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.
Gain tips for writing ads, flyers, letters, and brochures that promote your product, service, cause, or self. Practice easy ways to write ca... More »
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 »
Take the first steps toward realizing your life's dreams! Find out what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Assess the viability of y... 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 »
How can you cut through the mumbo jumbo to become a savvy marketer? How can you determine customer needs, market size, what customers to pur... More »
Businesses depend on marketing communications to attract customers, earn profits and, in essence, thrive. Yet the challenge of breaking thro... More »
A key competency for managers is the ability to coach others. Practice and develop the leadership skills essential in helping others realize... More »
Develop an understanding of financial statements and how to translate them into meaningful, useful information in this introduction to busin... 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 »
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 »
Gain an understanding of the key business principles and critical functions that provide the foundation for a successful enterprise in this ... More »
Learn the fundamentals of what makes innovation succeed, along with best practices for building a culture of sustainable innovation. Discove... More »
Ever increasingly, businesses depend on integrated approaches to attract and retain customers, earn profits and in essence, thrive. As new c... More »
Perception: Introverts aren’t…”salespeople,” or “comfortable with self-promotion.” They don’t “have the people skills to net... More »
Get hands-on experience with exercises, simulations, case studies, and examples of essential Lean tools in this program. Lean Boot Camp set... More »
This course covers what you need to know in order to understand and apply the basics of management consulting. It is presented in an active ... More »
Are you a visual artist looking for a way to make a profit from your art? Learn how to enter the note card business; including how to make, ... 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 »
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 »
Research is a vital component to any business being successful in the long run. Most people think they can do a quick internet search and t... More »
Entrepreneurs always say one of the areas they need the most help with is finding funding, and with alternatives like crowd funding, angel i... 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 »
The traditional path to funding is tighter than ever. Banks are turning down great business ideas left and right. What if you could raise ... More »
Pricing is one of most significant levers that can be used to increase profitability. Yet most companies put limited effort into developing... More »
This course is dedicated to the needs of those conducting online surveys themselves. If you are already running your own surveys you’ll le... More »
At the Women in Tech panel discussion during Seattle Startup Week, Dean Janis Machala shared eight tips on how to form and develop relationships with mentors. Read 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 . . .