Our Classes

Free and low-cost workshops and classes to meet your business needs

We offer low-cost classes and workshops that are designed to fit with your busy schedule.

Going into Business – Thinking about starting a business? Attend a FREE session offered each month at a convenient location. Available in both English and Spanish.

Foundations of Business Success – Learn how to create and assess a business plan for a new business in 10 sessions. Includes professional speakers covering financial management, pricing, cash flow, marketing, sales, legal topics, insurance, bookkeeping systems and market research.

Advanced business management classes – From Small Business Management to Advanced Facebook to Finance, these term-length classes vary.

Find A Class For Your Business

IDEA: You have an idea for a business, but it isn’t off the ground yet. You may have some of the pieces in place or a working plan but aren’t yet in business. This is sometimes also called “pre-venture”.

LAUNCH: Your business is up and running. You may not yet be profitable and things still feel new.

EXPANSION: Your business is generating a consistent source of income and you regularly see new customers. You are looking at new opportunities for your business.

RENEWAL: Business conditions, leadership and other factors can lead to changes in direction. This is a time to look at new processes and big decisions to move the business forward. It is often when businesses pursue new avenues for growth.

EXIT: You are ready to make a big change in the business and exit to new opportunities. Business succession plans need to be identified early to achieve your desired outcomes.

BUSINESS CONCEPT & PRODUCT: Creating and refining your business concept toward products & services that have growth potential and revenue models that propel your business.

CUSTOMER RELATIONS & BRANDING: Finding the right customers, understanding community demographics and building a brand that enhances public relations, marketing and networking are critical to your success.

ORGANIZATION & HUMAN RESOURCES: How your company is structured as a board, employees, partnerships, business processes and legal issues.

OPERATIONS & FINANCE: The operations side of your business, including financials, funding, production and deliveries, IT systems and facilities.

What can we help you with?
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  • Idea
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  • Expansion

In just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets...

Learn how to create and assess a business plan for a start-up or new business in this 10 week course. Other topics include:...

This four hour course is meant for those with little or no electronic accounting experience. In a computer lab setting, you will learn...

Make sure Google can find your website. Learn how to understand the basic tenets of SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Get ahead of...

Do you need to set up an accounting system for your business? This ten-hour course is designed to provide you with the scope...

This ten-hour course is designed to provide you with advanced skills using QuickBooks. You will be introduced to month end and year end closing...

En sólo una tarde usted recibirá toda la información básica necesaria para formular los planes para crear una empresa exitosa. En este seminario GRATUITO...

Get your business online. Getting Started-Doing it Right! This workshop will demystify the elements it takes to design, build, and run a...

This course will provide you with basic skills for using QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll. You will be introduced to payroll preferences set up, employee...

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