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Small Business Essentials Classes

BUSS-701 F01    Business Start-Up Skills for Artisans & Crafters (FP;6-9 --Forest Park - G Tower
9/10/2018--9/10/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  14

You've been honing your talent and finding a demand for your handmade craft or artistic products, but how do you navigate the "indie" marketplace? Get ready for the upcoming holiday season and learn tips from award winning artist, 40-year veteran in the arts and former Executive Director of Best of Missouri Hands, "Mike" Ochonicky as she discusses: effective marketing techniques, outlets to sell online and in-person, balancing creativity with administrative tasks and more. Bring a notebook and pen to class. Cost for adults 60 and over $20.00 Room: FP-G 323

  • Meeting Dates:  9/10/2018 - 9/10/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Monday
  • Meeting Times:  6:00:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Forest Park - G Tower
  • Instructor:   Michelle Ochonicky
  • Fees:           29

 
BUSS-701 F02    Business Start-Up Skills for Artisans & Crafters: Make Money with Your Business--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
9/20/2018--9/20/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  14

You've been honing your talent and finding a demand for your handmade craft or artistic products, but how do you navigate the "indie" marketplace? Get ready for the upcoming spring season and learn tips from award winning artist, 40-year veteran in the arts and former Executive Director of Best of Missouri Hands, "Mike" Ochonicky as she discusses: effective marketing techniques, outlets to sell online and in-person, balancing creativity with administrative tasks and more. Bring a notebook and pen to class. Cost for adults 60 and over $20.00. Room MC-SO 109

  • Meeting Dates:  9/20/2018 - 9/20/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Thursday
  • Meeting Times:  6:00:00 PM--9:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Michelle Ochonicky
  • Fees:           29

 
BUSS-701 F04    Starting and Managing a Small Business (MC; 9 am - 12 pm) --Meramec - Business Admin Bld
10/13/2018--10/20/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  19

Are you thinking about starting and managing a small business in Missouri? Designed for individuals who are considering starting a business, have made the decision to start or who have been in business for less than two years, this program will discuss: the basics of business ownership, planning for success, organizational forms of business, legal and regulatory environment, record keeping and information management, marketing, financing and resources. Program is offered in partnership with the Small Business and Technology Development Center. No senior discount. Room: MC-BA 220

  • Meeting Dates:  10/13/2018 - 10/20/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--12:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Business Admin Bld
  • Instructor:   CE Org Staff
  • Fees:           59

 
BUSS-701 F03    Starting and Managing a Small Business (MC; 9am - 12 pm)--Meramec - Business Admin Bld
9/15/2018--9/22/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  10

Are you thinking about starting and managing a small business in Missouri? Designed for individuals who are considering starting a business, have made the decision to start or who have been in business for less than two years, this program will discuss: the basics of business ownership, planning for success, organizational forms of business, legal and regulatory environment, record keeping and information management, marketing, financing and resources. Program is offered in partnership with the Small Business and Technology Development Center. No senior discount. Room: MC-BA 220

  • Meeting Dates:  9/15/2018 - 9/22/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--12:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Business Admin Bld
  • Instructor:   CE Org Staff
  • Fees:           59

 
BUSS-701 F05    Starting Your Own Business- Legal Issues (FP; 6-8pm) --Forest Park - G Tower
9/10/2018--9/10/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  11

As a small business owner you are subject to some of the laws and regulations that apply to large corporations. This class will help you to understand which requirements apply to your business. It will cover establishing a corporation, partnership or LLC, as well as introducing the law of marketing, employment, copyright and trademark, privacy contracts, tax and other regulations. Taught by an attorney. No senior discount. Room FP-G325.

