Employment and
Entrepreneurship



Seminars@Hadley

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Minding Your Own Business (MYOB)

Braille and Your Business

Technology helps us achieve more in our business. But there are areas where Braille can do more than technology. Also, Braille has been integrated into assistive and mainstream technologies.

Braille and Your Business Audio Recording

Business Apps on iDevices

You don't need the computer to perform many business related activities any more. Many things can be done on your mobile device. Now you can get things done while being away from your desk, cut down on travel time, and increase your response time. In this MYOB, find out about iPhone and iPad apps which can be help you save time and effort while running your business.

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How to Obtain Those Elusive Contracts with State and Federal Agencies

Join us for the next MYOB seminar where Hadley FCE instructor Amy Salmon will share tips and tricks on how to obtain those somewhat hard-to-get contracts with state and federal agencies. Amy will share her experiences in becoming an "authorized vendor" for the State of Illinois, Oklahoma Department of Visual Services, the Federal government's CAPs program, and the Veteran Affairs department. She will share some pointers on how to network with key representatives to open the doors for you and your business, as well as guidance for you on the maze of paperwork these types of contracts often include.

How to Obtain Those Elusive Contracts with State and Federal Agencies Audio Recording

Processing Credit Cards

After discussing the difficulties and some of the different options for getting paid, it is now time to look at how to process customer payments with credit cards. Our expert presenter, Jill Hindes from ClearPay Financial Solutions, will give us a quick overview about the "nuts and bolts" of credit card processing and will be available to answer any questions you have.

Processing Credit Cards Audio Recording

Getting Paid is Not That Easy

When you have provided the requested services or shipped out the goods it is about time to write an invoice and send it to your client. You may think it was a successful transaction and your business is thriving. Not so fast! Now the nightmare begins. Getting paid is often not as easy as you may think.

Getting Paid is Not That Easy Audio Recording

Self-Publishing an E-book

Do you enjoy writing, researching, making up stories, and talking to people? Do you have good writing skills? If so, then you may be able to turn these passions and skills into a source of income through self-publishing. Please join us as FCE student Faith Cummings will discuss how she wrote and self-published her recently released E-book. Faith will share her insights on this exciting field of opportunity.

Self-Publishing an E-book Audio Recording

How to use your e-mail program to improve productivity and time management

Join us for this MYOB seminar where Hadley FCE instructor Amy Salmon will share tips and tricks on how to use your current e-mail program to improve your productivity and manage your time more effectively. Tips on how to tackle your In Box, integrate your calendar and make your contacts more than just e-mail addresses will be covered.

How to use your e-mail program to improve productivity and time management Audio Recording

Working Smarter, Not Harder

This MYOB will be focused on the Human Performance Improvement Model and how it can be used to diagnose the real causes of why you are not achieving the results you want. Come join us as we examine a new way of attacking the difference between the performance you want and the performance you have.

Working Smarter, Not Harder Audio Recording

Working Smarter, Not Harder Resources List (in RTF format)

The News You Need to Run Your Business

When we run a business, it is important to be up to date with national, local and industry news. It may just give us a competitive advantage. But if we spend too much time being informed, we don't have enough time to run the business. In this MYOB, we will discuss how to obtain relevant information quickly, and what type of accessible resources are available to business owners.

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Social Networking for Your Business

Advice from others is essential for an entrepreneur. Whether you are seeking to promote your business, get a lead on new customers, or just want to get an opinion, social networking can widen the circle of those you know and with whom you can interact. We will discuss how social networking can help you and your business get ahead.

Social Networking for Your Business Audio Recording

Starting a Business with $100 or Less

When you start a business, you need time and money. But most entrepreneurs only have the time. How can you get started if you don't have any money? In the first discussion of the MYOB series, we considered some ideas on how to get started with practically no cash and build up a business.

Starting a Business with $100 or Less Audio Recording

Working with Mentors

When you start your business, you may have many questions for which you don't have an answer, or you just need to run ideas by someone you trust. An experienced business owner can be a great asset to your start-up. It is highly recommended to find a mentor who can help you through the initial difficulties and even encourage you when things are difficult.

Working with Mentors Audio Recording