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BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT


 

LAUNCHING AND SURVIVING A SMALL BUSINESS

You have decided to open a business. Now what? What product or service do you want to sell? Who needs that product or service? What must you consider when launching your own small business? This course covers what you need to know to succeed and what you need to do to avoid the common pitfalls.

This course will cover:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Creating a Startup vision
  • Registering Your Business
  • Keys to business startup
  • Business startup checklist
  • Ten common business mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Resources for startups

1.2 CEU

Cost: $160

NCBUS-CS069-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 14

Jan 23

4 Tu, Th 6:00 - 9:00pm Ed Andriessen

HIRING THE RIGHT EMPLOYEE FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

The hiring process is never easy. With the numbers of qualified applicants looking for employment, finding the right candidate can be overwhelming. This course provides you with tools to not only hire the perfect employee but grow them within the business as well. Some of the topics that will be covered are: critical hiring areas, creating a clear job description, and evaluating qualified candidates. The employee termination process and legal considerations will also be discussed.

0.6 CEU

Cost: $160

NCBUS-CS078-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Mar 24

Mar 26

2 Tu, Th 6:00 - 9:00pm Ed Andriessen

OVERCOMING THE FEAR OF SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

Anyone who has owned their own small business over the past few years has witnessed amazing changes taking place in marketing through social media. This course teaches introduces you to the various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, as well as how to create promotion content, blogging for business.

0.9 CEU

Cost: $120

NCMKT-CS005-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Feb 5

Feb 19

3 W 6:00 - 9:00pm Ed Andriessen

LEVERAGING GOOGLE FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

Google is a big supporter of small to medium size businesses. To “level the playing field” between large and small companies, Google has developed a suite of tools to help small businesses market their business effectively and at a very low (to no) cost. This course introduces you why Google is important for local business, how does the search engine work, Google Analytics, Adwords, GSuite, Google My Business, webmaster tools, and more

 

1.2 CEU

Cost: $90

NCMKT-CS006-01 

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Mar 3

Mar 12

4 Tu, Th 6:00 - 9:00pm Ed Andriessen

HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH DIPLOMACY, TACT, AND CREDIBILITY

Learn how to choose and use the most appropriate words and emotional tone for every business interaction. You will gain insights into your communication style and the styles of others while building skills to clearly and effectively receive and transmit information, ideas, thoughts, feelings, and needs.

1.5 CEU

Cost: $280

NCBUS-CS064-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Feb 6

Mar 5

5 Th 6:30 - 9:30pm Jim O'Donnell

STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION SKILLS

Unstable economic times can mean fast and frequently unexpected organizational changes, greater responsibilities and new projects and initiatives. Being a confident, polished speaker is not only necessary but also well advised in order to communicate such matters effectively and persuasively. This five-session seminar offers presentation tips and strategies to help you develop your presentation skills and learn how to present your ideas with conviction, control, and poise—and without fear. Through in-class practice, gain the specific presentation skills and direction you need to become comfortable with your own style while receiving expert advice on how to handle especially challenging situations.

1.5 CEU

Cost: $280

NCBUS-CS065-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Nov 7

Dec 12

5 Th 6:30 - 9:30pm Jim O'Donnell

No class Nov 28

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Apr 2

Apr 30

5 Th 6:30 - 9:30pm Jim O'Donnell

SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEO PRODUCTION FOR BUSINESS

In the world of a growing social media marketing, well-planned and well-executed videos are more important than ever to grow your brand and reach your audience. Social media is the fundamental way for your businesses to gain exposure and videos are the key to increased engagement. But not all videos are the same. A well-produced video is needed to set yourself apart from your competition.  This course is designed for small business owners, employees, entrepreneurs, or those already working in the field looking to gain skills for their resume. You will gain hands-on experience in real-world applications to develop lighting, sound mixing, editing, cinematography, producing and directing techniques to share your brand on all social media platforms. Students should bring a note pad, pens, and preferably a laptop (but not required).

Cost: $595

NCMKT-CS007-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Feb 18

Mar 3

7 TU 6:00-8:30pm Brandon Ascari

business & marketing 101 for the consultant, counselor, coach and service based provider

Do you currently have your own service-based business or are considering one? Are you an entrepreneur in the making, a counselor, creative, consultant, coach, or healer? A huge component of creating your own business is marketing and the creative, soul-led professionals' eyes often glaze over when thinking about it! In this course, Speaker, Business Coach and Creative Jen Mele will get you excited about business strategy and marketing and at the same time give you the confidence and knowledge to understand what steps you need to rick the entrepreneurial journey with heart.

 Understanding effective and authentic business practice is not only a form of self-care, it is vital when it comes to creating a sustainable business that can continuously grow for the long-term.

 By the end of the workshop, you will feel ignited, understanding the fundamental concepts and intuitive skills necessary to turn your passion into a profitable income, while honoring your needs, lifestyle and of course, your continuous stream of clients.

