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Classes and Workshops

Workshops and seminars are designed for the busy entrepreneur! Most classes are held online and condensed into single sessions — just choose the date that works best for you.

For more information on classes and workshops, please call the Yavapai College SBDC at (928) 717-7232.

Please note: Classes are subject to cancellation if enrollment minimums are not met.  

  


lightbulbHot Business Trends and Markets for 2021

When: Wednesday, January 20 at 10:00am
Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Charge

Presented by: Marie Platowski-Beals and Jeri Denniston

With changing demographics & changing attitudes, consumers are changing. Small businesses need to target new consumer behavior. Learn about the hottest trends!


lightbulbGoogle Webinar Series #1: Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps

When: Wednesday, January 27 at 10:00am
Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Charge

Presented by: Israel Serna, Grow with Google

Learn about Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating or updating your business profile or a simple website. In this session we’ll show you how to:
  • Create or claim your Business Profile on Google
  • Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps
  • Use Google My Business to connect with  potential customers
  • Create a free website using the info from your Business Profile

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lightbulbStrategies for Success: How to Best Use Social Media for Restaurants

When: Wednesday, February 3 at 8:00am
Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Charge

Presented by: Yavapai College SBDC

Restaurants continue to face uncertainly and continued challenges as a result of the pandemic. Consistent social media posts and a strong online presence are more critical than ever. Learn key strategies, tips, and best practices to strengthen your brand and your story as a small business. We will share ways other food industry professionals are utilizing this time to tell a better story and how to put your best foot forward for 2021!

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lightbulbThe Importance of an Employee Manual

When: Wednesday, February 17 at 10:00am
Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Charge

Presented by: Marie Platowski-Beals and Laura Hamblin, Employment Law Attorney Attorney & HR Consultant

Stay in compliance and avoid HR pitfalls with a well written, easy to understand employee manual. Employment law attorney and HR Consultant, Laura Hamblin will give you Step-by-Step direction on writing one for your small business.


lightbulbGoogle Webinar Series #2: Make Your Website Work For You

When: Wednesday, Febuary 24 at 10:00am
Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Charge

Presented by: Israel Serna, Grow with Google

In this presentation, learners will discover how to create a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports their goals. Whether launching a new website or sprucing up an old one, this workshop will help.

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lightbulbBuilding a Highly Productive Team

When: Wednesday, March 10 at 10:00am
Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Charge

Presented by: Marie Platowski-Beals and Jeri Denniston

More information available soon.

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lightbulbGoogle Webinar Series #3: Make Better Business Decisions with Analytics

When: Wednesday, March 31 at 10:00am
Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Charge

Presented by: Israel Serna, Grow with Google

Learn best practices and analyze trends about how customers engage with your business online, then turn these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions.


lightbulbTips, Hacks and Planning for Better Social Media

When: April 14 at 10:00am
Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Charge

Presented by: Marie Platowski-Beals

More information available soon.

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lightbulbGoogle Webinar Series #4: Selling Online

When: Wednesday, April 28 at 10:00am
Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Charge

Presented by: Israel Serna, Grow with Google

More Information available soon.

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lightbulbCustomer Service as a Differentiating Factor

When: May 12 at 10:00am
Location: Online

Workshop Fee: No Charge

Presented by: Marie Platowski-Beals

More information available soon.

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