The following classes will be offered by the SBDC at the Angelina College Campus during the SPRING 2012 Semester.
To register for one or more of these classes, you can either call Angelina College Community Services at (936) 633-5400 to register using your credit card, or you can register in person at the Community Services Building office at Angelina College.
For questions about class content, contact Brian McClain at (936) 633-5400, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING 2012 SEMESTER CLASSES
"Step One: Going Into Business" — Got an idea? Learn what it takes to convert that great idea into a sound business venture. Learn to explore business possibilities and how to fit them into the marketplace in this seminar. CLASS SCHEDULE: 3 hours/1 day ... $25 ... SBD 0011 ... Tuesday, 1/23/12, 2/20/12, 3/26/12, 4/23/12 at 6-9pm ... Angelina College, Room CS 101F
“QuickBooks PRO 2011: Accounting for Small Business” — This course teaches how to pay bills and write checks, balance bank accounts, inventory tracking, graphics, payroll processing, payroll taxes, tax reporting, and printing business reports. Students must bring a flash drive to class. Text required. CLASS SCHEDULE: 21 hours/7wks ... $125 ... ITSW 1058 ... Thursdays, 1/19/12 thru 3/1/12 (7 weeks) at 6-9pm and Thursdays, 3/1/12 thru 4/19/12 (7 weeks) at 6-9pm ... Angelina College, Room CS 102
"Computers for Small Business-Intro" — A basic computer course for business people who know nothing about computers. Helps you determine what computer would be the best for your business, and familarizes you with the different components of a computer (hardware and sofware), terminology, and the major DOS commands, and the application of integrated software packages that are practical for use in today’s small business. Students must bring a flash drive to class. CLASS SCHEDULE: 12 hours/4 wks... $70 ... ITSW 1022 ... Monday, 1/23/12 thru 2/12/12 at 6-9pm ... Angelina College, Room CS 102
OTHER SBDC CLASSES (not being offered the Spring 2012 Semester)
“Analyzing Profitability and Cash Flow” — This workshop examines how to run a profitable business and maintain a healthy cash flow. Running a company that is profitable shows that management understands the core fundamentals of operating a business. CLASS SCHEDULE: 4 hours/1 day ... $49 ... SBD 0155
“Advertising Your Business” — You may have the best new product since sliced bread, but if you are the only person that knows about it, your business is not going very far very fast. This course covers targeting advertising and promotional strategies as significant elements of a business, identifying a target audience and then identifying the most successful way to reach them. CLASS SCHEDULE: 4 hours/1 day ... $49 ... SBD 0158
"Access for Windows" — Get to know this popular database software. Course includes: program design, datasheets, relationships, using the Index, help on the Web, columns and rows, adding new records, freezing, deleting, what’s a query, naming conversions, table designs, creation of relationships, creating action and multiple queries, and enhanced screen designs. Learn the use of macros, create enhanced reports and learn tips for running Access on multiuser networks. Prerequisite: Windows XP and an understanding of spreadsheet design and use. Student must bring a flash drive to class. Text required. CLASS SCHEDULE: 24 hours/8 wks... $125 ... ITSW 1053
“Microsoft Word for Windows: A Business Application” — Learn to create, edit and print documents. Will include menu commands, shortcut icons, spell checking and much more. Also includes tables, styles, templates, outlining, toolbars,merging, charts, columns, forms, callouts, textboxes, shorcut menus, macros and customizing. Prerequisite: Windows XP or equivalent experience. Students must bring flash drive to class. Text required. CLASS SCHEDULE: 18 hours/6 wks ... $100 ... POFT 1018
“Promoting Your Business: Grassroots Marketing” — Creating and executing a promotional campaign takes significant time and resources. If you want to run a successful business, you need customers. This workshop examines traditional sales and promotional strategies, and several innovative grassroots marketing strategies to help you build customer traffic. CLASS SCHEDULE: 4 hours ... $49 ... SBD 0160
“Business Planning: A Hands On Approach” — This course covers the confusing process of building a business plan. You will work directly with the business planning software. Chart the direction of a company, determine cash flow, project profit and project capital needs. Software is included in cost. CLASS SCHEDULE: 12 hours/4 wks ... $145 ... BUSG 1025
"Business Planning: Basics" — A business plan of action functions as a guide in the areas of marketing, sales building and positioning in the market, profit and loss, cash flow, and balance sheet targets. This tool is considered importan. CLASS SCHEDULE: 4 hours ... $49 ... SBD 0153
“Buying a Business or Franchise ” — There are many items you should consider prior to putting your money down. This course discusses how to go about buying a business, and the pros and cons of buying a franchise. CLASS SCHEDULE: 4 hours ... $49 ... SBD 0154
“Investment Analysis” — Evaluate the viability of a project before you invest your money. Typical applications are business startups, business expansions, purchasing a business and selling a business. Bring a financial calculator. CLASS SCHEDULE: 4 hours ... $49 ... SBD 0156
“Business Valuation” — Whether selling or operating a business, establishing a valuation is important in assessing the strength of the business. Your long-term objective has to be to increase value. Bring a financial calculator. CLASS SCHEDULE: 4 hours ... $49 ... SBD 0157
“Building Your Brand” — The power of branding is evident in our everyday lives...when you think of tissues, you think of Kleenex; when ordering a cola, you think of Coke. It is not by chance these products are household names. Is it possible for a small business to establish a brank? The answer is yes. CLASS SCHEDULE: 4 hours ... $49 ... SBD 0159
“Pricing Products and Services” — Attaching a fair and accurate price tag to your services can be a tricky balancing act. Learn how to price your products and services. CLASS SCHEDULE: 4 hours ... $49 ... SBD 0161
“Protecting Your Business With Contracts” — Find out what constitutes business contracts, both oral and written. CLASS SCHEDULE: 4 hours ... $49 ... SBD 0162
“Building Your Web Site” — Get step-by-step tips for producing your first website. This workshop addresses the fundamentals of what makes a professional and effective website. CLASS SCHEDULE: 4 hours ... $49 ... SBD 0163
“Determining Your Company's Legal Structure” — This workshop covers the most important questions you face in choosing a legal entity. Learn about legal structure options available to your business. CLASS SCHEDULE: 4 hours ... $49 ... SBD 0164