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  • Continuing Education Small Business Courses

    Get It Right!

    Ready, Set, Go!
    Launch your new business with confidence and on the right foot. Find out what to expect from an experienced business consultant. Topics include options for business entities; resources available to start-ups; costs of services needed; licensing and tax considerations; loans and financial resources; marketing strategies, and all the perks and drawbacks that come with the life of an entrepreneur.

    Total Cost: Free 
    Location: Business and Employment Resource Center

    Thursday, June 22, 9 - 11 a.m.; Course #: MSB-101-C4
    Thursday, Sept. 28, 9 - 11 a.m.; Course #: MSB-101-A2
    Thursday, Oct. 26, 9 - 11 a.m.; Course #: MSB-101-B2

    Developing a Winning Business Plan
    A well-crafted plan will act as a blueprint to build, maintain or expand your business and to present your company as a viable and sustainable business entity in the loan application process. Topics include key sections of a business plan, moving ideas from mind to paper in a clear, concise manner, tips on effectively presenting your plan, how business plans are evaluated in the loan application process, presenting your plan in an integrated and coordinated manner, and addressing business weaknesses and opportunities.

    Total Cost:
    $49 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Location: Carroll Community College

    Thursday, Aug. 17, 6 - 9:45 p.m.;  Course #: MSB-113-A1

    Understanding Accounting and Financial Statements
    You have a good product or service, but are your accounting and business skills up to par? Learn the basics of business accounting and small business principles, and how to understand financial statements and other business documentation. Instructor: Sam Miller, CPA

    Total Cost: $69 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Location: Carroll Community College

    Tuesday and Thursday, July 18 & 20, 6 - 8:30 p.m. (2 sessions); Course #: MSB-121-A1
    Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 24 & 26, 6 - 8:30 p.m. (2 sessions); Course #: MSB-121-A2

    Smart Start Your Business
    This is one in a series of three workshops for start-up businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls, explore the feasibility of your idea and increase chances for success. Hear presentations from an attorney, accountant, banker and an insurance professional. Learn how to legally define your business and register your business name, keep proper financial records and report taxes, assess the insurance requirements needed to safeguard your business and personal assets, and evaluate alternatives for accessing investment and working capital. The workshop also reviews relevant Maryland business law and provides an overview of the marketing resources available through the Northern Region SBDC.

    Total Cost: $49 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Location: Carroll Community College

    Thursday, July 20, 6 - 9:45 p.m.; Course #: MSB-112-A1

    Get Known!

    Passion to Profit: How to Go from Blogging to Building a Profitable Business Doing Work That You Love
    What was once thought of as a hobby is now being used as a platform to help build successful and profitable businesses. This course is for people who have a blog but are making very little or no income, and for small business owners who are interested in starting a blog to help take their businesses to the next level. Learn about branding, social media, building your audience, marketing and developing a strategy to take your blog from passion to profit. Blogging is no longer just something you only do late at night - it can be a platform to build a full-time business that you love.

    Total Cost:
    $89 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Location: Washington Road Campus, T321  

    Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 9 & 11, 6 - 9:15 p.m. (2 sessions); Course #: MSB-114-A2

    Stealing Success
    Discuss stories from business legends like Disney, Southwest, Amazon, Wal-Mart, GE, Under Armour and more to learn how their lessons can be applied to your business. Explore local success stories and challenge those in the class to choose ideas and approaches that they believe will help them get their business to the next level.

    Total Cost: $89 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Location: Carroll Community College

    Thursdays, Aug. 17 & 24, 3 - 6:15 p.m. (2 sessions); Course #: MSB-051-A1 

    Get Connected!

    Once Upon a Business
    What story are you telling about your business? Does it highlight your unique value proposition? Do prospective customers understand what you do and how you can help them? Learn how to build your unique brand story, tell it consistently over a wide range of media and get others telling your story for you. It is the oldest and most cost effective marketing method for local small businesses.

    Total Cost: $49 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Location: Washington Road Campus, T317

    Monday, Sept. 25, 5 - 8:45 p.m.; Course #: MSB-052-A2 


    Earn a Continuing Education Certificate and build your career. This series of courses recognizes achievement in business creation, development and marketing, business operations, finance management, legalities and online presence for doing business. Learn more.


    To register, click here. Search for a course number. You can find the course number listed next to each class time offered. Select the course, click Submit to complete registration form. 

    For more information or help, call 410-386-8012 

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