Business & Professional Development

CBIZ partners with regional business and industry leaders to develop a vital economic future.

Business Bookkeeping Certificate is design for those who want to become a bookkeeper or for small business owners who would like to understand bookkeeping better.  Increase your skills in payroll, QuickBooks, Excel and tax knowledge to enable you to perform bookkeeping accurately and efficiently.

Check out our Business and Professional Development Classes below. Call (319) 208-5375 to register.

 
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Business Management
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Course Date
Cosmetology 3/5/2017
Iowa Law and Color Theory 3/5/2017
Cosmetology Say Hello To Spring 3/5/2017
Accounting Basic Concepts 1/24/2017
Payroll Accounting 2/14/2017
Get Published: How to Publish a Book 3/30/2017
Quickbooks Pro® Level I 2/28/2017
QuickBooks Pro® Level II  3/21/2017
Smart Start - Starting A New Business 1/31/2017
Smart Start - Starting A New Business 2/6/2017
Smart Start - Starting A New Business 3/7/2017
Successful Marketing 2/7/2017
Get Your Business on Google Maps 1/25/2017
Get Your Business on Google Maps 2/16/2017
It's All in the Numbers  3/22/2017
Smart Growth - 4 Ways to Grow Your Business 2/22/2017
What's New with QuickBooks and Q & A 1/18/2017
There's an App for That 4/19/2017

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Athletic Coaching

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Course Date
Coaching  Authorization Certificate 2/18/2017
Coaching Ethics Self-Study

 

Social Media
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Course Date
Social Media Certificate 1/31/2017
Basics of Social Media for Business 1/31/2017
Blogging for Business 5/9/2017
Facebook Advertising: Big Ideas for Small Business 4/25/2017
Pimp My Profile: LinkedIn for Professionals 3/7/2017
Visual Media In Social Media Marketing 2/21/2017
Twitter Tagging for Business Optimization 3/21/2017
Email Marketing in a Candy Crush World 4/4/2017
Social Media Certificate  Final Project 5/23/2017
 
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Leadership
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Course Date
Developing a Customer Service Plan 4/26/2017
Supervisory Certificate 1/23/2017
Supervisory Survival Skills 1/23/2017

 

Effective Management Certificate
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Course Date
Business Mentoring and Coaching  2/8/2017
Delegation for Leaders 3/8/2017
Leading Change in the Workplace 1/17/2017
Fostering Diversity in the Workplace 4/6/2017
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 Cosmetology
Learn new sanitation practices and review Iowa regulations for protecting the consumer in the salon.  Haircutting trends, shapes/styles for the individual.  Attend Iowa Law in the morning or come for the full day.  Watch for your cosmetology brochure to be mailed in February.

#57155      8 Hours, 1 Session                $95
                SCC WB, Little Theater          Elaine Deal
                Sunday, Mar 5                      8 AM - 4:30 PM

Iowa Law and Business Tips
Learn new sanitation practices and review Iowa regulations for protecting the consumer in the salon.  Changes to cosmetology Iowa law are highlighted.  You will learn about the eye catching color trends for different hair types, cuts and shapes.  Different types of color to create focal points and hair designs will be discussed.

#57151      4 Hours, 1 Session               $55
                SCC WB, Little Theater         Elaine Deal
                Sunday, Mar 5                      8 AM - Noon

Cosmetology Say Hello to Spring
Spring weddings, proms and summer outings means knowing the trends of braids, knots, and updo's.  Perms are the upcoming trend, so end your fear  for perms and see how to do them.  You will learn about the 12 different points to perming success.  An open discussion will answer your perm problems, and the different types of perms and what hair type to use them on will also be covered.

#57551      4 Hours, 1 Session              $55
                SCC WB, Little Theater        Elaine Deal
                Sunday, Mar 4                    12:30 - 4:30 PM

Accounting Basic Concepts
Designed for the non-accountant bookkeeper, office manager or owner of a business.  Learn basic accounting terms including revenues, expenses, assets, and liabilities.  Learn to build and read the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flow.  Become familiar with accounting debits and credits as you learn how to record transactions in this hands-on course.
This course is approved for the Business Bookkeeping Certificate.

