Entrepreneurship and Small Business

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Visit or contact online the Small Business Center on Central Campus. The Center is open to the public Monday through Friday.

Contact the Corporate and Continuing Education Customer Service Center at 704.330.4223 to register for classes or register online.

Concept to Commercialization (SBX 7335)
Well-known inventor and entrepreneur Louis Foreman brings a practical, advice-filled course to launch business ideas. Learn how to utilize Edison Nation.

Business Startup Boot Camp Certificate (SBX 7487)
Fast track a start-up business operation with this intensive certificate program designed to train and condition entrepreneurs to develop a framework for business success.

Soup to Nuts Strategy for Starting a Successful Food Business (SBX 7901)
North Carolina food entrepreneurs do not need to rent expensive commercial space. Cottage food laws permit a small food business in the home kitchen.Get the intricacies of the laws for a successful food business.

Food Truck 101: Starting a Mobile Food Business (SBX 7903)
Develop a business, build a brand and gain a loyal following. Featured speakers include Michael Bowling of Hot Box, Emma Merisier of Southern Cake Queen, and Larry Swayne of Wingzza.

QuickBooks
Start, manage, and grow a business with QuickBooks® by learning to automate accounting and reporting and use other financial tools to drive success. Classes now available in the CPCC Ballantyne Center.
Basic Accounting With Quickbooks® (SBX 7439)
Job Costing in Quickbooks® (SBX 7489)
Quickbooks® Level 1 (SBX 7440)
Quickbooks® Level 2 (SBX 7460)
Quickbooks Certified User: Exam Review and Certification Test  (SBX 7480)
Run Your Construction Company with Quick Books  (SBX 7992)

Starting a Consulting Practice (SBX 8103 online course)
Use expertise to make money. Pinpoint your best services, and learn about start up details, pricing, contracting, marketing and more.

Starting an Arts and Crafts Business (SBX 8148 online course)
A professional artist teaches you to find your own identity and explore a sales approach that works for your unique style and products or services.

Learn to Buy and Sell on eBay (SBX 8142 onine course)
Online auctions match buyers with sellers in a global marketplace for almost any item. Experienced instructors will guide you every step of the way.

Start a Gift Basket Business (HOS 7900 online courses)
Take your first step toward a career as a gift basket designer as you learn the basics on starting a gift basket business and running it successfully.

Understanding and Using Drones: Regulations, Equipment and Business Applications (SBX 7998)
Whether you are a hobbyist or entrepreneur ready to use drones in your business, this course gets you started. Learn the latest on FAA regulations and begin a path to operator certification. Offered in partnership with The Academy for Unmanned Vehicles. (SBX7998)

Budgeting and Forecasting (SBX 7466)
Understand how business budgeting and how decisions affect your bottom line. Learn how to develop your own realistic cash forecasts and see how they can be used to anticipate problems.

Building Teams that Work (SBX 8115 online)
Learn the components of a successful team and the stages of its development.

HOS 7900. Start Your Own Gift Basket Business. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Take your first step toward a career as a gift basket designer as you learn the basics on starting a gift basket business and running it successfully.

SBX 7335. New Product Idea? Go From Concept to Commercialization. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

With technological advancements like 3-D printing its easier than ever to develop a new product. The challenge is knowing how to protect your idea, how to get your product into the marketplace and how to ensure customer demand. In this class, invention and innovation expert Louis Foreman, will provide step-by-step instruction on determining feasibility and developing a product launch plan.

SBX 7439. Basic Accounting With Quickbooks®. 0.0 Hours. Class-6.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Build a solid foundation by learning the fundamentals of accounting and how it relates within QuickBooks®. Understand the chart of accounts and what happens when bills, checks and invoices are entered. No accounting knowledge or QuickBooks experience is required. Basic computer skills are required.

SBX 7440. Quickbooks® Level 1. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Discover how to manage and maintain your business finances by automating your accounting and financial reporting functions. Use this computerized program to set your company's chart of accounts, receive payments, pay bills, create lists, track cash sales, enter bills, create invoices, make deposits, reconcile bank accounts and write checks in order to more easily manage your financial decisions.

SBX 7460. Quickbooks® Level 2. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Already know the basics? This second level course will help you expand your Quickbooks® knowledge. Delve into advanced features such as forms creation, report and graph generation, job costing, inventory, payroll and trouble shooting.

SBX 7466. Budgeting and Forecasting. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Lay the groundwork for successful operation by understanding business budgeting and how decisions affect your bottom line. Learn how to develop your own realistic cash forecasts and see how they can be used to anticipate problems. Budgeting and forecasting are key tools that can help grow your business, increase sales, control expenses and improve cash flow.

