Business calendar, Aug. 11, 2013
Saturday, Aug. 17
'Starting a Small Business' workshop.9 to 11:30 a.m., Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, 303 W. Kirby Ave., C. Sponsored by East Central Illinois SCORE. Overview of the steps needed to open a business. Includes help with defining a business, conducting an analysis of the competition, marketing and understanding cash flow, plus tips to be successful in a small business startup. Workbook is provided. Preregistration and payment required. To register, contact East Central Illinois SCORE at 359-1791 or http://www.eci.score.org.
Fireside Toastmasters. 5:45 to 7 p.m., Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Improve communication and leadership skills. For more information, contact Debra Custer at 621-0168 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Ann Chan at 355-1866 or email@example.com.
Women's Business Council of Champaign County luncheon. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hawthorn Suites, 101 Trade Centre Drive, C. Speaker: Eileen Schneider, Coldwater Creek, "One Outfit, Many Occasions." Cost for luncheon is $12 by Aug. 16, $20 after advance registration deadline. Registration and information at http://www.wbccc.org.
'Writing A Business Plan' workshop. 9 to 11:30 a.m., Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, 303 W. Kirby Ave., C. Sponsored by East Central Illinois SCORE. Provides help in creating a comprehensive business plan specific to your business. Course topics include rationale for completing a business plan, developing a financial analysis, and directions for securing financing. Examples of actual business plans reviewed. Workbook provided. Preregistration and payment required. To register, contact East Central Illinois SCORE at 359-1791 or http://www.eci.score.org.
'Communicating for Superior Service.' 1 to 5 p.m., Parkland Business Training and Community Education, 1315 N. Mattis Ave., C. Assess how you use each dimension of behavior in a situation to help build productive teams, improve customer service, and ease frustration and conflict. Fee $135. Register by Aug. 21. Call Parkland, 351-2235.
Food service refresher. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Parkland Business Training and Community Education, 1315 N. Mattis Ave., C. Illinois food service sanitation certificates are valid for five years and must be renewed before they expire. Complete this refresher course to keep your certification current. Fee $59. Register by Aug. 23. Call Parkland, 351-2235.
Food service sanitation manager's course. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, ILEAS Training Center, 1701 E. Main St., U. Exam, 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 19. Course for people needing Department of Public Health recertification, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Cost: $120 for certification class including text and exam; ServSafe exam at additional fee; $60 for recertification class including text. Both classes also available online. To register, contact Sue Summerville, 684-2435.
'Delegating for Shared Success.' 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 28 and 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 5, Parkland Business Training and Community Education, 1315 N. Mattis Ave., C. Develop the planning, interpersonal and follow-up skills critical for successful delegation. Class is part of the Parkland College Leadership Series. Class fee $135. Register by Aug. 21 for Aug. 28 and by Aug. 29 for Sept. 5 class. Call Parkland, 351-2235.
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