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BUSS:702 Business Plan Development09/23-10/14  

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. Program is offered in partnership with the Small Business and Technology Development Center. Cost for adults 60 and over $82.50.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70212
  • Meeting Dates= 09/23-10/14
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Humanities East Bld 112
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 99.00
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314-984-7777
 
BUSS:701 Business Start-up Skills for Artisans & Crafters09/21-09/21  

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, 35-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 $15.50.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70107
  • Meeting Dates= 09/21-09/21
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 204
  • Instructor= Michelle Ochonicky
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Business Start-Up Skills for Artisans & Crafters09/14-09/14  

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, 35-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 $15.50.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70105
  • Meeting Dates= 09/14-09/14
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - G Tower 117
  • Instructor= Michelle Ochonicky
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
BUSS:710 Creating a Breakthrough Marketing Program for Your Small Business10/10-10/10  

Get a hands-on approach to understanding the foundational pieces of a marketing program and how to create a marketing plan that can help your small business move beyond the basics of marketing. Learn to develop objectives and strategies to assist you in meeting your goals. Program is offered in partnership with the Small Business and Technology Development Center. Cost for adults 60 and over $26.00.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70213
  • Meeting Dates= 10/10-10/10
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 220
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 35.00
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314-984-7777
 
BUSS:737 Developing Your Business Competitive Edge10/01-10/08  

As consumers have more options for spending and less money to spend, it is imperative that small businesses, both brick-and-mortar and online, develop strategies that build long-term relationships with customers by focusing on strong customer service, inventory management and understanding the demands of the cotemporary buyer. Join business consultant Tiffany Smith as she shows you how to identify your target markets and their needs, find strategies to stay competitive and use sales techniques to grow revenue and insure financial viability. Designed for small business owners, this course will help you with annual strategic planning and training your employees to develop a customer-centric approach to effortlessly upsell and increase profits. Cost for adults 60 and over $18.00.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70444
  • Meeting Dates= 10/01-10/08
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Lecture Halls Bldg 104
  • Instructor= Tiffany Smith
  • Fees= $ 35.00
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314-984-7777
 
BUSS:710 Establishing a Digital Presence for Your Small Business09/29-09/29  

Do you know the most lucrative social media platforms vital to your success as a business owner? Learn to create and sustain a relevant digital identity in this new public arena to access your future customers. Bring your laptop or tablet or use our equipment to get started in this digital hands-on lab. Discover where and how to establish your business on specific social media platforms and get a leg up over your competition on expanding your message. Instructor Sarah Guldalian is a media, marketing and mass communications professional with over 15 years of experience working with media agencies. Cost for adults 60 and over $24.50.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70203
  • Meeting Dates= 09/29-09/29
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 114
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Generating Buzz Around Your Small Business09/22-09/22  

Do you need help in taking your business to the next level? Join Sarah Guldalian, veteran media, marketing and mass communications professional to identify and seize opportunities that promote awareness for your small business or product. We'll discuss the importance and how-to's of strategic networking and progressive ways to motivate your desired target audience to respond to your call-to-action. You'll take home a plan with action steps towards your desired results. Cost for adults 60 and over $24.50.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70202
  • Meeting Dates= 09/22-09/22
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 114
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
BUSS:705 Keeping Records for a Small Business09/23-09/30  

As a small business owner, it is important for you to have good record keeping procedures and accurately follow tax guidelines. Taught by small business tax professional, T. Spector, CPA, class topics include internal and external financial records, different forms of business ownership (and their specific record keeping requirements), setting up your own books, management reporting, travel and entertainment expenses, home office expenses, methods for tracking and deducting vehicle expenses. The instructor welcomes a two-way discussion and questions about your specific situation. Cost for adults 60 and over $61.50.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70114
  • Meeting Dates= 09/23-09/30
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 124
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 75.00
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314-984-7777
 
BUSS:701 Recipe For Success: How To Start A Restaurant Or Catering Business09/26-10/03  

Join Larry G., owner of Championship Catering and food service provider to the St. Louis Cardinals, Verizon Amphitheater and the Casa Loma Ballroom, as he shares his knowledge and insight about the essential aspects in opening your own restaurant or catering business. Learn concept development, finding a location with a feasibility study, lease negotiations, licensing, financing, opening and operating costs, menu planning, cost analysis and advertising your concepts. Cost for adults 60 and over $29.50. Cost for adults 60 and over $29.50.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70419
  • Meeting Dates= 09/26-10/03
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 112
  • Instructor= STLCC Staff
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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314-984-7777
 
