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Are you a self-starter who wants to work for yourself? Have you always dreamed of starting your own business but just need the right set of business tools?
In just one semester you can learn the critical skills you’ll need to draw up a business plan, locate resources and funding and plan for the success of your own business, no matter what field it’s in! Best of all, El Centro’s Small Business Academy classes are taught completely online, so you can take courses around your work schedule.
Before you risk investing time and money, get a base in the fundamentals of launching and growing your future business. Get the practical skills and business knowledge you’ll need, including:
You should be able to answer the following critical questions by the end of the program:
The 14-week course syllabus covers the following lesson plans:
Our Online Program is Geared Toward Busy Professionals
As a budding entrepreneur, you’re already Internet-capable and self-motivated to complete work on your own. Our technologically sophisticated all-online program provides all coursework, class interaction and study via the Internet:
Online program features include:
Course Objectives and Exercises
The Small Business Academy’s goal is to give you the fundamental knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to plan, launch and operate your own business, no matter what field. Course objectives include learning how to:
Interviewing Experts and Writing a Business Plan
During the semester, each student will also prepare summaries after interviewing the following:
Each course participant is also required to develop a basic business plan, integrating course materials into a “real life” business idea.
Small Business Academy Degree and Certificate OptionsEl Centro College
The Small Business Academy Certificate is a Level I certificate program in entrepreneurship. The program is designed to teach foundational business competencies that provide the knowledge and practical skills to plan, start and run your own business.