Business Basics Course


Ready to launch or grow your micro-business?

Ready to launch or grow your micro-business? In this course, you will meet with peers and business coaches to learn how to take steps towards making your business dreams a reality. We will cover the basics of business marketing, sales, financial management, and operations. You will work with a community of entrepreneurs to refine your business plan and answer tough questions like “will this idea really make money?” and “how will your product or service make customers lives better?”

The course will culminate in a community graduation event and certificate presentation to celebrate all that you have accomplished. After graduation, you will have access to all specialized services at NEWSED, including loans, extended business courses, incubators, coaching, and more.

Topics Include

  • Defining your business
  • Creating a Marketing Plan
  • Creating a Sales Plan
  • Determining your break-even point
  • Creating cash flow projections
  • Determining legal, taxes, and licensing
  • Making money from your business
  • Organizing your business

2024 Schedule


1 – Monday and Wednesdays, 5:30pm -7:30pm

Orientation – January 31st
Feb 5th and 7th – wk. 1
Feb 12th and 14th – wk. 2
Feb 19th (no class holiday) and 21st – wk. 3
Feb 26th and 28th – wk. 4
March 4th and 6th  (Graduation) – wk. 5

3 – Monday and Wednesdays, 5:30pm -7:30pm

Orientation – June 12th
June 17th (no class) and 19th – wk. 1
June 24th and 26th – wk. 2
July 1st and July 3rd – wk.3
July 8th and July 10th – wk. 4
July 15th and July 17th (Graduation) – wk. 5

5 – Monday and Wednesdays, (day classes 11am – 1:00pm)

Orientation – October 16th
Oct 21st and Oct 23rd – wk.1
Oct 28th and Oct 30th – wk. 2
Nov 4th and Nov 6th – wk.3
Nov 11th and Nov 13th – wk. 4
Nov 18th and Nov 20th (Graduation) – wk. 5


2 – Monday and Wednesdays, 5:30pm -7:30pm

Orientation Thursday April 11th
April 15th and 17th – wk. 1
April 22nd and 24th – wk. 2
April 29th and May 1st – wk. 3
May 6th and May 8th – wk. 4
May 13th (Graduation) – wk.5

4 – Monday and Wednesdays, 5:30pm -7:30pm

Orientation – August 14th
Aug 19th and Aug 21st – wk. 1
Aug 26th and Aug 28th – wk. 2
Sept 2nd and Sept 4th – wk. 3
Sept 9th (no class) and Sept 11th – wk. 4
Sept 16th and Sep 18th (Graduation) – wk. 5