Business Classes on College of Southern Maryland Campuses
For more information, visit www.sbdchelp.com or call the SBDC at 301-934-7583.
The Small Business Development Center offers low-cost training and resources as well as confidential, no-cost counseling to new ventures and existing businesses. For more information, visit: WWW.SBDCHELP.COM
NEW Advertising & Promotion
All businesses are faced with a multitude of choices when it comes to advertising, but which is right for you? This class covers an analysis of media, developing an advertising plan, planning an advertising budget, controlling production costs, and developing methods to measure the effectiveness of your advertising. Participants will be able to effectively design, place and evaluate advertising. It is sure to save you money!
Start Right for Success
If you are thinking about starting a business, attend this course for a summary of the business information you need right now. Evaluate your business concept and determine the market potential of your products/services. Gain an understanding of your potential customers. Identify the best type of business organization. Determine your record keeping needs and learn how to create a financial plan. Begin working on the concepts for a business plan. Prepare yourself to effectively use the SBDCs confidential one-on-one counseling to your best advantage.
Buying a Franchise
Today many people are choosing to run their own business to secure their future. However, with over half of all new businesses failing, that can be a risky choice. Franchises can eliminate much of that risk. In this course, you will learn: 1) what buying a franchise can offer, 2) which franchises are hot and which ones to stay away from; and 3) costs, legal issues, and professional considerations.