Cost: $595

NCBUS-CS084-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 28

Feb 4

2 TU 6:00-8:30pm Jen Mele

 

INTRODUCTION TO BOOKKEEPING

This basic, hands-on, workshop-style manual bookkeeping course covers the complete accounting cycle from business transactions through entry into the books and records. Posting to accounts, preparation of worksheets and adjusting journal entries, and preparation of financial statements and closing are also discussed. Introduction to Bookkeeping will prepare you for any accounting or bookkeeping system: manual, one-write, or software-driven. Topics include the sales and purchase journals; cash receipts and cash disbursements journal; accounts receivable; inventory; and the use of Excel spreadsheets. Textbook is required and available in college bookstore.

4.2 CEU

Cost: $410

NCACC-CS002-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 27

Mar 11

14 M, W 6:30-9:30pm Surendra Jakhar

ADVANCED BOOKKEEPING

Prerequisite: Introduction to Bookkeeping or equivalent experience

Advanced Bookkeeping revisits topics covered in Introduction to Bookkeeping while focusing on basic concepts and standards underlying financial accounting systems. Several important concepts will be studied in detail including: accruals, journal entries, allowances for doubtful debts, adjusting entries, revenue recognition, inventory, fixed assets, depreciation, liabilities, income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement – as well as their interpretation. Full-charge bookkeeping will be discussed to help prepare for Certification in Bookkeeping. Requires the same book used in Introduction to Bookkeeping, and is available in the college bookstore.

 

6.0 CEU

Cost: $850

NCACC-CS010-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 18

Mar 21

10 SA 9:00am-3:30pm Surendra Jakhar

1/2 hour lunch


LEAN SIX SIGMA YELLOW BELT CERTIFICATION

This training course prepares individuals to take the International Association of Six Sigma Certification (IASSC) certification exam for the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.  Six Sigma is a methodology used to improve business processes by utilizing statistical analysis rather than guesswork. This proven approach has been implemented within a myriad of industries to achieve hard and soft money savings, while increasing customer satisfaction. The Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Yellow Belt course serves to provide participants with the knowledge and tools to perform the role of a LSS Yellow Belt. This foundational course introduces and integrates Lean and Six Sigma principles and tools that lead to effective process improvement. The Yellow Belt training consists of the primary sections of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control, which are each broken down into sub-categories consisting of individual subject matter topics. This course also incorporates fundamentals of White Belt training providing students with the necessary foundational knowledge, central definitions, concepts, and structure of methodology. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore. 

4.1 CEU

Cost: $1,025

NCBUS-CS079-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Feb 15

Apr 25

14 M, W, SA

8:30-11:30am (SA)

6:00-8:30pm (M, W)

Jeffery Keller

Exam date Apr 25

Class Dates: February 15, 22, 29; March 7, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30; April 1, 6, 8


PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION PREP AND REVIEW

The Project Management Institute’s PMP® credential is a leading industry-recognized certification for project managers. The PMI credential following your name tells current and potential employers that you have a solid foundation of project management knowledge that can be readily applied in the workplace.

Benefit from the professional advantages derived from attaining the Project Management Professional (PMP) status if you are a:

  • Project manager, team leader, project coordinator
  • Team member seeking to learn the PMBOK® framework
  • Person looking to increase project management knowledge

This 40-hour course is designed to help you prepare for the PMP® exam while gaining the most understanding of project management with the least amount of study. Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

 4.0 CEU

Cost: $1,082

NCBUS-CS080-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 22

Mar 16

16 M, W 6:30-9:00pm Sandeep Jasra

For more information on certifications, consult the Project Management website at www.pmi.org/certification


SHRM BODY OF COMPETENCY (SHRM BOCK)

 Certification Preparation Course - Applies to the following certifications: SHRM CP (Certified Professional) and SHRM SCP (Senior Certified Professional) 

The Center for Continuing Studies at Mercer and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) offer a comprehensive review of the major disciplines within the field of human resources in this certification prep course. Utilizing the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge, the course is designed to give human resource professionals new tools for successful performance on the job while helping to prepare them for the national examinations. Human Resource professionals seeking advancement in their career should strongly consider taking this course to prepare for higher-level certification. Prior to taking this course, it is important to review the SHRM CP and SHRM SCP eligibility requirements on the SHRM website: www.certification.shrm.org. 

 *Special discount for local SHRM chapter members of the Human Resource Management Association of Princeton. For information on becoming a chapter member, see the HRMA chapter website at www.hrma-nj.shrm.org.

3.9 CEU

Cost: $1420

NCBUS-CS007-01

3.9 CEU

Cost: $1370*

NCBUS-CS007-02

 

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 18

Apr 25

14

SA

9:30am-12:30pm Various

No class Apr 11


 

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