Small Business Certificate
Complete noncredit courses a la carte or attend the following eight courses to obtain the Small Business Certificate, a $380 scholarship, free chamber membership and access to the Micro Seed Fund:
- 145-445 FaSTart Workshop
- 145-400 Organize Business Finances
- 145-401 Understanding Business Taxes
- 145-404 Business Tax Deductions
- 145-460 Business Plan Development
- 145-463 Small Business Insurance
- 145-472 Law for Business Owners
- 145-482 Marketing Mastermind
You must attend at least 75 percent of all class meetings required to qualify. There are no prerequisites, and you may complete the classes in any order. We highly recommend starting with the FaSTart Workshop.
Small Business Certificate Scholarship
Certificate recipients are automatically awarded a $380 scholarship, which essentially makes your education free! The scholarship is designed to encourage every entrepreneur to commit to a well-rounded education. Scholarships are subject to available funding and will be mailed with your certificate.
Free Chamber Membership
The Community Chamber Connection gives certificate recipients the opportunity to experience the benefits of local chamber membership at no cost for one year. Contact the participating chambers to explore membership benefits. Chamber voucher can be redeemed at the participating chamber of your choice and will be mailed with your certificate. Limit one free membership per certificate. Nontransferable. Restrictions may apply.
Micro Seed Fund
Certificate recipients are also eligible for Micro Seed Fund, which is an unsecured loan up to $5,000, five-year term and one percent interest rate payable over the term of the loan. For more information, call Russ Roberts at 262.695.3468.
How to Apply
Once you have completed all eight courses, e-mail Russ Roberts with your name, student ID number, address and daytime phone number. Scholarship check and chamber voucher will be mailed with your certificate.