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CERTIFICATE IN SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

 

To earn the certificate, students must complete all eight classes. Students who completed the previous certificate program will be exempt from certain classes. See notes in parentheses for more information.

Core classes:

  • Launching and Surviving a Small Business (students who previously completed Small Business Start Up and Business Plan Development and/or Choices in Legal Formation are exempt)
  • Overcoming the Fear of Social Media Marketing (students who previously completed Marketing Your Small Business to Success are exempt)
  • Leveraging Google for your Small Business
  • Planning Your Company Budget     
  • Hiring the Right Employee for Your Small Business
  • Managing Your Small Business Employee Performance  
  • Growing your Small Business (students who previously completed Small Business Growth and Financial Development are exempt
  • Learning How to Speak Accounting          

Other courses of interest (not required)

  • Comprehensive QuickBooks
  • Business Writing for Success
  • How to Communicate with Diplomacy, Tact, and Credibility
  • Strategies for Developing Effective Presentations Skills
  • Principles of Operations Management Summer
  • Conflict Resolution  

Launching and Surviving a Small Business

You have decided to open a business. Now what? What product or service do you want to sell? Who needs that product or service? What must you consider when launching your own small business?  This course covers what you need to know to succeed and what you need to do to avoid the common pitfalls.

This course will cover:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Creating a Startup Vision
  • Registering Your Business
  • Keys to Business Startup
  • Business Startup Checklist
  • Ten Common Business Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
  • Resources for Startups

1.2 CEU

Cost: $160

NCBUS-CS069-07

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 11

Sep 20

4 Tu, Th 6:00-9:00pm Ed Andriessen


Overcoming the Fear of Social Media Marketing

Anyone who has owned their own small business over the past few years has witnessed amazing changes taking place in marketing. Some feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of different social media platforms. Others fear that getting involved with social media requires a big investment of learning and management time.

This course will cover:

  • Introduction to Social Media
  • Content Promotion
  • Blogging for Business
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Next Steps

0.9 CEU

Cost: $120

NCMKT-CS005-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Oct 3

Oct 17

3 W 6:00-9:00pm Ed Andriessen

Leveraging Google for your Small Business

The World Wide Web is a vast place filled with billions of users, websites, and ideas. How can a business get noticed is such a crowded environment? Google is a big supporter of small to medium size businesses.  To “level the playing field” between large and small companies, Google has developed a suite of tools to help small businesses market their business effectively and at a very low (to no) cost.

This course will cover:

  • Why Google is so important to local busineses
  • How the Google search enginge works
  • An overview of Google tools for local business
  • Google my Business
  • GSuite for Business
  • Google Analytics
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Webmaster Tools

1.2 CEU

Cost: $160

NCMKT-CS006-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Oct 30

Nov 8

4 Tu, Th 6:00-9:00pm Ed Andriessen

Growing Your Small Business

This 12-hour course will begin with a discussion of developing a Business and Marketing Growth Plan and continues with managing the firm’s assets including working capital and cash flow.Learn different methods of managing Human Resources, talent development and improving operational quality to deal with increases in staff.Learn also how to finance your business by evaluating sources of debt and equity financing and methods of layering financing for your small business.

The course topics include:

  • Day 1 – Updating the Business and Marketing Plan
  • Day 2 – Understanding a Firm's Financial Statements and Financial Forecasting
  • Day 3 – Building Customer Relationships, Supply Chain Management, Pricing & Credit Decisions
  • Day 4 – Borrowing Money, Managing Debt, Hiring professional management or coaches

1.2 CEU

Cost: $160

NCBUS-CS012-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Nov 27

Dec 6

4 Tu, Th 6:00-9:00pm Ed Andriessen

 

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COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGER

Introduction to Community Association Management: There are hundreds of thousands of community associations in the United States, and many are in need of trained and qualified community managers. This course, The Essentials of Community Association Management (M-100), offered in conjunction with the Community Associations Institute (CAI), helps prepare and qualify people for the career of managing community associations (condominiums, homeowner associations, and coops). Sample topics include the roles and responsibilities of community managers, owners, committees, and the board; management ethics; preparing budgets; funding reserves; and managing sustainable and developing communities. Successful completion of the M-100 can be the first step toward earning the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) credential, awarded by CAMICB.

To register, visit www.caionline.org/m100 or call 1-(888) 224-4321 (M-F, 9 am - 6 pm).

Cost for members: $459 | Cost for Non-members: $559

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Oct 18

Oct 20

 

Tu, F

Sa

8:30am-5:30pm

8:30am-12:00pm

CAI Instructor

1 hour lunch


CERTICIATE IN BUSINESS COMMUNITION

This certificate program is for high-performing professionals who want to develop powerful techniques and a responsive communication style. Upon completion, you will have competencies and a solid foundation to help you:

  • Flex your style to effectively receive and transmit information, ideas, thoughts, feelings and needs
  • Captivate your audience and deliver your presentation with high levels of authority
  • Polish your writing and select precise words that are simple, short and clear

In order to be eligible for the certificate students must complete the following three classes within 24 months from the start of their first class:

  • How to Communicate with Diplomacy, Tact and Credibility
  • Strategies for Developing Effective Presentation Skills
  • Business Writing for Success

Business Writing for Success

Never underestimate the power of professional writing. With text messaging, chain-emails, Twitter and Instagram, writing content has become quick, punchy, and informal. That delivery, when transposed into business communication methods, can come across as terse, unprofessional, and grammatically flawed. This workshop will strengthen your professional writing style through instruction on clarity, tone, grammatical insight, peer and instructor review, in-class assignments and writing style discussions. Come away from this class with the tools you need to develop internal and external business memos/announcements, corporate emails and cover letters.

