Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Get ready for start up, growth and business success. Topics range from formation and operational how-to skills to strategic planning for growth. Visit all the resources in the CPCC Small Business Center.

Start Up

New! Starting a Startup - January 23 to March 8 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Central Campus
Have you ever wanted to be your own boss? Learn from Kenneth C. Paulus, a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in building startups. Throughout his career, he has consulted with thousands of companies and raised more than $30M in funding. In the last seven years alone he has helped launch 10 new ventures.

This interactive course will lean on his personal experiences, successes and failures. It will also draw on current subject matter, case studies, historical references and involve local guest lecturers and experts in their relevant fields. One lucky student will win $1,000 in seed money for their business!

Start Up Legal and Intellectual Property (IP)
Launching a New Venture
Opening a Small Family Care Home


Frustrated with stacks of spreadsheets? Start, manage, and grow your business with QuickBooks. Choose from multiple levels and focus areas with classes in several locations.

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The Food Business

Soup to Nuts Strategy for Starting a Successful Food Business
Learn the laws, and create a winning recipe.

Food Truck 101: Starting a Mobile Food Business
Develop your business, build your brand and gain a loyal following.

Food Truck Marketing
Build your brand, use social media, website and word of mouth.

How to Price Your Food Product
Learn pricing models and how to become profitable in your food venture.

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More for your small business

Design a Powerful Business Website with Wordpress
Start Your Own Consulting Practice
Learn to Buy and Sell on eBay
Start Your Own Arts and Crafts Business 
Business and Marketing Writing

See also: Marketing and Social Media

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Additional courses

Budgeting and Forecasting
Understand how business budgeting and how decisions affect your bottom line. Learn how to develop your own realistic cash forecasts and see how they can be used to anticipate problems.

Start Your Own Gift Basket Business (online)
Learn the basics on starting a gift basket business and running it successfully.

Building Teams that Work (online)
Learn the components of a successful team and the stages of its development.

Browse more small business courses

Looking for a topic not listed? Visit or contact us online today in the Small Business Center on CPCC's Central Campus. Open to the public Monday through Friday.