This 25-hour business start-up course helps anyone become an entrepreneur. If you ever wanted to start a new business but do not know how to start or where to begin, this is the course for you! The course is broken into ten (10) sessions and each session is taught by an industry expert with many years of experience. A binder full of business resources and the lectures is also included with this course.
You will be able to participate in classroom discussions and “make mistakes” in a classroom setting rather than in the real world.
Each participant can take advantage of our free one-on-one business consultation services offered through the PACE Business Development Center and the Women’s Business Center. Upon completion of the program, you will have in hand a business plan, the proper business licenses and permits to get started, and business counselors to help you. Business start-up loans are available.
TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:
- Keys to Being a Successful Entrepreneur
- Pros and Cons of Starting a Business
- Qualities of a Successful Entrepreneur
- Business Plan Writing
- Analysis of Your Market
- Marketing Your Business
- Customer definition
- Small Business Taxes
- Accounting and Record Keeping
- Cash Flow Management and Projections
- Legal Aspects
- Choice of Entity
- Licensing and Permits
- Intellectual Property
- Business Protection
- Insurance and Risk Management
- Financing Your Business
- Real World Experience from Instructors
- Network with classmates
- Access to Other Classes and Workshops
- Much, much more
Please note this program is on a first-come first-serve basis. If you know anyone that may benefit from this course, please feel free to share with them this information. Sign up early to ensure you have a spot! If you are a veteran, ask how to get a discount and rebate on this upcoming Entrepreneur Training Program ($150 value).
Class will meet on 8/14, 8/16, 8/21, 8/23, 8/28, 8/30, 9/4, 9/6, 9/11, and 9/13 (Last Day of Class and Graduation Potluck) from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Please see FAQs for more details.