Meeting the 3 M’s – Learning the Basics of Money, Marketing & Management

This class is full. Another session has been added on September 29.

If you want to start a new business, the three M’s are critical. This seminar offers essential information about Money, Marketing, and Management that will help you assess the feasibility of your business idea. You will then be ready to start writing a business plan and/or create cash flow projections. Come learn from LRS Consulting, Inc. about all the valuable resources available for businesses in Kansas.

Key takeaways:

  • Ability to determine concept viability
  • Resources available for small businesses

Who should take this course:

Entrepreneurs, new business owners/principals and anyone thinking of starting a new business

Course delivery:

Registration required. Class will be delivered online via Zoom. Class size is limited to 10 participants to allow for more individualized training and questions. A waiting list will be kept and additional classes may be added if there is enough demand.

About the trainer:

LRS Consulting, Inc. provides small businesses across the U.S. with a variety of small business solutions. Throughout her extensive career, Ms. Sutton-Nutsch has worked with over 2,000 start-ups and existing small businesses in the U.S. and has received multiple awards from the SBA, ASBDC, and KSBDC.

 



Social Media Marketing

Overwhelmed with the social media platforms and how to maximize your online presence? Take this course to learn how to effectively use social media to engage customers, tell your story, and make sales.

A variety of topics will be covered based upon common themes and a survey of participants needs. A number of levels may be offered for each topic so that participants can build upon their new skills.

About the Instructor:

JenRus Freelance is a marketing agency located in Courtland, Kansas, that focuses on providing solutions for businesses, rural economic development, municipalities, Chambers of Commerce, and non-profits. Its Remarkably Rural Consulting Solutions division specializes in providing training and technical assistance in rural communities.

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Developing a Business Plan for Your Business or Nonprofit

Yes, you can start a business or nonprofit without a plan but a plan helps you to prepare for not only success but it is also a tool for getting funding that will help you launch and/or grow your organization. This session will teach you the steps of creating a business plan for your business or nonprofit and provide a template for creating your own plan.

About the Instructor:

The Kansas Nonprofit Chamber provides training, consulting, support, and resources to nonprofits across Kansas. Kansas Nonprofit Chamber CEO Cindy Miles has been working with nonprofit organizations for more than 10 years and has served on more than 30 nonprofit and government boards, committees, and commissions. She had a career in marketing for 25 years. Cindy has an MBA from Newman University and a BA in Integrated Marketing Communications from Wichita State University. In addition, she is a certified BoardSource Board Development Consultant and has earned a Fundraising certificate from the Lilly School of Philanthropy.

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*The link above will direct you to a Kansas Nonprofit Chamber registration form.



The Right Start – Using a Business Plan

Considering starting a company? Maybe you already have one but are not sure what direction to go. Every business needs a business plan. In this fast-paced 2-hour session, you will learn the importance of a business plan, how to develop one, and what are the primary pitfalls to avoid. Business structures and loans will also be explained by LRS Consulting, Inc. with Q&A time at the end of the seminar.

Key takeaways:

• How to developing and use a business plan
• Hazards to avoid when developing a business plan

Who should take this course:

Entrepreneurs, new business owners/principals, anyone thinking of starting a new business, changing direction of an existing business, or selling a business

Course delivery:

Registration required. Class will be delivered online via Zoom. Class size is limited to 10 participants to allow for more individualized training and questions. A waiting list will be kept and additional classes may be added if there is enough demand.

About the Instructor:

LRS Consulting, Inc. provides small businesses across the U.S. with a variety of small business solutions. Throughout her extensive career, Ms. Sutton-Nutsch has worked with over 2,000 start-ups and existing small businesses in the U.S. and has received multiple awards from the SBA, ASBDC, and KSBDC.

Register for this course

 



Website Development

Need a website but not sure where to begin? This introductory course will cover different platforms and how these pair with social media channels. Participants will formulate a basic website using WordPress.

A variety of topics will be covered based upon common themes and a survey of participants needs. Additional training options, in addition to basic web development, could include how to write searchable content for your website, website structure, optimizing pictures and more.

About the Instructor:

From simple sites to elaborate E-commerce sites that pair with in-store Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, JenRus Freelance has done it all when it comes to website development. JenRus Freelance is a marketing agency located in Courtland, Kansas, that focuses on providing solutions for businesses, rural economic development, municipalities, Chambers of Commerce, and non-profits. Its Remarkably Rural Consulting Solutions division specializes in providing training and technical assistance in rural communities.

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Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Board Members and Officers

Boards are only effective if board members understand their roles and responsibilities. Learn about the basic responsibilities of board members and officers and what you need to do to get them to commit and follow through as well as the role of the board chair in making this happen.

About the Instructor:

The Kansas Nonprofit Chamber provides training, consulting, support, and resources to nonprofits across Kansas. Kansas Nonprofit Chamber CEO Cindy Miles has been working with nonprofit organizations for more than 10 years and has served on more than 30 nonprofit and government boards, committees, and commissions. She had a career in marketing for 25 years. Cindy has an MBA from Newman University and a BA in Integrated Marketing Communications from Wichita State University. In addition, she is a certified BoardSource Board Development Consultant and has earned a Fundraising certificate from the Lilly School of Philanthropy.

