Small Business Certificate
Build a Solid Foundation
Complete this certificate to build the educational foundation you need to successfully start and grow your own small business. Attend the following 8 courses to obtain:
- Small Business Certificate
- Free chamber membership
- Access to the Micro Seed Fund
Attendance at 75 percent of class meetings for each certificate course is required to qualify. There are no prerequisites and courses may be completed in any order. We highly recommend attending a FaSTart Workshop first and the Business Plan Development course last.
- 145-445 FaSTart Workshop
- 145-400 Organize Business Finances
- 145-401 Understanding Business Taxes
- 145-404 Business Tax Deductions
- 145-463 Small Business Insurance
- 145-472 Law for Business Owners
- 145-482 Marketing Mastermind
- 145-460 Business Plan Development
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 may also be eligible for Micro Seed Fund, which is an unsecured loan up to $5,000 payable over a five-year term and one percent interest per year. For more information, call Courtney Davis at 262.695.3420.
How to Apply
Once you have completed all eight courses, email Courtney Davis with your name, student ID number, address and daytime phone number. Scholarship check
and chamber voucher will be mailed with your certificate. Please allow four to six
weeks for processing.