“Growing a Business” Workshop-The Lopez Island Family Resource Center

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On January 27th & 28th, as part of the “Growing a Great Business Series,” four new workshops will be offered for small business owners, or those thinking about starting a business.   Participants can choose from classes in Business Development, Financial, Marketing, and Business Operations Planning.  Each 3 hour class is $20, or participants can take ALL classes for $55.

Instructor James Dunn from Seattle’s Washington CASH (Community Alliance for Self-Help) returns to Lopez for his fifth visit to lead these lively interactive workshops.  He consistently receives high marks.  Teri Murray, an Orcas island resident who participated in his Online Marketing Workshop last month commented on her class evaluation form: “James has that rare combination of being extremely well informed about his topic, amusing and very insightful about the participants’ ideas and proposals.  I’m still quoting him whenever I can.”  James takes great pleasure working with entrepreneurs to help them build the lives they want to lead by following their passions and making money in the process.

The Lopez Island Family Resource Center (LIFRC) is committed to helping islanders gain self-sufficiency through education and training.  The ResourceCenter began offering classes in 2007 and since then the program has continued to grow. Classes are made possible by grants through Communities Connect network, Broadband USA, Harvest Foundation, and San Juan Economic Development Council, in collaboration with the Lopez Island Library.

Classes are open to all San JuanCounty residents, and the ResourceCenter will help with ferry pickups and drop-offs if needed. Pre-registration is required for classes. To register, or for questions,  call Patsy Haber, Lopez Island Family Resource Center Program Coordinator (468-4117).  More information about this class as well as other Employment and Life Skills Classes offered by the ResourceCenter is available online at www.lifrc.org.