Move from the conceptual stages of your business idea all the way to a successful, fully operating business. Ongoing assistance is always available through SBDC consulting services.
A series of twelve, 5-week Small Business Courses offered by Yavapai College in conjunction with SBDC. Learn about entrepreneurship, management and leadership, and why an effective blend of these skills is critical to success. Upon completion, a Small Business Entrepreneurship Certificate is earned, along with 12 college credits.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Certificate Program Courses are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30pm to 8:15 pm on Prescott and Verde Campuses as well as at the Weekend College.
Analysis of the practical aspects of creating and managing a small business - emphasis on entrepreneurship, management and leadership, and why an effective blend of these skills is critical to success.
Analysis of marketing, and a survey of current marketing techniques for small business.
Interpretation of accounting and financial statements, and their relationship to the health of a small business.
Software options available for small business accounting, with hands-on emphasis through QuickBooks.
Methods to raise capital for a start-up or an existing small business.
Analysis of advertising and media strategies, including sales and promotion techniques for a small business.
An analysis of E-Commerce opportunities and techniques for small business, including webpage design and how to set up an internet business.
A study of laws and legal issues relevant to owning and operating a small business.
An analysis of IRS rules and regulations as they relate to small business, including strategies for minimizing tax liabilities.
An analysis of techniques related to success in small business retail and service management, including customer service, pricing, inventory control, and continuous improvement.
A survey of recruitment, retention, training, incentives, and other small business human resource issues.
Putting it all together - how to write a detailed, professional business plan, and why one should be written, including implementation strategies.