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Fall 2014 Business Essential Classes - Whether you are an entrepreneur or want to expand your business knowledge and skills, you will find classes on starting or growing a business, improving your marketing and more.

To register, click on class title or call: (541) 383-7270.


iCloud for Business

Come find out what the cloud is all about. Never regret leaving those files you need on your computer again as you will learn how to access them from anywhere. This class takes you into iCloud with all its possibilities, promises, and facility in usage.
Annette Witzel                       9:00am-noon F                   48741
11/21                                     Redmond RTEC 135
Cost $49

Find out about these and other future offerings by calling: 541-383-7270.

Payroll Using QuickBooks Online+Classroom

This blended delivery course combines online and classroom learning to set up and process your own payroll from start to finish using QuickBooks Pro. Starting 10/15 you will complete two online sessions each week for six weeks and meet in the classroom on Friday mornings, 10/31, 11/7, 11/21 and 12/5 where your instructor will lead discussions and hands-on practice processing payroll. Prerequisite: must be currently using QuickBooks for financial reporting. Online and classroom sessions are taught using QuickBooks Pro 2014 for Windows. The course does not support the Macintosh, Simple-Start and Online versions of QuickBooks.

Facebook Strategy and Analytics for Business
Gain an understanding of how to drive brand awareness and impact the consumer cycle by leveraging owned, earned, and paid media on the web's largest social media platform.  Through interactive lecture and comprehensive class discussion, students will learn useful strategies to integrate Facebook into the marketing mix by growing and communicating with an engaged fan base, and engaging in discussion around how to gather and utilize Facebook analytics.  Whether your business has just launched its Facebook page or is looking to grow an already solid foundation on the platform, you will walk away from this course with a more in-depth understanding of the strategies and tools you can use to leverage Facebook to do more work for your business.  Prerequisite: A Facebook page for your business.

Blogging for "Business and Beyond"
Think blogging is just social? Think again. Blogging for business can drastically help your website's SEO, build credibility, drive traffic to your site, connect you with customers, and increase your business. Even if you've never written an article in your life, you can successfully blog for business. This course will teach you how to set up a blog, integrate your blog with other social media, engage with your audience and other bloggers, and create original content on the fly.

Bookkeeping for Business
Do you want to add basic bookkeeping and accounting skills to your tool kit? This class will help you understand and apply entry-level accounting concepts to keep books electronically using QuickBooks Pro. For those with little or no bookkeeping experience who are looking to add employable skills in a relatively short period of time or small business owners who need the accounting basics to keep accurate records. Prerequisite: Keyboarding and basic computer skills using Windows. Required text: Bookkeepers' Bootcamp, 2nd Edition. Must attend first session on 10/16. No class on 11/27. CEUs included.

Turning Financial Hardship to Success
Have you ever run out of money before the end of the month?  This class offers a variety of practical simple ideas on how to plan spending. It does not matter how much you make, what matters is how you spend it to cover your needs and wants. Instructor is a former Director of Consumer Credit Counseling.

Building a Successful YouTube Channel
How do you get your videos to stand out in the crowd? Uploading a video on YouTube isn't enough. Over 2 billion online videos are viewed every day, 23% of those viewers are making a buying decision. Come get hands-on experience to build your own YouTube channel. Discover the secrets to getting found on YouTube by optimizing your channel, videos and techniques to drive traffic to your site.

Nonprofit Grant Writing
Become skilled at selecting grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations and write successful applications. Identify funding sources, especially in Oregon. Discover tips on research, effective writing, board involvement, grant management and reporting. Students are encouraged to bring a current grant project. Basic computer skills helpful.

Getting Traffic to Your Website the Easy Way
Understand what it takes to get targeted traffic to your website using Google Adwords, and then actually do it in this hands-on class.  Must have an existing website.

Online Marketing with Facebook

Explore how to effectively use Facebook to market and advertise your small to medium business. Find out how to create an online brand presence on this social media site. Taught in a computer lab to give you valuable hands-on training. Prerequisite: Must have a Facebook account.

Real Estate Professional Development Webpage
Looking to prepare for the Oregon Real Estate Broker or Oregon Property Manager License exams?  We will soon be offering hybrid courses in these areas which combines the convenience of online learning with weekly classroom sessions where you connect with a knowledgeable instructor and other students. 

Computer & Web Webpage
Learn programs in our hands-on classes including Excel, Access, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook, QuickBooks Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Mac and iProducts (including apps) and more.

Marketing & Social Media Webpage
COCC Community Learning offers classes on leveraging your business opportunities through the use of social media.

COCC Small Business Development Center Webpage
For one-on-one FREE business advising, call (541) 383-7290.

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