Available courses

This is the pre-enrollment course that must be completed before starting the Entrepreneurship Certificate Program.  In this section you will be require to complete a program enrollment agreement and view information from the State of Ohio about Student Consumer Information.

In this course, we will talk about what kinds of businesses can you form and why you would choose one type over the other, what goes into creating a business, and paths to becoming a full-time entrepreneur and small business owner. 


 This course is structured in a lecture and workshop format; giving you not just the theory, but real world scenarios.

When you set out to form your business, you need to also think about the end. How will you exit the business? Do you want to sell it, take it public, pass it on to future generations, or just shut it down when you are done? Success takes on different forms and this session will help you prepare for it. 


 This course is structured in a lecture and workshop format; giving you not just the theory, but real world scenarios.

You actually have to work at it to come up with ideas. Very rarely does lightning just strike your brain, unless your idea is a lightning rod directly attached to your skull, but I digress. 


 This session will walk you through some of the strategies and activities you can do to come up with ideas for your next great product or service and evaluate that idea to see if there are actually customers willing to buy. 


 This course is structured in a lecture and workshop format; giving you not just the theory, but real world scenarios.

We are going to cover what your total product offering is, how much you should charge for it, and things to consider on branding your product and your company. Apple is a prime example of a company that has nailed it for the total product, setting the right price, and creating a brand around slick design and technology that just works. Learn what goes into making all of that happen.


 This course is structured in a lecture and workshop format; giving you not just the theory, but real world scenarios.

Selling your product or service is hard. You have to build a marketing plan on how you can get your stuff into the hands of your customers. How do you do that? What do you need to do? This session will walk you through the marketing planning steps so you can answer the right questions. This course is structured in a lecture and workshop format; giving you not just the theory, but real world scenarios.
One of the biggest decisions you make in your business is when you choose to hire help. In this session, we’ll walk you through considerations when hiring, evaluating, paying, and rewarding your employees 


This course is structured in a lecture and workshop format; giving you not just the theory, but real world scenarios.

Learn about what it takes to take on investors in your startup.  Everything that you need to keep in mind as you approach investors, file with securities regulators, and maintain your relationships with your investors.
When you start a business, there are lots of risks involved. This session will help you identify your business risks and hedge against them through planning and selecting the right types of business insurance for what you are doing. Everything from business interruption to product liability. 


This course is structured in a lecture and workshop format; giving you not just the theory, but real world scenarios.

Accounting is Fun! - Well, not really, but accounting is one of those things that you just need to learn at a very basic level to be able to make sure you company is running well, has cash to pay its bills, and detect any problems or identify areas of opportunity. This session will walk you through some of the core accounting documents and how to use them in the management of your business. This course is structured in a lecture and workshop format; giving you not just the theory, but real world scenarios.
Inventory costs, accounts receivable, accounts payable, expenses, capital costs, and all of that other fun stuff is part of running a business. Knowing your inflows and outflows of cash is paramount in running a successful business. This session will help you understand what goes into putting together a system to keep your books up-to-date and make sure your company isn't hemorrhaging money. 


 This course is structured in a lecture and workshop format; giving you not just the theory, but real world scenarios.

Learn the fundamentals of Quickbooks Online to manage your business.  The course will cover setting up a company, creating invoices, entering bills, setting up recurring invoices, paying bills, receiving payments, and running reports.

Today, the economic conditions have many people concerned about their current finances. Many are experiencing problem with their monetary situation that can range from debt, retirement shortfalls, and foreclosures to added fees from late payments. The bottom line is that the vast majority of adults where never giving a practical financial education and it is taking a toll on people across the country.

Financial issues not only impact one finances, it plays a major role in stress, relationship problems, unhealthy coping behavior (alcohol, drugs, etc.) and lowers one’s self confidence. This stress often as spills over into the time spent with friends, family and the workplace.

Our adult financial literacy program is specifically intended for individuals with a variety of financial goals, including retirement planning, financial recovery, debt elimination, estate planning, insurance, and home ownership.