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Release: April 15, 1999

HENRY B. TIPPIE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS NOTES

INTERNET WORKSHOP FOR SMALL BUSINESS APRIL 26 -- The Iowa Women's Enterprise Center and the UI Small Business Development Center are sponsoring a technology workshop April 26 designed to help small business owners make the most of the Internet.

The workshop will provide participants with hands-on expert help in online business research, marketing and advertising on the Internet, and a guide to e-mail and chat room communications. A comprehensive curriculum and web guide will be provided.

The Iowa Women's Enterprise Center, a cooperative effort of entrepreneurial and small business centers at Iowa universities, is funded through the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Women's Business Ownership. It is intended to help women become full partners in economic development through business ownership.

The workshop will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room C202 of the PBAB. Cost is $39. For more information, call the UI Small Business Development Center at (319) 335-3742.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP LECTURE APRIL 28 -- The University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and Hills Bank and Trust are co-sponsoring the John R. Hughes Lecture Series in Entrepreneurship on Wednesday, April 28, featuring three business leaders who will share their secrets of success.

The program, "A View of Tomorrow," is designed to help potential and current entrepreneurs find their road to success. The speakers will discusshow they dealt with difficult situations, on both personal and professional levels, on their way to building successful ventures.

Michael Whalen, founder of the Iowa Machine Shed restaurants and chief financial officer of Heart of America Restaurants and Inns in Davenport, Iowa, will present "Creating a New Empire," which will explain how to bridge the gap between the classroom and the business world.

David Stuebe, vice president and chief financial officer of HON Industries in Muscatine, Iowa, will discuss "How to Successfully Acquire a Business (Or How to Avoid Kissing Toads Which, by the Way, Never Become Princes)." The lecture prescribes a practical approach to finding and acquiring good businesses.

Barry Wiegler, founder and chief executive officer of Sourcing Interests Group, Key Consulting Group and First Management Partners in Bell Canyon, Calif., will present "From Bloated Bureaucracy to Virtual Corporation -- Outsourcing's Impact and Entrepreneurial Opportunities." Wiegler will identify the kinds of functions that can be outsourced, and how companies can benefit from outsourcing.

"A View of Tomorrow" runs from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. in Buchanan Auditorium (Room W10) of the John Pappajohn Business Building. Registration begins at 6 p.m.

This program is free and open to the public; space is limited. To register, contact Carolyn Norton at (319) 335-1022, or email carolyn-norton@uiowa.edu

CONSULTING WORKSHOP MAY 1 -- The University of Iowa Small Business Development Center will host "How to Start and Build a Super Consulting Practice" on Saturday, May 1.

This all-day workshop is for those considering consulting as a full- or part-time career, current consultants and those wishing to expand their personal and professional horizons.

Topics to be discussed include: why consultants get hired and why they don't; marketing strategies unique to consulting; how to write, deliver, and negotiate proposals; calculating practice costs and expenses; and setting consulting fees.

Taught by management consultant Robert F. Knotek, the program is from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Tenneco Colloquium (Room S401) of the John Pappajohn Business Building. Those registering by April 18 for $99 will receive Knotek's article "Out of the Zoo...Into the Jungle" and its companion guide, "Keep Pointed Toward Profit." The registration fee after April 18 is $125. Space is limited. To enroll, call (319) 335-3742, or email paula-mcmartin@uiowa.edu.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT SEMINAR MAY 5 --The University of Iowa Center for Organizational Effectiveness will present a seminar May 5 which will discuss employer responsibilities to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

"Sexual Harassment: Who Bears the Responsibility for What?" discusses the legal issues of sexual harassment, and will provide practical ways in resolving and preventing such behavior.

Nancy R. Hauserman and Barbara Larew will lead the seminar. Hauserman is a professor in the UI Department of Management and Organizations and former ombudsperson for the UI. Larew is a business and economics professor at Coe College in Cedar Rapids. Both helped draft sexual harassment policies at their institutions and have served as expert witnesses in sexual harassment cases.

The seminar will take place in Room S401 of the John Pappajohn Business Building from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. May 5. The registration fee is $240 per person, or $210 for two or more people from the same organization. The registration deadline is April 28.

Managers and human resource professionals are encouraged to attend. Space is limited. To enroll, call (319) 335-1012.

MANAGEMENT TEAMS SEMINAR MAY 11 --The University of Iowa Center for Organizational Effectiveness is hosting a seminar May 11 to help managers build effective managerial and executive teams.

Presented by Jude West, center director and UI professor of management and organizations, "Teams in Management: Myth or Reality" focuses on how managerial teams differ from other teams. West will examine how to overcome barriers to teamwork at the management/executive level such as the loss of a key personnel, and how to incorporate five key strategies for successful management teams in an organization.

The seminar will be held in Room S401 of the John Pappajohn Business Building from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. May 11. The registration fee is $240 per person or $210 for two or more people from the same organization. The registration deadline is May 7.

Managers and human resource professionals are encouraged to attend. Space is limited. To enroll, call (319) 335-1012.