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New small business classes available in 2016

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Region 10's Small Business Development Center hit the ground running in 2016. With a robust schedule of business classes already scheduled for the new year, SBDC is striving to provide valuable content that small business owners and entrepreneurs are demanding.

Classes will take place at Montrose's new coworking facility, the Proximity Space (210 E. Main), and Delta County Economic Development's new office (145 W. 4th Street). Prices are the same for all courses: $5 for chamber and Proximity Space members, $10 for non-members.

Basic Web Design

In March, Jay Stooksberry, a local freelance writer and marketing consultant, will host a beginners' web class titled "Is Your Business Website Worthless?" This course is designed to help those with an existing page consider what it will take to save their page or start all over. Stooksberry will deliver best practices and provide a series of questions that website owners need to ask themselves, such as "Is my page 'mobile friendly'?" or "Should I make this website myself or pay somebody else to do it for me?" The class is scheduled for March 8 in Delta and March 15 in Montrose (noon to 1 p.m.).


Back by popular demand is Juniper Phillips and her steadfast knowledge of QuickBooks. Phillips will lead an intensive, four part series of hands-on workshops -- all related to the finer details of QuickBooks management. As a small business consultant, Phillips is well equipped to help business owners track the money coming in and out of their QuickBooks accounts. She will open the series with her kickoff introduction on March 9 in Montrose from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. On the very next day (March 10), Phillips will do it all over again in Delta (same time of day). Participants are highly encouraged to bring their QuickBooks-equipped laptop and a lunch in preparation for the class.

Phillips' future classes will cover banking and customizing with QuickBooks (April), accounts receivables and accounts payable (May), and inventory and balance sheets (June). Interested parties should watch the Region 10 website for future information and registration details.

Social Media

To provide some added insight into the realm of social media, Heidi Hudek of Vista Verve Networking returns with courses targeting the new online world of marketing. Hudek's first course, "3 Tools to Save Time on Social Media," will aid participants in better managing the time spent posting content on Facebook, Twitter, etc. This class is tentatively scheduled to take place in May.

Class registration information is available on the Region 10 website: www.region10.net/calendar.

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