How many nights have you stayed awake thinking about the idea of owning your own business... only by morning to think the project is too overwhelming?
Small businesses are the backbone of our society and made up of individuals, like you, who have had great ideas.
Yes it takes time, yes it takes determination, yes it takes initiative, and yes, it takes blood, sweat and tears. But, the one thing successful businesses have in common is that each one starts with a plan and each business owner has researched and studied all aspects of the endeavor.
You need to arm yourself with knowledge of all phases of your business. Read books, ask successful business owners you admire and be willing to put the time into classes and seminars that will help you build your foundation.
Clark College’s Professional Development Department offers year-round classes promoting small businesses. There is the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help you plan and also SCORE, which is made up of retired professionals, ready to assist you at no fee. All you need to do is ask!
Here are just a few of the classes offered through Professional Development to pique your interest and direct you in the right direction to see if this is the right avenue for you. Again, the more you know, the more you are able to correctly invest in your future!
Introduction to Business Ownership
Developing a Business Plan
Time Management for Small Business
Growing a Business: Take Your Ideas & Shape them into a Business