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August 2017

ABC’s of Starting an LLC

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission, 324 Broadway Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
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$15

Thinking of starting a small business or already in the process? You won’t want to miss this class! Hear from attorney, Mike Cass as he discusses how to get started filing with the state, the basics of taxes and suggestions for the best operating agreements out there. Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 | Time: 12:00-1:00 pm | Fee: $15 per person Mike is an attorney at the Law Firm of Swenson Lervick Syverson Trosvig Jacobson Schultz Cass, P.A. He practices in the areas…

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September 2017

Healthy People Make Healthy Leaders

September 13 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Alexandria Technical & Community College, 1601 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$15
Healthy Leaders

Running a business of any size requires solid leadership. As a business owner, executive team member, manager, or entrepreneur, it’s important to be able to lead from the front in many areas. Is one of those areas for your health / fitness / wellness? Should it be? The evidence is piling up that healthy people make for healthy leaders. Join us to learn actionable ways to strive towards the best, healthiest, version of you. Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Time:…

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Internet Marketing and Google Ads

September 19 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Alexandria Technical & Community College, 1601 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$15
Internet Marketing

Learn the basics of Internet marketing and using the Google Adwords System. Topics include: Tips to boost your online presence Common mistakes to avoid when using Google Ads Developing a simple online marketing strategy for your local business Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Time: 11:45 am to 1:00 pm Location: ATCC Room 209 Presenter: Jeff Meland - Databae Systems Fee: $15 per person (Includes box lunch) Jeff Meland | Databae Systems Jeff Meland is the owner of Databae Systems. He…

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October 2017

Business & Industrial Appreciation Day | Anderson Funeral Home

October 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, 2100 Arrowwood Lane
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$20 - $25

Anderson Funeral Home has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Business & Industrial Appreciation Day award by the Boards of Directors of the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission and Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. The Business & Industrial Appreciation Day (BIAD) event has honored a Douglas County company each year since 1984, and is recognized as one of the largest and longest standing annual events of its type in greater Minnesota. Annually, one company from the region is…

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3 Healthy Habits For Customer Service

October 25 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Alexandria Technical & Community College, 1601 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$15

Customer service is a key to good customer/ client relationships, good relationships are key to longevity/repeat customers, longevity/repeat customers are key to a successful business. Come learn 3 healthy habits for your company’s customer service, including the "make me feel special” concept, identifying and living by service standards and "above and beyond” WOW opportunities. Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Time: 11:45 am to 1:00 pm Location: ATCC Room 209 Presenter: Mike Hawes - BS, ATC, CSCS, USAW Fee: $15 per…

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Entrepreneur or Freelancer

October 31 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Alexandria Technical & Community College, 1601 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, MN 56308 United States
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$15
Starting a Small Business

So you have been working as an independent contractor or freelancer. Maybe you have been working side jobs as a photographer, graphic designer, copywriter, or fitness instructor. You give all or much of your free time toward your passion. Thoughts of making it your full time career have crossed your mind. Is it time to take that leap? Are you ready to go into business for yourself? Shannon will explore the pros and cons of going into business for yourself…

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