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Name: Katie Douglass
Phone #: (612) 624-3478

Office Hours for Drop-ins: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Business & Technology Center
Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center
2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Suite 106
Minneapolis, MN 55411

High-impact workshops designed to give small business leaders the very best tools for success! All workshops are held at the Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center.

Increase your Visibility on LinkedIn

Thursday, January 23, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
starts at 8:30 AM


Discover the power of LinkedIn and learn how to connect and network effectively. Get noticed by business professionals, recruiters and hiring managers.

The Workshop will cover:

  • What is holding you back from achieving your professional goals
  • Top 5 Reasons LinkedIn is so powerful
  • Who is using LinkedIn
  • How to create a powerful profile
  • The importance of key words and searches
  • How to make the most of the new Home Page

Computer Basics: Eager to learn more about computers?  Take the Computer Basics class!  In this class, you will learn what the basic parts of a computer are, how to properly turn off the computer, learn how to navigate the Start Menu, how to create shortcuts and folders and more.

Computer Maintenance: Learn basic tips for solving everyday computer issues at home such as: Resolve slow computer issues; faster Internet; virus removal; add and remove hardware; and add and remove software.

Microsoft Word 2010: Designing a flyer or brochure?  Writing a resume or cover letter? This class is for you! Learn how to navigate through Word, edit text, format a paragraph, create lists with bullets and numbers, use spell check and more.

Microsoft Excel 2010: Need help preparing a budget, creating graphs or keeping track of information?  Take the Microsoft Excel 2007 class for Beginners and learn how to create and edit spreadsheets, enter formulas, apply formats, print Excel documents and more.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010: PowerPoint allows you to combine text, pictures, graphics, video/audio clips, web pages and more to create compelling presentations. This class is for beginners and covers such topics as choosing a design template, creating slides, running a presentation and more.

Internet Basics & Safety: Job searching, surfing the Internet or banking online. This class is for you!  Learn how the Internet works, basic Internet terms, navigating Mozilla Firefox, how to perform basic searches, safety measures to protect your information online and more.

For more information about our classes, please contact Katie Douglass at 612-624-3478 or at