Small Business Programs

Small Business Program Courses are geared toward small businesses and include offerings for businesses that are in all stages of the business life cycle.

Found the class you want to take? Great! Copy the class code in Maroon (ie: ELI*1001*600) , head on over to www.indianhills.edu/cewsregister and paste the class code in the "Search Here" field, and hit Submit.

(This method should only pull the class you want to take, specifically. Alternatively, you can also search for other classes, if you like.)

Next, check the box beside that class, and then click submit to register.

 

Note: The Small Business classes in this section will be held at our Regional Entrepreneurship Center in the training room. The REC building is located on our IHCC North Campus which is north of Ottumwa at 15330 Truman Street.

 

New Business Start-Up

This class is designed to be flexible and meet the needs of the participants. The instructor will talk with everyone about their business interests and ideas and target the material presented to meet those needs. Areas that may be covered include: market research, product/service development, pricing, marketing, finance, accounting, insurance, and legal and employment issues. Bring your questions to this class!

BUS*1207*301
Sep 19 - Sep 26
Tues, 6:30PM - 9:00PM

$49.00

Instructor: B. Ziegler

 

Business Apps for MS Excel

Excel or any spreadsheet application is a powerful tool for business decision making.  This class will teach you applications to use for your business and many formulas with business examples.  These examples include:  scheduling, loan payments, costs of doing business, pricing, and inventory.

BUS*1415*301
Nov 9 - Nov 9
Thurs, 9:00AM - 12:00PM

$45.00

Instructor: B. Ziegler

 
Personal Financial Planning

Building your personal financial value will be the focus of this seminar.  Topics of discussion will include credit scores, retirement, student loans for education, investing, budgeting, tax management and the appropriate use of debt.  We will discuss the use of software, internet sources and some of the views of the national known speakers on the topic.  We will discuss how to create your own personal balance sheet and monitor the changes over time. This class is intended for both your personal side of finance as well as the business side.

BUS*2078*301
Nov 14 - Nov 14
Tues, 6:30PM - 9:00PM

$25.00

Instructor: B. Ziegler

 

Aligning Your Business with the Future

The things that are going to happen in the future are emerging today, if we only take notice.  This class will discuss what is happening to our economy and how it fits with the world economy.  Consumer behavior will be explored.  Business strategies will be identified that help you align with the future.

BUS*1543*301
Nov 21 - Nov 21
Tues, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

$25.00

Instructor: B. Ziegler

 

Ag QuickBooks

Learn how to set up and manage your agricultural business through the QuickBooks software program. Track your income/expenses, depreciation, loans, etc., as well as understand the reports needed to run your farm or agricultural-related business. This will be a hands-on experience that will enable you to enjoy the paperwork portion of farming. 

BUS*1407*303
Nov 20 - Nov 20
Mon, 9:00AM - 3:00PM

$69.00

Instructor: B. Ziegler

 

Business QuickBooks

Do you need a quick start to using QuickBooks? This class will include hands-on experience with QuickBooks software. You will learn how to: Set up a business; Pay and enter expenses, deposits and invoices; Complete the payroll set-up; Understand the reports of income and balance sheet; Handle exemptions of inventory, depreciation and loan payments; Make corrections when things are wrong; and Prepare for income tax time. Several handouts will be provided. We can make QuickBooks fun!!!

BUS*1407*301
Sep 14 - Sep 14
Thurs, 9:00AM - 3:00PM

$69.00

Instructor: B. Ziegler

BUS*1407*302
Nov 2 - Nov 2
North Campus
Thurs, 9:00AM - 3:00PM

$69.00

Instructor: B. Ziegler

 

Creating Facebook Ad Campaigns

More and more businesses are utilizing the paid advertising features of Facebook. This class is designed for business owners who have already set up their business Facebook page and are ready to begin paid advertising. We'll look at Facebook marketing strategies, managing your ad spend, and more. Be sure to bring your Facebook login information and a credit card if you'd like to place your ad during class. Computers will be available, but students are encouraged to bring their own laptops if possible.

BUS*1245*301
Sep 14 - Sep 14
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

$79.00

Instructor: D. Upton-Hill

BUS*1245*302
Oct 12 - Oct 12
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

$79.00

Instructor: D. Upton-Hill

BUS*1245*303
Nov 9 - Nov 9
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

$79.00

Instructor: D. Upton-Hill