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Online Classes for Small Business


ENTRY LEVEL BOOKKEEPER Continuing Education Certificate
Learn the essentials of accounting and build the skills necessary to seek an entry-level job in bookkeeping. Earn a continuing education certificate for entry level bookkeeping by successfully completing these three classes:
• Accounting/Bookkeeping I
• Accounting/Bookkeeping 2
• Quickbooks for Bookkeepers

Students considering this option should have basic computer skills, some experience with Microsoft Excel, and successfully completed a high-school level basic algebra class. This is an entry-level certificate, and should not be confused with the Certified Bookkeeper status offered by the AIPB.

For further details, call 443-840-1804 or 443-840-1851.


GETTING STARTED:

A Small Home Business: Growing Plants for Profit
Learn how to grow and market plants as a small scale profitable home business. Topics to be covered include plant material, growing season, licensing, site preparation, equipment, supplies, climate zone, and marketing.
Total Cost: $109 (Tuition: $20 Fees: $89)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

37731 Arranged 4/15-6/5 Arranged ED2GO

The A, B, C's of Small Business Funding
Learn how to start, grow and finance a small business. Explore the difference between bank and non-bank sources of funding, the borrowing process, what lenders look for, and the Small Business Administration's role in funding small businesses.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $54)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

37278 T/R(2) 4/14-16 6-8:30pm RAC

Accounting /Bookkeeping I
Learn the basic principles of the double entry system. Ideal for a small business owner, potential business owner and those looking for entry level accounting jobs. Explore business records, transactions, journals, ledgers, income statements, balance sheets and more. Prerequisites: Basic computer skills, experience with Microsoft Excel, basic high school algebra. Textbook is included in cost of the course.
Total Cost: $149 (Tuition: $50 Fees: $99)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35147 M(7) 2/2-3/16 7:15-9:30pm RAC

35146 R(7) 2/12-3/26 7:15-9:30pm EC

Accounting /Bookkeeping II
Continue your study of accounting/bookkeeping principles as you explore trial balances, different types of financial reports, cash flow, retained earnings, reconciling bank statements, and payroll systems. Prerequisite: Accounting/Bookkeeping I.
Total Cost: $139 (Tuition: $40 Fees: $99)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35149 M(6) 4/13-5/18 7:15-9:15pm RAC

35148 R(6) 4/16-5/21 7:15-9:15pm EC

QuickBooks for Bookkeepers
Learn to use QuickBooks to perform a variety of bookkeeping procedures. This includes setting up accounts, paying bills, invoicing, and report creation. Prerequisites: Accounting/Bookkeeping I and Accounting/Bookkeeping II.
Total Cost: $149 (Tuition: $50 Fees: $99)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35151 R(5) 5/28-6/25 7-9:30pm EC

35153 M(5) 6/1-29 7-9:30pm RAC

Business Etiquette Basics
Learn strong, professional social skills because 85% of business is based on people skills, and relationships are critical to the success of your business.. Topics include networking and conversational skills, business card etiquette, how to project a positive image, and more.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $54)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35593 W(2) 3/4-11 6:30-9pm PRH

35591 T(2) 5/12-19 6:30-9pm EC

Create a Successful Art Business: Tips and Resources for Artists
Receive an overview of tax guidelines, copyright issues, business plans, marketing strategies, how to structure your business as a company and financing options for your projects. Discussion based session with professional artists and business owners. Bring your questions and be ready for an interactive, information filled day!Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $0 Fees: $89)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

36176 S(1) 2/21 10am-3pm EC

36175 S(1) 3/28 10am-3pm OM

Customize Your Business Plan
Learn what it takes to start create a new business or regroup an existing business, and create a customized business plan. Discover how to create a forever changing document that will help you manage and build the business you want.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $40 Fees: $49)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35623 T(2) 1/27-2/3 6-8:30pm HV

35624 T/R(2) 2/24-26 6-8:30pm RAC

35625 T(2) 3/24-31 6-8:30pm OM

35628 T(2) 5/19-26 6-8:30pm HV

Financial Principles for Small Business
Learn how to make your business more efficient, more profitable, and how to manage your nest-egg so you can manage your time and plan for the future. Topics include different types of business entities, tax planning, investments, debt, insurance, and succession planning.
Total Cost: $95 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $60)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35655 M(2) 2/2-9 6-9:30pm HV

36829 R(2) 3/19-26 6-9:30pm DPM

36831 R(2) 5/13-20 6-9:30pm EC

Franchising or Buying a Small Business: What Is the Difference?
Learn the important differences that need to be considered when determining what type
of business is the best fit for your goals. Find out how to decide if you should buy an independent business or a franchise.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $54)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35653 T(3) 2/10-24 7-9pm CKM

35643 S(1) 4/25 9am-4pm CC

How to Start and Manage Your Own Small Business
Examine management issues and concerns in forming a small business enterprise. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of self-employment, government resources, types of businesses, markets to explore, legalities and more.
Total Cost: $105 (Tuition: $36 Fees: $69)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35668 S(2) 2/28-3/7 9am-3pm HV

35657 M(4) 4/13-5/4 6:30-9:30pm PRH

35672 S(2) 5/9-16 9am-3pm CC

Small Business Marketing Strategies
Gain an overview of small business marketing strategies, how to reach potential customers and market your product or service. Discuss tools for effective marketing at economical costs.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $54)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

37280 M(2) 4/13-20 6:30-9:30pm PHS

37279 S(2) 5/9-16 9am-12pm OM

Small Office Organization
Learn to control the chaos and become less stressed with basic office management principles. Explore task and time management skills to increase your efficiency and improve your productivity.
Total Cost: $94 (Tuition: $45 Fees: $49)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35641 R(3) 4/23-5/7 6:30-8:10pm EC

Truth or Consequences: The Myths of Owning a Business
Dispel the myths of business ownership as you discuss many aspects involved in owning your own business. Do you want to run a business full time, or will it supplement your current income? What are the strengths that you bring to a business? Why should you find someone to supplement your areas of weakness? Discover some of the truths involved in owning and running a business and hopefully avoid some of the pitfalls and consequences.
Total Cost: $39 (Tuition: $0 Fees: $39)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35621 T(1) 5/5 6:30-9pm RAC

Using Social Media in Business
Learn how to leverage the most popular social media platforms to promote your business and find new customers. Also learn how to build a social media team, automate social media activities, and gain techniques for measuring and tracking your social media success.
Total Cost: $109 (Tuition: $20 Fees: $89)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35712 Arranged 3/18-5/8 Arranged ED2GO

37849 Arranged 4/15-6/5 Arranged ED2GO

37856 Arranged 5/20-7/10 Arranged ED2GO

GROWING YOUR OWN BUSINESS

Digital and Mobile Marketing Made Easy
This class is intended for individuals and businesses looking to get started with digital and mobile marketing. Learn why being online matters, how to generate and capture leads online, and how to integrate your mobile marketing strategy with the rest of your marketing plan.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $54)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35801 M(2) 2/16-23 6:30-9pm OM

35803 W(2) 3/25-4/1 6:30-9pm OM

35806 T(2) 5/19-26 6:30-9pm OM

Facebook for Business
Gain an overview of skills needed to increase business and expand marketing scope by learning to customize your Facebook page. Learn about regulations for business/organization pages, and review best practices for using events, contests, badges, email and like button features to increase your audience. Designed for business and organization leaders already using Facebook.
Total Cost: $245 (Tuition: $40 Fees: $205)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

37563 Arranged 5/4-29 Arranged ED2GO

How to Network Like a Pro
Effective networking is a powerful tool to advance your business. Learn how to get started with networking, to overcome networking anxiety, and to evaluate different opportunities and determine where you will be most successful. Join us to learn how to build relationships and actively maintain them in order to grow your business.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $54)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35988 W(2) 2/18-25 6:30-9pm HV

35991 W(2) 5/20-27 6:30-9pm OM

Instagram for Business
Learn to make the most of Instagram and lead your business to unending exposure. With over 100 million users, Instagram is a marketing goldmine. An android or iOS device is needed to take full advantage of the exercises in this class.
Total Cost: $195 (Tuition: $20 Fees: $175)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

37564 Arranged 5/4-29 Arranged ED2GO

Introduction to Social Media for Small Business
Learn how to build the buzz! Social media has changed marketing - come learn how to build your own online presence. The most popular social media platforms will be introduced. Take a strategic look at your marketing efforts and learn specific and practical tools to improve your business. Learn how to create content that will reach new and existing customers, and how to choose the right social media tools to get the best results.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $54)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35707 T(2) 2/10-17 6:30-9pm EC

35709 M(2) 3/23-30 6:30-9pm HV

35710 M(2) 5/6-13 6:30-9pm OM

LinkedIn to Grow Your Business
Explore how to develop and maintain relationships through this online social networking tool that can help grow your business. Learn how to grow your business, find prospective clients, and connect with existing clients and customers.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $40 Fees: $49)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35702 M(2) 3/2-9 6:30-9pm HV

