Palm Beach State College Now offers Classes in Entrepreneurship
Everything you need to know about starting a small business, from writing a business plan to launching your new venture. Find out if you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Learn to define and articulate your business objectives to formulate successful business plans and strategies. Navigate through the maze of business decisions and alternatives to identify, focus and design the best course of action for your business.
Palm Beach State College Entrepreneurship offerings include College Credit Certificate and an Associate in Science degree in Business Entrepreneurship; and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervisor Management with an Entrepreneurship concentration. The College is also home to The Center for Business and Entrepreneurship (CBE). CBE offers a large selection of continuing education courses for those who do not need college credits but do need to enhance their knowledge and skills. CBE courses include: Taxation of Individuals 1; Taxation of Individuals 2; Bookkeeping Essentials 1; Bookkeeping Essentials 2; Taxation of Corporations and Non-Profits; Profit Making for Non-Profits; Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers; Entrepreneurship, Getting Started; The Entrepreneurial Mindset; Business Writing and Proofreading; Marketing Kit for Entrepreneurs; Business Law for Small Business; Introduction to Export/Import Compliance; Export Documentation, Preparation, Shipping and Insurance; International Product Marketing; Grant Writing Made Easy.
Palm Beach State College, founded in 1933 as Florida’s first public junior college, has grown into Palm Beach County’s largest provider of postsecondary education and the sixth largest of the 28 colleges comprising the Florida College System. The College offers Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in Supervision and Management; Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in Information Management; Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing; Associate in Arts transfer degrees; Associate in Science career degrees; college credit certificates; job preparatory programs; corporate and continuing education; customized training; and, lifelong learning. Serving 47,922 students, in 2012-13, at four locations spread across the county, Palm Beach State is ranked by Community College Week as the 11th largest producer of associate degrees in the country. The College also has the lowest tuition among public four-year colleges and universities in Florida and one of the lowest in the nation. Making a $1.1billion economic impact on Palm Beach County in 2012-2013, the college employs more than 2,400 full-time and part-time staff and faculty; and three-quarters of Palm Beach State College’s 2011-12 prior-year high school completers who enrolled in either the fall or spring term came from a Palm Beach County high school.
In 2009, Palm Beach State College became the host institution for Palm Beach County’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a state-designated provider of small business assistance. The SBDC, operating in Palm Beach County for over 25 years, is one of 1,100 centers nationwide (34 in Florida) started in 1976 by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Serving thousands annually, the SBDC works with people of all ages and is a member of the Association of Small Business Development Centers. The SBDC places special emphasis on reaching minority members of socially and economically disadvantaged groups, veterans, women and the disabled. Assistance is provided to both current or potential small business owners. The Center helps aspiring entrepreneurs and newly created businesses, as well as more mature “second-stage” companies through its new Growth Acceleration Program (GAP). In addition to offering free workshops, the SBDC’s certified business analysts meet one-on-one with clients at no charge, providing expertise in business planning, marketing, operations and more. The SBDC’s services include, but are not limited to, assisting small businesses with financial, marketing, production, organization, engineering and technical problems and feasibility studies. The SBDC programs and economic development activities include international trade assistance, technical assistance, procurement assistance, venture capital formation and rural development. Additionally, the SBDC’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), established in 1985, is a specialized program of the SBDC network that works with owners of any size business interested in having city, county, state or federal governments as their customers.
For more information about Palm Beach State College please call 866-576-7222 or visit www.palmbeachstate.edu.