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M State offers Back 2 Basics Workshops

The Business & Entrepreneurial Services (BES) at M State in Detroit Lakes is offering a series of workshops this fall focused on helping area businesses get ahead.

The BES workshops have helped many in the past boost their business skills and this year's line-up looks just as promising.

To kick off the fall workshops, "Cutting the Clutter" with Professional Organizer, Melissa Schmalenberger (also known as Ms. Simplicity), will aid in the organization of office space to leave attendees of the workshop with a plan to create a comfortable and junk-free workspace.

This workshop will take place on September 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at M State in Detroit Lakes in Room C 103.

"Beginners Excel" will follow on the 20th and will be taught by Jarred Bridgeman, Corporate Training Coordinator at BTD.

Bridgeman will be instructing the group on how to easily navigate through Excel and ways in which certain tools are useful for organization of business information.

This workshop will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at M State in Detroit Lakes in Room B 104.

The final Back 2 Basics workshop for September will be "Blogging for Business" with Sheri Booms Holm, Communications Director at West Central Initiative from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m on the 27th at M State in Detroit Lakes in Room B 104.

Sheri will be instructing attendees on how to make their own blogs and the ways in which blogging will help their business connect with the public.

Keep your eyes open for more workshops coming up in October.

The cost is $20.00 per person for each workshop.

For more information or to register for these events call 218.844.5420 or email To learn more visit

All workshops are held on the campus of M State - Detroit Lakes 900 Hwy 34 East.