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Starting a Small Business in 8 Steps

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin Street Eau Claire, WI 54703
The Western Dairyland Women's Business Center invites entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to "Start a Small Business in 8 Steps" on Thursday, May 12th. The training will run from 6 p.m. to 9p.m. at the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire. Tuition is $29 for individuals and class materials are included. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals.

Topics covered include:

Are you an Entrepreneur?
Honing an Idea
Business Feasibility
Legal Structure, Permits & Zoning
Marketing
Recordkeeping
Business Plan
Funding

After the class, attendees may request free, one-on-one assistance from Western Dairyland's Business Development Specialists delving deeper into the individual small business needs, including preparing a business plan with financial forecasting to present to lenders.

There are three easy ways to register and pay for the class: online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 715-836-7511 ext. 1171, or in person at the Western Dairyland office in Eau Claire. Because space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required.

Michelle Wanstead
michelle.wanstead@wdeoc.org
7158367511 ex 1711



FREE Suicide Prevention Training-Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

Mayo Clinic Health System, 1400 Bellinger Street, Eau Claire 5/19/2016 4:00-5:30pm 5/19/2016 6:30-8:00pm
A FREE training to learn the "CPR" of suicide prevention. Question Persuade Refer (QPR) is an effective strategy to respond to someone who may be at risk or in crisis.

You will learn how to:
-- spot the warning signs of suicide
-- start a conversation with the person at risk
-- assist the person to seek help
-- how to make a referral to a professional who can help

This training will have two offerings on May 19, 2016, first session is 4:00-5:30pm and the second session is 6:30-8:00pm at Mayo Clinic Health System - Eau Claire, in the North Lower level Courtyard 1 Conference Room (adjacent to the auditorium just off of the large open atrium area - just follow the signs).

Space is limited so register early! To register, please call Mayo Clinic Health System at 715-464-2300 and leave a message.

Mayo Clinic Health System 715-464-2300


Supervisor Training: Employee Evaluation and Performance Management

Holiday Inn South; 4751 Owen Ayres Court; Eau Claire, WI 54701
Evaluation | Coaching | Performance
The greatest management failure may be the ineffective delivery of performance evaluation feedback. This process is ongoing, extending beyond the formal annual performance appraisal meeting. Done well, it can lead to increased engagement, productivity and loyalty.
Yet, it's a process that is often dreaded and misunderstood. Consequently, businesses fail to reap the real business rewards that effective performance management can deliver.
Supervisor Training: Employee Evaluation and Performance Management will provide participants with proven techniques for delivering effective feedback and conducting constructive performance appraisals, even when the news is challenging.
Participants will learn how to:

• Communicate clear, specific and measurable objectives
• Identify and gather essential, objective performance data
• Maintain a positive work climate
• Use proven coaching techniques to improve productivity
• Strengthen work relationships through effective communication
Performance appraisal is never truly mastered as new challenges are continually emerging. Even experienced managers will benefit from the expert insights, shared experiences and group discussions delivered in this program.

(Brett Schroedel, schroeb@uwec.edu, 7158364914)