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Winter/Spring 2014 Offerings: Business/Financial Planning

Your Passport to Retirement: The Complete Financial Management Workshop
Thinking about retirement or creating an investment plan? Do you need to do some estate planning? This course will show you the benefits of effective financial management and the techniques that will assist you in meeting your goals. Topics include: the seven roadblocks to financial success; the six keys to financial success; risk management; cash management - create liquidity, pay down debt, increase savings; investment planning - what the pros do, strategies for successful investing, stocks, bonds, annuities, mutual funds; tax management and tax planning; retirement planning - calculating the cost of retirement; sources of retirement income, IRA(s), 401-K's, 403-b(s), 457 plans; estate planning - probate, estate taxes, intestacy, wills, trusts. The course concludes with how to prepare your own plan. Call Steve Miner at 272-6747 for more details. Your spouse, partner or significant other is encouraged to attend. Course fee includes $26 materials fee for workbook.
60077
$65
3 Sessions, ADM 102
Wed., 4/2 - 4/16, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Stephen F. Miner, CLU, ChFC, Instructor

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Earn Money with Mystery Shopping
Have you ever wanted to become a mystery shopper? Have you seen ads telling you how to become a shopper, but only if you send them a lot of money? You do not have to pay to begin your new career in this exciting field. You will learn how to start your business endeavor (participants must attend Cash In with a Successful Home-Based Business).

Participants will learn to:

  • Create a Mystery Shopping Profile
  • Avoid the industry scams
  • Create a company list
  • Sign up with many mystery shopping companies
  • Become a merchandiser for extra income

With a few simple steps, you can start Mystery Shop-ping today! Course fee includes $10 materials fee.
60060
$30
1 Session, WIL 113
Mon., 5/12, 5 - 6 p.m.
LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor

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Cash in with a Successful Home-Based Business
Are you tired of working for someone else? Do you need to make more money? Turn your talents and hobbies into profits at home by learning how to start a home-based business from a Chamber of Commerce past president and successful southern California entrepreneur. During this comprehensive, informative workshop, you will discover:

  • More than 100 home business ideas
  • Mandatory legal documentation
  • Many ways to market your product/service
  • How to take tax deductions (this workshop included!)
  • Free future Q&A opportunities

If you really want to succeed in a home business, this step-by-step workshop is a must! Course fee includes $20 materials fee for information designed to help you long after the workshop is over.
60061
$60
1 Session, WIL 113
Mon., 5/12, 6 - 8 p.m.
LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor

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Make Money with a Typing/Word Processing Business
If you can type, then you can make money at home using your word processor or computer. Having already learned all about home-based business success (participants must have attended “Cash in with a Successful Home-Based Business”), you will then discover the secrets to profits in the typing/word processing business, including:

  • How and where to find clients
  • 50 ways to advertise/market your services
  • Effective home office equipment choices
  • 100 ways to make money with a computer
  • FREE national networking information

There really is a need for your services, so why not have the freedom to be your own boss, set your own hours, and have the opportunity to make more money than you ever did before by attending this workshop. Course fee includes a $10 materials fee for information designed to help you long after the workshop is over.
60062
$30
1 Session, WIL 113
Mon., 5/12, 8 - 9 p.m.
LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor

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20 Ways to Earn Residual Income!
Concerned about the economy? Got increasing expenses? Ever run out of money before you run out of month? Residual income could be your answer. Residual income means getting paid over and over again, based on a one-time effort. Uncover more than 20 specific ways to earn ongoing, residual income from:

  • Stocks, bonds, mutual funds and insurance
  • Taxes, retirement income and what financial planners won’t tell you
  • How to become cash rich and house poor
  • The ten common sense laws of cash flow
  • Your mortgage and OPM (other people’s mortgages)
  • On demand publishing, Internet funnels, autoresponders, opt-in marketing
  • Beach money: What is it and how you can get it
  • How to evaluate the merits of a home-based business, and so much more!

This course is packed with solid, practical information! This is not a financial planning course, not a “get out of debt” program and no investments or financial products are sold. It is for you if you want to make some or all of your income more residual. Jim Farnham, MBA, MS, has toured the U.S. and Canada as a professional speaker and author, and he has more than 20 years experience in insurance and financial services.
60082
$20
1 Session, ADM 101
Sat., 3/1, 8 - 11 a.m.

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60083
$20
1 Session, BTC 217
Sat., 5/3, 8 - 11 a.m.
James Farnham, MBA, MS, Instructor

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Getting the Most from Social Security
Are you aware that a few key decisions can make a big difference in the amount of your social security retirement benefits? This one-night workshop will cover many frequently asked questions about social security retirement benefits. Learn strategies and simple steps you can take to maximize your benefit. The decision to attend this workshop can be the first of many you make to assure your benefits work for you. Class will include about one hour of presentation and leave time for questions and discussion at the end. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.
60016
$20
1 Session, DCC 138
Tues., 3/4, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Glenn Clermont of Halliday Financial Group, Instructor

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Seven Simple Secrets to Financial Freedom
Does your money work for you or do you work for your money? This class is not taught by a financial guru using technical language you can't possibly understand. You will learn from LeeAnne Krusemark, a single mom turned home business entrepreneur, home owner, publisher and real estate investor.

