Business Classes: Starting and operating a business

Classes to help you succeed in business are offered by Business Odyssey. Instructor has over 18 years of experience in helping people start and manage successful businesses. No classes are currently scheduled. If you would like to have a class at your location, please contact us.

Business Planning Workshop

Especially geared to smaller businesses, this 7 week workshop will teach you how to write a business plan and use it to achieve your goals. At the end of the workshop, you will have a complete draft of your business plan. Workshop meets once a week for seven weeks. A two-hour private consultation and textbook included in the $389 fee.

If you have an immediate need for business planning assistance, please contact me directly.

So, You Want Your Own Business?

This class is especially for those who are in the “thinking about it” stage. We’ll help you understand what it is like to “be the boss,” explain what skills that you will need to be successful, and help you evaluate your own resources and knowledge. We’ll also look at ways to evaluate business opportunities and provide an overview of planning, marketing, finance and many other details involved in setting up a successful business. Materials provided. A 2 ½ hour course offered in one session.

Business Start-up Booster

Start right and succeed! There are things you absolutely, positively must know and do before you start a business that will drastically increase your chances for success. Do you have the right skills and resources? Will your idea fly? What are State of Ohio requirements? What things should you do first? We will answer these questions and more. Cost is $89, materials provided. A 7½ hour course presented in 3 sessions.

The Nuts & Bolts of Starting & Operating Your Own Business

If you are just in the planning stages or if you already have an established business, this course will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge needed to run a successful business. Subjects covered will include site location, marketing, planning, cash flow management, protecting your business, whether or not to incorporate, e-commerce and more. One class session will be held in the computer lab where we will explore useful information sources and tools available on the web. A 20 hour course presented in 8 weekly sessions. Cost: $235 Textbook required.

Power Marketing for Smaller Businesses

Attention getting marketing is the key to your success and continued growth. Find out how to build a winning marketing program on a small business budget. You'll learn to develop success strategies and the best ways to utilize advertising, public relations, selling techniques and other marketing tools to achieve your goals. A 10 hour course offered in 4 sessions of 2 ½ hours each. Textbook required.

Registration Information

No classes are scheduled at this time.Updated April 20, 2010