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    How to Start Up and Operate a Small Business - 12 Classes    $450
    Do you want to become your own boss? If you are planning to open your own business, this course will provide you with the foundation to become a successful entrepreneur. Topics will include: how to start-up your business and stay in business, planning ahead, cash management, do’s and don’ts of selling goods and/or services, getting help when needed, and how to determine proper pricing. Before considering starting a business, be prepared by learning all that is involved in such a venture.  Please visit www.esboces.org/bookstore for textbook information and ordering.

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    NEW Business Law for the Small Business Owner - 7 Classes    $300
    Do you own a small business or are you looking to get started? A licensed attorney will teach you the ins and outs of running a small business. You will learn about business structure (Corp., LLC, PLLC, sole proprietorships, franchises, etc.), vendor relations, Workers’ Compensation, licensing, employment and independent contracts and much more.  How to Start Up and Operate a Small Business is highly recommended prior to taking this course.
     
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    Bookkeeping Basics - 8 Classes   $420
    Do you like MONEY? Every business needs a bookkeeper. Learn to track money and profit for small or large companies.  You will learn the principals of the accounting cycle, banking, payroll, receivables and payables through the use of ledgers, financial statements and journals. This course is strongly recommended prior to taking QuickBooks. Please visit www.esboces.org/bookstore for textbook information and ordering.
     
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    QuickBooks - 14 Classes    $600
    Bookkeeping Basics (BUS1010) and basic computer skills are necessary for success in this course. QuickBooks™ helps small and medium-sized businesses keep track of the money coming in and out of their business all in one easy to use program. You will learn banking, payroll, receivables, payables, invoicing, file management tasks, file conversions as well as integrate financial statements and produce financial reports.  Please visit www.esboces.org/bookstore for textbook information and ordering.
     
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    Business and Finance I - 63 Classes    $2,750
    Further your career by building your communication, management, computer and finance skills. You will be enrolled in a program leading to entry-level opportunities in the work place.  Emphasis will be placed on keyboarding and computer skills including Microsoft Office®. This course is strongly recommended for individuals who need a combination of career skills and is presented in a slower paced, yet comprehensive learning environment.  In addition to the hours spent in the classroom, students will complete a 6-hour internship as well as compose a portfolio of accomplishments to support employment opportunities. Textbooks included in tuition.
     
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    NEW Business and Finance II - 18 Classes   $700 
    Prerequisite:  Business and Finance I.  Highly recommended for those students who want to gain new skills in the Business and Finance industry. Further assignments in Microsoft Word®, Microsoft Excel®, Microsoft Publisher® (including creating a website) and Microsoft PowerPoint® are given so the student can refine skills necessary for workplace success.  The documents created for portfolio in Level I will be expanded in Business and Finance II.  This is an excellent course for individuals who would like to increase knowledge gained in Business and Finance Level I as well as computer talents and abilities.  Students will also improve keyboarding speed.
     
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    Notary Public Workshop - 1 Class   $115
    You can add more value to your current position. Many offices need a full-time notary to authenticate the various documents that pass through the office.  This workshop provides instruction to prepare you for the New York State test.  Laws, procedures and concepts relating to the notary public office will be covered.  Situations relating to the role of the notary public will be highlighted. Please visit www.esboces.org/bookstore for textbook information and ordering.
     
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    NEW Hospitality Management - 25 Classes   $1,200
    Hospitality is a vital component to virtually every business and industry. Hotels, restaurants, cruise lines, airlines, theme parks, hair salons, residential and health care facilities are just a few examples. This course will help you to start or advance your career. Learn management, leadership and analytical skills that will set you apart from others in the industry.   
     
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    NEW Marketing - 10 Classes   $300
    Attention new business owners! Marketing is an important area for any business and covers a large number of employment categories.  You will develop the skills necessary for employment in advertising, research and development, sales as well as destination marketing. If you’re interested in entering or advancing in a market with plenty of room for career growth, then this course is for you.  
     
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    NEW Office Skills for the Workplace - 10 Classes    $300
    Are you ready to go back to work or to embark on a new career?  This course will offer you the essential skills necessary to be successful.  Topics will include:  office etiquette, filing systems, and computer skills. You will also have the opportunity to design your own portfolio. 
     
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    NEW  Public Speaking - 4 Classes    $100
    Do you find it difficult to speak in front of a group?  Overcome the fear of public speaking! Small groups and class discussions will help you conquer your fear and become a more confident speaker.   
     
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    NEW Basic Accounting - 14 Classes   $600
    Understanding basic accounting concepts is a must for every small business owner.  Bookkeepers, this course is for you too!  Join us to further your career by learning basic concepts, the accounting model, receivables, payables and more.  
     
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