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Chamber’s Small Business Academy offers business classes at affordable prices; here’s the schedule

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Offering avenues for employees to develop and improve their skills is crucial to keeping an organization stable and progressing. The Northern Kentucky Chamber Small Business Academy is a great resource and offers essential business knowledge at affordable prices for small businesses and their employees.

Through a partnership with Gateway Community and Technical College’s Workforce Solutions, participants can earn Professional Leadership Certificates in a number of disciplines. Courses are taught by college level instructors with class related presentations by area executive and mentors from the Northern Kentucky business community.

Certificate workshops available include:

 Everyday leadership (September 12-19)
 Effective Decision Making & Delegation (October 10-19)
 Communication & Teamwork (January 30 – February 8, 2018)
 Empowerment & Motivation (March 20 – March 30, 2018)
 MICROSOFT Excel I Fall 2017 Session (September 11-20)
 MICROSOFT Excel I Winter 2018 Session (February 13-22, 2018)
 MICROSOFT Excel II Fall 2017 Session (October 2-11)
 MICROSOFT Excel Winter 2018 Session (March 6-15, 2018)

The NKY Chamber Small Business Academy also offers workshops centered on essential business knowledge, including:

 Basic Spanish for Business I (July 10 – 19)
 Basic Spanish for Business II (July 24 – August 2)
 5 Tips on How to Connect with your Hispanic Customers (July 25)
 5 Tips on Printing Your Message (August 30)
 5 Tips to Get More Return on your Networking (September 26)
 5 Tips on How to Give a Persuasive Presentation (October 24)
 5 Tips on Social Media: Creating Your Voice (November 29)

In addition, the NKY Chamber has partnered with C-Forward for a new Cyber Security series that will discuss the latest best practices for protecting small businesses and startups from cyber attacks.

 Cyber Security Series (July 26)
 Cyber Security Series (September 13)
 Cyber Security Series (November 14)
 Cyber Security Series (January 16)
 Cyber Security Series (March 20)

Additional details about the workshops and registration information can be found online at www.nkychamber.com/events.

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