Small Business

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Small Business Courses

Business Plan Preparation
Step-by-step instruction in how to develop a business plan for a small business start-up or expansion that can be submitted to a financial institution or used for implementation. Emphasis on importance of the plan, components, format, and considerations.

Funding a Small Business
This course will present different options for funding a small business. Options reviewed will include SBA loans, Venture Capital, Angel funds and others. The course will also review requirements for owner's investment.

Learn to Buy and Sell on eBay
Online auctions match buyers with sellers in a global marketplace for almost any item. If you've ever dreamed of working from home or just earning extra income by buying and selling goods online, our experienced instructors will guide you every step of the way. You'll learn how to create titles that get noticed, how to craft advertising copy that sells items quickly and for top dollar,...

Legal Considerations in Small Business Start-Up
Legal aspect of small business start-ups. A study of choosing the right attorney, organizing the business structure, naming the business, contracting (includes leases), Learning about employees versus independent contractors, obtaining permits, and paying taxes. Includes implications of the Texas Deceptive Practiced Act to small business as well as ADA and federal employment laws.

Small Business Management Series
A study of the concepts and skills necessary for starting and operating a small business including planning, organizing, staffing, managing, financing, marketing, and accounting functions.

Starting a Consulting Practice
Do you have training or knowledge that could be useful to others Have you ever considered becoming a consultant This course is designed to help those who wish to set up a consulting practice get started. Topics will include skills assessments, pricing policies, contracting, marketing, and more. Please go to


Our programs give you convenient access to a wide selection of noncredit courses that can open doors to a new career, build skills for your current job, or simply expand your knowledge in a subject you’re interested in.


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