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    Essential Classes and Workshops

    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.
    No cost.
    Course #: MSB-101-A2 
    Thursday, Sept. 27, 9 - 11 a.m. 
    Business and Employment Resource Center
    Course #: MSB-101-B2 
    Thursday, Oct. 25, 9 - 11 a.m. 
    Business and Employment Resource Center


    Growing an Entrepreneurial Enterprise
    90 Minute Miller Mastery Workshop
    Learn essential strategies for starting or growing an entrepreneurial business. Whether you are an entrepreneur with an idea, an existing service provider or a small business owner, these proven techniques will help you build strategies and put practices in place to maintain an entrepreneurial enterprise and keep the passion alive.
    Total Cost: $69 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Course #: MSB-055-A2 
    Tuesday, Sept. 11, 8 - 9:30 a.m. 
    Washington Road Campus, T317
    Course #: MSB-055-B2 
    Tuesday, Oct. 9, 8 - 9:30 a.m. 
    Washington Road Campus, T315
    Course #: MSB-055-C2 
    Tuesday, Nov. 13, 8 - 9:30 a.m. 
    Washington Road Campus, T315


    NEW! Small Business Marketing Workshop
    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: $89 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Course #: MSB-069-A2 
    Thursday, Sept. 6, 8 - 9:30 a.m. 
    Washington Road Campus, T315
    Course #: MSB-069-B2 
    Thursday, Oct. 25, 8 - 9:30 a.m. 
    Washington Road Campus, T315
    Course #: MSB-069-C2 
    Thursday, Nov. 8, 8 - 9:30 a.m. 
    Washington Road Campus, T317
    Course #: MSB-069-D2 
    Thursday, Dec. 6, 8 - 9:30 a.m. 
    Washington Road Campus, T317


    SWOT Analysis Workshop — Identify Your Business’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
    Identifying your business’s Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats is imperative to planning and executing a good overall strategy. Learn how to develop your own SWOT analysis.
    Total Cost: $69 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Course #: MSB-071-A2 
    Wednesday, Sept. 12, 6 - 8:30 p.m. 
    Washington Road Campus, K132 
    Course #: MSB-071-B2 
    Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6 - 8:30 p.m. 
    Washington Road Campus, T325
    Course #: MSB-071-C2 
    Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6 - 8:30 p.m. 
    Washington Road Campus, T315


    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-A2 
    Tuesday & Thursday, Oct. 23 & 25, 6 - 8:30 p.m. (2 sessions)
    Washington Road Campus, K133 
    Course #: MSB-121-B2 
    Tuesday & Thursday, Dec. 11 & 13, 6 - 8:30 p.m. (2 sessions)
    Washington Road Campus, T325


    NEW! Understanding Business Insurance
    Every business is different when it comes to insurance needs and requirements for coverage. Learn about the various types of business insurance that are available and which ones make sense for your business. Get tips on what and how much insurance to buy and make sure you have an understanding of how to right size your insurance needs.
    Total Cost: $69 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Course #: MSB-072-A2 
    Tuesday & Thursday, Sept. 18 - 20, 6 - 8 p.m. (2 sessions)
    Washington Road Campus, T325
    Course #: MSB-072-B2 
    Tuesday & Thursday, Nov. 13 - 15, 6 - 8 p.m. (2 sessions)
    Washington Road Campus, T325


    Online Classes

    Creating a Successful Business Plan
    Turn your small business ideas into a solid plan for financing 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. With the support of your instructor and a network of like-minded students, you’ll work through all of the major components of writing a business plan and emerge with your first draft in hand. Most importantly, you will have completed the first—and most difficult—step on the path to small business success.
    Total Cost: $119 (includes $105 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Course #: SBA-485-A2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Sept. 12 - Oct. 19 (12 sessions)
    Course #: SBA-485-B2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Oct. 17 - Nov. 23 (12 sessions)
    Course #: SBA-485-C2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Nov. 14 - Dec. 21 (12 sessions)
    Course #: SBA-485-D2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Dec. 12 - Jan. 18 (12 sessions)
    Online
    For more information and course registration details, go to www.ed2go.com/carrollcc.


