer programming language. We’ll start the day with lectures on the basic concepts of the language. In the afternoon we will break out into groups to work on projects related to twitter, python graphics and text processing.
Presented in collaboration with PySprings.
We will break for lunch from 12-1.

Grow Your Business: Part Two

When: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 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

Facebook Business Pages

When: Wednesday, November 30, 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.

Thrive meeting

When: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Study Room

Thrive board meeting