Personal coaching sessions provide one-on- one instruction and support unique to each individual's needs. They're structured like other professional coaching sessions and can be done either in-person or remotely by video conference. They typically last an hour and offer anything from hands-on training to goal-setting and accountability. We know how many steps are involved in starting and running a successful business, and we know which technologies can help. We also know that many people are overwhelmed and intimidated by them. Therefore, these coaching sessions are designed to quell fears, build confidence, and increase knowledge and understanding of what tools to use and how to use them. Some individuals need help identifying and using the right tools. Others need help developing systems to collect, organize, and share information. While a few just need a sounding board to share their thoughts and ideas. Whatever your needs are, we're here to help.
Hands-on workshops provide instruction and support in a group setting. We offer a wide variety of half- and full-day workshops that cover a range of topics including web presence, marketing, and organization. In addition, we offer tailor-made sessions that meet the specific needs of an individual business. Many businesses and organizations use these workshops as a value-added service to their customers and clients. A benefit of group workshops is that they provide a collaborative environment where individuals can learn from one another, as well as the instructor(s). In addition, they provide a supportive atmosphere in which to ask questions. At Second Cup, we strive to explain complex technologies in simple ways.
Technology retreats provide hands-on training and support in a small group setting. We offer 3-day and 5-day retreats designed to give small business owners all the technology tools and techniques they need to start and/or build their business. Retreats are held at a lakeside cabin in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, which offers a quiet and relaxing atmosphere for learning and execution. By the end of the course, each participant will have a clean and professional looking website, an online marketing strategy, active social media accounts, and the tools necessary to manage their finances and customers. But most importantly, participants will have the methods and techniques necessary to effectively manage and organize their business as they begin to grow.