Enterprise University offers free online business classes

In the age of The Great Resignation, one thing for employers to keep in mind is how much many of their employees crave training and development opportunities.

Having access to professional development courses not only helps employees grow and learn, but they bring those expanded skills to their role, providing you with benefits as well.

As a financial services provider that focuses on supporting the business communities in the regions we serve, Enterprise Bank & Trust recently introduced a program known as Enterprise University to Las Vegas businesses. Enterprise University is a professional development course series, founded in 2003, that provides no-cost, 90-minute virtual courses on a broad range of topics, including human resources, marketing, finance and business leadership.

During the past two decades, Enterprise University has welcomed more than 31,000 course attendees. All courses are taught by industry experts. There is no sales pitch and no pressure.

We do it because this is who we are. This is what we do.

In the current state of job turnover, staff shortages and lingering uncertainty, there’s an identified need for training and professional development. Enterprise University not only helps fill this gap, but also challenges business owners to think strategically and collectively to develop and support a thriving business community by offering these courses to anyone who wants to attend — at no cost.

The spring semester of Enterprise University starts March 9 and runs through May 19. The course guide features 39 different sessions, and those interested can pick one course — or as many as they’d like — and attend virtually. Enterprise operates 47 branches in Nevada, Arizona, California, Kansas, Missouri and New Mexico, but these courses can be accessed from anywhere.

The spring courses offer valuable skills and strategies for every business professional, with a lineup intentionally curated to provide high value and particularly speak to the unique challenges of today’s business climate. A sampling of this spring’s course offerings:

● Recruiting & Retaining Talent in 2022

● Boring to Branded: Skills to Develop Your Personal Brand

● Post-Pandemic Virtual Employee Handbooks: What Do You Need to Include?

● Credits & Incentives: What Incentives Are Available to My Business?

● Key Leadership Skills to Engage & Retain Top Talent

Two of this semester’s courses will be taught by local Las Vegas professionals. Teddy Liaw, CEO of NexRep LLC and a member of Enterprise’s Las Vegas advisory board, will host a workshop titled, “Set Your Sights: Defining Your Company’s Vision” on March 10. He will look at how a strong company vision can be a foundational element in recruiting top talent and raising capital, and provide guidance on how to set and articulate a company vision.

Candace Young-Richey, human services consultant at Candace Young-Richey and Associates, will lead an overview on grant proposal development and writing that will be relevant to nonprofit and civic organizations. This class will serve as an introduction to funding resources, principles and processes of grant proposal development and writing, and the roles and responsibilities of agency staff and board members in the grant processes. It will include all the basic elements needed for a successful grant proposal.

You can browse the courses and register by visiting

Enterprise University is a way for business professionals to access relevant tools and knowledge that will allow them to grow and prosper. In turn, this allows a unique opportunity to better the careers and the businesses within the communities we serve.

Enterprise has built its reputation on forming trusted, personal relationships while offering a range of business and personal banking services, wealth management services and a variety of specialized banking services. Enterprise University is one way we continue to strengthen our relationships and advance the local business community. Join us for one of the Enterprise University courses offered this spring, and take advantage of the expertise of our course presenters to learn new skills that can benefit your business.

David Navarro is the president for the Las Vegas Region at Enterprise Bank & Trust.

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