Free Trainings for Businesses and Non-Profits

The North Central Regional Planning Commission is hosting a series of FREE trainings over the next year for businesses and nonprofits located in North Central Kansas (12-county NCRPC service area)* to aid in successful recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

*North Central Kansas counties included are Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Marshall, Mitchell, Ottawa, Republic, Saline, and Washington.

Additional classes and topics are being scheduled and will be added to the calendar below once details are finalized.

Registration is required. To sign up, look for the “Register for this course” button at the bottom of each event.

If you would like to receive information about free training opportunities as they become available, please email us using the contact form below.

TUE24August 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Social Media Marketing

Online via Zoom

Overwhelmed with the social media platforms and how to maximize your online presence? Take this course to learn how to effectively use social media to engage customers, tell your story, and make sales. A variety of topics will be covered…Read more ›

THU August 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Developing a Business Plan for Your Business or Nonprofit

Online via Zoom

Yes, you can start a business or nonprofit without a plan but a plan helps you to prepare for not only success but it is also a tool for getting funding that will help you launch and/or grow your organization.…Read more ›Free

September 2021

WED September 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Right Start – Using a Business Plan

Online via Zoom

Considering starting a company? Maybe you already have one but are not sure what direction to go. Every business needs a business plan. In this fast-paced 2-hour session, you will learn the importance of a business plan, how to develop…Read more ›Free

THU September 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Website Development

Online via Zoom

Need a website but not sure where to begin? This introductory course will cover different platforms and how these pair with social media channels. Participants will formulate a basic website using WordPress. A variety of topics will be covered based…Read more ›Free

THU September 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Board Members and Officers

Online via Zoom

Boards are only effective if board members understand their roles and responsibilities. Learn about the basic responsibilities of board members and officers and what you need to do to get them to commit and follow through as well as the…Read more ›Free

WED September 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cash Flow Made Easy

Online via Zoom

Not sure what cash flow is? Come learn how to project business income and expenses. Learn how to calculate estimated monthly sales and costs by line item as well as how to manage loan repayments. LRS Consulting, Inc. will help…Read more ›Free

TUE September 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Online Sales

Online via Zoom

Is your business looking to add or increase online sales? JenRus Freelance has been selling online for the past 10 years and has been helping other businesses do it for just as long. Learn how to add an online store…Read more ›Free

WED September 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meeting the 3 M’s – Learning the Basics of Money, Marketing & Management – Sept. 29 Session

Online via Zoom

If you want to start a new business, the three M’s are critical. This seminar offers essential information about Money, Marketing, and Management that will help you assess the feasibility of your business idea. You will then be ready to…Read more ›Free

October 2021

WED October 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Creating Strong Board Chair-CEO Partnerships

Online via Zoom

It’s important for the nonprofit board and the Chief Executive to work together well but for that to happen each needs to understand their roles and how they should complement one another. Learn how to create those strong working relationships.…Read more ›Free

WED October 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Behind Every Successful Business is Great Recordkeeping

Online via Zoom

Are you not sure what you need to track in your business or what records to keep? LRS Consulting, Inc. will walk you through all the steps needed on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis to ensure you…Read more ›Free

WED October 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Make Your Accounting Quick with QuickBooks – Oct. 13 Session

Online via Zoom

Any accounting software can be overwhelming and intimidating. Do not let this stop you. LRS Consulting, Inc. will help you discover the features QuickBooks© has to offer for your business and show you the benefits of accurate record keeping. Look…Read more ›Free

WED October 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Customer Service – The Key to Surviving Economic Downturns

Online via Zoom

Without customers your business cannot survive. Use this training to turn your need for customers into your customer’s needs to generate profit for your business. LRS Consulting, Inc. will teach you how to use your personal traits to keep customers…Read more ›Free