Starting a Small Business

The Starting a Small Business Certificate is a series of courses to help you start a small business. During classes you will learn skills including developing a business plan, marketing strategies, navigating government regulations, and managing financial aspects of operating a small business.

ADLTED 751

How to Start Your Small Business

Learn the skills you need to start or improve your small business. Students will learn how to: 1) Understand & evaluate a business idea, 2) Develop a business concept, 3) Navigate government regulations, 4) Understand business operations and procedures. This course is a requirement for the Starting a Small Business Certificate.

 

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ADLTED 752

Small Business Finances

Overview of the financial aspects of operating a small business. Topics include: credit and personal budgeting; financial record-keeping; managing cash flow; banking; choosing an adequate record keeping system; and financing a small business. This course is a requirement for the Starting a Small Business Certificate.

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ADLTED 724

Business Math Using Excel

This course presents basic math as applied to business solutions using Excel including: banking, pricing, cash and trade discounts, payroll, and calculating interest and depreciation. This course is a requirement for the Starting a Small Business Certificate.

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ADLTED 753

Marketing for a Small Business

This course provides an overview of successful marketing strategies for small start-up businesses. Students learn to examine and analyze consumer behavior, identify target market segments, price for profitability, and select promotional tactics. The course emphasizes the integration of these marketing functions into an effective marketing plan. This course is a requirement for the Starting a Small Business Certificate and the Small Business Management Certificate.

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