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How to Create A Continuous Improvement Culture

Global business leaders achieve a competitive edge by streamlining their organization's capabilities in technology, services and people. The greater the capability the more mature the organization. In this class, you will learn how to leverage capability and outpace competitors to deliver successful products and/or services. Dr. Kari L. Dean, co-owner of SMART Business will provide actionable insight on what it means to be a capable, mature organization and how to create a culture of continuous improvement.

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Principles of Successful Business Ownership

Do you have a desire to start a business? Are you currently starting a business? Not sure you are the right person for the task? This interactive workshop will walk you through the best practices of business ownership. You will learn how to examine and hone your management abilities in finance, projects, risks, time, personnel and clientele, while aiding in the decision to run your business on your own. This course is offered by the Service Corp. of Retired Executives (SCORE), a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Professional Etiquette, A Guide to Executive Communications and Professional Protocols

Good manners are cost effective and increase productivity. Consistently good manners cross age and cultural differences with ease while propelling people in the same affirmative direction. An executive who understands the unwritten rules of social behavior will move with ease throughout the business world bridging gaps in communication, where others fail. In this class, you will learn the art of executive level communication in written and verbal form. Dr. Kari L. Dean, co-owner of SMART Business will offer best practices for telephone and email communications, texting and junior vs. senior level executive etiquette.

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Right Employee, Right Job

Performance management is an ongoing challenge in most organizations. Many managers spend countless hours huddled over spreadsheets, analyzing employee metrics and looking for ways to improve performance and boost production. In this class, you will learn how to analyze people capability, organizational maturity and how to build effective business systems that drive performance and increase productivity. Dr. Kari L. Dean will provide an interactive class that allows you to measure your own organizations performance and set prioritized action items for improvement.

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The Launch Academy

Are you an entrepreneur who wants to launch a business while climbing the corporate ladder? Then this class is for you! Fact is that the economic landscape is rapidly changing and the stability of a job has given way to instability. Whether you want to ditch the heels for flip flops, the neck tie for shade and fulfill the need to #BecomeBoss or add additional income to your budget, this is the course for you! Michelle McEllis, Board Certified Business Coach through the Center for Credentialing and Education, as well as a Texas certified Business and Finance Educator, is your instructor.

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Voice-Overs: Make Money with Your Voice

Learn about the exciting world of the voice-over industry from audiobooks to commercials. Discover the plentiful opportunities available for voice talent, what skills are necessary and what is needed to get started. In this highly interactive class, participants will practice a variety of voice-over exercises. Each student will perform and record a short commercial with playback. A $10 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class. Janice Dean is a voice-over coach, producer and director.

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