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.
Deadline to register: March 26 Payment due at registration by visa, mc or etransfer.
Instructor: Nikta Boroumand, Maverick Designs
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
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.
Registration Deadline: April 10
Instructor: Julia Gillmor
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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-352-1933 ext 100.
Instructor: Chris Holland, Juggernaut Marketing Communications
We all receive and many of us give out too much information.
So, how do we streamline our writing?
This workshop guides you to more concise, clear, coherent communication, that connects with your audience. You will gain audience targeting, content editing and basic editing knowledge. If you write emails, web content, documents and marketing materials, this is for you.
Kate Harrison Whiteside, Key Advice and PlainLanguageAcademy.com specializes in plain language, communicating clearly with clients. She has thirty years of experience in writing and editing, training and coaching, leading and advising clients in many sectors, here, in the US, UK and Europe.
NOTE: The instructor will be attending via Zoom. Registrants can attend the workshop in our boardroom or from home (if they have a Zoom account).
Registration Deadline: April 24
Instructor: Kate Harrison Whiteside, Keyadvice.net
As an entrepreneur, you may be asked to submit something or send more information to a potential client. When you hear the words “send me something” this means they’re interested in your business. Providing a quality response in a timely manner will affect how your business is perceived. Don’t be caught off-guard. Learn how to confidently “send something” that works.
Course will be offered online via zoom. Email email@example.com to register.
Instructor: Chris Holland