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Cash is King

$195

with Sharon deFonteny, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Jul 5, 2022 , runs for 4 weeks

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.

Certificate in Accounting & Finance for Non-Financial Managers

$495

with Sharon deFonteny, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Jul 5, 2022 , runs for 12 weeks

Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. The Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career.   

First, get a foundation to understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance.  

Then find out what you need to know about cash.  Cash 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.  

Finally, acquire advanced knowledge on the financial information that drives your organization. See how business reports are assessed and analyzed.  An understanding of this information will help you make smart decisions when it comes to budgeting, setting goals, and assessing performance within your own area of influence.

Certificate in Customer Service

$245

with Greg Marsello, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Jul 5, 2022 , runs for 12 weeks
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.

Certificate in Data Analysis

$495

with Jeff Kritzer, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Jul 5, 2022 , runs for 12 weeks
Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills. Begin with getting a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Then learn how many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. You will know the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. Finally you will find out how to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. Students need to have Microsoft Excel to complete this certificate. This Certificate must be taken in the following order: - Introduction – Intermediate - Advanced

Certificate in Mastering Excel

$495

with Betsy Flanagan, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Jul 5, 2022 , runs for 12 weeks
A must-have skill to succeed in business, whether an entrepreneur or a valued employee, is the ability to create, edit and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. Begin with learning how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited for delivery. Discover how various menu items, commands, settings and processes affects the look of your Excel worksheets and workbooks. Then, increase your efficiency by learning how to organize, display and calculate your data into useful information. Identify different types of data and how data can be best visually represented or formatted, by using different data tool techniques. Finally, you’ll learn a variety of Excel’s most powerful features to analyze data quickly and easily. This Certificate will help you discover how to attractively visualize your data into meaningful information with confidence. Students must have Microsoft Excel to complete this certificate. 

Certificate in Project Management

$495

with Andy Stanhope, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Jul 5, 2022 , runs for 12 weeks
In today’s business environment, there is a need for good project management. Project management provides visibility of project health to the business and the customer. Through continuous monitoring, early detection of variations to plan, schedule, and budget can be communicated to stakeholders for quick resolution, including project cancelation. Project management is one of the fastest paths to promotion by increasing your network through greater exposure. First, gain the skills, tools and templates to confidently develop and maintain a project. An overview of salaries, certification costs, education and experience requirements are provided. Then acquire a well-rounded knowledge of the five Project Management Processes relating to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide. This basic information will assist you in learning the beginnings of Project Management, whether you are interested in project management, in a project management field, or in any line of work. Finally, learn the ten Project management Knowledge Areas and their support role and relationships to the five Project Management Processes. Classes must be taken in the following order: - Introduction to Project Management - Project Management Processes - Project Management Knowledge Areas

Entrepreneurship Certificate

$495

with Mary Beth Izard, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Jul 5, 2022 , runs for 12 weeks
Boost your chances of success for your new or small business and reduce your risks.  Get the latest on planning your business, brainstorming business ideas and a checklist for going into business.  Then learn how to create a business plan, including assessing business feasibility and prepare the management and financial plans.  Then take home a step by step approach to attract and keep customers, with an emphasis on customer-driven marketing decisions and building a strong brand. At the end of this certificate, you will be able to identify the abilities required of successful entrepreneurs and how to acquire them, develop goals to help establish your business, develop an outline for your plan, and take home techniques to successfully manage and market your new business.

Extraordinary Customer Service

$145

with Greg Marsello, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Jul 5, 2022 , runs for 4 weeks
Transform your customer service into something extraordinary. As a result more repeat business will improve your bottom line.  Customer service separates you from your competition. Extraordinary customer service comes from focusing on the few essential elements that yield big results. Discover how easy it is to tweak your customer service from the ordinary to the extraordinary. You'll take away a customer service plan that will help you focus on the key elements that will get you started on your pathway to success.




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