Non-Credit Classes

Upcoming Classes

The following workshops are offered through the Lake Campus Business Enterprise Center. Registration for the following non-credit courses is currently underway at the Lake Campus. There are no prerequisite requirements. Seating is limited and participants must pre-register in order to attend. For registration information, please call Carol Jones at 419-586-0902 or email carol.jones@wright.edu.

PDF of the current schedule.

 


“Starting Right” (Pre-Business Workshop Held Each Month!)

Each month the BEC hosts the Starting Right class for individuals planning to start a small business. This two-hour class gives you information to help you decide if business ownership is right for you and can assist you in starting your business the “Wright Way.” After attending the Starting Right class, you are entitled to free, individualized business counseling. We help with most issues pertaining to financials for your business—cash flow, pricing, supply costs, record-keeping, etc. We also assist with your Business Plan narrative as well as marketing and advertising, researching demographics, HR issues, etc.

        Seminar Dates: Thursday, Jan. 24, Feb. 28, Mar., 28, & Apr. 25, 2019; Time: 6-8 p.m.

        Room: 120 Trenary Hall; Wright State University-Lake Campus; Cost:  $35 p/business.

We recommend all who considering starting or buying into a business attend one of these sessions.

 

FEBRUARY

Preparing Department Budgets

Are you in charge of budgeting in your department or office? Do you have a project or idea but you’re not sure how much it will cost? You need to create a budget! Ron will teach the components of a budget to make your plans a reality. You will learn how to generate a budget using income, expenses, how to estimate project costs, and how to modify your budget to fit your needs. This class is for anyone who is new to budgets as well as those who handle budgets on a daily basis. All levels of learners are welcome!

Class Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019; 5:30-8 p.m. {2.5 hours} Instructor Ron Kremer; Room: 196 Trenary Hall; Wright State University-Lake Campus; Cost $45 p/person

 

Social Media Workshop #1 {Intro} (NEW SERIES!!!)

The first workshop in this new 4-part series offers an introduction to social media marketing. Participants in this course will leave with a better understanding of how social media marketing impacts your brand and how to best determine which social media channels are the right fit for your business. Topic discussions may include: how to help your business marketing, how to build your business brand, increase business sales, and choose the proper social media platform to suit your marketing goals. Join the expert(s) from Brand It, based in Rockford, Ohio, and sign up for this series today!

        Instructor: Brand It Professional; Cost: $140 p/person for 12 hours of classes!

        All Dates:                             Same Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.                   Same Room:  194 Dwyer Hall

        Workshop #1:   Tuesday, February, 26, 2019 Utilizing Social Media for Your Business

        Workshop #2    Tuesday, March 26, 2019         Facebook & Instagram Workshop

        Workshop #3    Tuesday, April 23, 2019            Twitter & LinkedIn Workshop

        Workshop #4    Tuesday, May 28, 2019             Utilizing Google, SEO for Your Business

 

MARCH

QuickBooks

Before you start making money in business, you need to figure out the best method to record, track, and manage your hard-earned dollars. QuickBooks, the #1 recommended accounting software for small businesses, makes it easy to organize all of your financial data in one central location so that you can manage your money, pay your bills, and track customer’s payments efficiently. Always know your costs or product inventory with QuickBooks. Receive 12-hours of software training on this highly-rated accounting software to help improve your bottom line! Participants completing the workshop will receive a certificate.

Dates: Mon through Thursday, March 4, 5, 6, & 7, 2019; Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.:  Cost: $140 p/person

Room: 194 Dwyer Hall, Wright State University-Lake; Instructor: Ron Kremer/Carla Hirschfeld

Due to licensing costs, this will be the last QuickBooks class offered at the Lake Campus through the BEC! Future assistance will be available by phone, email, or at your business. Consultations of 1.5-hours or less will be free. In-depth assistance may incur a small, hourly fee.

 

Social Media Workshop #2 {Facebook & Instagram}

This workshop offers a hands-on approach that will allow participants to explore each platform in detail, while learning important elements such as business brand voice, business page settings, knowing your business audience, and understanding business page analytics social media channels are the right fit for your business. Topic discussions focus on using Facebook & Instagram features to boost your posts and activities, set up a business page, learn about paid ads, and the three must-have apps!

