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 2741 Tuesdays
Feb. 5-March 5
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 1612 Friday
March 22
9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Exton
CRN 587 Wednesdays
April 24-May 1
6-9 p.m. Marple

Grant Writing I
Find out what it takes to receive grant funding for your nonprofit organization. Learn how to approach foundations and what is required to receive funding. Gain knowledge of grant sources, resources, and where to find them. Prepare a letter of inquiry and learn about the many components of a proposal including the budget. Become familiar with a variety of grant applications including web-based applications. This course is designed for those seeking funding for nonprofit organizations.

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

CRN 1021 Friday
March 8
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Exton
CRN 316 Wednesdays
April 3-10
6-8 p.m. Marple

Public Relations Tactics
Learn ways to promote and build your business or nonprofit at minimal expense, focusing on writing and distributing press releases. Explore story angles, inverted pyramid, formats and outlets.

CAR 4146 / Length: 4 hours
Cost: Sponsoring $89; Non-Sponsoring $119

CRN 2786 Mondays
April 29-May 6
6-8 p.m. Marple