Hiring and Firing Sponsored by Farmers State Bank

Save your business legal headaches and bills as well as lost productivity time – learn the basic rules of sound Human Resource Management. Course covers frequent problem areas in Human Resources: Wage and Hour Laws, Hiring Processes, Progressive Discipline, Benefits of Contractor vs. Employee, Tax Credits when hiring, On-the-Job Training, Incumbent Worker Training, Wrongful Termination, required Employer Posters, and more!

Instructor: Job Service Staff

Class date: Thursday, November 6, 2014 (more…)

Website Building 101 Sponsored by First Security Bank

Course provides instruction on building a one-page website that resonates with a specific target audience. That means creating a page which is entirely focused on the email address – the first step in making money online. Learn the essential elements: 1) the headline – you’ve got to instantly catch attention with your headline; 2) the benefits – you’ve got to tell by teasing, usually with fascinating bullet points; 3) the call to action – you’ve got to expressly tell people to sign-up, and 4) the opt-in form – you’ve got to have a way for them to sign-up. WordPress (available for free download) is More >

Internet Sales – Affiliate Marketing Class Sponsored by First Security Bank

Affiliate Marketing is a performance-based, online marketing tool used to connect businesses with customers via an affiliate website. Businesses reward the affiliate website for customers generated. Affiliate Marketing provides a pathway for online income generation.

Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge

Instructor: Annette O’Leary-Coggins, Web Consulting Depot

Class date: Tuesday October 28, 2014 (more…)

MS Excel Basics Sponsored by NorthWestern Energy

Explore the basics of spreadsheet functions. Learn short cuts to assist in data entry, how to create formulas and basic formatting. Learn how to print in Excel and how to manage an Excel workbook, cross sheet formulas and viewing multiple sheets.

Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge

Instructor: Lee Tickell, Bitterroot College Business Technology Adjunct Faculty and Certified Microsoft Trainer

Class date: Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 7, 9, 14 & 16, 2014 (more…)

Quickbooks Payroll Basics Class Sponsored by NorthWestern Energy

Learn to properly set up a payroll system in QuickBooks (QB 2012) – create paychecks, pay tax liabilities, and generate payroll forms and reports. Find out how to track employee time, create job cost data, and troubleshoot common problems and mistakes.

Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge and basic QuickBooks knowledge

Instructor: Alice Mariana, RCEDA Business Manager

Class date: Thursday, October 30, 2014 (One 3-hour class) (more…)

Quickbooks Basics Classes Sponsored by NorthWestern Energy

A complete overview for setting up your business – chart of accounts, accounts receivable, accounts payable, bank reconciliation, memorizing reports/transactions, and setting up inventory basics. Will be taught on QuickBooks 2012 (QB 2012), but content applies to earlier versions; instructor can speak on any version. First class will be a primer on essential bookkeeping concepts and terminology along with setting up your business in QB 2012.

Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge

Instructor: Alice Mariana, RCEDA Business Manager

Class date: Tuesday, October 21; Thursday, October 23; and Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (3 class meetings total) (more…)