Starts: 2010-10-06 Ends: 2010-10-27Bookkeeping II October 6, 2010 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with Christine Sikerbol, PARO Centre Essentials for any Business! • Business types and business bookkeeping • Developing your business’ chart of accounts • Cash Basis Accounting • Single and Double Entry Accounting • Debits and Credits • The Accounting Cycle Face-to-Face: Facebook Basics October 6, 2010 - 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. with Jesse Roberts, Thunder Bay Public Library Discover the benefits of having a business presence on the “social web”, and learn how easy it is to set up and manage your own page. Financial Planning for Your Business October 13, 2010 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. with Vonnie Cheng, Sunlife Financial Learn about the importance of planning for the financial success of your business. Action Planning October 20, 2010 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with Christine Sikerbol, PARO Centre • Developing a Business Action Plan to reach your goals • Defining measurable goals • Prioritizing and setting target dates • Measuring and evaluating progress Sales Strategies for Small Business October 20, 2010 - 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. with Lisa Vescio, PARO Centre • What is the Sales Process? • The steps toward making a successful sale • How to close the sale Industry and Target Market Research October 27, 2010 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with Jesse Roberts, Thunder Bay Public Library & Christine Sikerbol, PARO Centre Industry Research •Where to find information to conduct Industry Research • Online research • Gathering Canadian business information through trade publications & news media • InfoTrac Small Business E Collection Target Market Research • 3 C’s of market research • Market trends and market share • Formulating a survey for target market research It’s No Accident! WSIB – Small Business Basics October 27, 2010 - 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. with Randi Monteith, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario Ready to Hire? Need a Plan? How to get started and the resources available to you. To register for any of the workshops, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate which Contact North/elearnnetwork.ca location you wish to attend. No fee to participate!