On the Horizon – August 5, 2011

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Aug. 8

Minding Your Business

Starting or growing a business? Learn how to do research on your competition, vendors and target market from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Learn everything you need to know to write a business plan, find financing, marketing, demographics and more. Register online at ppld.org or call 531-6333, x2308.

Aug. 9 and Aug. 11

Career Compass Class

Learn about library resources that can help with a job search, resume and interviewing skills, 1 to 4 p.m., at Ute Pass Library, 8010 Severy Road. Bring a flash drive, a resume and employment history for the open lab portion of the class. Register online at ppld.org.

Aug. 10

Ent seminar

Ent Federal Credit Union will host a seminar from 9 a.m. to noon at 7350 Campus Drive. that will explore creative business writing. Learn about avoiding the top 10 communication mistakes and missteps and analyzing the four basic behavioral styles to target the reader’s preferred approach, strengthen impact with case studies, stories, statistics, quotes, photos or video. Call 574-1100, ext. 6670 or 800-525-9623, ext. 6670 for details.

Aug. 11

Excel II class

Learn more complex formatting, charts, formulas and sorting of an Excel worksheet in class 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Prerequisite: Excel I. Call 389-8968 to register.

Aug. 11-12

Business ethics

Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado will present the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership Symposium on Business Ethics at the Bohemian Auditorium inside Rockwell Hall West on the CSU campus in Fort Collins. Topics include corporate governance and business ethics case study; social responsibility and business ethics; ethical decision making simulation. Cost is $450, which includes meals and networking events. To register for the conference or to learn more, visit http://transition.biz.colostate.edu/RSVP/2011LeadershipSymposium.aspx

Aug. 12

Buzz with the B’s

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Business Network International will host a networking breakfast from 7:15 to 9 a.m. at the Colorado Springs Elks Lodge, 3400 N. Nevada Ave. Featured speaker is Jennifer Bowers of Rose Bridge Creations, who will talk about grieving and loss. Cost is $12 with reservation or $15 at the door. Register at www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter code word, Buzz812.

Aug. 16

Cyber security

The Tri-Lakes Business Incubator will host a free cyber security and social media seminar from 7 to 8 p.m. at the incubator, 14960 Woodcarver Road. The discussion will include attacks to data and tips on how to protect against them. For details call 481-4877 ext. 100.

Aug. 18

Minding Your Business

Starting or growing a business? Learn how to do research on your competition, vendors and target market 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Learn everything you need to know to write a business plan, find financing, marketing, demographics and more. Register online at ppdl.org or call 531-6333, ext.2308.

Aug. 24

Federal Census Fundamentals on HeritageQuest

Learn more about using this crucial resource 10:30 a.m. to noon at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Register online or by calling 531-6333, ext. 2315.

Aug. 26

Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Nominations for the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame 2012 class will close Aug. 26. Nomination forms are available on the organization’s website, www.cogreatwomen.org. The hall inducts women of diverse backgrounds, from pioneers to politicians, educators to entrepreneurs, during a gala event held in their honor in March.

Aug. 30

Chamber luncheon

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza, 2886 S. Circle Dr., to introduce the Small Business Development Center’s new executive director Marcella Hurley. She will share her vision for the Small Business Development Center and small business growth in Colorado Springs. Cost is $24 for Chamber/SBDC members and volunteers and $34 for non members.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

Save the Date: Sept. 15

The Pikes Peak Work Force Center will host its Fall Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mr. Biggs. Booth space is available for companies that have open positions. A $50 donation to Care and Share is requested. Set up at 8:30 a.m. To reserve a booth, contact Duke at 719.667.3839 or compton.d@ppwfc.org or Paula at 719.667.3833 or blair.P@ppwfc.org. Pikes Peak

The PPWFC hosts the following workshops in August. All workshops are held at the main office, 2306 East Pikes Peak Ave. There is no charge to attend, but attendees must register at www.ppwfc.org or call 667-3790.

Building a Basic Resume

This workshop provides a hands-on opportunity to build a basic resume. Computer and Internet skills required. Must register online at www.ppwfc.org

Federal Jobs: How to Apply

This workshop provides hands-on help with the complex federal job application process. Veterans have priority for this workshop. Register online at www.ppwfc.org for veterans’ sessions.

Managing Stress

Drop in to decompress, gain perspective, and learn coping skills. No registration required.

Online Job Search and Applications

Learn online job search skills and application steps. Computer and Internet skills required. Register online at www.ppwfc.org

Job Networking Groups

Ongoing job search and support on trends and leads

Job Search Group: 10 a.m. to noon, Mondays. No registration required.

50+ Job Seekers Group: 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays. No registration required.

Veterans: Regular sessions at 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4 or 11. Register online at www.ppwfc.org for the Veterans session.