Small Business Resource Classes

Professional Development

Schedule Dates Time Location Cost
How to Start a Small Business T, 9/13-10/11 6-8 p.m. Marple $162/$189
Public Relations Tactics W, 9/14-21 6-8 p.m. Marple $89/$119
Grant Writing & Research W, 9/28-10/5 6-8 p.m. Marple $85/$115
Developing Corporate Sponsorship M, 10/3-10 6-8 p.m. Marple $86/$114
Social Networking for Small Businesses S, 10/15 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple $70/$88
Grant Writing II W, 10/19-26 6-9 p.m. Marple $129/$179
Grant Writing & Research F, 11/4 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Exton $85/$115
Grant Writing II F, 11/18 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exton $129/$179
Social Networking for Small Businesses W, 11/30-12/7 6:30-8:30 p.m. Exton $70/$88 

How to Start a Small Business
For those considering starting a small business. Covers legal issues, business plans, market research, management, accounting, insurance, site selection and electronic equipment. Book included.

CAR 3427 / Length: 10 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $162; Non-Sponsoring $189

CRN 889 Tuesdays
Sept. 13-Oct. 11
6-8 p.m. Marple

Grant Writing II
Experience all aspects of proposal writing. Includes creating a project that fits funders’ guidelines, appropriate writing styles, developing a proposal strategy and plan for evaluation that fits funders’ requirements, and hands-on experience in writing a proposal. Samples provided.

CAR 3751 / Length: 6 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $129; Non-Sponsoring $179

CRN 1610 Wednesdays
Oct. 19-26
6-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 1618 Friday
November 18
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exton

Social Networking for Small Businesses
Designed for the person in charge of marketing efforts for a small business, this course will help you to discover how to use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to get the word out about what you have to offer. Learn how to use these websites to your advantage, as well as see demonstrations of each and learn best practices for their use.

COM 1752 / Length: 4 hrs
Cost: Sponsoring $70; Non-Sponsoring $88

CRN 2145 Saturday
October 15
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple
CRN 1669 Wednesdays
Nov. 30-Dec. 7
6:30-8:30 p.m. Exton

Grant Writing & Research
Find out what it takes to prepare a successful proposal for funding for your organization, and learn the requirements of private foundations, public agencies and other funding sources. Prepare letters of inquiry, budget forms and grant applications, and become familiar with productive Internet sites in searching for funding resources.

CAR 3508 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $85; Non-Sponsoring $115

CRN 494 Wednesdays
Sept. 28-Oct. 5
6-8 p.m. Marple
CRN 1617 Friday
November 4
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Exton

Public Relations Tactics
Learn ways to promote and build your business or nonprofit at minimal expense, focusing on writing and distributing press releases. Explore story angles, inverted pyramid, formats and outlets.

CAR 4146 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $89; Non-Sponsoring $119

CRN 1615 Wednesdays
Sept. 14-21
6-8 p.m. Marple

Developing Corporate Sponsorship
Learn how to identify and cultivate sponsors and when to ask for sponsorship. Learn which documents may need to be created, and the best marketing tactics and publications. Silent Auctions and event related sponsorships will also be discussed.

CAR 3882 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $86; Non-Sponsoring $114

CRN 1596 Mondays
Oct. 3-10
6-8 p.m. Marple