  S.C.O.R.E. Seminar11/14-11/14  

You will enjoy this special short course to acquaint the small business owner or operator with current management principles as they relate specifically to small business operations. It is designed to be particularly helpful if you are planning to start your own business. Topics include business terms, forms and risks of ownership, marketing, record keeping, legal aspects and insurance needs. Finding capital, financial planning, tax considerations and other business functions will also be discussed. All students must register with the SCORE Office online at www.stlouis.score.org. Lunch not provided. Fee for class materials payable to SCORE at registration; $60 pre-register & pre-pay; $70 at the door.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70146
  • Meeting Dates= 11/14-11/14
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 8:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 111
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
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314-984-7777
 
  S.C.O.R.E. Seminar10/10-10/10  

You will enjoy this special short course to acquaint the small business owner or operator with current management principles as they relate specifically to small business operations. It is designed to be particularly helpful if you are planning to start your own business. Topics include business terms, forms and risks of ownership, marketing, record keeping, legal aspects and insurance needs. Finding capital, financial planning, tax considerations and other business functions will also be discussed. All students must register with the SCORE Office online at www.stlouis.score.org. Lunch not provided. Fee for class materials payable to SCORE at registration; $60 pre-register & pre-pay; $70 at the door.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70145
  • Meeting Dates= 10/10-10/10
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 8:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 111
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
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314-984-7777
 
  S.C.O.R.E. Seminar12/05-12/05  

You will enjoy this special short course to acquaint the small business owner or operator with current management principles as they relate specifically to small business operations. It is designed to be particularly helpful if you are planning to start your own business. Topics include business terms, forms and risks of ownership, marketing, record keeping, legal aspects and insurance needs. Finding capital, financial planning, tax considerations and other business functions will also be discussed. All students must register with the SCORE Office online at www.stlouis.score.org. Lunch not provided. Fee for class materials payable to SCORE at registration; $60 pre-register & pre-pay; $70 at the door.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70147
  • Meeting Dates= 12/05-12/05
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 8:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 111
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
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314-984-7777
 
  S.C.O.R.E. Seminar09/12-09/12  

You will enjoy this special short course to acquaint the small business owner or operator with current management principles as they relate specifically to small business operations. It is designed to be particularly helpful if you are planning to start your own business. Topics include business terms, forms and risks of ownership, marketing, record keeping, legal aspects and insurance needs. Finding capital, financial planning, tax considerations and other business functions will also be discussed. All students must register with the SCORE Office online at www.stlouis.score.org. Lunch not provided. Fee for class materials payable to SCORE at registration; $60 pre-register & pre-pay; $70 at the door.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70144
  • Meeting Dates= 09/12-09/12
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 8:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 111
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
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314-984-7777
 
BUSS:706 Small Business Tax Seminar09/12-09/12  

If you are thinking of starting a small business or have already done so, this program is designed for you. Join small business tax professional, T. Spector, CPA, and learn the essentials of starting a business; business use of the home, recordkeeping, independent contractor versus employee, hobby versus business, federal income tax and employment tax requirements. This program is designed for sole proprietors, but much of the information relates to all forms of business ownership. The instructor welcomes a two-way discussion and questions about your specific situation. Cost for adults 60 and over $32.00.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70115
  • Meeting Dates= 09/12-09/12
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 124
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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314-984-7777
 
BUSS:701 Starting and Managing a Small Business09/19-09/26  

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. Cost for adults 60 and over $44.00.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70211
  • Meeting Dates= 09/19-09/26
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 220
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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314-984-7777
 
BUSS:741 Understanding Accounting - An Introduction09/24-09/24  

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. Cost for adults 60 and over $18.00.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70110
  • Meeting Dates= 09/24-09/24
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 232
  • Instructor= Kimberly Franklin
  • Fees= $ 35.00
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BUSS:734 Understanding Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights09/26-09/26  

If you are a business or creative person selling a product or service, you need to know how to protect your trademark, copyright and patent so that you can profit by their use. In this problem-solving course, you will explore topics relating to the law for intellectual property such as patents, trademarks, trade names, copyrights and trade secrets. Taught by an attorney. Cost for adults 60 and over $27.50.

  • Registration Code= 201525 70201
  • Meeting Dates= 09/26-09/26
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 114
  • Instructor= Morris Turek
  • Fees= $ 55.00
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314-984-7777