Are you a burgeoning entrepreneur planning to start your own business? Or are you a small business owner looking for tools to help grow your business? The content of our courses in entrepreneurship and small business ranges from accounting and finance to crowd funding and brand building. These courses are designed to give you the skills and knowledge to succeed in building your own business. Classes are typically 2-15 hours long and are designed for busy working professionals.
Don’t be baffled by “accounting-speak.” Whether you are a new manager or just want to understand accounting better, this course is for... More »
Learn the fundamentals of what makes innovation succeed, along with best practices for building a culture of sustainable innovation. Discove... More »
Business Brands are big business. We know big companies like Nike, REI and Coca-Cola spend time and money cultivating, honing and nurturing... More »
A key competency for managers is the ability to coach others. Practice and develop the leadership skills essential in helping others realize... More »
A business plan is not only for applying for a business loan or for starting a new business. A well-thought out plan is essential for succes... More »
Develop an understanding of financial statements and how to translate them into meaningful, useful information in this introduction to busin... More »
Gain an understanding of the key business principles and critical functions that provide the foundation for a successful enterprise in this ... More »
Businesses depend on marketing communications to attract customers, earn profits and, in essence, thrive. Yet the challenge of breaking thro... More »
Ever increasingly, businesses depend on integrated approaches to attract and retain customers, earn profits and in essence, thrive. As new c... More »
Today’s publishing world is constantly changing. Should you go the traditional route: Find an agent to sell your book to a publisher? Inve... More »
Gain tips for writing ads, flyers, letters, and brochures that promote your product, service, cause, or self. Practice easy ways to write ca... More »
Perception: Introverts aren’t…”salespeople,” or “comfortable with self-promotion.” They don’t “have the people skills to net... More »
Each of us has a personal brand. Just like the Nike brand is about performance and Nordstrom is about service, there is a unique way others ... More »
Pricing is one of most significant levers that can be used to increase profitability. Yet most companies put limited effort into developing... More »
Thinking of starting your own business? Not sure what it takes to be an entrepreneur? This course will help you understand the meaning and... More »
If you are an entrepreneur, a small business or a large company, your opportunities are impacted by social media. Today we find resources, p... More »
Former Microsoft program manager John Pennock chose Bellevue College to get the business and tech training needed to launch two tech startup firms. Read more . . .
Lara Merriam-Smith is an experienced classroom instructor and the founder and CEO of two firms: a business research provider, and a high-fashion accessory company. Read more . . .