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Continuing Education and Training Classes Offered

Release Date: 1/4/2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College
410-386-8411


Carroll Community College Offers Continuing Education and
Training Classes for Businesses

 

Westminster, Md., Jan. 4, 2010-Carroll Community College is offering new classes in January and February to meet the needs of the business community.

Entrepreneurs Set to Take Companies to the Next Level
"My small business is holding its own, but my business growth has slowed. How do I take it to the next level?" Foundations of Business Mastery will help you answer that and many more questions. Sponsored by the Miller Entrepreneurial Institute at Carroll Community College, the inaugural course supplies existing small businesses with education, coaching, and feedback. The course emphasizes business skills training, practical hands-on guidance in marketing, bookkeeping, financial projections, and negotiating with lenders. The class is open to owners and principals from Carroll County small businesses who want to expand their company's presence in the marketplace, both locally and globally. Carroll's instructors recently completed the aptly-titled NxLeveL® certification to teach the specially-developed curriculum. The intensive 12-week course, from NxLeveL® Education Association, has graduated over 150,000 small business owners and principals nationally and internationally since 1993. 

"Many small business people, who are experts at a particular skill, find themselves overwhelmed once they start a business and need immediate assistance in areas like market research, financial projections, and legal issues," says Marlene Titus, coordinator of the Miller Entrepreneurial Institute at Carroll. "NxLeveL® addresses these and other critical topics, encouraging a much greater success rate of staying in business."

The class is Thursdays, Jan. 21 through April 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at Carroll Community College. The cost is $395 and includes texts and other tools. Contact Marlene Titus at 410-386-8012 for information about available tuition assistance for this course.  The course includes presentations by area small business partners, including accountants, bankers, insurance representatives, web developers, and attorneys, as well as Carroll's own certified instructors, who are adept at business processes, project management, and government contracting. 

"The goal of the course is for the business owner to pick a challenging, but not inconceivable, goal for his or her business that can be accomplished before the course is complete, "says Jack Downs, a Carroll instructor and certified NxLeveL® trainer. "With the help of focused tools and the feedback from other entrepreneurs, we are convinced the course can have a profound impact on an established small business." Jack is also an MBA, CPA, and small business entrepreneur from Eldersburg.   To register, contact Continuing Education & Training at 410-386-8100.

Mastering the Construction Trade Business
Small business owners in the construction trades, this is your opportunity to learn basic business ownership as well as skills essential to the construction trade, including costing out a job, preparing accurate estimates and even reading blueprints.  

Mastering the Construction Trade Business is sponsored by the Miller Entrepreneurial Institute at Carroll Community College and supplies businesses in the construction trades with education, coaching, and feedback specifically designed for them. The course emphasizes business skills training, with practical hands-on guidance in business ownership. Carroll's instructors recently completed NxLeveL® certification to teach this specially-developed curriculum. The intensive 8-session course takes the basics from the NxLeveL® Education Association curriculum and tailors its topics to the construction trades.  NxLeveL® Education Association courses across the country and internationally have graduated over 150,000 small business owners and principals since 1993. 

 "Many small business people who are experts as a carpenter, HVAC technician, electrician, plumber, painter or other tradesman find themselves overwhelmed once they start running their businesses," says Marlene Titus, Coordinator of the Miller Entrepreneurial Institute at Carroll. "NxLeveL® addresses these and other critical topics, encouraging a much greater success rate of staying in business."

The course will be held Thursdays, Feb.  4 through March 25 from 5:00 p.m. to  9:15 p.m. at Carroll Community College.  The cost is $570 for Carroll County residents and includes texts and other tools.  Instructor Don West, a Carroll instructor and certified NxLeveL® trainer, brings his years as an educator as well as the owner of Double Diamond Construction to the classroom.  He specializes in renovating houses and is a local leader in aspects of green building and construction. To register contact Continuing Education & Training at 410-386-8100.

Business Networking Event
The Miller Entrepreneurial Institute is hosting its second Networking Event for Carroll Community College's Small Business Training Network students (past and present) and local small business owners. The event will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28, in the college's new "K" building from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More than 70 small business owners and entrepreneurs attended the Institute's first Networking Event this past October.
 "This event is a chance to mingle with both existing and new business owners, Carroll Community College business instructors and others," said Marlene Titus, coordinator of the Miller Entrepreneurial Institute at Carroll Community College. Business owners are
encouraged to donate a door prize.  All participants are encouraged to share their business
cards and marketing materials. A networking "tips and tricks" activity will be offered.
Light hors d'oeuvres, sodas, and water will be served. There is no cost for the event. To register call  410-386-8012 or  410-386-8096.  More information is available at www.carrolltraining.com/events.

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