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Here's your chance to learn the basics about accounting but were too afraid to ask. Mitch Roose, past financial analyst and currently a business and mathematics instructor, will explain all the complicated terms and processes so you can finally comprehend what is being said in all those budget and finance meetings. In this face-to-face class you will learn double-entry bookkeeping, analyzing and recording financial transactions, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, sales taxes, and preparing income statements, statements of cash flow and a balance sheet.

Start date: 08/02/16

End date: 08/11/16

Tuition:$129.00



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Come get the knowledge needed to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization. Find out about proximity marketing, mobile marketing metrics, and developing a mobile marketing campaign. Learn how to promote your app on the web, building a landing page for your app, and advanced tracking of your application usage. Then take home a blueprint for creating guidelines and standards for your mobile marketing effort, and how to measure its success. You will leave this course with the knowledge to implement a mobile marketing plan for your organization.

Start date: 08/01/16

End date: 08/26/16

Tuition:$245.00



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Learn to identify important business and workplace demographics. Find out how to access various web-based data sites, use Excel to sort data and utilized available web-based templates. Then take away information on advanced presentation tools and techniques to better present your survey results. After completing this course you will be able to use various survey tools and improve your presentation of survey results using available templates.

Start date: 06/06/16

End date: 07/01/16

Tuition:$195.00



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Learn to identify important business and workplace demographics. Find out how to access various web-based data sites, use Excel to sort data and utilized available web-based templates. Then take away information on advanced presentation tools and techniques to better present your survey results. After completing this course you will be able to use various survey tools and improve your presentation of survey results using available templates.

Start date: 08/01/16

End date: 08/26/16

Tuition:$195.00



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Acquire the basic skills to boost your web site traffic, including how to analyze your visitor traffic, how to use search engine optimization to get greater visibility and exposure in Google searches, and how to redesign your web site copy to increase your visitors and results. No experience necessary, but if you are at an advanced level, your instructor is an SEO expert and can answer your toughest questions as well.

Start date: 07/05/16

End date: 07/29/16

Tuition:$195.00



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Cash is King 

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Cash is arguably the most important factor in business success. D&B reports 90% of all small business failures are due to poor cash flow—more money gets paid out than collected. It is the non-financial manager who really makes a difference in the day-to-day cash activities. Discover how to maximize cash flow, learn the importance of cash and find out your role in cash flow success.

Start date: 07/05/16

End date: 07/29/16

Tuition:$195.00



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Customer service is now essential for business and all work organizations. With the increase of technology, human interaction with customers becomes all the more important. Whether it relates to retaining customers, serving your audience, or turning inquiries from potential customers into sales, good customer service is now one of the central factors in organizational success. Learn to improve your customer service skills to enhance your career skill set, improve productivity, and increase your organization''s success. You will also take away some extraordinary customer service techniques you won''t find anywhere else. Two one-month courses, Nanette Sanders-Cobb and Fred Bayley, instructors

Start date: 06/06/16

End date: 07/29/16

Tuition:$245.00



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Help your organization design successful surveys to improve business and workplace effectiveness. Surveys are an increasingly common and important way to understand your audience''s wants and needs. First, find out how to design a survey and analyze the results. Then learn how to segment your audience by demographics and behavior, finding your seven primary audience segments and why they are the most important people to survey. Finally, take away advanced information on how to access various web-based data sites, use Excel to sort data and utilized available web-based templates, and acquire what you need to know to do to better present your survey results with advanced presentation tools and techniques.

Start date: 06/06/16

End date: 08/26/16

Tuition:$495.00



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Increase your online savvy and ability to position yourself and your organization for greater success. Experience the interaction and big take-aways from studying with top notch professionals. Your instructors not only work with these tools every day, but speak at national conferences and train others. Your teachers have tips you have not discovered yet. Learn more about Google Analytics, Google apps for business, and Google+ . Acquire new tips and techniques. Just one new tip can mean greater productivity, effectiveness and even profitability for your work. Three one month courses

Start date: 06/06/16

End date: 08/26/16

Tuition:$495.00



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Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA ®) has become known as the gold standard of professional credentials within the global investment community. Investors recognize the CFA ® designation as the definitive standard for measuring competence and integrity in the fields of portfolio management and investment analysis. http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Chartered-Financial-Analyst-®-(CFA-®)-Exam-Prep/478" target="_blan

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition:$450.00



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Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA ®) has become known as the gold standard of professional credentials within the global investment community. Investors recognize the CFA ® designation as the definitive standard for measuring competence and integrity in the fields of portfolio management and investment analysis. http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Chartered-Financial-Analyst-®-(CFA-®)-Exam-Prep/478" target="_blan

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition:$450.00



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Corporate governance deals with the complex set of relationships between the corporation and its board of directors, management, shareholders, and other stakeholders. In the recent years, the regulators and legislators have intensified their focus on how businesses are being run. They are endeavoring to create a template for new corporate governance and disclosure measures, which is beneficial for both the stakeholders and controllers. http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Corporate-Governance-Training-/479" target="_blan

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition:$295.00



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