I just love being part of the Children's Friend family, and recently, I conducted a 2-part Microsoft Outlook class for them in Providence. Children's Friend has been named one of the best places to work in Rhode Island by the Providence Business News, and I think that a large part of that award has to do with the fact that they are seriously invested in staff development. They have an important mission there, and the better trained their staff is, the more productive and effective they can be. I'm proud to be the only technology trainer that's part of their training program.
robinTime, the local award-winning provider of computer training, is making a change - at the end of October, we're closing our local teaching space at 683 West Main Rd in Middletown. We're still the award-winning local source for private computer lessons, application training workshops for small businesses, and application and workflow consulting assistance. If a group is interested in a specific class, a space will be arranged to meet their needs.
These classes are still open for enrollment through the end of the month to be conducted at 683 West Main Rd in Middletown:
- Microsoft Word Part 2: Beyond the Basics, 10/8
- SocialMunch, 10/11, conducted in cooperation and collaboration with CADEAUX du MONDE, the topic this month will be MailChimp and e-newsletters
- Microsoft Word Part 3: Power Tools, 10/15
- Conquering the Computer - a 3-part class offered for 10/19, 10/26, and 11/2
- Microsoft Outlook: A Productivity Power Tool, 10/22
- Social Media Total Immersion Experience: A Social Media Workshop for Small Business Owners, 10/25 - this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for small business owners to master the basics of using social media as an integrated part of their overall marketing plan
Early bird discounted rates are available for every class up until 2 weeks prior to the event.
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If you haven't yet tried one of the free TechSavvy events co-hosted by robinTime and Newport County Computers, then you should attend the free SEO class on August 21st. Not just because it's a great topic for every business, but also because of the speaker! Tony Guarnaccia, founder of Big Fish Results, has his first book coming out any moment! He's coming to explain what SEO (search engine optimization) is and why it matters to every business with an online presence, PLUS he's prepared to give away a few copies of the book to the first folks who arrive in time for the event! So, plan to be at this coming week's TechSavvy event to learn more about search engine optimization for your business - Wednesday, August 21st at 5:30 pm, at robinTime and Newport County Computers, 683 West Main Rd in Middletown.
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I'm so pleased to say that the $1M surcharge problem has been fixed. So, a $20 SocialMunch session won't cost $1,000,020 any more! Good job, Event Espresso team!
So, if you've been contemplating a computer class this summer, but was anxious about that surcharge, no need to be anxious any longer! See you in class.
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This week's free TechSavvy is entitled "Linux at Home and Work", and our speaker is Jairo Rugel of Newport County Computers and ATC-Tech. Jairo will be discussing this free option to Windows and Apple's Mac. For a long time, Linux was predominantly found in academia or government, but its use has grown tremendously as it's become more user-friendly. If you don't know what it is, or you've been contemplating using it, this is a great opportunity to dust off the sand from the beach and come in and learn.
Jairo, President and Senior Technology Consultant at ATC Tech Inc and Newport County Computers (Newport-County-Computers here on Facebook), and co-host and co-sponsor of these weekly TechSavvy events, was active duty in the U.S. Navy for 11 years as a Sonar Technician. After the Navy, he was the Tech Support Manager for the Latin America Region at American Power Conversion (APC), then the Global Networking Instructor at GTECH Inc, and a Managing Consultant at All Bases (IT Consulting Firm) before starting his own business ten years ago. Jairo is an active member of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce whose key to business success is honesty, integrity, and a determination to provide the best possible service for his clients. He’s also a Board Member at Technology For Tomorrow.
Remember that TechSavvy events are free to anyone, so sign up and join us! Seating is limited - first come, first served on the chairs!
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For some businesses, things are slower in the summer, so it's an opportunity to assess, make plans to address priorities, and make changes. It's the perfect time to learn new skills, modify processes, and make changes to help you spend your time more productively and efficiently so that you've got more of a competitive edge when the summer's over.
For others, such as many of those in this area that are knee-deep in the tourism and hospitality industries, it's a time of action and reaction. If your business is more on the frantic side during the summer, then it's the time to get some help so that you can maintain a strong focus on what you do best and keep your competitive edge honed during your busy time.
Either way, robinTime can help you. Get in touch if you need some help!