This seminar provides participants with a checklist for starting a small business and includes an entrepreneurial assessment; how to register a new business and choose a business entity; employer ID numbers; permits and licenses; business insurance and how to prepare a Business Plan! If you want to start a business but wonder how to go about doing it, this seminar is for you. Learn what makes a successful startup possible as well as what must be in place to keep the business running successfully.
DCB 2398 CRN 30324 T 4/11 6-8pm KSU $35
DCB 2399 CRN 30325 R 3/2 6-8pm KSU $35
The ability to write clearly and directly is highly prized in most organizations. Well-written emails and documents can help you earn respect among your peers. And poorly written emails and documents can detract from success at all levels. The ideas, techniques, and checklists in this introductory-level course apply to all forms of business writing: memos, reports, brochures, proposals, presentations, catalogs, and websites. This course will also teach how to revise for wordiness, unnecessary phrases, redundancy, and jargon, and the appropriate use of email in an organizational setting. (NOTE: This course can be taken separately or as part of the Certificate in Business Communications bundle which includes this course as well as Effective Presentations, Effective Public Speaking, Communicating Collaboratively and Effective Emails, Memos and Letters for $299)
Registration link. Online $99
Get your certification in various aspects of Agile Project Management.
Agile Project Management Certificate - 32 hours
Registration link. Online Self-paced $695
Integrating Agile Into a Waterfall Environment - 4 hours
Registration link. Online Self-paced $89
Introduction to Agile - 10 hours
Registration link. Online Self-paced $249
Principles of Scrum - 10 hours
Registration link. Online Self-paced $299
An effective human resource management strategy is a valuable asset to any company, but those running small businesses often cannot justify designating a full-time HR professional to manage employee relations, compensation, policy-making, performance management, and employee appraisals. This suite of courses will teach you the basics of managing the benefits and policies that support an effective staff. Each 3 to 5 hour, self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that will engage you and structure your learning about human resource management. Upon successful completion, you can download a printable certificate of completion for this online course suite. This certificate has no textbooks or prerequisites.
Registration link. Online $399
This online certificate program introduces learners to key current management issues for nonprofit organizations. Fundraising, board and volunteer development, budgeting, reading financial statements, leadership, marketing, and setting strategic direction are all addressed, and video commentary on these crucial topics will give you insight into how nonprofit professionals apply key concepts in their own organizations. Each 3 to 5 hour, self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that will engage you and help you practice effective decision making in a nonprofit setting. After completing all the courses, learners will engage in a simulation meant to test the concepts covered in the courseware. Some courses in this certificate award CFRE credits.
Registration link. Online $699
Learn the latest in project management skills and become a CAPM, a PMP, an RMP, and lock-in a confident career path. A broad range of online course offerings are available including various certifications, Ethics for Project Managers, Managing Real World Projects, and more.
For registration and the full range or courses, visit the Project Management Catalog
A broad series of online courses are available. A sampling of our offerings include: Nonprofit Management, Budgeting a Nonprofit Organization, Fundraising for Nonprofits, and more.
For registration and the full range or courses, visit the Nonprofit catalog
There are six online networking and career development courses to prepare new graduates, people re-entering the workforce and career changers for the professional work environment. From resume writing and interviewing to networking and managing personal finances, these courses teach professionals the life skills that a traditional education may have left behind.
EMSI, a labor market analytics company, looked at all job postings in Ulster County earlier this year and gathered the top (hot/resilient) skills across 20 occupations with the most job posting growth. The top five on this list were customer service, communications, management, problem solving, and written and verbal communications. According to EMSI “the future of work is skills-based. - On June 26, President Trump signed an executive order implementing ‘merit-based reforms that will replace degree-based hiring with skills and competency-based hiring.’ While the direct impact of the order is limited to the federal government’s own hiring policies, … prominent business leaders ... seems to indicate support from the private sector.” NOW is the time to update your resume!
Registration link to view the range of courses offered in Career Development. Online $49-$79
Managing a small business is no small task. Learn the critical skills for managing your small business's finances, human resource challenges, and marketing efforts. These online courses include a certificate in Small Business Management, Accounting for Small Business, Law for Small Business and more.
For registration and the full range of courses, visit the Business Catalog.