Minnesota 7 Hour Business Practices Package

$99.00

7 Hour Course

Approved By: Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry


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This 7 hour package examines what it means to establish and manage a business. This package is intended for contractors in the State of Minnesota. In this course we will examine such topics as ethics, business management, communication, and digital marketing.

    • Ethics for Contractors [10 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Ethics for Contractors
      • 02. What is Ethics?
      • 03. Ethics vs. Morals
      • 04. Ethical Concepts and Terminology
      • 05. Ethics in the Real World
      • 06. Sample Codes of Ethics
      • 07. Ethics in Social Media for Contractors
      • 08. Ethics in Bidding
      • 09. Situations (Q&A) that Contractors Find Themselves In
      • 10. Conclusion
    • Incremental Quiz 1 (14 questions)
    • Business Management [6 Activities]
      • 01. Starting a New Business
      • 02. Writing a Business Plan
      • 03. General Principles of Business Management
      • 04. Day-to-Day Management Concerns
      • 05. Business Management: Employees, Subcontractors, & Employment Law
      • 06. Human Resources Considerations
    • Incremental Quiz 2 (17 questions)
    • Management Theory [5 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Management Theory
      • 02. Management Styles
      • 03. Management Theories
      • 04. Organizational Formats
      • 05. Problems Associated with Management
    • Incremental Quiz 3 (14 questions)
    • Communication [4 Activities]
      • 01. Types of Communication
      • 02. Means of Communication
      • 03. Means of Communication - Part 2
      • 04. Sales Meetings
    • Incremental Quiz 4 (9 questions)
    • Office Policies [3 Activities]
      • 01. Office Policy and Procedures
      • 02. Use of the Manual
      • 03. Conclusion of Office Manuals
    • Incremental Quiz 5 (3 questions)
    • Digital Marketing [13 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Digital Marketing (Video)
      • 02. Introduction to Digital Marketing (Video)
      • 03. The Importance of Digital Marketing (Video)
      • 04. How Digital Marketing Sells Itself (Video)
      • 05. Why Digital Marketing Must Not Be Ignored
      • 06. How Digital Marketing Can Help YOU (Video)
      • 07. Types of Digital Marketing
      • 08. Getting Started With Digital Marketing (Video)
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Google Places (Video)
        • 10. Your Business Website
        • 11. Facebook (Video)
        • 12. Email marketing
        • 13. Conclusion (Video)
    • Incremental Quiz 6 (13 questions)
    • Mandatory DLI Questionnaire
    • Certificate of Completion

Instructor Bio


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Mike Melvin, owner of At Your Pace Online, LLC, is the instructor and industry expert for many of our courses. In addition to his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Ottawa University, Kansas, Mike has owned, operated, and worked for numerous construction companies. Mike's relevant construction experience includes framing, concrete construction, foundations, and roofing. As the current owner and an approved lead instructor for At Your Pace Online, he teaches multiple courses pertaining to construction and business. With over fifteen years of experience in the industry, Mike combines his proven understanding of teaching online education with the practical and academic industry knowledge needed by our students, to allow them to complete their courses and get back to the job site.