Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Small Business Resources Classes

Professional Development

How to Start a Small Business
For those considering starting a small business. Covers legal issues, business plans, market research, management, accounting, insurance, site selection and electronic equipment. Book included.

CAR 3427 / Length: 10 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $189; Non-Sponsoring $219

CRN 876 Tuesdays
Feb. 6-March 6
6-8 p.m. Marple

Grant Writing II
Experience all aspects of proposal writing. Includes creating a project that fits funders’ guidelines, appropriate writing styles, developing a proposal strategy and plan for evaluation that fits funders’ requirements, and hands-on experience in writing a proposal. Samples provided.

CAR 3751 / Length: 6 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $129; Non-Sponsoring $159

CRN 730 Wednesdays
April 25-May 2
6-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 2099 Friday
May 4
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exton

Grant Writing & Research
Find out what it takes to prepare a successful proposal for funding for your organization, and learn the requirements of private foundations, public agencies and other funding sources. Prepare letters of inquiry, budget forms and grant applications, and become familiar with productive Internet sites in searching for funding resources.

CAR 3508 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $85; Non-Sponsoring $115

CRN 390 Wednesdays
April 4-11
6-8 p.m. Marple
CRN 1266 Friday
April 6
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Exton

Social Networking for Small Businesses
Designed for the person in charge of marketing efforts for a small business, this course will help you to discover how to use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to get the word out about what you have to offer. Learn how to use these websites to your advantage, as well as see demonstrations of each and learn best practices for their use.

CAR 1752 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $70; Non-Sponsoring $88

CRN 3090 Saturday
February 10
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Marple
CRN 3091 Thursday
March 15
6-10 p.m. Exton