Starting your own business?

We have the resources to help you get started.

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Noncredit Courses

Small Business Branding | $49

Learn how to create a brand that allows you to master your market while also commanding top dollar. This class will provide the concepts, tools and techniques needed to discover, craft and communicate your true brand.
#63505, Online Live, 26-Feb, Saturday, 9-12 PM

Business Facebook / Social Media | $59

This two-part course will help you better understand how social media works, its impact on business operations and how to become a more effective social networker. In part one, you will learn how to use popular social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter on the organic (non-paid) level. In part two, you will learn how to reach audiences using content marketing and paid digital marketing tools such as Google ads. Bring your lunch to class!
#63615, Goodman South, 7-Feb, Monday, 6-9 PM
#63616, Goodman South, 18-May, Wednesday, 6-9 PM

Social Media Business Strategy | $69

Explore the fundamental differences between the top social media platforms and how to identify the best ones for your business. Learn how to create an effective social media strategy and content, including running social media ads. You will go through the process to create your own impactful social media plan.
#63507, Online Live, 3/5-3/12, Saturday, 9-11 AM

Selling on Etsy Intro | $100

Are you interested in selling your handmade items online? Learn the ins and outs of setting up shop on Etsy. Learn how to get started and how to present a professional online storefront.
#63423, Online Live, 2/15-3/1, Tuesday, 6-9 PM

 

Selling on Etsy Advanced | $100

Take your Etsy presence to a new level and watch your business grow.
#63422, Online Live, 4/13-4/27, Wednesday, 6-9 PM

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“Our team at the Center for Entrepreneurship is doing whatever it can to guide these entrepreneurs, including helping to develop business and marketing plans, finding resources and making connections.”
Brian Lee
Entrepreneur in Residence and Madison College
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Affordable and Flexible Option

Creating a Successful Business Plan – Ed 2 Go

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan and long-term success. Committing your idea to paper in the form of a business plan not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but also in keeping your business strategically focused. You will work through all the major components of writing a business plan and emerge with your first draft in hand. And most importantly, you will have completed the first – and most difficult – step on the path to small business success.

Ready To Earn a New Credential?

Choose a FAST TRACK to a diploma or certificate in entrepreneurship.

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Entrepreneurship Programs

>FAST> Small Business Entrepreneurship Technical Diploma

Turn your idea into your livelihood! Learn essential business skills such as writing a business plan, business appraisals, public relations and managing sales.
34 credits | Finish in 1 year

>>FASTER>> Entrepreneurship Certificate

Gain the essential skills you need to create a business plan and move your idea forward!
13 credits | Finish in 4–12 months

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