Register for this course*

*The link above will direct you to a Kansas Nonprofit Chamber registration form.



3Ms: Money, Market, and Management

The Top-3 reasons that start-ups fail: Money, Market, and Management! This 90-minute workshop is an introduction to the basics of Money, Market, and Management for anyone considering the launch of a new business or anyone looking for a refresher! Learn about sources of funding and what good credit looks like. Understand the importance of market development and why it is relevant. Dive into a better understanding of managing a business. We reinforce the following concepts: No Free Money; Need for Personal Financial Investment; Need to Work ON the Business; and identifying a target market.

About the Instructor:

Rick Feltenberger is Regional Director of the Kansas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Fort Hays State University. During his business career, Mr. Feltenberger was a serial entrepreneur and an accomplished Fortune 500 business executive. As an entrepreneur, Rick started and successfully exited 4 businesses and served as an Advisor-in-Residence for a business incubator where he assisted multiple startups. He is well versed in business plans, financial management, debt & equity funding (bank loans and investors), developing sales and growth strategies, and helping business owners Exit With DignityTM when they are ready for the next chapter in their life.

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Cash Flow Made Easy

Not sure what cash flow is? Come learn how to project business income and expenses. Learn how to calculate estimated monthly sales and costs by line item as well as how to manage loan repayments. LRS Consulting, Inc. will help you determine the amount of money needed for your project. This is a great seminar to understand future needs for startup or existing businesses.

Key takeaways:

• How to project business income and expenses
• Determining capital needed for your project and/or specific business

Who should take this course:

New business owners/principals, existing business owners

Course delivery:

Registration required. Class will be delivered online via Zoom. Class size is limited to 10 participants to allow for more individualized training and questions. A waiting list will be kept and additional classes may be added if there is enough demand.

About the Instructor:

LRS Consulting, Inc. provides small businesses across the U.S. with a variety of small business solutions. Throughout her extensive career, Ms. Sutton-Nutsch has worked with over 2,000 start-ups and existing small businesses in the U.S. and has received multiple awards from the SBA, ASBDC, and KSBDC.

Register for this course

 



Online Sales

Is your business looking to add or increase online sales? JenRus Freelance has been selling online for the past 10 years and has been helping other businesses do it for just as long.

Learn how to add an online store to an existing website through E-Commerce plugins. The course will also cover other all-in-one selling platform websites, QR codes, Amazon, Ebay, Etsy, Google Ads, Facebook Boosted Posts/Ads, Geolocation, Comment Sold, and other Apps.

About the Instructor:

JenRus Freelance is a marketing agency located in Courtland, Kansas that focuses on providing solutions for businesses, rural economic development, municipalities, and non-profits. Its Remarkably Rural Consulting Solutions division specializes in providing training and technical assistance in rural communities.

Register for this course


Meeting the 3 M’s – Learning the Basics of Money, Marketing & Management – Sept. 29 Session

If you want to start a new business, the three M’s are critical. This seminar offers essential information about Money, Marketing, and Management that will help you assess the feasibility of your business idea. You will then be ready to start writing a business plan and/or create cash flow projections. Come learn from LRS Consulting, Inc. about all the valuable resources available for businesses in Kansas.

Key takeaways:

  • Ability to determine concept viability
  • Resources available for small businesses

Who should take this course:

Entrepreneurs, new business owners/principals and anyone thinking of starting a new business

Course delivery:

Registration required. Class will be delivered online via Zoom. Class size is limited to 10 participants to allow for more individualized training and questions. A waiting list will be kept and additional classes may be added if there is enough demand.

About the Instructor:

LRS Consulting, Inc. provides small businesses across the U.S. with a variety of small business solutions. Throughout her extensive career, Ms. Sutton-Nutsch has worked with over 2,000 start-ups and existing small businesses in the U.S. and has received multiple awards from the SBA, ASBDC, and KSBDC.

Register for this course

 



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Lead-Safe Work Practices Training in April


Become Lead-Safe Certified by attending the Renovation, Repair and Painting Program (RRP)/Lead-Safe Work Practices Training on April 4 in Hays or April 5 in Beloit. Any contractor, from plumbers to electricians to painters, who disturbs lead paint while working in a pre-1978 home, school or day care center, must be Lead-Safe Certified.

Training is being offered in two convenient locations:
April 4, 2017
Hays Recreation Commission
1105 Canterbury Drive
Hays, KS

April 5, 2017
NCRPC Main Office
109 N. Mill St.
Beloit, KS

There is no cost for the training if a contractor is willing to work with any of the NCRPC housing programs. RSVP by March 31, 2017 to Carol Torkelson at ctorkelson@nckcn.com or Amanda Peterson at apeterson@nckcn.com or by calling 1-800-432-0303.

Click here for more information.