9 Excel Tools for Business Owners
Apr
25
9:00 AM09:00

9 Excel Tools for Business Owners

As a business owner, you probably have used Excel sparingly.  But navigating Excel and digging any deeper has been somewhat challenging.  We will delve deeper into Excel by answering the following questions:
How do I easily navigate Excel?
What is the difference between an absolute reference and a relative reference?
What the heck is a named range and how do I use it?
So why and how do I use conditional formatting?
What is data validation? Should I be using this?
How do you build a formula?  How do you build a function?
What are the SUM, AVG, COUNT, MAX, and MIN?  How do you use them?
How do I make a table in Excel?
What is a data table? How do I create one?
How do I create a chart, format it, and export it into Microsoft Word? 

We will provide a laptop for the class.

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Own Your Own Business
Apr
27
8:00 AM08:00

Own Your Own Business

Dreaming about starting your own business but aren't sure how? You aren't alone in feeling unsure about how to take the first step. SCORE and Louisville Small Business Development Center present this session that will help you understand what it takes to be your own boss. 

Topics include:

Personal Traits of an Entrepreneur
Marketing and Accounting Basics
Legal and Insurance Considerations
Technology for Your Business
Business Plan Preparation
Financial and Money Management

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HR Toolkit: Job Descriptions & Employee Handbooks (webinar)
Apr
9
12:00 PM12:00

HR Toolkit: Job Descriptions & Employee Handbooks (webinar)

  • Louisville Small Business Development Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As a small business owner, you are juggling many hats. One of the most time consuming aspects of your job is ensuring your employees are productive and engaged. As a business owner, have you effectively communicated expectations to your employees? Employees want and need to know what is expected of them. This includes understanding their job responsibilities as well as the rules, norms and procedures to help them navigate the workplace. This webinar will explore the need for an employee handbook and the need for job descriptions.

Job descriptions are the key to many areas of human resources management. We will discuss the importance of the job description and how to effectively write and implement job descriptions for your small business.

Every business, small or large, should have some way to communicate policies and expectations to its employees. An Employee Handbook is a great resource. We will discuss the need for a handbook, what should and shouldn’t be included and how to effectively implement.
Disability accommodations should be requested by contacting the Louisville SBDC at sbdcinfo@uky.edu or 502-625-0123.

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The Ultimate Marketing Plan
Feb
9
to Feb 23

The Ultimate Marketing Plan

Do you feel a sense of urgency that your business should jump on the digital bandwagon? Do you know your customer?  First, before you jump in, you need to gain an understanding of which tactics are right for you. You have to develop a strategy. So, how do you decide what solution is best for your business? How do you find time to do it all? The solution is to create an Ultimate Marketing Plan.

The Ultimate Marketing Plan- For Business Owners Who Want to Generate Leads and Grow, will equip you with the tools necessary for success. Unlike other marketing courses or online webinars, this is a hands-on course where you will walk away with an actionable marketing plan, valued at more than $5000.

The Ultimate Marketing Plan is a three-part program taught by Ify Whitfill of Red•i Marketing, LLC, and includes expert guests who will present on specialized topics. Your completed marketing plan will position your business to effectively identify your customers, discover the best ways for your business to reach them, then identify resources to automate your processes and save you time. 

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Business Plan Boot Camp
Jan
26
to Feb 2

Business Plan Boot Camp

The number one mistake entrepreneurs make when starting a business is not having a written business plan.  Having a written set of instructions to guide you is critical, and the research behind the plan allows you to identify hurdles as well as opportunities before you launch.  Already have a business?  A business plan is key when you want to grow your business too.

A well written business plan takes time, patience, and research.  Why struggle needlessly when this course can walk you step by step through the process; whether you are contemplating a startup, growing a business or looking for financing.

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