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Entrepreneurship, Small Business & Self-Employment

Noncredit Continuing Education Fall 2014 & Winter 2015 Courses
NOTE: Room numbers are posted in each building lobby on the day of class.

Accounting Fundamentals
Demand for accounting professionals currently exceeds supply. If you're interested in increasing your financial awareness and accountability while also gaining a marketable skill, this course is for you. You'll learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, while also learning how to analyze and record financial transactions, as well as prepare various financial reports at the end of the fiscal period. Accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities will be discussed. We'll cover all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. After paying for your course, please visit to create your online account. For more information, please call 443-518-4680. $120 (includes $90 in fees*)
►Wed,Fri, Nov 12-Dec 19
   XO-218 4976  #9186  Online

Wed,Fri, Jan 21-Feb 27
   XO-218 4075   #0602 Online
Wed,Fri, Feb 18-Mar 27
   XO-218 4076   #0603 Online
Wed,Fri, Mar 18-Apr 24
   XO-218 4077   #0604 Online

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Accounting and Recordkeeping for Small Business
A certified public accountant will explain various methods of accounting, how they function, and the factors to consider when selecting the method for your business. A case study of an accounting system for a small business will be completed in class. Required documentation for business transactions will be discussed; how long to keep business records will be reviewed. $60 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Sat 9am-4pm, Jan 17
   XB-593 M1356   #0731 Laurel College Center
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Basic Federal Tax Information for Small Business
This course provides instruction to new or prospective business owners on their rights and obligations under our nation’s tax systems. Topics include types of business entities and the advantages and disadvantages of each, the range of required tax forms, payroll requirements with the federal government and state taxing authorities. This course is taught by a practicing CPA who specializes in start-up business. $60 (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 9am-4pm, Jan 24
   XB-584 M1357   #0732 Laurel College Center

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Business Plan: Blueprint for Success
Develop goals and objectives for your business ventures. You will examine the many elements of the business plan and the various uses and dynamic nature of the planning process. $60 (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 9am-4pm, Nov 22
  XB-592 M1437 #8894
 Laurel College Center
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Starting a Small Business–An Entrepreneurial Training Course
This class is designed for start-ups, established business owners, organizations and companies to understand that success begins with a business plan, a roadmap for the future. This course provides a process for applying business principles in an orderly, understandable way to create effective strategies for your small business. Use outside research to hone your plan, target customers and create revenue. Instructor: Vincent Mallozzi .75 CEUs. $105 (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 6:30pm-9pm, Jan 15-Jan 29
   XB-192 6520 #9734 Gateway Campus

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Voice-Overs - Now Is Your Time
You've heard Lisa Foster on TV and radio commercials. Now hear Lisa LIVE as she illustrates how you could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, and videos! Most people go about it the wrong way. Lisa will show you a unique, outside-the-box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! And now is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before. This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you've been looking for! Lisa Foster's voice can be heard on commercials and narrations for such clients as: Crest Toothpaste, Olay, Sleep Train, and LA Weight Loss. $69** (includes $40 in fees*)
Thu 6:30pm-9pm, Mar 19
   XE-100 6522   #9741 Gateway Campus
Sat 9am-11:30am, Mar 21
   XE-100 J1482   #0806 Laurel College Center

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Professional Makeup for Beginners  
Are you considering becoming a professional makeup artist to work as a cosmetic consultant, an individual beauty representative or to be self-employed? Bring your kit with the supplies you have and learn about the items you will need to get started. Class one will encompass lecture, demonstrations, questions and answers covering the fundamentals of professional sanitation, assessing face and eye shapes, and determining the use the products to achieve the look your client desires. The second class will consist of practicing hands-on makeup application designed to give you confidence and experience. More advanced essential tips, tricks and techniques for using primers, color correctors, highlighting and contouring, lash application and finishing touches will separate the professional from the novice makeup artist. Instructor Andi Bradshaw has over 30 years experience in the cosmetology field. $99 (includes $50 in fees*)
Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm, Jan 6-Jan 13
   XB-199 J1476   #0695 Laurel College Center

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Advanced Professional Makeup ★NEW!★
If you are seeking an advanced makeup class, this is it! Instructor Andi Bradshaw, with more than 30 years of experience in the field, will address information not covered in Professional Makeup for Beginners. Topics will include: covering blemishes and tattoos, camouflaging birthmarks or pimples, practicing four types of primers, and using highlighters to enhance and contours to minimize. Bring a photo of a look you like along with your makeup kit (including false lash strips) and de-construct it, learning how the look was created and how you can reproduce it. Practice advanced tips and tricks used by makeup professionals every day. Requirement: Professional Makeup for Beginners or the ability to apply full face makeup in 30 minutes or less. $99 (includes $50 in fees*)
Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm, Feb 17-Feb 24
   XB-229 J1477   #0714 Laurel College Center

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The Basics of Selling on eBay
Learn the basics of selling on eBay, including how to set up an eBay Sellers Account and how to create a basic auction listing. As you create a basic auction listing, you will also learn how to photograph items, write ad copy, set prices, create titles, answer customer questions, and set shipping profiles. You will actually be able to list items on eBay after the course. Prerequisites: Basic Windows and Internet experience. $79** (fee based, no waivers)
Sat 9am-4pm, Mar 14
   XE-285 8275   #0674 Gateway Campus Lab B

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Create Your Own eBay Store
Create a successful eBay store. Learn about store types and categories. Get useful tips for using eBay stores traffic reporting and marketing your store more effectively. $79** (fee based, no waivers)
Wed,Thu 6:30pm-9:30pm, Nov 12-Nov 13
#9099   XE 489 8172 Gateway Campus Lab E

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Course Notes
*Fees not eligible for waiver.
** Neither XE courses nor their fees are eligible for waiver.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before next class.


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