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.
Workshop #1: Discuss the purpose of computers, different operating systems, and how to care for a computer
Workshop #2: Learn how to use the internet, online search tools and how to keep yourself safe online
Workshop #3: Examine G Suite – Learn how to use G-Suite applications including Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Drive
Workshop #1: Learn the tools used to build a logo and create a style guide
Workshop #2: Create four different social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram) and learn how to navigate each platform
Workshop #3: Learn about social media ethics, privacy, and customer experience
Workshop #4: Learn to promote your business using Google My Business and use Canva to create your own business cards
Workshop #1: Learn what e-commerce is, and how it applies to your business
Workshop #2: Learn Shopify basics and investigate online Shopify stores
Workshop #3: Add products, create collections, and build pages on your Shopify store
Workshop #4: Learn how to interact with customers in Shopify, how to fill orders, and how to manage inventory
Workshop #1: Learn to pitch your business by using Google Slides, and showcase your DSE creations
Workshop #2: Polish off your final creations
Workshop #3: Participate in our Digital Skills Expo! The Digital Skills Expo is a chance for you to show program participants, instructors, community members, friends and family what you have been working on! Each participant will be in the same space, displaying what they have created over the last seven weeks!