Cowley College is teaming with the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce, RCB Bank and The Trust Company of Kansas to provide Business Bootcamp sessions to assist small business owners in the area.

Business BootcampFor Ark City chamber members, there is a one-time $30 fee per business to register, but after that fee is paid, sessions are only $10 per person. For non-chamber members, sessions are $50 per person.

The first session, on customer service, was held Sept. 6 and the next session, Business Design on a Budget, will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 27. All sessions will be held in Room 105 of the college’s Webb-Brown Academic Center.

During the customer service workshop, participants learned how to develop employees who can make customers happy without compromising business standards or policies. The workshop helped employees to learn how to succeed at being understanding, thoughtful, and interpersonal with customers and clients.

Upcoming Business Bootcamp sessions

The Sept. 27 session will help individuals to learn the basic principles of design and how to effectively use software to make flyers, business cards, ads, and other designs for their businesses.

On Oct. 4, a business computer applications class will be offered. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the computer software their business already is using, including Microsoft products such as Access, Excel, Paint, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word.

On Oct. 18, individuals can learn about branding and marketing. They will learn the importance of logos, branding their business, how to market to their target audience and how to use a chamber of commerce event to promote their business.

The final session on Nov. 11 will cover social media. Whether marketing to a small town or the entire world, a strong social media presence can boost sales. Participants will learn how to leverage their marketing presence on today’s biggest social media platforms.

To register for any of these sessions, call the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce at (620) 442-0230.

This information was provided by Cowley College Director of Institutional Communications and Public Relations Rama Peroo.