#55652       24 Hours, 6 Sessions           $255
                 SCC CBIZ, 110                     Carol Oglesby
                 Tue & Thu, Jan 24 - Feb 9     8 - Noon

Payroll Accounting
It's a fact of business - if a company has employees, it has to account for payroll, fringe benefits, and payroll taxes.  This comprehensive course will guide you through processing a new employee, calculation payroll and payroll taxes, payroll tax reporting, and periodic and year end payroll reporting to the government.
This course is approved for the Business Bookkeeping Certificate.

#56952       16 Hours, 4 Sessions            $199
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                    Carol Oglesby
                  Tue & Thu, Feb 14 - 23        8 AM - Noon

Get Published: How to Publish a Book
Getting a book published can be one of the most exciting things you will ever do.  This course will explore what you need to transition from a completed manuscript or nonfiction book idea to a book publication, including traditional avenues, options in self-publication, and even ebook applications.

#57190     2 Hours, 1 Session                 $25
               SCC CBIZ, 111                       Tara Dowd
               Thu, Mar 30                             2 - 4 PM
 

QuickBooks Pro® Level I
If you are a new user of QuickBooks Pro® or Premier®, this hands-on training seminar is for you! Learn how to set up a company, customer and vendor files, and chart of accounts. Learn how to manage money coming in and money going out including sales, invoicing, paying bills, and tracking expenses. You’ll also learn how to reconcile accounts and use reports to understand your business, including profitability and sales trends. All materials are included. Basic computer knowledge is required.

#56971        9 Hours, 3 Sessions                  $139
                  SCC CBZ, 110                          J Clover, MBA
                  Tue & Thu, Feb 28 -  Mar 7        8:30 - 11:30 AM

#56982        12 Hours, 4 Sessions                 $169
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                         J. Clover, MBA
                  Tue & Thu, Feb 28 - Mar 9         8:30 - 11:30 AM

QuickBooks Pro® Level II
Beyond the basics, in this seminar you will build on the knowledge gained in Level I as you learn to work the physical inventory and sales tax, set up and use QuickBooks® payroll, and deal with the "other" accounts found on the balance sheet, such as current assets and long-term liabilities.  Also covered are estimates and time tracking features as well as data maintenance.  Finally, you'll learn how to make journal entries, customize reports, and create templates.  Materials included.

#56983      9 Hours, 3 Sessions                   $139
                SCC CBIZ, 110                          J. Clover, MBA
                Tue & Thu, Mar 21 - 28              8:30 - 11:30 AM

#56984     12 Hours, 4 Sessions                 $169
                SCC CBIZ, 110                          J. Clover, MBA
                Tue & Thu, Mar 21 -  30             8:30 - 11:30 AM

Smart Start - Starting a New Business
This FREE 2-hour workshop will help you analyze your business idea and cover what you need to know to launch your business.  You will learn the importance of a business plan and the steps to create one, how to conduct market research, prepare for a bank loan, legally organize your business, record keeping and taxes, marketing ideas, and available financing options.  Registration is required.  All materials are provided.

#57583     2 Hours, 1 Session                  $0
                Keokuk Public Library             J. Clover
                Tue, Jan 31                            5:30 - 7:30 PM

#57254      2 Hours, 1 Session                  $0
                SCC CBIZ, 111                         J. Clover, MBA
                Mon, Feb 6                              5:30 - 7:30 PM

#57256      2 Hours, 1 Session                  $0
                SCC Mt. Pleasant, 201             J. Clover, MBA
                Tue, Mar 7                               5:30 - 7:30 PM

Successful Marketing
Have you tried to figure out who are your customers?  What do you need to do to get your message out there?  Learn the fundamentals of small business marketing and understand the different facets of marketing.  Through these 3 weeks you will be hands-on building a marketing plan that works with your budget.

