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Nicolet College - Free professional development, entrepreneur workshops to run in Crandon June to August


 

Free professional development, entrepreneur
workshops to run in Crandon June to August

 

A series of free professional development and entrepreneur workshops will be held June through August in Crandon for anyone looking to improve their business skills or start a new business.

The series, sponsored by the Forest County Potawatomi, Nicolet College, and the USDA, will consist of two tracks, Professional Development and Entrepreneur.

“The Professional Development track will focus on enhancing an individual’s career skills in such areas as time management, managing conflict and stress, writing resumes, job interviewing, and customer service,” said workshop instructor Michelle Madl, Nicolet College Business Development and Outreach coordinator. These workshops will meet from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., on Thursdays in the auditorium of the Forest County Potawatomi Executive Building, 5416 Everybody’s Rd., Crandon.

Specific Professional Development workshop topics include:
- Emotional Intelligence June 3; Managing Conflict and Stress June 10;
- Overcoming Procrastinating & Time Management June 17;
- Dealing with Negativity in the Workplace June 24;
- The FISH Philosophy July 1; Customer Service Excellence July 15;
- Working with Integrity July 22;
- Business Writing/Resumes & Cover Letters July 29;
- Interviewing for Success Aug. 5;
- Business Etiquette Aug. 12;
- Working in a Diverse Environment Aug. 19.

The workshops in the Entrepreneurial track will meet from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, also in the auditorium of the Forest County Potawatomi Executive Building, 5416 Everybody’s Rd., Crandon.

“These workshops will center on the business planning process such as opportunity recognition, business concept development, feasibility testing, and the business plan.,” Madl explained. “They will be geared toward anyone thinking about starting a business but unsure where to begin, as well as the existing small business owner who is looking at ways in which to better market, financially manage and redefine the purpose and vision of their existing business.”

Entrepreneurial workshop topics include:

- So … You’re Thinking of Starting a Business June 7;
- Your Business Concept/Feasibility Checklist June 14;
- Management and Organization Planning & Product/Service Planning June 21;
- The Marketing Plan: Industry and Competition June 28;
- The Marketing Plan: Creating a Business Image July 12;
- Market Planning: Setting a Pricing Structure for your Business July 19;
- Financial Planning: Start-Up Costs, Sales, Inventory and Operating Expenses July 26;
- Financial Planning: Cash Outlays, Sources and Financial Statements Aug. 2;
- Finalizing the Business Plan Aug. 9;
- Business in Indian Country Aug. 16.

All workshops are free to the residents of Forest, Langlade, Oneida and Vilas counties.

To register, or for more information, contact Madl at (715) 365-4492, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4492; TDD (715) 365-4558 or 711 (relay); or by email at mmadl@nicoletcollege.edu.

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