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Small Business Resources

Savannah Technical College is dedicated to serving your small business, and on this page you will find resources designed for you and your business to help you operate, compete and grow. We know that running a small business can be difficult and that your needs are unique, so we have proudly partnered SCORE Savannah and the United States Small Business Association to ensure our resources meet your most pressing needs. We hope to see you at one of our free or affordable learning events very soon!

Upcoming Free, LIVE, Online Workshops

Business Launchpad – Savannah Black Chamber – “Business Reality Check” and “How To Set Up Your Business”

WHEN: Wednesday, September 23, 2020  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – ONLINE WEBINAR –  FREE TO ATTEND
PRESENTED BY: Savannah Black Chamber of Commerce and Savannah Technical College
This is Part 1 of Savannah SCORE’s Popular “Business Launchpad” Series -This Live Online Workshop will provide you with invaluable insights into things you need to know and do before starting your own business, and all the steps you need to take to get your business started. This is a joint effort by Savannah SCORE, the Savannah Black Chamber of Commerce, and Savannah Technical College.
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Business Launchpad – Savannah Black Chamber – “How To Write An Effective Business Plan” and “Know Your Numbers – Fundamentals of Financial Management”

WHEN: Wednesday, September 30, 2020  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – ONLINE WEBINAR-  FREE TO ATTEND
PRESENTED BY: Savannah Black Chamber of Commerce and Savannah Technical College
This is Part 2 of Savannah SCORE‘s Popular “Business Launchpad” Series – At this Live Online Workshop you will 1) learn why every business needs a Business Plan and how to create a great one in only 10-12 pages, and 2) learn how to understand and use essential financial reports to successfully manage your business. This is a joint effort by Savannah SCORE, the Savannah Black Chamber of Commerce, and Savannah Technical College.
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Business Launchpad – Savannah Black Chamber – “Marketing Fundamentals, Digital Marketing, and Social Media”

WHEN: Wednesday, October 7, 2020  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – ONLINE WEBINAR-  FREE TO ATTEND
PRESENTED BY: Savannah Black Chamber of Commerce and Savannah Technical College – Sorel Ferrer
This is Part 3 of SCORE‘s popular “Business Launchpad” Live Online Workshop series. At this workshop, you will learn the importance of an effective marketing strategy, how to create your Marketing Plan, and Best Practices for mounting a Digital Marketing Campaign and harnessing the power of Social Media to help your business grow and succeed. This is a joint effort by Savannah SCORE, the Savannah Black Chamber of Commerce, and Savannah Technical College.
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Available Online Courses

Start your Own Small Business | (6-week course, 24 hours) Learn how to transform your passion and talent into a viable small business. This course will teach you about financing, marketing techniques, employee management, policy writing, and time management – everything you need to know to start your very own small business.

Creating a Successful Business Plan | (6-week course, 24 hours) Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This course will guide you through all the major components of writing a business plan and you’ll emerge with your first draft in hand.

Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring | (6-week course, 24 hours) Discover how to use the same marketing tricks the big companies employ and create a personalized plan without clearing out your bank account. This course will help you master cost effective marketing strategies the provide results with hands-on activities and real-world examples.

Accounting Fundamentals (6-week course, 24 hours) Gain a solid foundation of accounting within this online course.  Learn essentials of double-entry bookkeeping as you learn to properly analyze and record receivables, payables, payroll, taxes and common banking activities within professional accounting documents. 

Introduction to QuickBooks| (6-week course, 24 hours) Manage the financial aspects of your small business quickly and efficiently using QuickBooks Online. This course will give you hands-on experience recording income and expenses; entering checks and credit card payments; tracking your payables, inventory, and receivables; and much more

Intuit QuickBooks Online Plus | (Self-Paced, 12 month access, 100 hours) In this course, you will learn how to use QuickBooks Online Plus by completing two monthly accounting cycles. In the first lessons, accounting for selling service items will becovered. In later lessons, both service items and inventory items that are sold will be covered. Preparing payroll and creating a new company will also be included. Prior to taking this course, you should be familiar with the accounting cycle and how it is related to a business. While no prior knowledge of QuickBooks Online is required, it will be beneficial to have an understanding of accounting principles. 

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