#57174        12 Hours, 6 Sessions              $149
                   SCC CBIZ, 112                       Angela Shipley
                   Tue & Thu, Feb 7 - 23              9 - 11 AM

Get Your Business on Google Maps
97% of consumers look online for local goods and services.  People are searching online for your business every day!  Make sure they can find and connect to you by adding your business information on Google Search and Maps.  It's EASY, it's FREE, and it's GREAT Marketing!  This hands-on workshop will guide you through putting your business on the map!  Computers will be provided.  You may bring your laptop.  Space is limited.  
Class sponsored by the America's SBDC Iowa.

#58135       1 Hour, 1 Session                $0
                  SCC Keokuk, 404                Janine Clover
                  Thu, Feb 16                        3 - 4 PM

#57215       1 Hour, 1 Session               $0
                 SCC CBIZ, 110                   Janine Clover
                 Wed, Jan 25                       3 - 4 PM

It's All in the Numbers
Let's face it, no one goes into owning a business because they are excited to keep the books.  You own a business because you love what you do!  But the numbers will tell you everything about your business.  Is it profitable?  Is it growing?  How do I stack up against my industry and competition?  Can I borrow money for future growth?  How much am I spending to acquire a new customer?  This session will explore financial statements and ratio analysis that can help you understand and manage your business and growth more effectively.
Class sponsored by the America's SBDC Iowa.

#57570       1 Hour, 1 Session              $0
                  SCC CBIZ, 103                 Janine Clover
                  Wed, Mar 22                     Noon - 1 PM

Smart Growth - 4 Ways to Grow your Business
Business can grow in only one of four ways.  In this session, discover where your business is today in the business life cycle, how to apply the growth matrix to grow your business, and ideas to grow.
Class sponsored by the America's SBDC Iowa.

#57569      1 Hour, 1 Session              $0
                 SCC CBIZ, 103                Janine Clover
                 Wed, Feb 22                    Noon - 1 PM

What's New with QuickBooks and Q & A
Bring your lunch and see what's new with QuickBooks® Pro, Premier, and Online.  Bring your questions to help you utilize QuickBooks to it's fullest potential.
Class sponsored by the America's SBDC Iowa.

#57573      1 Hour, 1 Session             $0
                 SCC CBIZ, 103               Janine Clover
                 Wed, Jan 18                   Noon - 1 PM

There's an App for That
There are thousands of phone, iPad, and computer apps to help business owners better and easier.  See what you may have been missing and share what has worked for you.
Class sponsored by the America's SBDC Iowa.

#57574         1 Hour, 1 Session         $0
                    SCC CBIZ, 103            Janine Clover
                    Wed, Apr 19                Noon - 1 PM

Coaching Authorization Certificate
This course is designed to enable you to meet the state requirements for coaching, ethics, care and prevention of athletic injuries, anatomy, and growth and development. Upon completion students qualify to make application to the IA Board of Education Examiners for coaching Authorization. Course work is completed in an online format with a mandatory 6 hour, face-to-face taping clinic. All taping clinic materials and books are included in price.

#57591        56 Hours                               $699
                 Online Jan 6 - Mar 24            Ralph Kaufman
                 Mandatory Taping Clinic
                 SCC WB                               Sheena Abbott
                 Saturday, Feb 18                  8 AM - 2:30 PM

Coaching Ethics
This course is designed to enable you to meet the state requirements for coaching ethics re-certification. This is an independent study program.

#55916       Self-Study, 4.5 Hours                $90
                                                                Ralph Kaufman

Social Media Certificate
This certificate will take you through a series of classes that will not only take your business to the next level, but help you build skills to navigate social media to gain a competitive edge.  You will understand the functions of the different platforms and how to use them together.  Learn new skills to achieve recognition for your business and to generate free leads.  Classes inlcude: Basics of Soical Media for Business, Visual Media in Marketing, Pimp my Profile: LinkedIn for Professionals, Blogging for Business, Facebook Advertising: Big Ideas for Small Business, Twitter Tagging for Business Optimization, Email Marketing in a Candy Crush World, and Social Media Final Project.

#57590       32 Hours, 14 Sessions                $399

Social Media Certificate Final Project
All Social Media Certificate classes must have been attended as a prerequiste to finish the final project.  The Final Project consist of two pats.  The first part is attendance requirement for the Social Media Certificate classes.  The second is presentation of final Social Media Marketing Plan that meets provided Guidelines.  This course is approved for the Social Media Certificate.

