• Have an idea you think would make a great business?
  • Got an existing business that needs a tune up?
  • The Small Business Center has three ways to get your business where you want it to be.

1.  Entrepreneur in Action: From Idea to Implementation

Students are led by an instructor through the business planning process to develop their business ideas into a well-thought-out basic strategic business plan. Students leave with a written plan and a complete presentation. Students should be proficient users of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet, which will be used extensively throughout this course to complete assignments. Taught by La-Tasha Best-Gaddy. 30 hours. $154
Tuesdays / September 16–November 18 / 6–9 pm
SOUTHBank Building / 400 West Main Street / Durham / Room 311
Course number 43156

2.  Entrepreneur in Action: From Idea to Implementation (hybrid)

This is a hybrid version of the course listed above. 30 hours. $154
Thursdays / September 18–November 20 / 6–9 pm
Orange County Campus / 525 College Park Drive / Hillsborough / Room 109
Course number 43157

3.  Venture Accelerator (online)

Have a business idea but need to know the quickest way to successfully launch it? This dynamic online course helps students conceive, test, and create a new business venture around a unique idea following principles from Business Model Canvas, Lean Startup, and Customer Development methodologies. Students should be proficient users of the Internet, which will be used extensively throughout this course to complete assignments. The course fee includes $35 for course materials, which is nonrefundable. Taught by La-Tasha Best-Gaddy. 24 hours. $105
October 13–December 7
Online
Course number 43279