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.
Learn the fundamentals of what makes innovation succeed, along with best practices for building a culture of sustainable innovation. Discove... More »
A key competency for managers is the ability to coach others. Practice and develop the leadership skills essential in helping others realize... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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… aren’t comfortable with self-promotion… don’t have the people skills to network effecti... 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 »
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. . .
Follow Dean Janis Machala's lead and start planning ahead now to achieve your key goals in 2014. 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 . . .