  • Meeting Dates:  9/10/2018 - 9/10/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Monday
  • Meeting Times:  6:00:00 PM--8:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Forest Park - G Tower
  • Instructor:   CE Org Staff
  • Fees:           29

 

BUSS-702 F01    Business Plan Development (MC; 6:15 - 9:15 pm)--Meramec - Business Admin Bld
11/6/2018--12/4/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  16

An intensive, four-session, individually customized course designed to provide new and aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools and resources to create a solid business plan. Experienced business facilitators/coaches will guide group sessions and share practical experiences to enhance your business. Participants learn with and from their peers, creating a powerful network that continues well after the program is complete. These sessions are enriched with guest speakers from various disciplines including the legal profession, marketing, human resources and financing. In addition, each participant will begin by taking the GrowthWheel assessment and receive customized tools based on this assessment to assist as you build your plan. Weekly homework assignments are given and participation is required to be successful in the class. Continued counseling from a business counselor and certified life coach is available after the completion of the class. Please bring a laptop or electronic device to class for working on your business plan. Program is offered in partnership with the Small Business and Technology Development Center. No class 11/20. No senior discount. Room: MC-BA 122

  • Meeting Dates:  11/6/2018 - 12/4/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Tuesday
  • Meeting Times:  6:15:00 PM--9:15:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Business Admin Bld
  • Instructor:   CE Org Staff
  • Fees:           99

 

BUSS-734 F01    Understanding Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights (MC; 8:30 am - 1:30 pm)--Meramec - Business Admin Bld
9/22/2018--9/22/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  15

Intellectual property (IP) is often the most valuable asset a business will ever own. Unfortunately, many businesses and entrepreneurs are unfamiliar with IP and are ill-equipped to successfully secure, exploit, and enforce their IP rights. In this course, you will learn the differences between patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, and discover why they are essential to the health and success of businesses of all types and sizes. Taught by an experienced IP attorney. Cost for adults 60 and over $37.00. Room - MC-BA 114

  • Meeting Dates:  9/22/2018 - 9/22/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  8:30:00 AM--1:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Business Admin Bld
  • Instructor:   Morris Turek
  • Fees:           55

 

BUSS-741 F01    Understanding Accounting - An Introduction (MC; 9am - 1pm)--Meramec - Business Admin Bld
9/15/2018--9/15/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  16

Designed for individuals with non-financial backgrounds who work with budgets or those wanting to enter an office manager position, this introductory course provides an overview of accounting terminology and processes, analyzing financial activities and statements and applying the fundamentals of accounting. Course will cover debits, credits, general ledgers, assets, liabilities, balance sheets, profit and loss statements and more. Students may bring a sack lunch/drink to class. Cost for adults 60 and over $21.00. Room: MC-BA 124

  • Meeting Dates:  9/15/2018 - 9/15/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--1:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Business Admin Bld
  • Instructor:   STLCC Staff
  • Fees:           39

 

BUSS-765 F02    Buying a Franchise (MC; 9am-12:30pm)--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
9/22/2018--9/22/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  20

Are you interested in buying a franchise as a way to become a business owner? This class is taught by a seasoned franchise attorney who will share invaluable tips with you so you will be well-informed before you sign on the dotted line. She will explain what information the franchisor should be sharing with you and will help you understand the legal documents. You will also learn what questions you should ask potential franchisors and their franchisees. This class could save you money and court costs later. No senior discount. Room MC-SO107.

  • Meeting Dates:  9/22/2018 - 9/22/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:00:00 AM--12:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   CE Org Staff
  • Fees:           39

 
BUSS-765 F01    DIY Background Checks on Potential Tenants, Contractors, Employees (MC;10a-12p)--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
9/8/2018--9/8/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  12

Protect yourself and your business using public resources and investigative techniques to learn more about the candidates you are about to hire in a legal capacity. From an employee hiring manager for a large or small business firm to a homeowner contractor or rental property manager, it's a good employment practice to learn more about potential individuals you are hiring and screen those candidates to help ensure that a potential new hire does not have anything lurking in their past that could potentially harm your business or create a safety hazard for clients and other employees. Taught by a private investigator, come learn about free and low cost options for conducting background checks, when and how to conduct background checks and the "red flags" to look for before a potential problem arises. Cost for adults 60 and over $17.50

  • Meeting Dates:  9/8/2018 - 9/8/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  10:00:00 AM--12:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   Cheryl Ring Mantinband
  • Fees:           25