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Small Business Basics

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Program Description

A small business owner or entrepreneur is responsible for the growth, overall direction, and everyday operation of a business.  Specific activities vary according to the business’s size and industry and may include: reviewing sales reports, profit and loss statements, and other financial reports; hiring, training and managing staff; understanding federal, state and local laws; marketing; and directing activities for sales or production staff.

Program Outcomes

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential:         

Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate.

Career Opportunities:

Students will be better prepared to start their own business entity or manage a small business.  Careers in this field are available in a broad range of privately held companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

Length of Training

6 months
Course series offered at various CCBC sites and BCPS locations.

Program Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

Application Process

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence

1. How to Start and Manage Your Own Small Business: SBA 808

  • Textbook/Materials: Materials provided.

2. Customize Your Business Plan: SBA 950

  • Textbook/Materials: Materials provided.

3. The A,B,C’s of Small Business Funding: SBA 956

  • Textbook/Materials: Materials provided

4. Small Business Marketing Strategies: SBA 964

  • Textbook/Materials: Materials provided.

Program Costs

  • Tuition/Fees: $376 (Tuition-$136/Fees-$240)
  • Textbook/Materials: N/A

Financial Aid and Payment Options

  • Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
  • Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
  • Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities
  • Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
  • Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
  • Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Contact Information


Moire Riley      



Essex, BESS 116D

Administrative Assistant:         

Lorri Bocklage 



Essex, BESS 115

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