West Koots tech professionals! Are you a tech or knowledge worker living in Nelson? Maybe you work as a freelancer, or work remotely?
Are you interested in hooking up with locals to network, collaborate, and work together to improve our community and local economy?
Come out and join the best meetup in town… connect, mingle, network. Snacks & great company as always!
This month’s meetup welcomes presenter, Eric Friesen to speak about Home Automation.
From X10 to Z-Wave, Phidgets to Arduinos, simple relays to smart bulbs, Home Automation has come a long way. Are you considering adding some automation? The number of options can be overwhelming and confusing.
After this tech meetup you should better understand the role automation can play and how it can “simplify” your life.
Looking for more information, resources and support? Please join our Facebook group!
Learn how to set up your own bookkeeping system using a journal method. This workshop covers the principles of double entry, how to keep your records organized, and more. Choose between paper journal system or Excel template that automatically totals your journals and produces financial statements.
Please bring a USB drive so you can take home a copy of the Excel template.
Instructor: Barb Williams
The first half of the class looks at why these platforms are useful and how to gain a wider audience. The second half is in the computer lab where you will set up your Facebook Business page, Twitter page, and LinkedIn profile.
Bring photos, logos and write-ups if you have them.
Registration Deadline: May 22
Instructor: Chris Holland, Juggernaut Marketing & Communications
Creaform 700 3D Handyscan Scanner Demo & use:
The Handy scan is AMAZING don’t take our work for it. Come out and see. This session will demonstrate the handy scan on a number of objects how to place tags, basic scanning, set up of a receiving software and review of captured online files. (CAD and others on demand). This course DOES NOT cover the manipulation of captured images or printing but is intended to allow members to scan and understand the potential of this device. Recommended for engineers, architects, manufacturers, machinists, makers ad hobbyists alike.
Me Inc. Workshops
Have you ever wondered about becoming an entrepreneur? Taking your training or skills to a new level and running your own show? Launching a start-up? Maybe buying a business and running it? This free Me Inc. workshop is designed to answer your questions. In just 2 hours we will review critical decision points for making the transition, provide industry insights, support resources and other details like:
- what it is to be an entrepreneur (pros, cons, lifestyle considerations);
- types of business entities (for profit, non-profit, co-ops);
- business models (brick and mortar versus online);
- product types (pros, cons);
- common pitfalls and motivations; and
- how to get started (support services, best practices).
Workshop Cost: Free
For more information visit bbaprogram.ca.
Register online or call us toll free to register by phone at 1.855.510.2227.
Pre-register at least two days prior to ensure you get a seat and to avoid cancellation.
A business plan is an essential tool for you as a business owner. It organizes your ideas and helps analyze the viability of your business before you start it. This interactive workshop helps you clarify your business concept and explain the basics of a business plan.
In this workshop, you will receive a basic business plan template, worksheets, and resources to help you complete your own business plan.
Whether it’s just an idea or you’re further along in your business research, this course is for you!
Note: this course is free but pre-registration is required. To register, call Alison at (250) 428-6356.
Instructor: Alison Bjorkman
Search rankings are extremely important. Ninety-one per cent of clicks from a Google search go to the results on the first search page. If your customers are searching for you online, then you need to think about search engine optimization (SEO) for your business.
This class explains the best practices of SEO today and provides tools that simplify the process, including Google Analytics apps, Yoast SEO, and more.
Note, this class is geared towards Wordpress websites; however, it can be adapted to other sites.
Bring your computer.
Registration Deadline: May 25
Instructor: Zeb Hansell
Wondering why your emails aren’t getting the responses you expected or why people are still asking questions about your products and services? Perhaps it’s because the messages are unclear to your clients.
Learn how to write, edit and design clear messages that your clients can access, understand, and act on.
The course is in three parts:
- Webinar session on the basics of clear communication;
- On your own time, create a piece of clear writing to submit for feedback;
- Webinar session on gathering feedback and using plain language tools for different media.
This class is in two parts: May 30th and Jun 6th (10am-Noon). Class will be held in the Community Futures Central Kootenay boardroom and the instructor will be teaching via ZOOM.
Registration Deadline: May 25
Instructor: Kate Harrison Whiteside