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Entrepreneurship & Self-Employment

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

Is Entrepreneurship Really for You?
Thinking about starting a business? Have you recently started your own business, or are you preparing to launch one? Are you currently in business? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this course is for you. It will provide invaluable information to assist you in making decisions and taking steps toward entrepreneurship. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm, May 5
   XE-136 M1607   #5463 Laurel College Center

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Entrepreneurship As a Second Career

Are you retired and discovering that you weren't really ready to retire, or dissatisfied with your current career? You might want to consider some form of entrepreneurship as your next move. This course takes you through the various pathways to business ownership, starting a business from scratch, buying an existing independent business and buying a franchise. You will get an overview of the steps necessary to pursue these options and various coaching and mentoring resources. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Mon 6:30pm-9:30pm, May 4
  XE-140 M1608   #5468 Laurel College Center

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Starting a Small Business - An Entrepreneurial Training Course

This course is designed for start-up entrepreneurs as well as those established business owners and organizations who understand that success starts with a proven business plan, a roadmap for the future. The course provides an orderly process to apply basic business principles to create actionable, measurable and effective strategies for your small business. You will learn how to use research tools to attract customers and create revenue. Instructor Pedro Marin has years of experience in developing and assisting small business start-ups. .8 CEUs. $105 (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue 6:30pm-9pm, Apr 21-May 5
  XB-192 6477   #4566 Gateway Campus

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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, Jun 6
   XB-592 M1642   #5768 Laurel College Center

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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 www.ed2go.com/howardcc to create your online account. For more information, please call 443-518-4680. $125 (includes $90 in fees*)
Wed,Fri, Feb 18-Mar 27**This section is $120 (includes $90 in fees*)
   XO-218 4076   #0603 Online
Wed,Fri, Mar 18-Apr 24 **$120 (includes $90 in fees*)
   XO-218 4077   #0604 Online

►Wed,Fri, Apr 15-May 22
  XO-218 4236   #5812 Online
►Wed,Fri, May 13-Jun 19
  XO-218 4237   #5813 Online
► Wed,Fri, Jun 17-Jul 24
  XO-218 4238   #5814 Online

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Financial Aspects of Your Business
Learn how to fund and grow your business, and how to manage your money. Discuss banking relationships and what banks look for in a business. Compare the differences between a line and loan and the difference between conventional loans and SBA loans. Instructor: Archisa Mehan, Vice President, Commercial Banking, Sandy Spring Bank. .6 CEUs. $60 (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 9am-4pm, Jun 20
   XB-173 M1643   #5770   Laurel College Center
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Intellectual Property (Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets) and Licensing
Everything your business develops and creates should remain an exclusive asset of the business--for example, company names, logos, slogans, products, and services. This course will cover the implications of copyright, trademark, and trade secret laws and patents for your business. Learn about licensing the intellectual property assets of your business to individuals and companies, and securing licenses from individuals and companies for use in your business. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, Apr 29
   XE-203 M1609   #5469 Laurel College Center
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Legal Issues for Business Owners
Know your rights and liability under the law. What do you do if you are sued? How do you limit your liability exposure? What if your customers do not pay? What form of ownership should your business be and why? Can you legally operate your business out of your house? What if you do business in Virginia and Maryland? The instructor is an attorney who has owned and operated numerous small and large businesses. $60 (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, Apr 8-Apr 15
   XB-594 M1606   #5462 Laurel College Center

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The Franchise Business ★NEW!★
Take control of your future and own your business through franchising. In this new economy find out how you can select the right franchise. Topics to be discussed include: pros and cons of franchising, franchising vs. independent start-ups, researching franchise opportunities, fundamentals of purchasing a new or existing franchise, the Offering Circular and the Franchise Agreement. Create your own possibilities! $30 (fee based, no waivers)
Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm, Jun 16
   XB-116 M1653   #5864 Laurel College Center

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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

►Thu 6:30pm-9pm, Jun 18
   XE-100 6448   #4569 Gateway Campus
►Sat 9am-11:30am, Jun 20
   XE-100 J1627   #5546 Laurel College Center

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Make Money on the Internet
If you want to create your own internet business that is easy to start, can operate anytime or anywhere, has a steady stream of income, does not require cold calling and is not multilevel marketing, then this is the course for you. You will learn a simple step-by-step process to set up your lead generation service, get clients, and collect monthly payments on a residual basis. Prerequisites: computer, internet, and WordPress or website knowledge. Instructor: Iris Carter. $30** (fee based, no waivers)
Tue 6:30pm-9:30pm, Apr 28
   XE-661 M1610   #5470 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

Sat 9am-4pm, May 16
   XE-285 8362   #5741 Gateway Campus Lab B

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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*)
►Wed 6:30pm-9:30pm, May 6-May 13
   XB-199 J1631   #5550 Laurel College Center

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Advanced Professional Makeup
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, Apr 14-Apr 21
   XB-229 J1634   #5553 Laurel College Center

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Starting Your Meeting Planning Company
Have you ever thought of starting your own meeting management company and didn't know where to begin? This course will provide you with the information you need to establish your own business. In addition, you will receive information on developing and reaching target markets such as associations, corporations, individuals, the government, weddings and parties. $60 (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 9am-4pm, Apr 11
   XB-595 M1601   #5452 Laurel College Center

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Starting Your Own Boutique
You will get an overview of the various aspects of owning and operating a small retail business, whether storefront or in-home. This is a good introductory course for those interested in fashion retailing either as a start to owning a business or to improving personal knowledge as an educated consumer. Topics to be discussed include buying, merchandising, pricing, marketing and advertising. .6 CEUs. $60 (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 9am-4pm, May 2
   XB-224 M1644   #5798 Laurel College Center
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Usui Reiki Level I ★NEW!★
Welcome to your Usui Reiki journey! This course is the beginning level of Usui Reiki training. The course consists of open discussion on the history and development of Reiki, Level I attunement and hands-on practice. The latter includes giving and receiving a complete Reiki treatment using specific hand positions, self-treatment and practice using various Japanese healing techniques. You will learn and practice how to scan the body for energy, proper ways to give treatments to yourself, friends, family and pets and gain a general understanding of chakras and the aura. This class is a powerful healing experience taught by Ryan Krasney, a certified Usui and Kundalini Reiki Master registered with two international associations. Bring a lunch and wear comfortable clothes. $99 (includes $40 in fees*)
Sun 10am-4pm, Apr 19
   XB-100 6367   #4780 Health Sciences Building 165
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Usui Reiki Level II ★NEW!★
This course is the follow up training to Level I. It will enable you to provide higher healing energy and qualify you as a Reiki Practitioner so that you may begin your own Reiki practice. Reiki II certified students are encouraged to expand to the community as a volunteer or in a private practice. Students will receive the Reiki II symbols. These three sacred symbols enable students to: increase the power of healing energy, clear negative energy from rooms, send energy to balance emotions and help heal relationships, and send Reiki distantly to another person or circumstance. We will discuss the many uses of Reiki in everyday life and receive the Reiki Level II attunement with hands-on practice using the Reiki II symbols. Instructor Ryan Krasney is a certified Usui and Kundalini Reiki Master registered with two international associations. Bring a lunch and wear comfortable clothes. $99 (includes $40 in fees*)
Sun 10am-4pm, Apr 26
   XB-102 6374   #4781 Health Sciences Building 165

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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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