#57173       2 Hours, 1 Session                      $39
                 SCC CBIZ, 110                            Helmick & Ebbing
                 Tue, May 23                                 6 - 8 PM

Twitter Tagging for Business Optimization
Harness the power of the hashtag to enable your customers (and future customers) to search and discover your business content on social media.  Learn about metadata marketing and how to tag subjects, events, people, and geo locations to piggyback on their momentum and connect your business with trending topics.  This course is approved for the Social Media Certificate.

#57295       4 Hours, 2 Sessions                       $59
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                              Samantha Helmick
                  Tue, Mar 21 & 28                            6 - 8 PM

Basics of Social Media for Business
Learn to use Social Media FREE marketing.  Understand the different platforms and how to use them such as Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, eBay, YouTube and much more.  Understand the top five things that make social media different than traditional marketing.  Work through the top five difficult questions when using social media marketing.  This course is approved for the Social Media Certificate.

#57170        6 Hours, 2 Session                        $89
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                              Samantha Helmick
                  Tue, Jan 31 & Feb 7                      6 - 9 PM

Blogging for Business
As marketing grows increasingly informal and conversational with customers, blogs are becoming one of the most important social media tools for business.  Learn about successful blogging practices as demonstrated by mega corporations, mid-sized companies, and small Mom & Pop establishments.  Discover and build your audience with creative tactics, quality content and analytics.  Share  your business plan and service options through engaging and relatable voice of your own perspective.  This course is approved for the Social Meda Certificate.

#57187        4 Hours, 2 Sessions                       $59
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                               Samantha Helmick
                  Tue, May 9 & 16                             6 - 8 PM

Facebook Advertising: Big Ideas for Small Business
Still think Facebook is a fad?  Advertisers of all shapes and sizes are finding ways to leverage the social media giant's 1.2 billion users.  You know you don't need to reach everyone on Facebook, but engaging even a teeny-tiny fraction of users who ive in your corner of the world could do a lot for your business.  Learn how to use Facebook's advertising tools to reach, engage, and motivate your customers.  Also learn tips on what to say, how to say it, and when to say it.  This course is approved for the Social Media Certificate.

#57171       4 Hours, 2 Sessions                            $59
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                                  Jeff Ebbing
                  Tue, Apr 25 & May 2                          6 - 8 PM

Pimp My Profile: LinkedIn for Professionals
You know you should be using LinkedIn for networking, but it's all a mystery; connections, profiles, endorsements, groups.  Where do you start?  Your LinkedIn profile is your business card, your resume, your soapbox, and your rolodex - all in one.  Learn how to pimp your profile and get noticed.  Then see how you can leverage LinkedIn's other features to grow  your network and build influence.  This course is approved for the Social Media Certificate.

#57220         2 Hours, 1 Session                         $39
                   SCC CBIZ, 110                               Jeff Ebbing
                   Tue, Mar 7                                      6 - 8 PM

Visual Media in Social Media Marketing
While traditional marketing techniques tell your story to customers, visual media marketing shows your story and lest them see first-hand what you have to offer.  Learn how to utilize innovative approaches to sharing your company's content through various formats, such as video loops, images and text, on multiple social networks for better customer engagement.  Develop a visual media marketing strategy to captivate your audience, capitilize on visual media trends, and take your brand narrative to the next level. This course is approved for the Social Media Certificate.

#57172         6 Hours, 2 Sessions                      $89
                   SCC CBIZ, 110                              Samantha Helmick
                   Tue, Feb 21 & 28                           6 - 9 PM

Email Marketing in a Candy Crush World
Wish there was a way to magically deliver a message straight to the hands of your customers?  There is email!  Learn how to start your own email marketing program.  Learn how to use automated tools, get ideas for content, understand when to schedule, see how to grow your list, drive customers to your website, measure your efforts, and more.  This course is approved for the Social Media Certificate.