    Specialized Classes and Workshops


    NEW! Blogging Workshop
    Learn how to set up a blog and the basic techniques for getting started. Building an online journal of your business’s activity is an inexpensive way to increase awareness of your business, build a customer base and get sales.
    Total Cost: $89 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Course #: MSB-068-A2 
    Monday & Wednesday, Sept. 17 & 19, 6 - 9:15 p.m. (2 sessions)
    Washington Road Campus, T321
    Course #: MSB-068-B2 
    Monday & Wednesday, Nov. 12 & 14, 6 - 9:15 p.m. (2 sessions)
    Washington Road Campus


    Business Exit Strategies and Transition
    90 Minute Miller Mastery Workshop

    Every business will transition eventually. You might want to retire in the next several years, you are thinking about selling the business, or 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.
    Total Cost: $45 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Course #: MSB-070-A2 
    Monday, Sept. 10, 6 - 7:30 p.m. 
    Washington Road Campus, T317
    Course #: MSB-070-B2 
    Monday, Oct. 22, 8 - 9:30 a.m.
    Washington Road Campus, T317
    Course #: MSB-070-C2 
    Monday, Nov. 12, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
    Washington Road Campus, T317
    Course #: MSB-070-D2 
    Monday, Dec. 10, 8 - 9:30 a.m.
    Washington Road Campus, T317


    NEW! LinkedIn Workshop
    Build your contacts and increase your opportunities for new sales in this interactive workshop! Get connected to LinkedIn and learn the basics as well as how to navigate and utilize all the available tools. Business owners will find out just how valuable this platform can be to get connected to new opportunities.
    Total Cost: $69 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Course #: MSB-064-A2 
    Tuesday, Sept. 11, 8 - 9:30 a.m. 
    Washington Road Campus, T315
    Course #: MSB-064-B2 
    Tuesday, Oct. 9, 8 - 9:30 a.m.
    Washington Road Campus, K203
    Course #: MSB-064-C2 
    Tuesday, Nov. 13, 8 - 9:30 a.m.
    Washington Road Campus, K203


    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.
    Course #: MSB-114-A2 
    Tuesday & Thursday, Oct. 16 & 18, 6 - 9:15 p.m. (2 sessions)
    Washington Road Campus, T321
    Course #: MSB-114-B2 
    Tuesday & Thursday, Dec. 4 & 6, 6 - 9:15 p.m. (2 sessions)
    Washington Road Campus, T321


    Presentation Skills Workshop
    As an entrepreneur or small business owner there are many times you will have to speak in front of an audience. This includes speaking in front of employees, making presentations to potential customers, investors, bankers and other social groups. Public speaking takes practice and experience to reach a desired level of comfort. Learn tools and techniques to feel comfortable in front of an audience. As a business owner, you are the face of your business, and being confident with public speaking will positively reflect on your businesses’ image.
    Total Cost: $69 (includes $30 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Course #: MSB-067-A2 
    Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6 - 8 p.m. 
    Washington Road Campus, T315
    Course #: MSB-067-B2 
    Tuesday, Dec. 11, 6 - 8 p.m.
    Washington Road Campus, T315


    QuickBooks Pro Level 1 
    Learn to navigate this user-friendly accounting software program to invoice your customers, receive payments, create statements, prepare estimates, and enter and pay bills. Additional topics include bank deposits, check writing, funds transfers, bank reconciliation, journal entries, credit cards, sales tax, loan payments and profit analysis. Highly recommended: Familiarity with basic accounting/bookkeeping concepts, computer skills and use of Windows.
    Total Cost: $255 (includes $105 fees); includes text. MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Course #: DAP-591-A2 
    Friday, Oct. 5 - 19, 8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (3 sessions)
    Washington Road Campus, K204


    Online Classes

    Accounting Fundamentals
    Increase your financial awareness and better manage your small business finances. Learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping and how to analyze and record financial transactions. Get hands-on experience with handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes and various common banking activities. Cover writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Build a solid foundation in financial matters.
    Total Cost: $119 (includes $105 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Course #: FIN-124-A2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Sept. 12 - Oct. 19 (12 sessions)
    Course #: FIN-124-B2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Oct. 17 - Nov. 23 (12 sessions)
    Course #: FIN-124-C2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Nov. 14 - Dec. 21 (12 sessions)
    Course #: FIN-124-D2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Dec. 12 - Jan. 18 (12 sessions)
    Online
    For more information and course registration details, go to www.ed2go.com/carrollcc.


    Accounting Fundamentals II
    Build on the knowledge in online Accounting Fundamentals or another introductory accounting course, and gain a solid understanding of corporate accounting practices. Explore special journals, uncollectible accounts receivable, plant assets, depreciation, notes and interest, accrued revenue and expenses, dividends, retained earnings and various financial reports for corporations. Increase your financial awareness and accountability while also gaining a marketable skill.
    Total Cost: $119 (includes $105 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Course #: FIN-125-A2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Sept. 12 - Oct. 19 (12 sessions)
    Course #: FIN-125-B2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Oct. 17 - Nov. 23 (12 sessions)
    Course #: FIN-125-C2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Nov. 14 - Dec. 21 (12 sessions)
    Course #: FIN-125-D2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Dec. 12 - Jan. 18 (12 sessions)
    Online
    For more information and course registration details, go to www.ed2go.com/carrollcc.


