Spring 2014 Sessions Begin February 19, 2014! See Details Below!
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Online and mobile technologies have profoundly changed the way businesses communicate. Polish your business communication skills as you navigate the internet marketing and communication waters.
Dr. David Tobin joined the full-time faculty of Rice Universityís Jones Graduate School of Business in 2007 after 25 years in the advertising business with Ogilvy & Mather and then Richards/Carlberg. He worked on multimedia campaigns for clients such as Shell Oil, IBM, HEB, the Houston Texans, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He specializes in business communication at Rice.
Let Bruce Hurta lead you through the maze of financing small to medium businesses.
Bruce Hurta is the Business Lending Manager of the Members Choice Credit Union here in Houston.
If your employees love your company and products, your customers will love you even more. Abby Ludens describes how to keep your internal and external customers sublimely happy.
Abby Ludens hasnít had much time to snooze during her 13 years with Mattress Firm, Inc., the nationís largest and fastest growing specialty bedding retailer. Abby has seen her company more than quadruple in size during her tenure as the Vice President of Talent Management. One of her main responsibilities is to not only make sure that they hire top talent across the country, but also identify and implement retention strategies to keep their employees engaged and productive. Due to a company-wide focus on these strategies, Mattress Firm has experienced industry-low turnover rates and has received national recognition as a Top Workplace.
Learn about services from Google designed to help small to medium sized businesses. Discover tools to perform market research, create business listings, advertise locally, analyze website traffic, manage documents, and more.
Doug Mansfield is the owner of Mansfield Marketing, a Google Certified online marketing company in Houston. He also teaches a series of online workshops at UH-SBDC and provides private training to individuals and companies.
Has the digital age left you behind? Bring your smart phone and tablet and try the hands-on approach to learning how business apps can save you time and money.
Dorrie Scott, BBA-Marketing, MLS. After 17 years at Barnes & Noble, honing her operations, merchandising, and management skills, Dorrie Scott found her calling as a librarian at LSC-CyFair. She currently teaches computer workshops on Microsoft Office programs, designs and coordinates the library displays, and is the resident expert on eBooks, eReaders, and the world of digital downloads. She has a passion for web design, emerging technologies, the future of Web 3.0, and the uses of Augmented Reality applications in life and education. She recently kick-started the eTools Workshops, highlighting software, websites, and mobile apps for work, home, and play.
Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center, Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce, and the Lone Star College-CyFair Library.