0.6 CEU

Cost: $85

NCCOM-CS038-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Oct 3

Oct 17

3

W

6:30-8:30pm

Ashley Buchalla

How to Communicate with Diplomacy, Tact, and Credibility

Learn how to choose and use the most appropriate words and emotional tone for every business interaction. You will gain insights into your communication style and the styles of others while building skills to clearly and effectively receive and transmit information, ideas, thoughts, feelings, and needs.

1.5 CEU

Cost: $280

NCBUS-CS064-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 27

Oct 25

5

Th

6:30-9:30pm

Jim O'Donnell

Strategies for Developing Effective Presentation Skills

Unstable economic times can mean fast and frequently unexpected organizational changes, greater responsibilities and new projects and initiatives. Being a confident, polished speaker is not only necessary but well-advised in order to communicate such matters effectively and persuasively. This five sessions seminar offers presentation tips and strategies to help you develop your presentation skills and learn how to present your ideas with conviction, control and poise—and without fear. Through in-class practice, gain the specific presentation skills and direction you need to become comfortable with your own style while receiving expert advice on how to handle especially challenging situations.

1.5 CEU

Cost: $280

NCBUS-CS065-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Nov 8

Dec 13

5

Th

6:30-9:30pm

Jim O'Donnell

Project Management Professional Certification® Prep and Review

The Project Management Institute’s PMP® credential is a leading industry-recognized certification for project managers. The PMI credential following your name tells current and potential employers that you have a solid foundation of project management knowledge that can be readily applied in the workplace.

Benefit from the professional advantages derived from attaining the Project Management Professional (PMP) status if you are a:

  • Project manager, team leader, project coordinator
  • Team member seeking to learn the PMBOK® framework
  • Person looking to increase project management knowledge

This 35-hour course is designed to help you prepare for the PMP® exam while gaining the most understanding of project management with the least amount of study.

Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

3.5 CEU

Cost: $1,082

NCBUS-CS008-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 17

Oct 31

14

M, W

6:30-9:30pm

Sandeep Jasra

For more information on certifications, consult the Project Management website at www.pmi.org/certification


SHRM BODY OF COMPETENCY (SHRM BoCK)

Certification Preparation Course

Applies to the following certifications: SHRM CP (Certified Professional) and SHRM SCP (Senior Certified Professional)

The Center for Continuing Studies at Mercer and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) offer a comprehensive review of the major disciplines within the field of human resources in this certification prep course. Utilizing the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge, the course is designed to give human resource professionals new tools for successful performance on the job while helping to prepare them for the national examinations. Human Resource professionals seeking advancement in their career should strongly consider taking this course to prepare for higher level certification. Prior to taking this course, it is important to review the SHRM CP and SHRM SCP eligibility requirements on the SHRM website:

www.certification.shrm.org.

The focus of the SHRM BoCK is on:

  • People
  • Organization
  • Workplace
  • Strategy

3.9 CEU

Cost: $1,420

NCBUS-CS007-01

Cost: $1,370

NCBUS-CS007-02

* Special discount for local SHRM chapter members of the Human Resource Management Association of Princeton. For information on becoming a chapter member, see the HRMA chapter website at www.hrma-nj.shrm.org

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 8

Dec 8

13

Sa

9:30am-12:30pm

various
Dec 15* 1 Sa 9:30am-12:30pm  

*Final  review exam

No class Nov 24

Instructors include: Ashley Buchalla, Loreta Sepulveda, Zee Dockery-Marsh, Priyanka Nema, Mike Miller, Apryl Roach


Introduction to Bookkeeping

This basic, hands-on, workshop-style manual bookkeeping course covers the complete accounting cycle from business transactions through entry into the books and records. Posting to accounts, preparation of worksheets and adjusting journal entries, and preparation of financial statements and closing are also discussed. Introduction to Bookkeeping will prepare you for any accounting or bookkeeping system: manual, one-write or software driven. Topics include the sales and purchase journals; cash receipts and cash disbursements journal; accounts receivable; inventory; and the use of Excel spreadsheets.

Textbook is required and available in college bookstore.

4.2 CEU

Cost: $410

NCACC-CS002-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Oct 1

Nov 14

14

M, W

6:30-9:30pm

Surendra Jakhar

Advanced Bookkeeping

Prerequisite: Introduction to Bookkeeping or equivalent experience

Advanced Bookkeeping revisits topics covered in Introduction to Bookkeeping while focusing on basic concepts and standards underlying financial accounting systems. Several important concepts will be studied in detail including: accruals; journal entries; allowances for doubtful debts; adjusting entries; revenue recognition; inventory; fixed assets; depreciation; liabilities; income statement; balance sheet; and cash flow statement - as well as their interpretation. Full-charge bookkeeping will be discussed to help prepare for Certification in Bookkeeping.

Requires the same book used in Introduction to Bookkeeping which is available in the college bookstore.

6.0 CEU

Cost: $580

NCACC-CS010-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 22

Dec 1

10

Sa

9:00am-3:30pm

Surendra Jakhar

1/2 lunch

No class Nov 24


 

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