35700 R(2) 4/16-23 6:30-9pm EC

35705 T(2) 5/19-26 6:30-9pm OM

Planning for the Success of Your Small Business
Entrepreneurs and small business owners: what do you do? For whom do you do it? Are you on track to excel? When should you change your strategy? These are important questions that you should be able to answer about your business. Learn to define the goals of your business and lay out growth plans as you learn how to create and implement a strategic plan.
Total Cost: $104 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $69)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35590 S(2) 2/7-14 9am-4pm HV

35587 S(2) 4/25-5/2 9am-4pm EC

Sales: Improve Your Skills to Grow Your Business
Learn fundamental sales and marketing concepts, and develop confidence and skills to promote your products and/or services.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $54)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35600 W(2) 2/4-11 6-9pm OM

35606 M(2) 3/16-23 6-9pm CTH

35609 R(2) 5/21-28 6-9pm HV

Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring
Learn how to use the same marketing tricks the big companies employ-without making a big dent in your wallet. Discover how to attract target audiences, entice customers, and keep buyers coming back for more. In addition, you'll find out how to generate the referrals that are crucial to your company's success.
Total Cost: $109 (Tuition: $20 Fees: $89)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35807 Arranged 2/18-4/10 Arranged ED2GO

35810 Arranged 4/15-6/5 Arranged ED2GO

35813 Arranged 5/13-7/3 Arranged ED2GO

Truth or Consequences: The Myths of Owning a Business
Dispel the myths of business ownership as you discuss many aspects involved in owning your own business. Do you want to run a business full time, or will it supplement your current income? What are the strengths that you bring to a business? Why should you find someone to supplement your areas of weakness? Discover some of the truths involved in owning and running a business…and hopefully avoid some of the pitfalls and consequences.
Total Cost: $39 (Tuition: $0 Fees: $39)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35719 T(1) 1/20 6:30-9pm HV

35612 T(1) 2/10 6:30-9pm RAC

35616 T(1) 3/12 6:30-9pm OM

Work Smart and Get the Right Things Done
We all have 24 hours in a day to work with, but why do some people get more accomplished than others? The key is planning and prioritizing. Identify your strengths as well as areas that may need improvement, and learn skills and strategies for planning, prioritizing, and organizing your work and find more time to spend growing your business.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $54

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

36036 W(2) 2/4-11 6:30-9pm HV

37282

T(2) 4/28-5/5 6:30-9pm EC

YouTube for Business
Obtain the skills needed in using video as a marketing tool to reach and serve more people. Designed for business and organization leaders already familiar with YouTube. Topics include researching how to use YouTube search features and other elements from a consumer perspective, creation of a customized YouTube channel with optimized features for a business/organization, identification of the importance of having friends and subscribers and communicating with them, and establishing a business/organization video appearance in related searches.
Total Cost: $245 (Tuition: $40 Fees: $205)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

36094 Arranged 5/4-29 Arranged ED2GO

SPECIALTIES

Becoming a Notary: Learning the Rules and Regulations
Learn the rules, regulations and correct practices in performing the responsibilities of a notary public. Topics include a brief history, Maryland rules, practical advice, avoiding problems, new developments and performing competently as a notary.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $54)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35487 S(1) 2/7 9am-3pm HV

35488 S(1) 3/28 9am-3pm CC

35489 S(1) 5/16 9am-3pm OM

Buying and Selling on eBay
Learn how to buy and sell goods on eBay. Topics to be covered include online auctions, a global marketplace for almost any item, titles that get noticed, advertising copy, creating and uploading photos, financial transactions, credit card payments, packing and shipping, and fraud.
Total Cost: $109 (Tuition: $20 Fees: $89)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35827 Arranged 2/18-4/10 Arranged ED2GO

35823 Arranged 4/15-6/5 Arranged ED2GO

35825 Arranged 5/13-7/3 Arranged ED2GO

How to Start Your Own Consulting Business
Learn new ideas and information while discussing how to set up a consulting practice based on individual skills, knowledge and use of effective business practices. Topics include marketing, finances and business planning.
Total Cost: $99 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $64)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35673 S(1) 2/7 9am-4pm EC

35660 S(1) 4/18 9am-4pm OM

36834 S(1) 5/30 9am-4pm HV

Introduction to Voice Overs
Examine voice over opportunities available in the world of radio and television. Work on mike with actual scripts. Learn about two kinds of voice overs and how to prepare the all-important demo tape.
Total Cost: $65 (Tuition: $0 Fees: $65)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35729 S(1) 3/21 2-4pm EC

