- Upcoming Trainings:
Doing Business Online
September 29, 2011 Sauk Rapids
This hands-on workshop introduces options for businesses to develop an online presence and connect with customers today. On the computer, participants will research what other businesses are doing online, explore the use of a number of online tools, and set a plan in place to take advantage of the internet in your business.
Blogging for Business
October 20, 2011 Sauk Rapids
Blogging is simple. Blogging is inexpensive. Blogging is an effective way for businesses today to reach existing and new customers. Participants learn the basics of good blogging, the tools available to make and update a blog, and how to promote your blog and your business!
November 3, 2011 Foley
Businesses are conducting more and more transactions online to sell prod-ucts directly as well as manage their bank accounts. This two-hour hands-on workshop covers the major concerns related to online transactions like security, shipping, and costs. Participants will ex-plore the use of online check-out tools like Paypal and online banking plat-forms to help make more informed decisions.
Websites Simple to Complex
December 5, 2011 Sauk Rapids
Starting a business website doesn’t have to be an intimidating process. More than ever be-fore, there are a variety of great options for business owners to explore. In this 3-hour hands-on workshop, participants will learn about the options available for creating a business website. These options will include the free and easy to use resources, moderately priced customizable websites, and more complex websites. Participants learn tips related to working with web designers and programmers, understanding pricing, un-derstanding costs. Participants will also explore websites created at all levels of complexity and determine the best options for their needs.
National Career Readiness Certificate
Now more than ever, American businesses need a strong, skilled workforce to overcome today's challenges. When you ask for the National Career Readiness Certificate, issued by ACT, at your business you'll find only the most skilled employees. The Certificate is the work-related skills credential, providing objective documentation of employees' skills that can be accepted nationwide.
Resources for Employers
- U of M Extension
Technology related community economics education and technical assistance to help communities answer key economic development questions about broadband and the future. Learn more...