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College Offers Training to Business Owners

Release Date: 8/26/2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    
CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College
410-386-8411


CARROLL COMMUNITY COLLEGE OFFERS TRAINING, CONSULTING AND ASSISTANCE TO NEW AND FUTURE BUSINESS OWNERS

The Small Business Training Network offers comprehensive training, consulting and assistance to current and future business owners in Carroll County - at no cost to participants!

Whether you are just starting a business or own a business already, take one of these non-credit classes or all of them, in any order convenient to your schedule. Carroll Community College also offers assistance in choosing the right combination of classes to suit your needs, and referral to personal, confidential counseling for your business. For more information, call Marlene Titus at (410) 386-8012.

The Small Business Training Network is a partnership of: the Miller Entrepreneurial Institute of Carroll Community College; the Department of Economic Development of Carroll County; the Maryland Small Business Development Center; and Start Up Carroll. Funding is provided by the Department of Economic Development of Carroll County and the Maryland Small Business Development Center.

First Steps to SMARTStart Your Small Business
Topics include: options for business entities; resources available to start-ups; costs of services needed; licensing and tax considerations; loans and financial resources; marketing on a budget; and getting your business off the ground and finding customers. Instructors: Start-Up Carroll
Course #: SBA-399-A2
Wed., Sept. 3, 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Carroll County Public Library, Mt. Airy branch
Course #: SBA-399-B2
Thurs., Oct. 2, 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Carroll County Public Library, Taneytown branch
Course #: SBA-399-C2
Wed., Nov. 5, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Business Training Center, Rm. T315
Course #: SBA-399-D2
Tues., Dec. 9, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Washington Road Campus, Rm. C271

Franchise Ownership Options for the Entrepreneur
Examine the pros and cons of franchise ownership, the ins and outs of finding a franchise that is right for you, investment sources and levels and other topics of interest for those considering the possibility of purchasing a franchise. Instructor: Lee Meizlesh.
Course #: SBA-421-A2
Tues., Oct. 21, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Washington Road Campus

Lee Meizlesh has over 40 years experience in franchising, working for Ray Croc at McDonald's, and has helped to start several franchise systems and is a member of the International Franchise Association.

How to Buy or Sell a Business
Learn from a panel of experts how to plan for your purchase or sale, what you need to do, review, or provide in each of these transactions, what laws apply and what pitfalls to avoid. Instructors: Doug Howard, D. Kathleen Rus, Esquire and Beth Woodring
Course #: SBA-531-A2
Tues., Oct. 14, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Washington Road Campus

Budget Planning
This course covers creating a business budget, calculating start up costs and assessing the financial viability of your planned new business. Instructor: Leonard R. Lee
Course #: SBA-409-A2
Tues., Sept. 16, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Business Training Center, Rm. T315
Course #: SBA-409-B2
Wed., Nov. 12, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Business Training Center, Rm. T315

Creating Your Strategic Business Plan
Learn the requisites of a business plan that can be used for financing and general business purposes, including financial projections for your new small business. Instructor: Leonard R. Lee
Course #: SBA-410-A2
Tues., Sept. 23, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Business Training Center, Rm. T325
Course #: SBA-410-B2
Wed., Nov. 19, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Washington Road Campus, Rm. N105

Finding Funds for Your Business
Learn what sources of funding are available in your area and for your type of small business, and what is involved in accessing those funds for your operation. Instructor: Leonard R. Lee
Course #: SBA-530-A2
Wed., Oct. 8, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Washington Road Campus, Rm. M060
Course #: SBA-530-B2
Thurs., Dec. 11, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Washington Road Campus, Rm. N105

Planning the Operation of Your Small Business
Learn how to plan the daily operation of your business, how and what to delegate, what areas you need to make future plans for, and how to make it all run smoothly. Instructor: Russ Teter
Course #: SBA-532-A2
Tues., Sept. 30, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Business Training Center, Rm. T317

Legal and Insurance Issues Affecting Small Business Owners
Covers the basic legal decisions that business owners must make from inception to succession planning and what types of insurance a business should have. Instructors: D. Kathleen Rus, Esquire and Chris Smith
Course #: SBA-419-A1
Tues., Aug. 19, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Business Training Center, Rm. T317
Course #: SBA-419-A2
Tues., Sept. 9, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Business Training Center, Rm. T315
Course #: SBA-419-B2
Tues., Nov. 11, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Washington Road Campus

D. Kathleen Rus, Esquire is a local Westminster attorney specializing in small business concerns and Chris Smith is Vice President of The Barbour Group, LLC, a local insurance broker.

Financial Statements & Tax Strategies
Learn how to read and understand financial statements and how to develop basic tax strategies for your small business. Instructor: Doug Howard
Course #: SBA-400-A2
Thurs., Oct. 16, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Washington Road Campus, Rm. P521

Creating and Updating Your Marketing Plan
Create your own marketing plan that uses the best marketing tactics for your type of business and learn how to understand your market potential and your target market. Instructor: Melissa Wilcox
Course #: SBA-408-A2
Thurs., Nov. 6, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Washington Road Campus, Rm. M060

Developing a Brand/Logo for Your Business
Determine your business's identity and brand/logo, how to develop a promotional budget and how, when and where to promote your small business. Instructor: Melissa Wilcox
Course #: SBA-407-A2
Thurs., Nov. 20, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Washington Road Campus, Rm. N203

Hiring and Firing
Learn how to hire and promote the right people and slash turnover costs. Improve customer service, productivity and sales while also improving your employees' attitudes. Instructor: John Enselein
Course #: SBA-406-A2
Wed., Oct. 29, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Washington Road Campus, Rm. A200

To register and for more details call Continuing Education & Training at 410-386-8100 or go to www.carrollcc.edu/courses/noncredit/schedule

 

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