Feb
25
Tue
Build Your Website with Weebly.com – Creston @ Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce Tickets
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Build Your Website with Weebly.com - Creston @ Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce

Instructor: Amanda Murray

A website is a great way to showcase your business. If you’re someone who likes to do-it-yourself or you’re on a budget, then this class is a great way to learn how to build your website. Weebly is a free website builder that allows anybody to build their own websites quickly and with ease. This site is founded on the belief that anyone should have the tools to take their business from idea to launch to growth. Bring photos, write-ups and a logo if you have one. Registration deadline: Feb 21
In Creston You will need to bring your own laptop and call Amanda to register:  403-678-7044

Building Your Website & Online Store with Shopify.com @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm
Building Your Website & Online Store with Shopify.com @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

Two day workshop, Feb 25 & 26, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day

In this hands-on, two-day workshop you will learn to create, build and manage your own online store using one of the leading Software as Service platforms: Shopify.

Bring your product description and photos, other text (e.g. shipping details, logos, images) and imagination to craft your own fully functioning online store (with a free 14 day trial from Shopify) by the end of the workshop. The workshop format involves some lecture and demonstration but is centered on participants engaged in their own website project. With a small class size there is plenty of time for questions and one-on-one help.

Shopify offers a free 14 day trial of software. Plans start as low as $15/month to include online store interface, secure payments, shipping and built-in and third party payment gateway options.

Examples of local Shopify stores: http://backdirtroad.ca  and http://culinary-conspiracy.com

Deadline to register: February 20

Instructor: Nikta Boroumand, Maverick Designs

 

Feb
27
Thu
Bookkeeping Basics @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bookkeeping Basics @ Community Futures Central Kootenay

Using a bookkeeping journal method, learn how to set-up your own books. Bookkeeping basics include 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.

Note: bring a USB drive so you can take home a copy of the Excel template.

Instructor: Barb Williams

To register email info@futures.bc.ca or call 250-352-1933 ext 100.

Mar
2
Mon
Photography and Filmmaking for Business @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Photography and Filmmaking for Business @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada
This workshop focuses on how to use your phone’s camera to showcase your product or service online on Instagram, Pinterest, and Etsy… while staying within your budget. Learn basic video and photography techniques, such as lighting, use of space, angles and props that will make your product or service shine. Once you have the content, learn how to edit it quickly and efficiently with some great, easy-to-use apps and pre-sets. Please bring your phone or camera, samples of your product, and any props you would like to use in a photo or video to promote your product or service.

Registration Deadline: Feb 26

Instructor: Alex Balcer

Mar
3
Tue
Branding: Company Identity Design @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Branding: Company Identity Design @ Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

Company branding starts with creating an identity, i.e. the logo, which communicates your business philosophy and offerings to your customers.

This class covers basic design principles, ideation phase, creative concept phase, typography, colour theory, and file formats, giving you the design fundamentals needed to create a professional-looking logo.

Registration deadline: Feb 27

Instructor: Brad Steele

Mar
4
Wed
Instagram for Business (beginner) @ Community Futures Central Kootenay (Nelson, BC) Tickets
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Instagram for Business (beginner) @ Community Futures Central Kootenay (Nelson, BC)

Learn to use the mobile app ‘Instagram’ to reach potential customers and/or promote a virtual store.

Instagram is a visual digital organizer that will help you to present images of your business in a professional manner; it also complements other Social Media. This workshop will review the features and help you understand how best to use them to market your business, your products/services and yourself. You’ll also learn how to set up your accounts and find new followers. Bring images, logos etc.

Registration Deadline: Mar 2

Mar
9
Mon
Marketing Design with Canva @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Marketing Design with Canva @ Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

Canva gives you all the tools you need to give your marketing a professional look. Use your own photos or stock images from Canva and apply them to hundreds of professionally designed layouts or create your own from scratch. Ideal for social media posts (Facebook and Instagram), flyers, posters, business cards, tshirt designs etc. Free app or paid version available.

Registration deadline: Mar 4

Instructor: Alex Balcer

Business Continuity Planning: Build Your Evacuation Checklist @ Community Futures Central Kootenay (Nelson, BC) Tickets
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Business Continuity Planning: Build Your Evacuation Checklist @ Community Futures Central Kootenay (Nelson, BC)

In this workshop you will create your organization’s business continuity plan to ensure you have the resources and information needed to help deal with disasters. Disasters aren’t just fires and floods. As a business owner you must prepare accidents, power disruptions, cyber attacks, environmental disasters and more. If you’re prepared, you needn’t worry. You will identify your key resources and needs to enable you to keep your business running, or how to recover your business in catastrophic cases.

Nelson: March 9 & 10 (5-8 pm both nights)

Instructor: Meeri Durand

Cost: $50+GST

Registration Deadline: March 4

Mar
10
Tue
Bookkeeping Basics (Creston) @ Creston Chamber of Commerce Tickets
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bookkeeping Basics (Creston) @ Creston Chamber of Commerce | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

Using a bookkeeping journal method, learn how to set-up your own books. Bookkeeping basics include 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 laptop with Microsoft Excel if you want to learn to use the Excel template.

Instructor: Amanda Murray

Call to register: (403) 678-7044

Business Continuity Planning: Build Your Evacuation Checklist @ Community Futures Central Kootenay (Nelson, BC) Tickets
Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Business Continuity Planning: Build Your Evacuation Checklist @ Community Futures Central Kootenay (Nelson, BC)

In this workshop you will create your organization’s business continuity plan to ensure you have the resources and information needed to help deal with disasters. Disasters aren’t just fires and floods. As a business owner you must prepare accidents, power disruptions, cyber attacks, environmental disasters and more. If you’re prepared, you needn’t worry. You will identify your key resources and needs to enable you to keep your business running, or how to recover your business in catastrophic cases.

Nelson: March 9 & 10 (5-8 pm both nights)

Instructor: Meeri Durand

Cost: $50+GST

Registration Deadline: March 4