    Marketing Your Business on the Internet
    Find out how to market your business on the Internet, even if you have little or no money to spend. Discover proven methods that will help you establish an Internet presence and build an online brand identity. You will learn how search engine optimization (SEO) works and how to track your site’s performance using Web analytics. Understand how to use online advertising, email marketing and social media (including blogs) to drive business to your website. Learn how to keep your visitors coming back! Learn to think strategically about marketing your website, products and services using Internet technologies. Explore how to use an Internet marketing checklist and other tools to develop a sound online business strategy. Take away the skills and knowledge you need to develop a winning Internet marketing plan for your business.
    Total Cost: $119 (includes $105 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Course #: SBA-432-A2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Sept. 12 - Oct. 19 (12 sessions)
    Course #: SBA-432-B2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Oct. 17 - Nov. 23 (12 sessions)
    Course #: SBA-432-C2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Nov. 14 - Dec. 21 (12 sessions)
    Course #: SBA-432-D2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Dec. 12 - Jan. 18 (12 sessions)
    Online
    For more information and course registration details, go to www.ed2go.com/carrollcc.


    Mastery of Business Fundamentals
    Every small business owner needs practical business experience in strategic planning, management and finance. Understand the significance of strategic planning and discover how external and internal environmental factors affect your business. Learn about various organizational structures and determine how to use leadership, motivation and control for maximum impact. Find out how successful organizations use performance measurements to stay on track. Master the fundamentals of accounting and increase your knowledge of key financial terms, cash flow management, financial statements and cost control. Learn the difference between financial and cost accounting, discover various financial investment models and learn the basics of financial planning and budgeting methods. Gain an understanding of the basic principles of business law, contracts and the principal-agency relationship. Explore the forms of business organization and learn about ethics and organizational politics.
    Total Cost: $119 (includes $105 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Course #: MGT-114-A2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Sept. 12 - Oct. 19 (12 sessions)
    Course #: MGT-114-B2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Oct. 17 - Nov. 23 (12 sessions)
    Course #: MGT-114-C2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Nov. 14 - Dec. 21 (12 sessions)
    Course #: MGT-114-D2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Dec. 12 - Jan. 18 (12 sessions)
    Online
    For more information and course registration details, go to www.ed2go.com/carrollcc.


    Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring
    When it comes to marketing for small businesses, money isn’t everything. Learn how to use the same marketing tricks the big companies employ—without making a big dent in your wallet. As you build your own customized marketing plan step-by-step, discover how to attract your target audiences, entice customers to buy your product or service, and keep buyers coming back for more. In addition, find out how to generate the referrals that are crucial to your company’s success. Get tips on evaluating your tactics, tracking your results and fine-tuning your approach. The small business marketing strategies you’ll learn will fit into any budget—and some are even free! Master cost-effective strategies including strategic partnerships, local marketing, search engine optimization, social networking, e-mail marketing, lead generation and niche marketing. Review real-world examples from other small businesses similar to yours. Finish with a personalized plan of action for increasing your sales—all on a shoestring budget.
    Total Cost: $119 (includes $105 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Course #: SBA-604-A2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Sept. 12 - Oct. 19 (12 sessions)
    Course #: SBA-604-B2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Oct. 17 - Nov. 23 (12 sessions)
    Course #: SBA-604-C2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Nov. 14 - Dec. 21 (12 sessions)
    Course #: SBA-604-D2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Dec. 12 - Jan. 18 (12 sessions)
    Online
    For more information and course registration details, go to www.ed2go.com/carrollcc.


    Understanding the Human Resources Function
    Understand the role of human resources in your small business. This course is for people without experience in human resources to understand this very vital link in the organizational chain. It will prepare small business owners to handle basic human resource functions in a way that will ensure the best possible result. Review the hiring process, including ways to locate quality employees in a competitive labor market. Employee rights and the legal side of the human resource field are also covered.
    Total Cost: $119 (includes $105 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
    Course #: MGT-091-A2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Sept. 12 - Oct. 19 (12 sessions)
    Course #: MGT-091-B2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Oct. 17 - Nov. 23 (12 sessions)
    Course #: MGT-091-C2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Nov. 14 - Dec. 21 (12 sessions)
    Course #: MGT-091-D2 
    Wednesday & Friday, Dec. 12 - Jan. 18 (12 sessions)
    Online
    For more information and course registration details, go to www.ed2go.com/carrollcc.


     

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