New "Business to You" series coming to Iowa Falls
IOWA FALLS – Iowa Falls Chamber/Main Street in conjunction with Iowa Valley Continuing Education, announces a new business training series recently created by the two organizations: “Growing Your Business Skills in Iowa Falls and Hardin County.” This program, which will feature four separate classes, is part of IVCE’s newly created “Business To You” series and was made possible through Iowa Falls Hotel/Motel tax funding.
Target audiences for the classes are new business start-ups; existing small businesses needing skills, knowledge or technology upgrades to remain competitive while retaining or expanding their customer base and bringing new ideas to their business for business expansion, according to Diane Thies, Iowa Falls Chamber/Main StreetDirector. Thies also noted this series is great for potential entrepreneurs, with the hopes of bringing potential business expansion to Hardin County/Iowa Falls through new business start-ups or by “growing” local business.
“We created this series with IVCE to answer the needs for small business trainings in Iowa Falls/Hardin County, requested by our area businesses,” Thies said. “The Business Improvement Committee (BIC) has been working on providing this type of training and with the help of IVCE, topics of interest will now be offered.”
Classes will include: Facebook for You and Your Business, instructor Joe Struss, IVCCD Distance Learning Coordinator, Wed., Feb. 13; Marketing Your Business Online, instructor Kristen Monroe, owner, Ultimate Web Design, LLC, Wed., Feb. 27; Customer Service that Keeps and Creates Customers, instructor Jean Brownlie, IVCE Business Solutions, Wed., March 13 and “Growing Your Business from the Idea Up,” instructor Lisa Shimkat, North Central Iowa Small Business Development Center, Wed., March. 27.
“We partnered with Iowa Falls Chamber/Main Street to purposely bring timely and requested business topics to the Iowa Falls/Hardin County area at a convenient location, at an affordable rate while accessing experts in their field,” added Lori Wildman, IVCE Workforce Education Coordinator.
Thies encourages interested persons to come out and join the sessions.
“We realize all business persons are busy and that it’s sometimes hard to ‘break away’ from work for a couple of hours, not to mention a one or two day seminar in another city/state,” Thies acknowledged. “That’s why we encourage area business persons to start their day with us and spend less than four hours per session close to home!”
Classes are $10 each or $30 for the series. They will be held at the Ellsworth Community College Agriculture and Renewable Energy Building, Highway 65 South, Iowa Falls, Room 110, from 8 – 11:45 am. Breakfast will be provided. Registration is necessary and complete class descriptions and registration information is online at www.IowaValley.com, or persons can call 641-752-4645 or 1-800-284-4823.