•    Introduction to Small Business

  • Course Description

    This course is designed to help students understand the basics of operating a small business. Students will write a business plan, research and design what it takes to start their own business. They will learn financial planning, marketing skills and gain knowledge of online sales. Students will also meet with small business owners from our community through field trips and guest speakers. In addition, learners will build customer service skills through operating the Hubbs book store.

    Women Venture and Goodwill EasterSeals are partnering programs which will support students in their pursuit to small business ownership.





    • 10-12 week commitment to the class
    • One of the following Reading test scores:
      • TABE M 404-535
      • ELL level B, CASAS 216+ 
      • Legal Permanent Resident or US Citizen
      • Provide copy of Social Security Card
      • Provide a copy of ID with contact information
      • Sign additional release documents

    The course is designed with these criteria:

    • 80% grade on quizzes and tests
    • Portfolio completion
    • Classroom participation including working the school store


    Additional Career Information

    Small Business Resources

    With Gratitude: 

    "This course was funded by a grant awarded by the State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Pathway to Prosperity Grant. The class was created by the grant recipient and does not necessarily reflect the official position of DEED. DEED makes no guarntees warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership". 




  • Upcoming Classes





    *What is hyflex? It's a class where students can attend the same class on Google Meet or at school. You can choose to come to school or stay home and participate online, depending on the day.

    3/14/2022 - 05/4/2023



    Online with Google Meet




    You can register online or in-person at the Hubbs Center or Hub@Harding

    Click here to register now!

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