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SBDC offers ed2go online courses

By March 11, 2011

The Small Business Development Center-Greater Sacramento now offers hundreds of courses on just about every topic through a partnership with ed2go.

These noncredit courses can be accessed 24 hours a day from anywhere with an Internet connection. The website is http://www.ed2go.com/sbdconline-pro.

“Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students, you’ll gain valuable knowledge at your convenience,” a news release said. “You’ll have the flexibility to study at your own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course.”

New sessions of each six-week online course start monthly, with two lessons released weekly (for a total of 12).

“Each high-quality course includes comprehensive lessons, quizzes, assignments and a discussion area,” the news release said. “Dedicated instructors facilitate every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback and facilitating discussions.”

Popular course topics include business management, grant writing, computer applications, creating Web pages, accounting fundamentals, health care, speed Spanish, medical terminology and real estate investing. New courses are introduced monthly.

SBDC consulting services include, but are not limited to, assisting small businesses with cash flow, break-even, cost control, tax planning, loan packaging, public relations, e-commerce, business plans, bookkeeping procedures, accounting, marketing, feasibility studies, international trade and procurement. All consulting services are confidential and provided by professional consultants with expertise in their specific area of interest at no cost to small business owners.

The SBDC is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Los Rios Community College District. The SBDC, at 1410 Ethan Way in Sacramento, has partnered with local public and private organizations to leverage resources and help deliver quality services.

To schedule a consulting appointment or learn more about the types of services offered through the SBDC, call (916) 563-3210 or e-mail [email protected] A schedule of on-site workshops is available on the SBDC website, www.sbdc.net.

Enterprise staff

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