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Local ED office sponsoring workshops

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The Van Wert City Economic Development Office, in conjunction with Ohio State University Extension, Van Wert County and the Business Enterprise Center of Wright State University-Lake Campus, will be sponsoring several workshops for the Van Wert area this spring.

Gary Corcoran, a business consultant with the Business Enterprise Center, will be offering the “Starting Right” series to people interested in starting their own business or bettering their business management skills.

The five courses, which are spread over nine weeks, are held at the BEC office, 147 E. Main St., Suite C, in Van Wert. The class meets every other Thursday, from 6-8 p.m. The class schedule is March 26-Starting Right; April 9-Business Plan Basics; April 23-Marketing Plans and Strategy; May 7-Cash Flow, Breakeven and Pricing; May 21-Financing Your Small Business. The cost is $35 per business. Payment will be due the first night of the class, March 26. Call Caitlin at 419.238.2999 to register for the course.

Ohio State University Extension-Van Wert County is partnering with the City Economic Development Office to offer a social media workshop. Heather Gottke of OSU Extension will teach the workshop. The workshop will include managing Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for a business, as well as what type of post to use to attract attention and how to incorporate social media into a business’ success.

The class will take place in the Community Room at Vantage Career Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7. The cost will include a boxed lunch. Registration is encouraged as class size is limited to 25 participants. The training will cost $25 per person. Payment will be due April 7. Participants need to bring a laptop or tablet in order to participate in training.

To register, call Caitlin at 419.238.2999.

Ron Kremer, a business consultant with the Business Enterprise Center, will be offering QuickBooks training at Vantage Career Center. The training is 12 hours total spread over four classes. The classes will be held May 5, May 7, May 12, and May 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. The cost is $125 per person for the class, which will train participants on every aspect of QuickBooks for business needs.

Class space is limited to 15 participants. Contact DeeDee Dirksen at Vantage Career Center, 419.238.5411, or Rachel Stoker at WSU Business Enterprise Center at 419.586.0355 to register. Payment will be due the first night of classes on May 5.

POSTED: 03/26/15 at 7:46 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News