Small Business Development Center

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Lee College Service AreaSmall business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to their local Small Business Development Centers for free face-to-face business advising and low-cost training on topics including: business planning, accessing capital, marketing, regulatory compliance, technology development, international trade, and much more., are hosted by leading universities, colleges, state economic development agencies and private sector partners, and funded in part by the United States Congress through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. There are approximately 1,000 SBDCs available in the U.S. and many U.S. territories to provide no-cost business consulting and low-cost training to new and existing businesses. For more information of the SBDC services, please contact Steve McCorquodale at 281.425.6309 or Karina Vera at 281.425.6556.

The Lee College SBDC is a service provider of the University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network, a business advising and training program serving 32 counties in Southeast Texas. The UH Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network is a program of the UH Bauer College of Business and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

 

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY:

  • Excel Beginner
    This course introduces you to all the ins and outs of Excel. Learn to enter data, use formula and functions, and create charts and graphs. Also, learn how to expand upon the basic knowledge of Excel. Cost: $39

  • Excel Intermediate
    This course will help you learn sorting and filtering, conditional formatting, decision functions, pivot tables, and macros. Cost: $39

  • Access Beginner
    Small business owners are constantly faced with large amounts of data to keep updated on a regular basis. Attend this workshop and learn how to create tables, reports, forms, and other tools to help organize and professionally present your data. Cost: $39

  • Access Intermediate
    In this course, students will learn to create Access queries, forms and how to share data with other applications. Participants will also learn to sort and filter data using select queries, perform calculations in a query or a form, import/export, and access data to and from Excel workbooks and Word documents. Cost: $39

  • Quickbooks Basic
    This introductory level, hands-on class will focus on the basics of Quickbooks Pro 2014 including how to prevent the most common bookkeeping mistakes. Under the supervision of a Quickbooks expert, students will learn about: company set-up with accrual or cash basis, chart of accounts, preferences, items, enter and pay bills, write checks, invoices, deposits, bank reconciliation, reports for profit and loss, and balance sheets. Ample time is provided for question and answer sessions. Cost: $39

  • QuickBooks Intermediate
    This unique, hands-on class will guide you through the intermediate level of Quickbooks Pro 2014 under the supervision of a Quickbooks expert. This course focuses on some of the more advanced features in Quickbooks Pro 2014, covers the following areas: estimating, inventory and payroll taxes, purchase orders, customizing templates, and modifying reports to meet your specific needs. Cost: $39

BUSINESS COURSES:

  • What It Takes To Start A Business 
    • This workshop will take you through the process of how to research your market, determine start-up costs, estimate the demand for the product or service, advantages and disadvantages of entrepreneurship, deciding to have a partner or go it alone, and more! Cost: $49
  • Introduction to Social Media
    • Get involved in the move from in-person to online communication. Learn what social media is and its role in your business and personal life. Find out the top sites and how businesses are using the sites for communication, customer retention, branding, marketing, market research, needs assessment, and serving customers and clients.  Let your instructor guide your exploration of Facebook and YouTube. Cost: $195
  • Social Media for Business Certificate
    • For businesses, nonprofits, government, and other organizations. From Facebook, Twitter, blogging, YouTube, LinkedIn, and more. Discover the new principles of communication that apply across all networks and how these specific social networks work and the possible uses for your organization. Learn how social networks are used to develop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization. Cost: $495
  • Starting Your Business
    • This workshop is for people considering going into business for the first time. Attendees will receive ideas, tips, and recommendations needed to start and run a successful business, sources of funding, business plan preparation, identifying your target market, plus much more! Cost: $49
  • Supervisory and Leadership Certificate
    • Your employees are your most valuable resources. Ensuring the efficiency of your team is the key to your success and is your most important responsibility. Get practical, easy to understand, and insightful methods for new and even experienced supervisors and managers. Learn about effective delegation, performance management, and writing performance reviews. Discuss the specifics of the supervisor’s role and responsibilities, and strategies for improving your overall effectiveness as a leader. Take home practical information along with tips and techniques that can be applied to your job immediately. Cost: $395

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE COURSES:

  • Introduction to Data Analysis
    • Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. This course will give you a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Businesses look for candidates with an understanding of how to analyze the data they have been collecting; this course will help you start on that journey. Cost: $195
  • Certificate in Data Analysis
    • Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills. Whether your business is home-based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. Cost: $495
  • Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers
    • Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career. Get a foundation to understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance. Cost: $195
  • Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers
    • Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. The Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance. Then find out what you need to know about cash. Discover how to maximize cash flow, learn the importance of cash, and find out your role in cash flow success. See how business reports are assessed and analyzed. Cost: $495

ONLINE BUSINESS & COMPUTER COURSES:

Click HERE for Computer Technology courses including computer, networking, and web basics.

More information:
Phone: 281.425.6309
Fax: 281.425.6307
smccorquodale@lee.edu

Location:
909 Decker Dr
Baytown TX 77520

Hours:
Mon.-Thu.: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri.: 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.