Social Alliance for a Vibrant Economy offers Free Course on how to start your own business…
Course Description: FREE for a limited time only, this introductory course is for those who have already started their own business, or those who have a business idea and want to learn how to start and promote their own new business. Our goal is to help you learn how to start and promote your own small business and build your own business website. Our mission is to help your small business succeed by giving you cutting edge skills combined with a network of support. We cover how to plan and organize your business, business organization legal options, how to keep track of income and expenses, and how to create a secure business website. This is a project based course where you learn by actually setting up a real business - or work on improving your existing business!
Flexible Format: Class Members will be given the option of meeting entirely online or a combination of online and small group meetings.
Times: 10-Wednesday evenings, 6 to 8 pm, January 20, 2021 through March 24, 2021
Class 1: Course Overview and Member Introductions...
Hour 1: How to Write a Business Plan
Hour 2: How Computers and Networks Work
Class 2: How to build a business website…
Hour 1: How to Use Bluefish to make our first web page
Hour 2: How to change font size, font color and background color.
Class 3: How to Add Images and Links
Hour 1: How to Capture, Edit and Add Images to our website
Hour 2: How to Add Links to our website
Class 4: Organize Your Business
Hour 1: Legal Options for Business Structure
Hour 2: How to Keep Track of Business Funds
Class 5: Internal Versus External Web Page Styles…
Hour 1: Internal Web Page Styles
Hour 2: Converting Internal Styles to External Styles
Class 6 Add Pages and Menus to your Business Website
Hour 1: Add Pages to your Business Website
Hour 2: Add Menu Items to your Business Website
Class 7: Promote Your Business
Hour 1: How to Post your Website to the Internet for Free
Hour 2: How to Create a Free Business Facebook Page
Class #8: How to Create Business Videos & Set Up a Business YouTube Channel
Hour 1: How to Create Business Promotional Videos
Hour 2: How to Post Business Videos to a Business YouTube Channel
Class #9: How to Promote your Business in your local community
Hour 1: Class Presentations & Brainstorming
Hour 2: Local Business Clubs and other Resources
Class #10: Class Presentations. Online Business Startup Checklist
Hour 1: Class Business Website Presentations & Brainstorming
Hour 2: Online Business Startup Checklist
About Your Instructor: David Spring (who is also the Director of SAVE) has more than 20 years of experience teaching College Level Problem Solving and Business Website Development courses. David is also a former successful small business owner having started one of the world’s first online stores one year before the start of Amazon. During the past 20 years, David has helped more than 100 small business owners learn how to build and run their own secure business websites. He has also created numerous business educational websites including:
How to Register
Step 1: Register for the course at Bellingham Technical College via this link:
Step 2: Visit our website: https://savenw.org/
Step 3: Click on the Programs Menu Item to reach the course description page. Then click on the Course Registration form link and fill out the registration form.
Step 4: Make a free-will donation in any amount to SAVE on our website donation page. Please note that class size is limited and early registration is advised.
Contact the Course Instructor David Spring M. Ed.