Small Business Course

Presenter: Dodie Jacobi
Turn your business into the love of your life! In the first two sessions of Business Edge, fellow entrepreneur and mentor Dodie shares how to get clear about where you're growing, confidently focus resources toward meaningful action, turn barriers into stepping stones, filter and prioritize new ideas, and accomplish more with more success. You'll leave each session loaded with tools Business Edge alum report loving years after.

Presenter: Julie Nelson Meers
You don't need to be fluent in the language, but a bit of conversational accounting allows you to communicate clearly with your bookkeeper, accountant, and banker. Julie teaches you how to speak the financial equivalent of "where's the baggage claim?" so you can talk about your business's financial statements without needing a professional translator.

Presenter: Julie Nelson Meers
While there is no replacement for a business owner’s intuition, your new knowledge about accounting allows you to consider more objective information to aid in decision-making. Julie shows you how historic financial performance can help project available funds, determine your company’s breakeven point, establish a profitable fee structure, and uncover more truths from those numbers that never lie.

Presenter: Danielle Rodenbough
You decided when you left Corporate America that you wouldn't have one of those companies stifled by senseless human resources protocol. Yet with complex employment laws that can be devastating to the unprepared business, some infrastructure is more than sensible. Part Q&A and part real life employer experiences (with names changed of course), Danielle gives you information to help you create a productive work environment that also is legally compliant.

Special Guest: Grant Burcham

mobank's president/CEO pays a visit to meet the class, talk shop, and field a little Q&A action. Hear Grant's entrepreneurial tale and learn about mobank's culture and values.

Presenter: Margaret Lawlor
Constant innovation spawns new ways to channel the internet’s power nearly every day. Following a primer on the basics of interactive marketing, ecommerce pro Margaret shares the latest ways your web site, email, social networks, and online advertising can grow your business affordably and measurably.

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