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Upcoming Workshops and Events

The Business Smart Toolkit (3 sessions)

The SBA Business Smart Toolkit workshops were developed jointly by National Association for Government Guaranteed Lenders and SBA. The workshop lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit ready. The information is laid out simply in three modules.

Basics of Business Startup | April 12, 2017 | 9 - 10 a.m.| This workshop lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business.

Essentials of Becoming Credit-ready  | April 19, 2017 | 9 - 10 a.m. |  Learn about options for financing your business.

How and Where to Find Additional Small Business Support |  April 26, 2017 | 9 - 10 a.m. |  Who can provide assistance and support as you launch your new business?

The Business Smart Toolkit will take place at the Northeast Regional Center, Room 330.

Register today for the free Business Smart Toolkit workshop series.

Pharmacy Technician with Externship

50 hours; Fee: $1,525 (Tuition $1,375, Text $150) | Tuesdays/Thursdays, May 16 - June 22, 2017, 5:30-9 p.m., and June 27 & 29, 2017, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Assist pharmacists in filling prescriptions in pharmacy settings including hospital, community, home infusion and mail order pharmacies. Content includes all activities involved in preparing prescriptions, dose calculations, IV flow rates and medication action/reaction. An extensive review of basic mathematics for pharmacy use, plus reimbursement, billing and inventory control is also included. At completion, you are prepared to sit for the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam or the Exam for Certified Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT). (Exam fees are additional.)

Externship Component: Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to participate in an externship experience at a local Walgreens Pharmacy. (Prior to acceptance in the externship you must complete state and federal criminal background checks; if these reveal a prior criminal record, Walgreens will not accept you into the externship component.)

Eligibility: To take the national PTCB exam, first read and sign a candidate attestation stating that you have received a high school diploma or GED certificate by the application deadline. You will also disclose all criminal actions as PTCB reserves the right to investigate criminal background, verify candidate eligibility and deny certification. Who should attend: Individuals seeking a career path in health care, new high school graduates, pharmacy clerks or those wishing to change careers.

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Resources For Your Small Business

May 17, 20117 | 9 - 10 a.m.
Learn where to find additional small business support and educational resources and information about SBA resource partners offering technical assistance including business planning.

For more information and to register for this free workshop, call 215-972-6254.

Financing Your Small Business

May 24, 2017 | 9 - 10 a.m.
Learn what lenders look for when making business loans and what SBA loan programs have to offer small businesses.

For more information and to register for this free workshop, call 215-972-6254.

Exporting for Small Business 

May 31, 2017 | 9 - 11 a.m.
The U.S. Small Business Administration presents some of the great opportunities for businesses to conduct commerce globally that may prove to be invaluable for opening your business to international markets as well as: precautions one must consider while conducting international shipments; how novice global exporters can best utilize the wealth of data resources available online.

For more information and to register for this free workshop, call 215-972-6254.

ServSafe Food Protection Manager One Day with Home Study

7 hours; Fee: $185 (Tuition: $117, Text: $68) | Monday, June 26, 2017 | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (½ hour lunch break)

This one-day workshop consists of eight hours of home study, followed by seven hours in the classroom and a one-hour exam. The workshop prepares individuals for successful completion of the ServSafe Certification Exam administered at the end. It teaches you which conditions enhance the growth of bacteria that cause food-borne illnesses, along with the safest way to receive, prepare, store, cook and serve food to your customers. Note: Students must register at least two weeks in advance to provide time for the required eight hours of home study for this workshop. In addition, students are required to pick up their textbook (Room 329) at least two weeks prior to the class.

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Leadership Development Certificate

24 hours | Fee: $649| Wednesdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 15 and Dec. 13, 2017 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (1-hour lunch break)

This course is specifically designed to help your managers develop better leadership skills and learn techniques for building organizational relationships and developing strategic thinking ability.

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Building an Online Business

6 hours; Fee: $179 | Wednesdays, Oct. 4 & 11, 2017| 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)

The Internet has changed the way that we work, live, shop and play. You can take advantage of this new way of doing business to set up a part-time venture or create the next million-dollar enterprise. Get on the road to building a successful online business, from creating a business strategy and plan, to setting up your website and mobile presence.

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Selling Smarter

6 hours; Fee: $179 |Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017| 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)

While sales is an exciting, dynamic profession, it is too often underrated and misunderstood. Today the back-slapping, high pressure salesperson has disappeared, replaced by a new generation of highly-trained, well-groomed professionals characterized by honesty, trustworthiness and competence. This workshop bridges the gap, helping you develop the requisite skills of a true professional salesperson.

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The Professional Supervisor

18 hours; Fee: $324| Thursdays, Nov. 2 - 16, 2017 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)

All too often, employees are promoted into a supervisory position with little to no formal training in the complicated roles and responsibilities of a supervisor. New supervisors are presented with a host of new challenges and expectations. Learning how to supervise your new employees on a trial and error basis can lead to discouragement and frustration. Start your new career off right by learning the groundwork that you will need to adjust in your new role. This workshop can help you overcome many of the problems a new supervisor may encounter, and teach you the skills needed for effective supervision.

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Business Writing that Works

12 hours; Fee: $249 | Friday, Nov. 3 & 10, 2017| 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)
Good business writing is critical to your career success and your company’s image. To write well at all levels of an organization, you must recognize and correct problems, avoid redundancies and define your communication goals. Effective communication requires employees to learn the critical skills needed to write clear, brief and on-point emails, letters and documents. Practice writing effective business correspondence and learn writing/editing techniques through group discussion and exercises.

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Get Going With Quick Books (Introductory Level)

6 hours | Fee:  $179 (Tuition $154; Text: $25) | Wednesdays, Nov. 8 & 15, 2017 | 6 – 9 p.m.

QuickBooks is a tool for automating those tasks that you already perform as a business owner or bookkeeper. This introduction to using QuickBooks class covers its basic features enables hands-on practice and saves you time in organizing business finances.

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Keep Going With Quick Books (Intermediate Level)

6 hours | Fee: $179 (Tuition $154; Text: $25) | Wednesdays, Nov. 29 & Dec. 6, 2017 | 6 – 9 p.m.

Go beyond the basics and discover QuickBooks useful features and applications. Learn transactions, and how customize forms and track sales tax. Perfect for small business owners.

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ServSafe Food Protection Manager One Day with Home Study

7 hours; Fee: $185 (Tuition: $117, Text: $68) | Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (½ hour lunch break)

This one-day workshop consists of eight hours of home study, followed by seven hours in the classroom and a one-hour exam. The workshop prepares individuals for successful completion of the ServSafe Certification Exam administered at the end. It teaches you which conditions enhance the growth of bacteria that cause food-borne illnesses, along with the safest way to receive, prepare, store, cook and serve food to your customers. Note: Students must register at least two weeks in advance to provide time for the required eight hours of home study for this workshop. In addition, students are required to pick up their textbook (Room 329) at least two weeks prior to the class.

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How to Register

Register online for these and other professional development opportunities. For more information, email csinquiry@ccp.edu or call 215-972-6254.

Location

Northeast Regional Center
The Center for Small Business Education Growth and Training, Room 330
12901 Townsend Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154