For businesses: how to build a website, start a blog, make a presentation

Community Futures’ Andrea Wilkey on upcoming business courses

Running a business requires a range of skills. Spending a lot of time in the areas where you have strengths is easy, but you’d better make sure you improve your knowledge in those areas where you’re weakest.

Community Futures has several events coming up that can help.

Have a presentation coming up? Great public speaking is an art and now it is common to use visuals, sound and even video. In Prezi for Great Presentations (Nov. 14, 9:00 a.m. to noon) learn how to use prezi.com to create unique, outstanding visual presentations with ease.

Does your business have a website? In this era of interconnectivity, most businesses need a web presence. In Building Your Website With Squarespace (Nov. 22, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), participants will be guided through the process of setting up their website with this beautiful and easy-to-use interface.

Maybe you already have that website, but it’s not generating much traffic or business. In Blog Like You Mean Business (Dec. 6, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), participants will learn the ins and outs of blogging, building email lists and turning fans and followers into paying customers and clients.

And business isn’t only about the technical side. There’s a whole range of interpersonal skills that are needed to run a successful business. In Falling Into Business With the One You Love (Nov. 20, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), participants examine the added complexity and personal challenges involved in running a business with a romantic partner.

This workshop is designed for couples who have entered the world of entrepreneurship together and are looking for tips, techniques, insights and success stories that will support their business’ success and well-being.

For more information on these and other upcoming workshops, visit futures.bc.ca/workshop-schedule.

Andrea Wilkey is the executive director of Community Futures Central Kootenay.

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