This is not a “get rich quick” scheme. This is a plan of action to help others learn the path to financial freedom. In this fast-paced workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Get out of credit card debt and reduce bad credit
  • Raise your credit limit and lower your interest rate
  • Use more credit to raise your credit score
  • Buy a home even if you have bad credit or are self employed
  • Pay off your mortgage in half the time with less money
  • Keep your home protected against lawsuits
  • Become an active investor for financial freedom!

Each one of these secrets is worth more than ten times the cost of this class. LeeAnne is a guest lecturer nationwide and teaches online at more than 1,000 facilities worldwide. This workshop is not for those already advanced in financial matters nor does it provide any legal advice. Course fee includes $20 materials fee.
60056
$60
1 Session, WIL 113
Mon., 5/12, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
LeeAnne Krusemark, Instructor

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Long Term Care: How to Plan and Pay for It
In this program, you’ll define exactly what long-term care is, what the different kinds of long-term care are and where each of those types of care is provided. If you’re 40 or older, you need to attend this class! Uncover who is likely to need long-term care, discover who is most at risk and detail the special needs and triggers for benefits. Explore how long-term care gets paid for and how to protect your assets. Learn why planning for this type of care is critical, and explore both traditional and non-traditional avenues for treatment.
60085
$15
1 Session, ADM 101
Sat., 3/1, 3 - 5 p.m.

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60086
$15
1 Session, BTC 217
Sat., 5/3, 3 - 5 p.m.
James W. Farnham, M.B.A., M.S., Instructor

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Charting X’s & O’s to Better Understand the Stock Market
Point and Figure charting, X’s & O’s, will provide you a simple easy solution to understanding the markets. This technical analysis process works in markets that move up or down cutting through the Wall Street noise.

  • Learn a simple process to help determine market trends.
  • Learn whether to consider owning a stock based on certain patterns.
  • Learn what sectors and asset classes may be overweight or underweight
  • Learn how to compare types of investments using relative strength

Discover how applying these simple principals to the stock market can help you understand when adjustments to your own portfolio need to be made.
60260
$15
2 Sessions, DCC B06
Thurs., 3/20 and 3/27, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
John Gattulli, Instructor

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NEW!
Understanding Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds
Learn the basics of stocks, bonds and mutual funds – the true backbone of most portfolios. Discover how to use the Internet and daily news- papers to track your investments. We will help you understand the different types of investments and show you how proper asset allocation will help lower your overall risk. Build a balanced portfolio and help plan for a successful retirement.
60184
$10
1 Session, WIL 161
Wed., 4/2, 6 - 8 p.m.
Frank Guiffre of Halliday Financial, Instructor

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Building a Buzz for Your Business
Think you need to spend big bucks for great marketing results? Think again. You can create a buzz about your business using an array of low-cost yet powerful word-of-mouth marketing strategies. Learn how to create an unforgettable business impression, harness the power of publicity, use social media networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and more. Discover how an investment of time and creativity can increase your company’s visibility, enhance your business and boost your bottom line – even in tough economic times. Course fee includes $15 materials fee.
60051
$45
1 Session, BTC 217
Sat., 3/8, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Pauline Bartel, Instructor

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Medicare 101
Medicare can be very confusing. There are many options and factors to consider. It is important to understand how Medicare works and what you need to know to make the most informed decisions possible. Medicare Parts A and B will be explained, including what is and is not covered. This session will also cover what a person’s fiscal responsibility is, and the ways to mitigate the potential co-pays of Medicare. You’ll learn what a Medigap plan is and how Medicare Part D (prescription drug insurance) works. In addition, you’ll learn about federal and state assistance programs for those who are income qualified.
60185
$10
1 Session, ADM 107
Tues., 5/6, 6 - 8 p.m.
Janet Kiffney, Instructor

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NEW!
Starting a Pet Business
This course is designed for students who desire to start their own pet business. In order to stand out in the pet industry today you need to think outside the box and do your research. This course will save you time and money by giving you the tools to do it right the first time. It will help aspiring entrepreneurs avoid pitfalls in the beginning stages of business planning. Topics will include business planning, acquiring permits, making your business unique in the industry, writing a press release, tips to increase revenue, marketing and designs that sell, and where to go for free assistance.

The course instructor, Mary Lynn Gagnon, is the owner of Pet Estates Inc. and Merry Lynn Kennels. She has been a successful pet business owner and leader in the pet business field locally and regionally for more than 20 years.
60247
$50
1 Session, DCC 136
Wed., 4/23, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Mary Lynn Gagnon of Pet Estates Inc., Instructor

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Social Media Marketing Made Simple
Most people are using social media, yet many businesses are not clear on the value social media can bring to their bottom line. Companies are struggling to figure out where to start, which platforms to use, and what to say to make it worth their time and effort. In this introductory session, we will cover strategies and best practices to get the most out of your social media activities, including:

  • What social media marketing really is and why to use it in business
  • Introduction to social media channels and how to evaluate what’s right for your business or organization
  • How small businesses are using these low-cost tools to gain visibility, develop relationships and drive sales response
  • How to create good content for your social media marketing campaigns
  • How to balance social media marketing with e-mail marketing and the rest of your marketing initiatives.

60244
$10
1 Session, DCC 136
Wed., 3/12, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Eric Bunaes, Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert, Instructor

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