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Entrepreneurship Workshop - Open For Business
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Entrepreneurship Workshop - Open For Business


with Jim Potter West Bay Rotary

Are you thinking of starting your own business? West Bay Rotary Club of Camden presents their annual class for budding entrepreneurs. There's a school of thought that entrepreneurship cannot be taught in an academic setting; it is generally learned by trial & error, or by where the rubber meets the road. Members of West Bay Rotary who either own, or have owned successful businesses, subscribe to the "rubber meets the road" school of thought. They will serve as class speakers and pannel discussion members on varied topics related to starting and running a new business. A staff member of the Maine Department of Economic & Community Development will talk with the class about its resources available to new entrepreneurs in Maine.

Airbnb, How to Open and Run One Well


with Debra Arter

Calendar Sep 30, 2021 at 6 pm

Did you know that the number of people turning to Airbnb for lodging in Maine has almost doubled in the past two years? The revenue earned by Airbnb owners in Maine was roughly $40 million last year. If you have entertained the idea of turning your guest bedroom into a short term rental this is a class not to miss. Debra has operated River Escape for three years in Damariscotta as an active and popular AirBnb. She has put together a packet with good information and will present an on-line class using slides, live broadcast and on-line web demonstration. Topics discussed will be ordinance, insurance, actual events, payment considerations, communication, Covid regulations etc.

Creating An Online Presence To Grow Your Business
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Creating An Online Presence To Grow Your Business


with Branden Densmore

Discover the foundations for promoting your business online. You will learn how to clarify your target audience, leverage your personal facebook page, create professional and group facebook pages, and brand your content using Canva, a powerful and free graphic design tool. Instead of worrying you'll be saving time, energy, and money while having fun!

Accounting Fundamentals Series


with Charlene Messier

Whether you're a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, the courses in this bundle will give you a solid foundation in financial matters. If you're interested in increasing your financial awareness while also gaining a marketable skill, this series of courses is perfect for you.

New start dates are available each month, call for information.

Accounting with QuickBooks Online Suite


with Scott Paxton

This comprehensive course will teach you the basics of accounting with QuickBooks Online, the most widely used accounting software for small business owners. You'll master the basics double-entry bookkeeping and get hands-on experience handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, sales taxes and other common financial activities.

Suite bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Please refer to your school for additional details regarding drops, transfers, and refunds on Suite bundles.

Business Budgeting for Beginners


with Scott Paxton

If the idea of creating a budget for your business, department, or project seems overwhelming, this course will alleviate all of those fears. Taught in an approachable and relatable format, this course walks you through the budgeting process so you can go from numbers averse to budgeting super-hero. The downloadable templates included in the course allow you to easily and quickly take what you learn and apply it to your job. The storytelling used throughout the course makes the topic more approachable and engaging so you can obtain the soft skills that will help you be successful implementing and tracking a budget in the real world. And finally, the course challenge is something that will pique your curiosity at the beginning of the course and provide motivation to complete the course and continue learning the material.

A company's budgeting process involves a lot more than just rows and columns of numbers on a spreadsheet. The reality is that budgeting is a sometimes organic and sometimes organized process. Most often, it's an equal mix of both in an attempt to add some level of certainty to an uncertain future. These processes are what we are going to explore in this course. You will be introduced to different strategies employed during the budgeting process, the techniques and tools that are commonly used to make budgeting forecasts, the components of a basic operating budget, and how businesses make certain decisions that may impact their budgeted amounts.

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant with CCMA Certification
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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant with CCMA Certification


with Academy of Medical Professions

Medical Assistants are responsible for a variety of medical office tasks from administrative to technical and scientific duties and must have quality human relations skills.   Some of the job duties include cleaning and dressing wounds, taking blood samples, administering medications, taking vitals, preparing a patient for EKGs, obtaining a patient’s history, and assisting physicians during examinations.  Our program provides virtual reality style classroom work as well as traditional style teaching for a blended learning experience.  Practicals are performed during the program to ensure that the student has proper techniques and will be ready to pass the National Certification.  Upon completion of the program, you will sit for your CCMA (Clinical Certified Medical Assistant) national certification exams through NHA. Tuition includes national certification, 6 practice exams, online study guide materials, books, resume assistance, and all other associated fees.  Externships may be available in your area. Payment plans are available for all medical certificate programs.

New grants are available for Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Tech, and CNA training programs, call us to see if you qualify for FREE training.

Call our Adult Education office for more information.

Creating WordPress Websites
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Creating WordPress Websites


with Richard Mansfield

Learn how to create attractive, sophisticated blogs and websites—without any coding! WordPress is the world's most popular content management system, powering more than 34 percent of all sites on the Internet. WordPress is an easy-to-use solution that will help you put your site on the web in far less time than by coding, and at a much lower cost than hiring a professional.

In these lessons, you'll get hands-on experience with this powerful tool as you create your own site and blog. You'll find out how to use WordPress to create pages and posts, add images and videos, change a site's look and feel, and include user-friendly features. You'll discover the ease of using WordPress design themes to express your creativity, and you'll see how much fun it is to be part of the vibrant WordPress online community.

In addition to mastering the technical elements of WordPress, you'll learn how to organize a blog or website, create appealing content, keep your site secure, and achieve better positions on search engine results pages. By the end of this course, you'll be able to confidently use WordPress to create a blog or a personal, business, or organizational website.

The version covered in this class is the platform the pros use. While it normally requires a paid hosting account, this course includes a free SiteGround hosting account for three months, along with a private place on the web for practice.

This course has rolling start dates.  

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