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Microsoft Excel for Business


with Donna Rose

Calendar Sep 10, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 10 weeks

The course will cover advanced features such as Pivot Tables, data analysis and charting. We will also cover Excel’s database capabilities and user-created automation using powerful tools such as macros. Many lesser-known tips and tricks will be revealed. After the hour-long period of core content, the remainder of the class may be used for user-driven experimentation and one-on-one Q&A.

Note: Each participant will need a laptop with Excel software.

Donna Rose has 35 years of extensive training, consulting and software development experience. Highly skilled in platforms including the Microsoft Office suite, relational database architecture, and several coding languages, Donna is an Excel Power User.

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New Enterprise Training for Profits: Business Planning


with Charlotte Taylor

Calendar Oct 16, 2019 at 2 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This five-week program teaches entrepreneurial success strategies and enables participants to write a business plan.  Participants will be linked to country resources.

 Note: Each student will be required to purchase a business planning workbook.

Charlotte Taylor is the retired owner of Venture Concepts and the author of several books on entrepreneurship.  Her firm specialized in helping entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. She has taught entrepreneurship principles for John Hopkins University , the State University of New York (SUNY), and the University of Northern Virginia.

The Basics of Real Estate Investment--Public and Private


with Paul Larner

Calendar Nov 1, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn how to calculate real estate rates of return such as the “NOI Yield,” “IRR,” “Yield after Capex,” “Dividend Yield” and the impact of appreciation in real estate investing.  The class will review simple examples for both private real estate and public companies, i.e “REITS.”  If time allows we will discuss briefly the taxation of real estate and its special favored status under the Internal Revenue Code including a brief discussion of “pass thru entities.”

Paul Larner has been an active real estate investor since he was 18.  He is the managing partner in 10+ private investment partnerships and since 2011 has run a small hedge fund called “Real Estate Securities Income Fund” that delivers a 10% annual return.  He was the former Chief Financial Officer of Charles E. Smith Commercial Realty in NOVA which was a $2.5 billion company and  was the lead executive in its merger with a publicly traded REIT named Vornado realty Trust.   

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