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EES Certificate - Business Development

Business Classes for Busy PeopleAnnouncing Our Business Development Certificate

Help your business reach its full potential.NMC and the Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center have partnered to bring foundational level information to help business owners navigate the complexity of starting and running a business. Get the skills and expertise you need to finance, market and manage your business endeavor with short, affordable, information-packed sessions.

Help your business reach its full potential, register for classes today.

To earn the Business Development Certificate, you will need to complete at least 40 hours of training through NMC Extended Educational Services, SBDC of Northwest Michigan, and our learning partners. The required classes (marked with a ) are:

  • Biz Start 101
  • Business Planning with a Purpose
  • HR Fundamentals
  • Navigating the New Venture Lending Landscape
  • Payroll Taxes and Record Keeping 101
  • Intro to Quickbooks
  • Essentials of Customer Service (offered Winter/Spring 2022)
  • One Page Marketing Plan
  • Plus 4 electives (see Course Guide)

Funding assistance is available through SBDC. Sign up for more information on the Business Development Certificate program to be kept up to date on our latest course offerings.

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View a Course Sequence Guide with estimated cost/hours.