Special Events Basics
Discover the elements of effective special events planning. Learn what to consider when selecting a site and how to create an event timeline. Contracts, resources, and pricing are discussed. implement a strategic plan.
Total Cost: $109 (Tuition: $30 Fees: $79)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

36006 S(2) 3/21-28 9am-3pm OM

36000 T(5) 4/14-5/12 7-9pm EC

Start Your Own Bed and Breakfast
Explore the world of Bed & Breakfast ownership. Do you think you have what it takes, but don't know where to start? Learn how to establish and manage a B&B, including marketing and public relations, breakfast menus, and gracious hosting.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $54)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35548 R(3) 4/16-30 7-9pm CRC

Swimming Pool/Spa Operator Training
Become current in the safe, healthy operation of public swimming pools, spas and hot tubs and qualify as a certified pool/spa operator in Baltimore County. Bring photo I.D. (driver's license). Must be at least 16 years old to enroll. Textbook is included in the cost of the course and will be distributed in class.
Total Cost: $189 (Tuition: $69 Fees: $120)
CRN# Day/Ses. Dates Time Location

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35517 T/R(4) 4/21-4/30 5-9pm CC

35515 S(2) 5/2-9 8:30am-5pm EC

Refresher Course for Pool/Spa Operators
Stay current regarding the safe and healthy operation of public swimming pools and know how to operate public whirlpool spas and hot tubs in Baltimore County. Bring photo I.D.(driver's license) and current pool/spa operator's card to class. Textbook is included in the cost of the course and will be distributed in class.
Total Cost: $129 (Tuition: $24 Fees: $105)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35516 S(1) 4/18 8:30am-2pm CC WELL 10

35518 S(1) 4/25 8:30am-2pm EC

Weddings - Coordinating - Part I
Learn the professional way to coordinate any size and type of wedding. Get the basics from start to finish and more. Intended for individuals considering a career in professional wedding coordinating. $20 material fee payable to instructor.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $20 Fees: $69)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

36011 S(1) 2/21 9am-4:30pm OM

36017 S(1) 4/18 9am-4:30pm OM

36022 S(1) 5/9 9am-4:30pm HV

Weddings - Coordinating - Part II
Continue to learn the professional way to coordinate and plan weddings. Intended for individuals considering a career in professional wedding coordinating. Recommended: Weddings Part I.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $20 Fees: $69)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

36026 S(1) 3/7 9am-4:30pm OM

36030 S(1) 5/2 9am-4:30pm OM

36033 S(1) 5/16 9am-4:30pm HV

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

Becoming a Notary: Learning the Rules and Regulations
Learn the rules, regulations and correct practices in performing the responsibilities of a notary public. Topics include a brief history, Maryland rules, practical advice, avoiding problems, new developments and performing competently as a notary.
Total Cost: $89 (Tuition: $35 Fees: $54)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35487 S(1) 2/7 9am-3pm HV

35488 S(1) 3/28 9am-3pm CC

Home Inspection: Continuing Professional Education Part I
Learn how to meet the licensee's knowledge of home inspection services in one or more residential components: plumbing, electrical, HVAC, insulation, roofing, and structure. This class provides 15 hours of continuing professional competency educational hours that are required by the Maryland Commission of Home Inspection.
Total Cost: $179 (Tuition: $95 Fees: $84)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35161 W(5) 5/13-6/10 6:30-9:30pm EC

Home Inspection: Continuing Professional Education Part II
Continue with 15 hours of professional competency educational hours that are required by the Maryland Commission of Home Inspection. This course is designed to enhance the licensee's knowledge of home inspection services in the following areas: heating systems, air conditioning systems, insulation and ventilation, interior, and fireplaces and solid burning appliances.
Total Cost: $179 (Tuition: $95 Fees: $84)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35200 W(5) 3/18-4/22 6:30-9:30pm EC

35395 S(5) 4/18-5/16 9am-12pm CC

Preparation for the Maryland Home Improvement Exam
Prepare for the home improvement exam and starting a home improvement business. Home Inspection Law, Door-to-Door Sales Act and a review of various business/employee laws included in the exam will be presented.
Total Cost: $179 (Tuition: $89 Fees: $90)

CRN# Day/# DATES TIME LOCATION

35646 S(2) 2/14-21 9am-4pm CRL

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