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By on February 1, 2018
Small Business Essentials Classes

Keep learning and keep advancing. Gain the skills and knowledge that can move you forward. STLCC Continuing Education offers exceptional opportunities to energize your career, update and expand your professional expertise, explore new fields, and build your professional network.

To stay competitive in today’s dynamic business world, you must constantly hone your skills to keep pace with changing technology, new requirements, and industry developments. Our courses provide a strong knowledge base and up-to-date, practical applications that improve performance and effectiveness. In a world that never stops changing, Professional Development at STLCC is a convenient and affordable way to enhance your professional growth and prepare for your future.

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Understanding Accounting: An Introduction

Designed for individuals with non-financial backgrounds who work with budgets or those wanting to enter an office manager position, this introductory course provides an overview of accounting terminology and processes, analyzing financial activities and statements and applying the fundamentals of accounting. Course will cover debits, credits, general ledgers, assets, liabilities, balance sheets, profit and loss statements and more. Students may bring a sack lunch/drink to class.
BUSS:741 | $39
001 | Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Bill Dorr
March 3 | Meramec BA 112

DIY Background Checks on Potential Employees, Tenants, Contractors and More

Protect yourself and your business using public resources and investigative techniques to learn more about the candidates you are about to hire in a legal capacity. From an employee hiring manager for a large or small business firm to a homeowner contractor or rental property manager, it’s a good employment practice to learn more about potential individuals you are hiring and screen those candidates to help ensure that a potential new hire does not have anything lurking in their past that could potentially harm your business or create a safety hazard for clients and other employees. Taught by a private investigator, come learn about free and low cost options for conducting background checks, when and how to conduct background checks and the “red flags” to look for before a potential problem arises.
BUSS:765 | $25
001 | Sa 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cheryl Ring
March 3 | Meramec SO 111

Understanding Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights

If you are a business or creative person selling a product or service, you need to know how to protect your trademark, copyright and patent so that you can profit by their use. In this problem-solving course, you will explore topics relating to the law for intellectual property such as patents, trademarks, trade names, copyrights and trade secrets. Taught by an attorney.
BUSS:734 | $55
001 | Sa 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Morris Turek
March 3 | Meramec SO 109

Business Plan Development

An intensive, four-session, individually customized course designed to provide new and aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools and resources to create a solid business plan. Experienced business facilitators/coaches will guide group sessions and share practical experiences to enhance your business. Participants learn with and from their peers, creating a powerful network that continues well after the program is complete. These sessions are enriched with guest speakers from various disciplines including the legal profession, marketing, human resources and financing. In addition, each participant will begin by taking the GrowthWheel assessment and receive customized tools based on this assessment to assist as you build your plan. Weekly homework assignments are given and participation is required to be successful in the class. Continued counseling from a business counselor and certified life coach is available after the completion of the class. Please bring a laptop or electronic device to class for working on your business plan. Program is offered in partnership with the Small Business and Technology Development Center.
BUSS:702 | $99
001 | Th 6-9 p.m. | Lynette Watson
March 22–April 12 | Meramec BA 124

Business Start-Up Skills for Artisans and Crafters: Make Money with Your Business

You’ve been honing your talent and finding a demand for your handmade craft or artistic products, but how do you navigate the “indie” marketplace? Get ready for the upcoming holiday season and learn tips from award winning artist, 35-year veteran in the arts and former Executive Director of Best of Missouri Hands, “Mike” Ochonicky as she discusses: effective marketing techniques, outlets to sell online and in-person, balancing creativity with administrative tasks and more. Bring a notebook and pen to class.
BUSS:701 | $29
003 | W 6-9 p.m. | Michelle Ochonicky
April 5 | Meramec SO 204

Starting and Managing a Small Business

Are you thinking about starting and managing a small business in Missouri? Designed for individuals who are considering starting a business, have made the decision to start or who have been in business for less than two years, this program will discuss: the basics of business ownership, planning for success, organizational forms of business, legal and regulatory environment, record keeping and information management, marketing, financing and resources. Program is offered in partnership with the Small Business and Technology Development Center.
BUSS:701 | $59
001 | Sa 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lynette Watson
February 17-24 | Meramec BA 220
002 | Sa 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lynette Watson
April 7-14 | Meramec BA 220

Starting your Own Business: Legal Issues

As a small business owner, you are subject to some of the laws and regulations that apply to large corporations. This class will help you understand which requirements apply to your business. It will cover establishing a corporation, partnership or LLC, as well as introducing the law of marketing, employment, copyright and trademark, privacy, contracts, tax and other regulations. Taught by an attorney.
BUSS:701 | $29
004 | M 6-8 p.m. | Amy Hereford
April 16 | Forest Park G Tower 111

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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