Classes offered to help businesses prosper



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The Vermont Small Business Development Center is offering a new series of classes to offer business people and owners access to some deeper skill sets that many have been asking for. Each class is $49.

Hiring right the first time, with Deb Eibner

Tuesday, May 6; 1 to 4 p.m.
Hiring the right employees is a critical business management function that helps you get more done, grow your business, lighten your load and broaden the skills and capabilities of your company. This workshop will provide you with a strong foundation of knowledge and practical tools to use whether you’re hiring your first employee or the 100th.

Location: Marlboro College Grad Center, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro.

Job Descriptions: A job worth doing right, with Deb Eibner

Thursday, May 22, 1 to 4 p.m.
Many experts believe that the job description is the mother of all HR processes. Everything from recruitment and training to performance evaluations and compensation all stems from the job description. Learning to understand the various parts of the employment life-cycle and how the job description touches them, will help you take your job description from a compliance exercise to an important part of your development plan for your employees. When you have an up-to-date job description, you can use it for recruiting, performance management and compensation.

You will learn how and why you want to create and maintain job descriptions that involve employees, managers and HR staff and if you don’t have a job description process yet, you will receive basic templates and support in starting or “re-starting” your process.

Location: Howard Dean Center, 307 South St., Springfield. This event is co-sponsored by the SRDC.

Targeted marketing to bring in loyal, profitable customers, with Amy Mattinat

Monday, June 6, 9 a.m. to noon
Three hours of hands-on training with marketing expert Amy Mattinat who has a ‘bricks and morter’ small business and doesn’t just spout the latest marketing jargon. Mattinat will share her secret sauce so you too can dominate your industry with top quality customers. You will walk out the door with the right information you need to take your business to the next level. Find out how you can make your business stand out and surpass your competition. Learn how to identify who your best, top quality customers are and what they have in common. Discover how to create a loyalty program that keeps your best customers coming back for more. Create a system to get your A+ customers to help you grow your business.

Location: Marlboro College Grad Center, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro.

 CCV LogoFree summer business classes at CCV

The Community College of Vermont is offering several 3-credit, undergraduate courses at select center locations this summer open to businesses at no-cost. Funding for these courses is provided through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program.

Principles of Supervision is geared toward supervisors, managers and employees who are ready for leadership positions according to their employers. Topics covered in this course include communication, goal setting, delegation, time and stress management, performance appraisal, the hiring process, motivation and responses to technology.

Principles of Supervision is offered at the following times and locations:

Montpelier, 660 Elm St., 05602

  • Thursdays, 5 – 7 p.m., May 22 – July 31, partially online and onsite
  • Tuesdays, 5:30 – 9 p.m., June 3 – Aug. 19, onsite

Middlebury, 10 Merchants Row, Suite 223,  05753

  • Tuesdays, 5 – 8:15 p.m., May 21 – Aug. 5 onsite

Winooski, 1 Abenaki Way, 05404

  • Wednesdays, 6 – 9 p.m., May 21 – Aug. 20 onsite

In addition, two free online classes are open to the public — Professional Financial Literacy and Introduction to Internet Marketing — and are being offered May 20 – Aug. 5.

Classes are filling quickly. To  enroll contact:

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