Mar
30
Mon
Building Your Website with WordPress @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay ONLINE Tickets
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm
Building Your Website with Wordpress @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay ONLINE | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

In this two-day workshop (Mar 30 & 31) learn to create, build, and manage your own website using the world’s leading open-source web publishing platform, WordPress.com. Bring your text, images, and imagination to build a fully functioning website (with free hosting).

Workshop includes lecture and demonstration, but mostly focuses on participants building their own website. There is plenty of time for questions and one-on-one instruction.

Students must have intermediate computer and internet skills, including:

  • experience with software such as Microsoft Word;
  • an ability to navigate folders for accessing/ saving documents/ images;
  • an accessible web email account.

Due to Covid19 this class will be attended via zoom. You can attend from home on your computer as long as you have decent wifi. 

More info: www.bigbrowneyes.ca/posts/wordpress-com-workshop/

Deadline to register: March 26 Payment due at registration by visa, mc or etransfer. 

Instructor: Nikta Boroumand, Maverick Designs

 

Apr
7
Tue
Bookkeeping Lab @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bookkeeping Lab @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

Are you stuck on your bookkeeping?

Bring your journals, receipts, deposit books, invoices, chequebook, and bank statements and we will give you individualized attention to help you stay on track.

 

Note: this class is only available after completion of Bookkeeping Basics.

Instructor: Brenda Wiest

Apr
9
Thu
Selling Your Products Online 101 @ Community Futures Central Kootenay ONLINE Tickets
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Selling Your Products Online 101 @ Community Futures Central Kootenay ONLINE

Thinking about selling your products online? This class helps you plan your approach to selling your products online including packaging, shipping methods, payment methods, customer support, regulations, and legalities.

Learn about sites and services available for selling your products including marketplaces (e.g. Amazon), or online craft fairs (e.g. Etsy) or social networks (e.g. Facebook) as well as your own online storefront.

This class introduces you to several trusted online services and tools including: PayPal integration, WordPress for Artisans, Wufoo forms, Etsy, Wix, Volution, Squarespace, and Shopify.

Note: Due to COVID19 this class will be offered via Zoom. You will need a computer or smartphone and decent wifi to attend. This is not a computer skills workshop; the format is a combination of lecture, presentation and Q&A.

Instructor: Nikta Boroumand
Cost: $120 +GST payable by visa, mastercard or etransfer
Registration deadline: April 6 Noon

Apr
15
Wed
Blog Like You Mean Business @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Blog Like You Mean Business @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

Blogging is an important part of online business, raising awareness of products and services, building email lists, and turning fans and followers into paying customers and clients. Creating great content means knowing the pains and desires of your ideal customer/ client.

Along with the fundamentals blogging, you’ll develop a list of blog topics unique to your business.

Learn about headlines that work, keywords/ search engine optimization (SEO), how to use images, calls to action, how and where to post your blogs (other than just your website), and other productivity tips and tricks.

Participants must have a website and administrative access.

https://futures.bc.ca/workshop-registration/

Registration Deadline: April 10

Instructor: Julia Gillmor

Apr
20
Mon
Build Your Website with Weebly.com – Creston @ Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce Tickets
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 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: April 15
In Creston: You will need to bring your own laptop and call Reception to register:  250-352-1933 ext 100

Computer Lab with Sharron Swan @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Computer Lab with Sharron Swan @ Community Futures Central Kootenay

Here is your opportunity to bring a project or software problem to the computer lab and work on it with the expert guidance of our program instructor. Sharron is an expert on: Word, Access, Excel, HTML, Expression Web, Search Engine Optimization, Facebook for business, Mobile Web Site Design & QR coding.

Pre-registration is required. A basic knowledge of computers and the software that you intend to use are necessary to take part in this workshop.

Deadline to register: Feb 28 (please register by this date to secure the instructor. You can still call after this date if the class is running!)

Instructor: Sharron Swan

Apr
21
Tue
Building Your Website & Online Store with Shopify.com @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay ONLINE Tickets
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm
Building Your Website & Online Store with Shopify.com @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay ONLINE | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

Two day workshop, April 21 & 22, 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

Due to Covid19 this class will be held via zoom. Attend from home on your home computer or smartphone. 

 

Deadline to register: April 16 Payment can be made by visa, mastercard or etransfer.

Instructor: Nikta Boroumand, Maverick Designs

 

Apr
23
Thu
Bookkeeping Basics @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Apr 23 @ 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.

Apr
24
Fri
Business Plan 101 @ Community Futures Central Kootenay (Nelson, BC) Tickets
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Business Plan 101 @ Community Futures Central Kootenay (Nelson, BC) | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

A business plan is essential for every business owner. It organizes your ideas, helping you analyze the viability of your business before you start. This workshop helps you clarify your business concept and covers the basics of a business plan.

You will receive a business plan template, worksheets, and resources.

Whether you have a business idea or you’re well into it, this course is for you!

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration is required. Email info@futures.bc.ca or call 250-352-1933 ext 100.

Instructor: Chris Holland, Juggernaut Marketing Communications

Apr
28
Tue
DIY Filmmaking for Social Media @ Community Futures Central Kootenay (Nelson, BC) Tickets
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
DIY Filmmaking for Social Media @ Community Futures Central Kootenay (Nelson, BC)

This workshop focuses on making a short video (30-60 seconds) using an iPhone or a DSLR camera. We will look at simple tools to make the most of natural lights, how to maximize your location, quick easy edits, and finally integrating it into social media sites, YouTube, and your website.

Registration deadline: April 23

Instructor: Alex Balcer