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Got A New iPad For Christmas? Here’s How To Get Started

Electronics are a popular gift choice for many people around the holidays. After all, they are both sleek and attractive, and they keep us connected in our fast-paced society. One of the fastest growing electronics markets over the past couple of years is tablets, with the Apple iPad leading the pack by a wide margin. These thin, fast, and capable gadgets are the perfect go-between for smartphones and full-on computers, and are the perfect accessory for anyone who likes to stay connected on the go.

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5 Ways To Connect With Your Customers Via Social Media

Even though typing into a tiny electronic screen may not feel very warm and personal, it’s a fantastic way to make meaningful connections with your clients, future customers, and fans. While nothing can replace an in-person interaction, social media interactions are quickly becoming the most popular means of communication in the marketing world.

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Adobe Illustrator Cheat Sheet

Download the Adobe Illustrator Cheat Sheet for FREE!

The Digital Workshop Center provides free cheat sheets on many popular software applications. If you are looking for a quick Adobe Illustrator reference sheet, then we’ve got just the thing for you!

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October 2015 Monthly Newsletter

This month’s newsletter includes Community Events here at the Digital Workshop Center including a ‘Tips & Tricks for Freelance Designers’ Lunch n’ Learn, Green Drinks Meetup, QuickBooks for Small Business class, and Intro to Social Media Class. As always the October newsletter includes a list of our fast-approaching classes and schedules.

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Launch Your Company With Our Business Administration Certification

With new small businesses coming on to the scene daily, it can be intimidating for any entrepreneur to jump into the fray. There are many skills that you need to know in order to be successful in today’s tech-savvy marketplace, and it’s hard to know where to start. For most companies, from the design sector to the financial sector, there are several key software programs that must be mastered for maximum efficiency and workflow. Luckily, you can get all the training you need to launch your own business right from the comfort of your own couch! With the fundamental business administration certification at DWC, you will learn all of the basic software and managerial skills that you need to run a successful business, no matter the size or specialty. You’ll become fluent in Microsoft Excel, the most common spreadsheet program used worldwide; you’ll send emails in a snap with Microsoft Outlook, a popular business mail client; and you’ll represent ideas in a visually appealing way with Microsoft PowerPoint. These three programs form a solid foundation for any business, and you will be able to put them to good use to grow your company’s productivity and efficiency. With this new prowess, you will be prepared for a new level of success in these three crucial areas: Effective communication A business is only as good as its staff, and working with a group of people requires crystal clear communication in order to stay on track. Intra-office brainstorming and discussion is a great thing to foster, but without the right tools, things can get lost in translation. Utilizing a clean and tidy system with a reliable email client like Outlook will enhance your staff’s ability to share and collaborate on spreadsheets and presentations in a direct and hassle-free manner. The more information you can share and the faster you can share it means you’ll get more accomplished and boost your sales. Productive presentation There are a lot of concepts and ideas that just can’t be explained verbally, which is why media-rich visual presentation tools are necessary for most businesses. Whether you are a designer, a PR firm, or a data collection laboratory, having the ability to share your work in a graphic manner could mean the difference between getting that important contract and being passed over. Using figures and stats from your spreadsheets, you can create eye-catching and effective presentations and slideshows in PowerPoint, which you can share across the globe with a click of a button. Efficient record keeping When you are running a business, there are several different areas you need to keep track of, including revenue, marketing stats, social media accounts, and operating costs. But if you are fluent in the three basic Microsoft software programs, you can easily keep tabs on multiple accounts and streams all at once, and seamlessly integrate them with the rest of your company’s programs. When you need to share or collaborate on a record or log, you can instantly send it to anyone, and track their changes visually. Highly organized and easy to read records and documents can save you time, money, and many headaches as business administrator. With the fundamental business administration certification, you will harness the power of software programs to keep your production, sales, and marketing on track. You will find that planning, strategizing, controlling, and overseeing day-to-day business functions comes more easily with your expertise. So if you are ready to make this smart investment in your future and your business, Fill out the form below to tell us more about how we can help you get started! You...

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Shopping For Your First Digital Camera? Here Are A Few Tips!

Whether you are shopping for a better way to take family photos, or you are wanting to take your photography hobby to the next level, there are a few things you should know before making a purchase. It’s a little bit more complicated than saying you want to take pretty pictures and you have X amount of money to spend. A digital camera (or DSLR) is an investment, and making the right choice will bring you years of enjoyment and creative play. So, as you shop around, here are a few questions to ask yourself.

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