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with Meleena Erikson
Selling your crafts onlineSet up a FREE Etsy store and PayPal account, learn basic terminology and branding strategies, list items, decode the mystery of quality packing and shipping. Cover the basics of branding, picture taking, description writing and pricing.
Prerequisite: Basic computer, Internet and email skills.
Meleena Erikson, in the marketing field nearly 20 years, has worked with small businesses and nonprofits utilizing social media to help grow their business and communicate with their customers. She is a college professor in Marketing at SNHU and owns a marketing firm.
QuickBooks for Home & Office
with Kevin Neely
This easy to use, full-featured accounting system is perfect for the home or small business owner. Keep all of your information in one location so you always know where you stand financially. Review basic accounting principles, get organized, balance your checkbook, manage budgets, track expenses and inventory, pay bills with ease and have more time for managing your home and business. No class 11/12.
Prerequisite: Computer Basics course or equivalent experience, being comfortable using the keyboard and working in a PC-Windows environment.
Kevin Neely has spent 30+ years helping people with computer technology. His career of helping adults learn and be comfortable with technology has taken him throughout North and South America, Europe and Australia.
Starting Your Small Business
with Peter Carlino
This is a fast-paced look at starting a small business. We will discuss the realities of startup funding, the bootstrapping process, creating your value proposition, identifying your target market and reaching that market. Discuss available resources and the necessary steps from research to planning. Discover why a business plan is so important and how to write one. Leave prepared to take that next big step.
Peter Carlino is a Certified SCORE Mentor and Director of Client Workshops at the Portland SCORE office. His background is in computers and telecommunications where he worked with large companies and small to bring innovative products to market.