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.
- Business Concept & Product
- Customer Relations & Branding
- Operations & Finance
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