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Use Excel for marketing and more?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Blog, Events, Running your business, Tuesday workshops | Comments Off

When was the last time you broke down and brought up an Excel spreadsheet? Why? Once the Swiss Army knife of small business, many of the traditional uses are now accomplished with online bookkeeping systems or expense trackers or a software solution’s dashboard. What is the relevance of Excel for today’s entrepreneur? Is understanding the power of a spreadsheet a disappearing skill, like longhand script for modern grade school students? Are we, without awareness, outsourcing our need to make meaning of our business data? My use of...

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“An Eye on Your Business” Salons

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Blog, Featured, Running your business | Comments Off

“An Eye on Your Business” Salons

Thursday Evening “Keep an Eye on Your Business” salons: 6pm-7pm NEW!  We all know we need to regularly evaluate our businesses to see what’s working and what isn’t in order to grow and evolve. But sadly, without accountability and structures, these tasks can get pushed aside in lieu of putting out the latest fires.  It’s the common outcome of many a well-intentioned entrepreneur! But wait, there’s hope. And it comes with a bonus: it’s fun. Rhythm of the Business Salons are monthly roundtable...

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Tuesday@noon Business Skills Workshops

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in Blog, Events, Featured, Tuesday workshops | Comments Off

Tuesday@noon Business Skills Workshops

NEW in 2015… Tuesday@noon workshops are 90 minutes long. Each month has one class on each of the following themes: Marketing,  Finance, Business Software, and Cloud Computing. COST: $25 members/$35 early registration (1 week in advance)/$45 regular ( OfficeXpats Members also get one free class per month). ) January, 2015 Jan 6, 2015 (MARKETING): Validate Your Target Market: Understand your audience and do a competitive analysis of your competition. Learn how to do a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) and...

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Renewal and Vision for 2015 

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in Blog, Coworking, Events, Featured, News about OfficeXpats, Tuesday workshops | Comments Off

Renewal and Vision for 2015 

2015 could be a big turning point for OfficeXpats. After almost three-and-a-half years, we’re proud to have consistently offered our core business model of desk space, conference room resources, community opportunities for collaboration, and Tuesday@noon sharing of business skills. Our space has gone through plenty of shape-shifting, and we’ve become more sustainable by sharing space with Kombi Corp. In early 2014 we added a part time manager, and Judy Whitehead has smoothed out coordination of the ambassadors team and...

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Mastermind Group

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Blog, Events, Featured | Comments Off

Mastermind Group

From “day one,” OfficeXpats has looked forward to the day when we could sponsor a “mastermind” group. Starting in January, 2015, Alyse McConnell will lead our first Mastermind group! What is a Mastermind Group? Mastermind groups have been around for decades as a way to offer a committed group of business owners or professionals support and personal/professional growth and to achieve specific goals and overall success. Activities of Mastermind Groups usually  include brainstorming, education, peer accountability and...

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Looking Back, Looking Forward to 2015

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Blog, Events, Tuesday workshops | Comments Off

Looking Back, Looking Forward to 2015

Finish 2014 Powerfully. Enter 2015 prepared for success. Note that this class is 90 minutes! Also, as part of this session, you will be the first to learn of a limited seating Mastermind group starting in January. The series from last year was recorded! See below for links. “People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” ~Earl Nightingale. Join us December 9, Tuesday 12-1:30pm for a rare opportunity to work with Executive Coach, Alyse McConnell. This session will have you celebrating your accomplishments...

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WordPress “Learning-by-Doing” Training

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Blog, Events, Marketing your business | Comments Off

WordPress “Learning-by-Doing” Training

Small group hands-on WordPress workshops Need a WordPress professional looking over your shoulder, helping you  “get it done?” Clearly a lot of us are DIYing our websites. How about $45 for 90 minutes of expert support!  Register now for one–or more–of the four workshops described below; class size is capped at 6 participants to assure attention to individual needs. These workshops facilitated by Katherine Morgan are a great way to get affordable professional support. Bring your computer, your WordPress login, and your...

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Find Your Social Media Marketing “Sweet Spot”

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Blog, Events, Marketing your business | Comments Off

Find Your Social Media Marketing “Sweet Spot”

November 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Find your own best-fit strategy to reap the returns of social media marketing without driving yourself crazy. Jeffrey Hora, founder of Social Sapiens, and Leslie Schneider, founder of OfficeXpats, team up to offer a 90-minute whirl wind strategy session that cuts straight to what business social media is good for and what it’s not. You will learn: Which platforms serve your particular business needs better than others How to put your own unique talents to work for the most efficient return on your investment How...

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How to use video in your marketing strategy

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Blog, Events, Marketing your business, Tuesday workshops | Comments Off

How to use video in your marketing strategy

November workshops: Need a few reasons to make video part of your marketing strategy? Search Engine Optimization: YouTube has the second biggest audience of people searching for answers to queries. Engagement and Community: Online video watchers like to engage and respond. Conversion: people find their answers and proceed to the next stage of the buying cycle. Analytics: get good statistics about your videos and measure the video marketing strategy you are generating. On his web site, Matt Longmire of Northwest Films, says “The...

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WordPress for Business Sites

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Blog, Events, Tuesday workshops | Comments Off

WordPress for Business Sites

October workshops: WordPress for Business Web Sites Workshops for WordPress are back for Tuesdays@noon in October! Our most popular topic by far, WordPress was first offered by Annette Walker, and SHE’S BACK, along with Jeff Logan and Katherine Morgan. You are welcome to bring your laptops and explore as we go, but we will not be providing hands-on technical support during the sessions. October 7: Getting Started, with Annette Walker Why WordPress? What does WordPress do for you in the short term … and longer term? You’ve decided...

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