Business Over Breakfast returns

Popular series covers the basics before 9 a.m.

The everyday grind at the office will get a shot of energy as the Business & Industry Division of Seward County Community College brings back the popular morning series “Business Over Breakfast” this fall.

“We had such a positive response to this series last year, we’ve brought it back with new topics and presenters,” said B&I Director Norma Jean Dodge. “It’s a great way to bring some energy to the workplace, inspire your people and yourself, and learn.”

The combination of breakfast and a session that goes just over one hour in length — all before 9 a.m. — is perfect for the business person, she noted.

“This series is in partnership with the Liberal Area Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas Small Business Development Center, so we feel confident we are delivering content that people want,” Dodge said. “It’s very efficient in terms of people’s time.”

The monthly series, priced at $10 per session, kicks off Sept. 13, with a session on cloud computing led by SCCC instructional designer Markia Herron.

“If your company is facing a server refresh or expansion, or you’re considering Office 365, Google apps, or some other cloud solution to save money and simplify IT, it’s extremely important that you attend this exclusive event,” Dodge said. During an executive briefing, Herron will explain in simple, non-technical terms what cloud computing is, and deliver straightforward answers to many of the questions CEOs and executives have about “moving to the cloud.”

October’s session focuses on choosing the right business structure. The session set for Oct. 11 and led by local attorney Jim Dodge, will help business owners make an information decision about which legal business entity provides the best fit — sole proprietor, LLC, or corporation. By the time the coffee kicks in, Dodge promises, “you will understand the practical and legal implications of each type.”

Online advertising is the topic of Business Over Breakfast on Nov. 8. SCCC business instructor Lisa Kennedy will guide business owners through their options to reach new customers.

“It’s so complicated when you wonder, should I use Google ads or Facebook? What’s a Yelp?” said Kennedy. “We’ll work through best practices, marketing ideas, and strategies to implement online advertising into your business.” The fast-paced but casual class will provide basic knowledge needed to start online ad campaigns for business.

No one likes to think about fraud, but consumers should. In the Dec. 13 session of Business Over Breakfast, participants can learn to be wise consumers, prevent fraud losses, avoid sales gimmicks and Internet solicitations, and more.

To register for Business Over Breakfast sessions contact SCCC’s Business & Industry office, at 620-417-1170, or email bandi@sccc.edu.

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