#57571        4 Hours, 2 Sessions                       $59
                   SCC CBIZ, 110                              Jeff Ebbing
                   Tue, Apr 4 & 11                              6 - 8 PM

 Develop a Customer Service Plan
Make a lasting impression for your business or organization by improving your customer service approach.  Participants will use practical tools for assessing strengths and weaknesses and develop action plans to back up your business or organization. This course will include discussion, exercises, and activities aimed at creating a customer-friendly atmosphere.

 #57192             3 Hours, 1 Sessions                 $59
                        SCC Keokuk, 301                     Sue Prochazka
                        Wed, Apr 26                             9 - Noon

Supervisory Survival Skills
This training program is designed for non-managers interested in or identified for promotion and new managers.  Knowledge gained in this program will enable you to avoid some of the hard lessons that come from on-the-job learning.  Applicable in manufacturing, service, and retail organizations, this seminar presents fundamental management and communication skills and techniques required to manage employees effectively.  This seminar meets the pre-requisite requirement for our comprehensive leadership development curriculum that addresses today's management challenges.

#57285            6 Hours, 2 Sessions                                    $159
                      SCC CBIZ, 103                                           Brian Stone
                      Mon & Wed, Jan 23 & 25                              1 AM - 4 PM

Supervision Certificate
Leaders, managers, supervisor, team leader - no matter what your official title, you're expected to get the job done through others.  This course provides new and experienced supervisors with the tools and skills for building personal confidence in their leadership role.  You will see the relevance of the training, rapidly aqcuire the skills, and quickly put them to use on the job.  Attend all twelve modules and earn a Certificate in Supervision.  Our program is designed for anyone who manages people in manufacturing, retail or service industries.

#58121          36 Hours, 12 Sessions                                  $975
                    SCC CBIZ, 103                                             Brian Stone
                    Mon & Wed, Jan 23 - Mar 1                           1 - 4 PM

#55746        36 Hours, 12 Sessions                                    $975
                  SCC CBIZ, 111                                               Brian Stone
                  Mon & Wed, Oct 31 - Dec 14                          12:30 - 3:30 PM

 Delegation for Leaders
The strongest leaders empower others to be involved with the work of their organization.  Too many leaders believe they have to shoulder the weight of the priorities alone.  This is not so.  A key skill includes delegating work tasks, priorities and projects to team members at every developmental level.  In this session, bring your real life experiences and uncover solutions on proper ways to delegate to people at each developmental level, novice to expert, and how to build  bench strength as a result of proper empowerment and delegation.  This course is approved for the Effective Management Certificate.

#57296        3 Hours, 1 Sessions                                               $159
                  SCC CBIZ, 103                                                      Heather Woody
                  Wed, Mar 8                                                           9 AM - Noon

Business Mentoring and Coaching
Learn a coaching strategy to supplement your leadership and management strategies.  Understand the qualities of great coaches, leadership coaching strategies and coaching skills.  You will have the opportunity to practice coaching skills as well as experience being coached with fellow participants.  This course is approved for the Effective Management Certificate.

#57188         4 Hours, 1 Session                                                       $239
                   SCC CBIZ, 103                                                            Heather Woody
                   Wed, Feb 8                                                                 8 AM - Noon

Fostering Change in the Workplace
Learn how people from different backgrounds and experiences contribute to the richness and the competitive edge of any organization.  Explore ways to create an atmosphere of inclusion, understanding and appreciation for individuals who will enhance creativity, collaboration and increase overall team performance. This course is approved for the Effective Management Certificate.

#57566         6 Hours, 1 Session                                                      $495
                    SCC CBIZ, 103                                                          Celina Peerman
                   Thu, Apr 6                                                                  8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Leading Change in the Workplace
When faced with change, you have one of three choices...lead, follow or get our of the way.  Choose to lead!  This course will help managers deal with change in the workplace - both personally and as a leader of their team.  Topics include understanding both positive and negative effects of change, learning personal response to change, helping to lead employees through change, seeing change as an oppurtunity, and communication during change.  This course is approved for the Effective Management Certificate.

#55771       6 Hours, 2 Sessions                                                                 $129
                  SCC CBIZ, 111                                                                        Richard Gibson
                  Tue, Jan 17                                                                             9 AM - 4 PM

 


                 

 

 

 

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