Small Business Certificate Series

Do you have a great business idea but not quite sure how to get your small business started? The six-course Small Business Certificate Series training addresses the top areas you'll need to get started.


Complete the four core courses, then hone your skills in the area of your choice by taking two of the elective courses. Students must attend 90% of each class in the series to fulfill the certificate requirements and receive an institutional certificate.


Core Courses:

How to Start and Operate a Small Business 
How to Develop a Business Plan 
Accounting and Record Keeping in a Small Business 
How to Promote and Market Your Business 

Elective Courses*

Basic Bookkeeping 
Search Engine Marketing Optimization 
Social, Local, Mobile, and Email Marketing 
Branding, Logos, and Multimedia 
QuickBooks Online 
*Choose two of the elective courses

Students who complete the Small Business Certificate Series will receive five (5) free hours of specialized business consulting with the Collin Small Business Development Center, including free in-depth market research reports.


Upon successful completion of all requirements, email to request your certificate. Please allow up to four (4) weeks to receive your certificate.



Courtyard Center:
4800 Preston Park Boulevard, Plano, Texas, 75093
Ph. 972-985-3750