Business Basics Course

Ready to launch or grow your micro-business?

Ready to launch or grow your micro-business? In this eight-week course, you will meet once per week for three hours 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

Upcoming Classes

English Classes

Starting August 2022

  • Orientation: Wednesday, August 3, 2022 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Class Starts: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 – September 28, 2022 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Graduation: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2023

1st Quarter
January 25 – Orientation
Feb 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22
Graduation on March 22

2nd Quarter
April 19 – Orientation
April 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14
Graduation on June 14

3rd Quarter
July 19 – Orientation
July 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; September 6, 13
Graduation September 13

4th Quarter
October 11 – Orientation
October 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; December 6
Graduation on December 6

Classes in Spanish

Starting August 2022

  • Orientation: Thursday, August 18, 2022 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Class starts: Thursday, September 1, 2022 – October 20, 2022 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Graduation: Thursday, November 3, 2022 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm