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Catalog 2017-18 
Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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.

Financial Aid and Payment Options

  • 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

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

Course Number



Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)




SBA 808

How to Start and Manage Your Own Small Business


Materials provided.



SBA 950

Customize Your Business Plan


Materials provided.



SBA 956

The A,B,C’s of Small Business Funding


Materials provided.



SBA 964

Small Business Marketing Strategies


Materials provided.



Course Series Totals:







Additional Information

Skills for Success:

Good planning and organizational skills; strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; and good problem solving skills.


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.

Career Coach

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Program Contact Information


Moire Riley    


Essex, BESS 116D

Administrative Assistant:         

Lorri Bocklage          


Essex, BESS 115

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