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Do you have a small business?
A side hustle? Or even just an idea?

Our part-time 42-hour Digital Skills for Entrepreneurship program is for you!

Digital Skills for Entrepreneurship (DSE) is designed to teach learners basic digital skills that will allow them to pursue their business idea or grow their existing business. By the end of this course, learners will be able to apply foundational skills in their everyday life, will have created an online presence for their business, and will become a part of a network of small businesses in their community.

What Will You Learn?

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Know how to use and care for a computer
  • Develop safe web browsing habits
  • Use G Suite, including Docs, Sheets and Slides, and apply these tools to your business and your everyday life
  • Analyze digital tools for branding and marketing your business (including social media platforms, Google My Business, Hatchful, Canva)
  • Build an online Shopify store to sell your product or service
  • Present what you’ve built to a network of like-minded entrepreneurs in your community

What Will This Course Look Like?

Workshop #1: Introduction to Computers

Discuss the purpose of computers, different operating systems and how to care for a computer

 

Workshop #2: Introduction to the Internet and Internet Safety

Learn how to use the internet, online search tools and how to keep yourself safe online

Workshop #1: Getting Started With Your G Suite Account

Learn how to use G Suite applications including Gmail, Google Docs and Google Slides

 

Workshop #2: Using G Suit to Connect and Collaborate

Explore the capabilities of Google Calendar and Google Meet to stay organized and collaborate with others

 

Workshop #3: Using Google Sheets to Manage a Budget

Learn how to use Google Sheets to create helpful resources like budgets and revenue models

Workshop #1: Digital Tools For Branding

Learn the tools used to build a logo and create a style guide

 

Workshop #2: Introduction to Social Media

Create four different social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram) and learn how to navigate each platform from a business perspective

 

Workshop #3: Social Media Best Practices

Learn about social media ethics, privacy, and customer experience

 

Workshop #4: Promoting Your Business

Learn to promote your business using Google My Business and use Canva to create your own business cards.

Workshop #1: What is E-commerce?

Learn what e-commerce is, and how it applies to your business

 

Workshop #2: WordPress Basics

Begin building a website for your business

 

Workshop #3: Building and Customizing Your WordPress Site

Add products and services, pages, and customization to your WordPress site

Workshop #1: Using Google Slides to Pitch Your Idea

Learn to pitch your business using Google Slides, and showcase what you’ve created so far

 

Workshop #2: Digital Skills Expo Work Session

An opportunity to spend time with the instructors of the course to ask questions, work on stretch goals, and polish off your creations

 

Workshop #3: Digital Skills Expo

The Digital Skills Expo is a chance for you to ‘pitch’ your business idea to friends, family, and community members and showcase your digital creations

How Much Does This Course Cost?

This program is free! All you have to do is sign up when the program is offered in your community.

Register Today!

Click on the location you're interested in for more details about registration. Keep checking back as we're constantly adding new offerings!

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