Several fall classes offered by local business folks

Here’s a roundup of notes and press releases recently received from local professionals and business owners teaching extended-education courses at Whatcom Community College this fall.

These courses are offered through the college’s Community Education Program. More information on cost (which varies between courses) and registration is online at That website also includes information on other community classes offered at WCC.

Devin Wolf, wealth manager at Financial Plan Inc., is teaching two finance classes.

– “Your Guide to Financial Planning,” 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays from Oct. 8 to Oct. 29.

Explore the key elements of constructing a financial plan including building personal financial statements, identifying goals, constructing portfolios to fund those goals, identifying and avoiding risks, and monitoring your plan.

– “Understanding Your 401(k)”, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24

In this workshop, learn how to evaluate your 401(k) plan, avoid hidden fees, and use your retirement plan to accomplish your financial goals.

Rob Haskell, owner of Intuito Web Design, is teaching a class on marketing and Web strategy.

– “Websites 101 for  Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners,” 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 30, and Wednesday, Oct. 2.

The goal of the course is to provide decision makers with the tools they need to develop successful Web strategies, make budgetary decisions, and choose service providers. Topics covered will include: choosing the right type of website, web marketing, harnessing social media, the e-commerce option, search engine optimization and more.

Bill Pate, an accountant and owner of Bookkeeping Solutions NW Inc. in Lynden, is teaching a QuickBooks starter course.

– “Fundamentals of QuickBooks Accounting,”  6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays and Wednesday from Oct. 7 to Oct. 30.

Students will learn basic accounting principles and how to effectively use QuickBooks 2013 accounting software. The class is taught in a computer lab, and is recommended for beginning QuickBooks users; basic computer skills are required. A certificate will be issued upon completion of the course. 

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