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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, Jan. 25, 9 - 11 a.m.; Course #: MSB-101-A3
    Thursday, Feb. 22, 9 - 11 a.m.; Course #: MSB-101-B3
    Thursday, Mar. 22, 9 - 11 a.m.; Course #: MSB-101-C3
    Thursday, Apr. 26, 9 - 11 a.m.; Course #: MSB-101-A4
    Thursday, May 24, 9 - 11 a.m.; Course #: MSB-101-B4 

    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.
    Course #: MSB-121-A3
    Tuesday & Thursday, Jan. 16 & 18, 6 - 8:30 p.m. (2 sessions)
    Washington Road Campus, T317
    Course #: MSB-121-A4
    Tuesday & Thursday, April 17 & 19, 6 - 8:30 p.m. (2 sessions)
    Washington Road Campus, T317

    NEW! Growing an Entrepreneurial Enterprise
    90-Minute Miller Mastery Workshop
    Learn six essential strategies for growing an entrepreneurial enterprise, whether you are a service provider, small business owner or leading a larger company. These proven techniques will help new businesses and companies in need of growth or with great growth opportunities build the strategies, practices and team to grow their enterprise. Leave with steps and actions that can be put into practice that day.
    Total Cost: $25 (includes $25 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Course #: MSB-055-A3
    Tuesday, Feb. 13, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
    Washington Road Campus, T315
    Course #: MSB-055-A4
    Thursday, April 5, 7:30 - 9 a.m.
    Washington Road Campus, T315

    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 you love.
    Total Cost: $89 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Course #: MSB-114-A4
    Tuesday & Thursday, April 24 & 26, 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (2 sessions)
    Washington Road Campus, K203

    NEW! Telling a Better Business Story
    90-Minute Miller Mastery Workshop
    People like stories. Good stories capture their attention and are easy for others to retell. Each business has a unique story. Your business story should illustrate how your business works, what it offers to customers and why people should want to do business with you. Come to this fun workshop and work with others to tell your story better. Whether it is in advertising, on social media or through word-of-mouth, better business stories promote better business results.
    Total Cost: $25 (includes $25 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Course #: MSB-056-A3
    Wednesday, Feb. 28, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
    Washington Road Campus, T315
    Course #: MSB-056-A4
    Tuesday, April 24, 7:30 - 9 a.m.
    Washington Road Campus, T317

    Get Connected!

    NEW! Business Transition: Before, During and After
    90-Minute Miller Mastery Workshop
    Every business will transition eventually. You might want to retire in the next several years, or maybe you’re thinking about selling the business, or maybe the business will be passed to the next generation in your family. Good planning can make all of the difference in effecting a smooth transition. Learn how to position the business for a transition, strategies that can yield better results and processes that make the business more marketable. Avoid some of the biggest pitfalls by having a custom transition strategy and planning well ahead.
    Total Cost: $25 (includes $25 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Course #: MSB-057-A3
    Thursday, March 22, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
    Washington Road Campus, T315
    Course #: MSB-057-A4
    Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 - 9 a.m.
    Washington Road Campus, T317

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