On the Horizon – 3/30/2007

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PPWC hosting networking groups, workshops

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center has announced its April schedule for networking groups and workshops.

All events will take place at the PPWC main office, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

There is no charge to attend but registration is required. Register at www.ppwfc.org by clicking on the job seeker icon and then workshops.

Job Shop: Guided Job Search: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 3 or 17 — Intensive job search guidance and organization, including resume and portfolio development, job application, ads, networking, interviewing and negotiation.

Resume “Righting!” — Drop-in resume workshop: 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 5, 12, 19 or 26 — Provides resume and portfolio basics and is designed for those who urgently need a resume update or as a head-start for Job Shop. No registration necessary.

Self Employment: The Driver’s Seat: 10 to 11 a.m. April 10 or 24 — Explore a range of resources for starting a business, including legal issues to keep in mind.

Executive Group: 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays

Professional Group: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays

Over-55 Job Seekers: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays

Veterans: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., first, second and fourth Wednesdays

Library hosting business programs

The Pikes Peak Library District is hosting the following business programs in April:

  • Investment tools at your library, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. April 3 and 28, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Learn how to research company information and follow company or mutual fund performance. Sources include Value Line and Morningstar, subscription databases on the library’s Web site, and other Internet sites. For more information, call 389-8968.
  • Federal census fundamentals, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Penrose Library, Adult Meeting Room. Learn to search the U.S. Federal Population Census records online at the library. Basic computer skills are required. To make reservations, call 531-6333, ext. 2253.
  • Minding your business, 8:30 to 10 a.m., April 10 and 21, Penrose Library. Learn about business resources available at the library by attending a free tour before the library opens. Registration is not necessary. For more information, call 389-8968.

BBB hosting series of communication seminars

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado is hosting a year-long series to help businesses improve their communication skills. Called “Sweet Talk,” the series will feature communication experts who will share techniques and information about enhancing the communication process.

The seminars are from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Adult Reading Room of the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. The cost is $15 for BBB members and $20 for non-members if paid in advance, and $25 for members and $30 for non-members if paid at the door. Members can attend all the seminars for $100; $150 for non-members.

To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Debbie Montoya at 636-5076, ext. 115, or debbiem@bbbsc.org.

Dates and topics include:

  • April 5 — The Write Thing: Writing what you mean.
  • May 3 — Consider it Sold: Perfecting your public speaking skills
  • June 7 — Branding Iron: Branding your company
  • Aug. 2 — Customer Love: Keys to great customer service
  • Sept. 6 — Perfect PR: How to make media relations work for you
  • Oct. 4 — Sensei Skills: Mastering your presentation, how to research and develop your content, and Internet tech wonders
  • Nov. 1 — Take the Lead: Leadership, motivating, managing, role modeling
  • Dec. 6 — Corporation Connections: Networking, partnering, contact spheres, power teams, interfacing

Boecore hosting information security seminar

Boecore Inc. is hosting a free information security seminar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11 at the Hampton Inn, 1307 Republic Drive.

Information will be available about IT security and compliance, vulnerability assessments, network scanning, network defense, penetration testing, training and security engineering.

RSVP before April 2 to attend. For more information, call 540-5635.

SCORE hosting workshops for entrepreneurs

The Service Corps of Retired Executives is hosting free workshops entitled “Should you start your own business” on the following dates:

  • April 17, Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room
  • May 8, Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room
  • May 29, East Library Community Room
  • June 19, Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room

The Penrose Library is at 20 N. Cascade Ave. The East Library is at 5550 N. Union Blvd.

The workshops are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and will include information about the rewards of starting a small business, the attributes of a successful entrepreneur, business planning (including how to determine your cash requirements), and the legal form of your business entity.

Registration is not necessary. For more information, call 636-3074 or visit www.coloradospringsscore.org.