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Accounting and Bookkeeping Basics Nov.
with Dorothy Prescott
Business owners and managers find this course valuable for clarifying basic accounting methods and providing tips for reliable business record keeping. Every business is challenged with cash flows, managing payables and receivables, and establishing controls to safeguard money and assets.
AirBnB - Short-term Vacation Rental Basics
with Dee Peppe
The short-term vacation rental community is growing worldwide and in mid-coast Maine. Are you wondering if your property has the potential for some extra income? Come and explore the possibilities that are available to you. This general information session will help you decide if short-term renting is the right fit for you, your family, and your home. Discussion specifics will be generated by your questions, and the ins-and-outs revealed by a two-year veteran of short-term vacation rental success. Considerations for discussion; lodging taxes, local permits, navigating the websites, security, and expectations. After the class has generated some clarity for you and you decide to jump on this journey, there will be another multi-day course offered mid-winter to help you actually get things up and running.
Build a Collaborative Environment at Work or at Home
with Mariah Klapatch
This course covers recognizing defenses in self, employing collaborative tools applicable to any environment (such as active listening skills, empathy, creating and fulfilling the collaborative intention). Students will participate in roll playing and offer scenarios where collaboration skills create a Win/Win.
First Impressions - Resume, Cover Letter & Interview
with Mariah Klapatch
Show your confidence as you seek the job. This class covers everything from dress, nerves, developing talking points on your strengths, assets and weaknesses to augmenting a traditional cover letter with points specific to the recipient and the mission. Scenarios will support the skills discussed, plus ample opportunities to practice in class.
Technology Security for Your Business
with Chris Nolan
Learn about what impact information technology general controls can have to better safeguard your business and customer’s information. You will learn about important computer network control topics such as computer access account management, patch and anti-virus controls, and secure wireless and network configuration practices. Educate your employees about how to avoid social engineering or email scams. Learn best practices for backing up your data and responding to a data breach. Discuss options for inventory management, vendor access, and network and computer activity logging and monitoring.