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Saturday, Jan. 19
Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel at a class hosted by the co-founder of sports data platform Ballstar. Participants will review fundamental skills and develop familiarity with the program. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., General Assembly Boston. 125 Summer St., 13th floor, Boston. $250. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Learn ways to grow your business at an event hosted by business education company Powerteam International. Attendees will review communication skills and have a chance to get feedback from peers. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Ave., Newton. Tickets range from free to $49. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Sunday, Jan. 20
New year, new you
Attend a series of seminars and workshops intended to ready you and your creative business for the new year. This two-day conference will feature multiple workshops focused on topics including brand development and business strategy. Sunday and Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Suffolk University, 20 Somerset St., Boston. $150. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Build a better brand
Find ways to market yourself with more authenticity at an event hosted at the Cambridge Yoga Center. This event is facilitated by business consultant Susie Arnett and professional development workshop organizer Jim White. Space is limited to 15. Sunday, 1 to 4:30 p.m., Cambridge Yoga Center, 271 Pearl St., Cambridge. $60. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.