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!
Small Business Resources
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.
Marketing your Business on the Internet | (6-week course, 24 hours) In this hands-on course, you’ll discover proven methods for establishing an Internet presence and building a brand identity. You’ll learn to incorporate SEO, advertising, email, social media, and more to develop an effective Internet marketing plan for your business even with little money to spend.
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.
Offered in Partnership with Score Savannah powered by SBA
Savannah Technical College wants to support our local businesses by connecting you to the resources that you need during these unprecedented times. We have gathered some resources that may be beneficial to you and your company.
- Startup Resources
- Effingham County Chamber Coronavirus Resources
- Development Authority of Bryan County COVID-19 Resource page
- Savannah Economic Development Authority COVID-19 Resources page
- Effingham County Industrial Development Authority Resources page
- U.S. Small Business Administration COVID-19 Guidance and Loan Resources
- Disaster Preparedness for Small Businesses
- Savannah Technical College COVID-19 Resource Page