Instructor: Brand It Professional; Cost: $140 p/person for 12 hours of classes! See page 1

Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Room:  194 Dwyer Hall; Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019; Facebook & Instagram

 

Excel For Business (MARCH & APRIL)

Microsoft Excel is widely recognized as the best spreadsheet software application for businesses. In this series of classes, you will learn how to create a spreadsheet, input data, create charts and reports, and learn how to use Excel formulas for basic to complex computations. Join Carla as she delves into the world of references, tables, graphs, and functions! Special Price Savings Available!! Certificates of completion will be printed for all participants completing the total 15-hour workshop (all sessions). Wright State University-Lake Campus

Instructor: Carla Hirschfeld; Cost: $60 p/person for each level ~or~ $160 p/person for all three levels!

        All Dates:            Same Time: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Same Room:  194 Dwyer Hall

        Basic:               Mon &Wed.:  March 18 & 20, 2019                         

        Intermediate: Mon. & Wed.:  March 25 & 27, 2019

        Advanced:       Mon. & Wed.:  April 1 & 4, 2019

 

APRIL

Financial Business Planning For Owners & Managers

Smart business decisions are based upon your financial statements and continuous business improvement methods. You will learn how to interpret essential business documents, analyze your finances to assess the viability, stability and profitability of your business and make strategic business decisions using ROI ratio analysis. Learn how to assess feasibility, finances, and operations as part of the decision making process. Analyze liquidity, asset management, debt management, and profitability to guide your business choices. Class discussion focuses on market analysis research, financial forecasting, and budgeting

Dates: Tues., Wed., & Thurs. April 16, 17 & 18, 2019; Time: 5:30 to 8 p.m.; Instructor: Jon Heffner; Room: 196 Dwyer Hall; Wright State University-Lake Campus; Cost: $100 p/person

 

Social Media Workshop #3 {Twitter & LinkedIn}

This workshop offers a hands-on approach that will allow participants to explore each platform in detail, while learning important elements such as business brand voice, business page settings, knowing your business audience, and understanding business page analytics social media channels are the right fit for your business. Topic discussions focus on using Twitter & LinkedIn features to boost your posts and activities, set up a business page, how to make your message consistent, and how to tell if your efforts are working!

Instructor: Brand It Professional; Cost: $140 p/person for 12 hours of classes! See page 1

Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Room:  194 Dwyer Hall; Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019; Twitter & LinkedIn

 

Business Succession Planning

Some experts recommend starting your business succession planning 3 years ahead of retirement, but it’s truly never too early to begin. Many decisions you make throughout your business lifespan, like who you hire and promote, can greatly affect your transition options later on. It’s better to be aware of your eventual succession options than be taken by surprise. Key functions of a succession plan is to prepare for the unexpected. A succession plan can reduce stress and headaches for your family or co-owners in cases of owner’s sudden departure; for example, by ensuring you and your loved ones get the full value out of your business.

Date: Wednesday April 24, 2019; Time: 5:30 to 8 p.m.; Instructor: Ron Kremer; Room: 196 Dwyer Hall; Wright State University-Lake Campus; Cost: $45 p/person

 

MAY

Social Media Workshop #4 {Google, SEO, and Your Business}

In the Google session, participants will learn the value of having a full Google profile set up, as well as a clear location established with the leading search engine. We will discuss Google ranking, how the algorithm works, and provide 5 SEO elements your website must have. Participants will leave with an understanding on website trends, security and mobile responsiveness.

Instructor: Brand It Professional; Cost: $140 p/person for 12 hours of classes! See page 1

Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Room:  194 Dwyer Hall; Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019; Google & SEO

 


*WSU-LC can cancel any class with little notice due to low enrollment.
**If campus closes due to inclement weather, classes may be rescheduled depending on availability. 

For more information about our classes & services OR to register for any classes, please call Carol Jones at 419-586-0902 or carol.jones@wright.edu

NOTE: SENIOR CITIZEN PRICING SPECIAL—Age 60 or over—Pay only $40 per person