Small Business (Noncredit) Courses

SMBU 9419, Developing a Business Plan

ADVISE: ESLN 3700

For prospective and new business owners. Outlines the process of developing and pitching a business plan. Introduction to pitch decks and pitching strategies.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
SMBU 9467, Getting Started in Business

ADVISE: ESLN 3700

An overview of the considerations involved in starting a new business. Topics include entrepreneur and small business characteristics, evaluation of business idea, business licenses and permits, legal structures for business, and basic financial considerations.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
SMBU 9476, Green and Sustainable Small Business

ADVISE: ESLN 3700

An exploration of the major types of green certifications and the process of achieving them, as well as the obstacles and opportunities small businesses face in implementing and maintaining sustainable practices that are economically, ecologically, and socially sound.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
SMBU 9792, Small Business Management

An introduction to basic administration and management concepts and procedures for small business, including an overview of the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
SMBU 9793, Small Business Marketing and Sales

ADVISE: ESLN 3700

A practical, targeted study of how to develop and implement a successful marketing strategy for small business.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
SMBU 9799, Technology for Small Business

An introduction to free cloud-based software tools for entrepreneurs engaging in business research and planning, website management, blogging, database creation, search engine optimization (SEO) and point of sale solutions.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
SMBU 9801, Communication and Management

ADVISE: ESLN 3700

Development of effective interpersonal communication skills in business settings, thinking strategically about communication as a future business owner. Introduction to communication guidelines and related issues and the opportunity to put those guidelines into practice.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit
SMBU 9888, Small Business Funding

ADVISE: SMBU 9419; ESLN 3700

Exploration of ways entrepreneurs can raise startup capital for their small business funding, with pros and cons of each. Evaluation of a business idea for viability and fundability.

Units: 0
Credit type: Noncredit