Small Business Programs

Small Business Program Courses are geared toward small businesses and include offerings for businesses that are in all stages of the business life cycle.

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Small Business

Ag QuickBooks

Learn how to set up and manage your agricultural business through the QuickBooks software program. Track your income/expenses, depreciation, loans, etc., as well as understand the reports needed to run your farm or agricultural-related business. This will be a hands-on experience that will enable you to enjoy the paperwork portion of farming. This class is being taught by Bryan Ziegler.

Classes being held at Indian Hills Regional Entrepreneurship Center.

Jan 30 - Jan 30
20/YR*BUS*1407*306
Thurs, 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Rm: Training - $69.00 
B. Ziegler

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Business QuickBooks

Do you need a quick start to using QuickBooks? This class will include hands-on experience with QuickBooks software. You will learn how to: Set up a business; Pay and enter expenses, deposits and invoices; Complete the payroll set-up; Understand the reports of income statement and balance sheet; Handle exemptions of inventory, depreciation and loan payments; Make corrections when things are wrong; and Prepare for income tax time. Several hand-outs will be provided. We can make QuickBooks fun!!!

Jan 16 - Jan 16
20/YR*BUS*1407*305
North Campus
Thurs, 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Regional Entrepreneurship Ctr
Rm: Training - $69.00
B. Ziegler

Mar 12 - Mar 12
20/YR*BUS*1407*307
Regional Entrepreneurship Ctr
Thurs, 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Rm: Training - $69.00 
B. Ziegler

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New Business Start-Up

This class is designed to be flexible and meet the needs of the participants.  The instructor will talk with everyone about their business interests and ideas and target the material presented to meet those needs.  Areas that may be covered include:  market research, product/service development, pricing, marketing, finance, accounting, insurance, and legal and employment issues.  Bring your questions to this class!

Jan 21 - Jan 21
20/YR*BUS*1207*301
North Campus
Tue, 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Regional Entrepreneurship Ctr
Rm: Computer Lab - $25.00
B. Ziegler

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Social Media Marketing

More and more businesses are utilizing the advertising features of social media. This class is designed for business owners who may already be using some form of social media, but would either like to delve deeper or explore another platform. We'll look at social media marketing strategies, managing your ad spend, and more. Be sure to bring your social media login information and a credit card if you'd like to place an ad during class. Computers will be available, but students are encouraged to bring their own laptops if possible.

Social Media Platforms that will be discussed include Facebook, Instagram, and Google. 

Dec 11 - Dec 11
19/YR*BUS*1245*301
North Campus
Wed, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Regional Entrepreneurship Ctr
Rm: Training - $25.00
E. Pitt

Mar 11 - Mar 11
20/YR*BUS*1245*302
North Campus
Wed, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Regional Entrepreneurship Ctr
Rm: Training - $25.00
E. Pitt

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Smart Start Free Workshop

Start Smart is a two-hour workshop designed for anyone who is considering starting a business or expanding your business. You will learn how to create a business plan, do market research, evaluate demand and business strength, consider different types of business ownership, and how to register your business.  Registration is required for this free class.

Nov 19 - Nov 19
19/YR*BUS*1207*301
North Campus
Thurs, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Regional Entrepreneurship Ctr
Rm: Training - FREE
B. Ziegler

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Managing Your Finances

Building your personal financial value will be the focus of this seminar. Topics of discussion will include credit scores, retirement, student loans for education, investing, budgeting, tax management and the appropriate use of debt. We will discuss the use of software, internet sources and some of the views of the national known speakers on the topic. We will discuss how to create your own personal balance sheet and monitor the changes over time. This class is intended for both your personal side of finance as well as the business side.

Nov 21 - Nov 21
19/YR*BUS*2078*301
North Campus
Thurs, 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Regional Entrepreneurship Ctr
Rm: Training - $25.00
B. Ziegler

Feb 18 - Feb 18
20/YR*BUS*2078*302
North Campus
Thurs, 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Regional Entrepreneurship Ctr
Rm: Training - $25.00
B. Ziegler

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Business Applications for Microsoft Excel

Excel or any spreadsheet application is a powerful tool for business decision making. This class will teach you applications to use for your business and many formulas with business examples. These examples include: scheduling, loan payments, costs of doing business, pricing, and inventory.

Dec 5 - Dec 5
19/YR*BUS*1408*301
North Campus
Thurs, 9:00PM - 12:00PM
Regional Entrepreneurship Ctr
Rm: Training - $35.00
B. Ziegler

Mar 17 - Mar 17
20/YR*BUS*1408*302
North Campus
Thurs, 9:00PM - 12:00PM
Regional Entrepreneurship Ctr
Rm: Training - $35.00
B. Ziegler

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stevens_profileSmall Business Programs:

Shannon Stevens, Information Coordinator & REC Receptionist, Midwest Photonics Education Center
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5312 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5312
Email: Shannon.Stevens@indianhills.edu 


Continuing Education Course Refund Policy:

In order to qualify for a refund, you must cancel your registration at least 3 business days prior to course start.  If you have not prepaid for the class, charges will be assessed to your account if you do not cancel within the required timeframe or if you do not show up for the class you will be charged.  Exceptions will be made only in extreme circumstances.  To cancel a registration, call us at 1-800-346-4413.