SBX 7480. Quickbooks Certified User: Exam Review and Certification Test. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Stand out from the crowd as a QuickBooks® Certified user. The exam prep will provide you with a review if you have completed QuickBooks Levels 1 and 2 and will prepare you for success on the exam. The exam validates your knowledge of QuickBooks Pro financial software, and if you score 80 percent or above, you will earn the industry recognized "QuickBooks Certified User" designation. The credential is ideal to add to your résumé or to gain instant credibility as a bookkeeper, office manager or business owner. Prerequisite: Students seeking to sit for the examination are required to have completed SBX7440 and SBX7460.

SBX 7487. Business Startup Boot Camp Certificate Program. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Get up and running fast with this intensive certificate program designed to train and to guide you on the path toward business success. Using the flipped classroom approach, you will have access to online video lectures, discussion forums and activities that will help you to develop your business concept and evaluate the feasibility of your idea. In-class sessions will provide powerful peer exchanges and instructor feedback that will help you develop a viable business model and a strategy for success.

SBX 7489. Job Costing in Quickbooks®. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Accurate job costing is one of the most critical tasks for managing job-based businesses like construction companies, professional services firms and even not-for-profits. Many owners put it off because it seems too complicated or time-consuming. Discover how to use QuickBooks® as a powerful job costing tool to help your business grow and prosper.

SBX 7900. The Fine Arts Entrepreneur 2: Launching Your Creative Career. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Combine business skills with your arts background and go from feasibility to a functional plan. Work on your personal business or project-based venture to complete your business plan, to devise a marketing strategy and practice your elevator pitch. Receive valuable input from peer artists through business plan reviews and pitch assignments while building the confidence needed to engage investors.

SBX 7901. Soup to Nuts Strategy for Starting a Successful Food Business. 0.0 Hours. Class-367.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Are you ready to bring your recipes to market? Demand is booming, up more than 18 percent in three years as consumers seek out the quality and taste of artisan products. Fortunately, North Carolina food entrepreneurs no longer need to rent expensive commercial space. Cottage food laws allow you to create a small food business in your own kitchen. In this class, you'll learn the intricacies of the laws and create a winning recipe for a successful food business.

SBX 7903. Food Trucks 101: Starting a Mobile Food Business. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Food trucks are the single fastest growing sector of the restaurant industry. Discover how to develop your business, build your brand and gain a loyal following. You will learn how to comply with regulatory requirements, to overcome common obstacles and to measure your success. Bonus: course includes a panel discussion with mobile food truck operators.

SBX 7992. Run Your Construction Company with QuickBooks. 0.0 Hours. Class-367.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Wondering where all the cash is going and if all your job costs are being captured? Even experienced QuickBooks users have difficulty entering contractor specific transactions and running the right reports. Running a construction company is a difficult, save time and frustration with QuickBooks.

SBX 7998. Understanding and Using Drones: Regulations, Equipment and Business Applications. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Whether you are a hobbyist wanting to master the safe use of drones, or an entrepreneur considering using drones in your business, this course will give you a broad foundation of practical knowledge. While FAA regulations are still evolving, this training is intended to be part one of a two-part path to FAA operator certification. Offered in partnership with The Academy for Unmanned Vehicles.

SBX 8103. Start Your Own Consulting Practice. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Explore the complete process of starting and operating a consulting practice. You'll begin with surveys and assessments designed to pinpoint the best services to offer, then move into the start-up process, including licensing and legalities. Next, you'll do a business plan that details finances, pricing policies, contracting and marketing. Other topics include record-keeping and taxes. An online discussion area lets you exchange ideas and resources.

SBX 8115. Building Teams That Work. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Learn the components of a successful team and the stages of its development. Master the skills you'll need to effectively manage projects, make decisions and solve problems in a team setting. Plus, you'll have a chance to learn the pitfalls of unhealthy group interaction and minimize any of its effects on your team.

SBX 8142. Learn to Buy and Sell on eBay. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Online auctions match buyers with sellers in a global marketplace for almost any item. If you've ever dreamed of working from home or just earning extra income by buying and selling goods online, our experienced instructors will guide you every step of the way.

SBX 8148. Start Your Own Arts and Crafts Business. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Learn how to start your own arts and crafts business from a professional artist. Discover how to find your niche within your chosen craft and how to create your own unique business identity. Recognize what makes marketing in the arts and crafts business different from marketing in most other enterprises and find a sales approach that meshes with your personality and preserves your creative integrity.