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Central Community College Announces Multi-Session Workshop

Thursday, January 17, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Spring 2013 Entrepreneurship Workshops: Starting and Developing Your Small Business

(Click here to download the brochure. & Click here to register online.)

  • Avoid typical pitfalls and overcome obstacles to small business success
  • Know how to successfully manage, market, and finance your own small business
  • Gain insight into government laws and regulations
  • Develop the skills and mind set of a successful entrepreneur

The Entrepreneurship Centers at Central Community College-Grand Island and Hastings are excited to announce the multiple-session workshop: Become an Entrepreneur, Starting and Developing Your Small Business. This is a practical business development education program designed to help entrepreneurs identify and aquire business skills needed to create, manage and grow a successful business.The workshop series is rotated between the Grand Island and Hastings campuses and will be held at the Grand Island Campus during the 2013 Spring Semester.

Each session will focus on key topics such as developing your idea into a feasible business, insuring and protecting your business and property, managing, marketing, and financing your small business, understanding taxes, legal structure and employment law, developing the skills and mindset of an entrepreneur and creating a successful business plan applicable to your venture. This program will provide an opportunity for new business owners to establish a foundation on which to build their business. Established business owners wanting to take their business to the next level will learn critical new skills in a supportive environment.

Sign up for the entire series (10 sessions) at a cost of $305 and receive 3 college credits from Central Community College.

Sign up for the series without the Business Plan sessions ( 8 sessions) at a cost of $220 and recieve 2 hours college credits from Central Community College.

Sign up for individual sessions.


Tuesday, February 12, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., $35.00

Developing an Idea into a Feasible Business

What is your idea and how can you make it work as a business? Use sound business methods to determine if your business is feasi ble. Learn how to identify customers and markets as well as analyzing the "numbers” to find out if your business will grow. This session will help you gain the basic understand ing of what is involved in researching and developing your business concept and help you make decisions as you move forward.

Tuesday, February 19 , 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., $35.00

Laying the Foundation to Your Small Business

Learn what steps to take as you start your business. Find out what services are offered in your community to assist you in your venture. Create your business concept statement and identify your potential market as well as other needs for your business. Discover and develop your entrepreneurial skills and mindset.

Tuesday, February 26 , 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., $35.00

Funding a Business Venture and the Financials

Determine what funding will be needed to start your business through financial analysis. Explore different financing options and understand the pros and cons of each. Learn how to understand the various financial statements needed in a small business and why each one is important to the growth of your venture.

Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., $35.00

Brand Image and Advertising

Discover advertising options available in your area and create an advertising budget for your business. Learn how to create an image and point-of-purchase package for your business. Topics in this workshop include logos/branding, slogans, mission and vision. Find out what advertising strategies are successful for your type of business and how to reach the masses.

Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., $35.00

Marketing Strategies for a Small Business

Learn about creative ways to find new customers, spread the word about your business, influence the media and develop a marketing strategy. Topics in this session include e-commerce, social network ing, viral market ing and creating a good marketing mix. Opportunities to showcase your business in your community will be explored.

Tuesday, March 26 , 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., $35.00

Taxes, Business Structure and Accounting

Learn about the important issues encountered by business owners including income tax, sales and use tax, payroll tax and unemployment taxes. Understand the importance of a good accounting system. Explore the different structures of businesses such as sole proprietorship, general partnerships, limited partnerships and corporations.

Tuesday, April 2 , 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., $35.00

Legal Issues and Protecting Your Business

Examine the importance of employment law, business contracts, licensing and permits. Find out how to determine what insurance you will need for your business. This workshop will also give details about protecting your intellectual property through copyrights, trademarks and patents.

Tuesday, April 9, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m., $35.00

Good Customer Service and Business Relationships

Every business relies on customers. Explore strategies to target customers and service them well. Find out why customers do business with you and what is important to them. Learn the importance of keeping a customer database and how to utilize this information as you grow your business. Discover techniques used to build long-lasting customer and business relationships that will result in a successful business.

Tuesday, April 23 & April 30 , 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Creating and Presenting Your Business Plan

(Prerequisite: ENTR 1986) The business plan is a powerful document that helps you tell the story of your company, your vision and your future. It is the roadmap to success for your business and a must when seeking investors, partners and legal advice. You will be guided through the process of developing this plan and become comfortable as you present your plan to profession als that will provide useful feedback to help enhance your venture and ensure success.

For more information or to register for a class, contact Lisa Tschauner: 402-460-2142 or 1-877-222-0780, ext. 2142 (toll-free in Nebraska) or

Written by Lisa Tschauner
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 January 2013 21:09

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