CNCC courses enhance business skills, financial management

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Several financial planning short courses will help community members take a serious look at Social Security, income and investments, health and legal considerations, and give students the skills needed to get control of their finances and secure their future. Smart Women Finish First will be held Jan. 22 and Pre-Retirement Planning will run March 2-3.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Business Assistance Center (BAC) offer ongoing comprehensive business assistance including individualized business counseling, self-paced classes, a resource library, and computer access. The BAC computer lab provides an opportunity for businesses to learn the latest techniques for E-Marketing, E-Retail, E-Customer service and other Internet-based training programs. Students work on business plans with new software packages in the lab as well as self-paced video workshops on Starting a Business, Financial Planning for Small Business, Small Business Bookkeeping, and Small Business Accounting Made Simple.

Community education, art, and physical fitness opportunities abound in the new course schedule mailed to postal patrons in mid-December. Pottery, photography, painting, holistic health and martial arts are designed to release stress, and assist students in their quest to better balance their lives.

For course and resource information call CNCC at 824-7071, Small Business Development Center/Business Assist-ance Center (824-7078), Business and Industry/Economic Development (824-1118), Trapper Health Club (824-6932) and Community Education (824-1135).

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