Business Classes



Brush Up your Management Skills

Offered in partnership with Ed2Go:

What does a supervisor or a manager need to know? Have you ever felt technically prepared for a supervisor's role, yet felt defeated by all of the people issues that seem to arise? You are not alone; many people feel the same way. In this six-week online course, you will learn how to be a more effective manager or supervisor. You will master the basics of communication, because effective communication is essential in your quest to be a good manager or supervisor. In addition, we will discuss how you can develop your interpersonal skills, by understanding and dealing with the various people issues that arise at work. We are going to show you how you can understand various personality traits--in yourself and in others--and how they impact the ability to get the job done. These traits include emotional intelligence, the need for power, conscientiousness, agreeableness, and more.  You will be able to assess your own personality, as well as the personalities of your co-workers and boss, and you'll develop a plan of action to improve both your interpersonal skills and your work relationships.


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Demystifying Marketing in 2019 and Beyond

Demystifying Marketing in 2019 and Beyond

Marketing in 2019 isn't easy. As small business owners and non-profits, there aren't enough hours in a day to do marketing, let alone do it well. What if we could teach you some tips and tricks that could help you market more effectively and efficiently? Join us for one or all three classes and learn how to manage your digital marketing with better results.


Session One: Demystifying Marketing
We will begin with a bird's eye view of what marketing looks like in 2019


1. General Branding - The branding of you and your business
2. Responsive Websites - Overview of what goes into creating and maintaining a website
3. Driving Customers and Clients to your Website (The Marketing Wheel)
4. Creating Context - Content, Images, Video and More - How to tell your story
5. Graphics 101 - Canva.com - For the "not-so-graphic-designer" in you!
6. Understanding how people search online - Google and Google My Business


Session Two: Social Marketing and Engagement

Looking at the most popular social networks for customer and client engagement


1.    General overview of social networks - Linkedin, FB, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Alignable
2.    Facebook Personal and Business - Advertising and Analytics
3.    Instagram Personal and Business - Advertising and Analytics

 

Session Three:  Strategies for Marketing Success
How to make all the marketing pieces work

1.    Mobile Marketing - The Way of the Future
2.    Creating a Social Media Calendar
3.    Strategies for Social Engagement - Digital Storytelling
4.    Using Analytics to Manage Results
5.    Creating Your Tribe - Surround Yourself with Advocates 






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Designing Effective Websites

Offered in partnership with Ed2Go:

These days, creating a website is so easy almost anyone can do it. But with all the competition on the Web, creating a site that's effective is more challenging than ever. To do that, you need to employ good design principles. Regardless of your current skills or level of knowledge, in this course you'll master the basics of Web design and learn how to build sites that are better and more effective. Get ready to take your Web design skills to the next level!
We'll examine the tension between form and function, explore the six major states of the website development process, and learn the basics of user-centered design. We'll also cover the five basic steps to organizing information, find out how site design themes can be used for information delivery, and review Web page design considerations. Along the way, we'll talk about effective type and graphics and explore the idea of Web 2.0.

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Farmers & Artisans Market-Vendor Workshops with Sustainable Nantucket

The Sustainable Nantucket Farmers and Artisans Market is an island tradition and many islanders have found it be to be an excellent source for supplementary income.  In many cases, The Market has been a springboard for small business owners who have gone on to open storefronts on-island and online.  The Market is open to all Nantucket residents, seasonal and year-round.  All items sold must be grown or produced on Nantucket.  The vendor categories include:  Value-Added Food Producers, Growers, Artisans, Mixed Vendors and Youth Vendors (ages 11-18).


In partnership with the Nantucket Community School, Sustainable Nantucket is pleased to provide you with the basic overview of the Market during a convenient one-evening workshop.  This class will cover everything from Market rules, regulations and requirements; application deadlines and necessary forms; what to expect on Market day; sales, tax, insurance, Board of Health requirements and more.  Through a panel discussion and Q & A period, participants will learn the process, materials and the time commitment required to become a vendor.  The panel will be comprised of a grower, an artisan, a value-added vendor and the Market Manager.

 Join us to find out if the Farmers and Artisans Market is the venue for you!  Potential Youth Vendors are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult.



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56 Centre Street
212 Ayers Classroom
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QuickBooks Desktop for Trades Related Businesses

This one-day seminar will give an overview of using QuickBooks Desktop Software for a trade related business such as construction, painting, plumbing, etc.  In this class we will work in-depth with the job costing and reporting functions that are so vital to good project management and profitability. We will cover:

  • Why companies with project costing concerns should be in a desktop product.

  • How to get the advantage of the cloud while staying in a desktop software.

  • How to use the software to its fullest potential.

  • Setting up your software right including product settings that make life easier.

  • Creating estimates, progress billing, and CHANGE ORDERS!

  • Time and materials and Contract billing workflow.

  • How to simplify time tracking and save time on data entry of timesheets.

  • Using items.

  • Making 1099s easy.

  • Tips and tricks that will make your insurance audits a breeze.

  • Project reporting tools that will keep you on budget and make you more money.

  • Streamlining billing with two simple reports.

  • Reporting to help you with cashflow and budgeting.

  • When do you need to track inventory and what tools do I need to do that.

  • Tracking Fixed Assets and Equipment

  • How do I audit proof my record-keeping?

  • Get paid faster: streamlining customer payments for $1 per payment.


This class will be a demonstration style session so software is not required.  




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Nantucket High School
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Blair Valero 2/16 - 2/16 Sa 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM $0.00 View