Small Business Development Center

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Lee College Service AreaSmall business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to their local Small Business Development Centers for free face-to-face business advising and low-cost training on topics including: business planning, accessing capital, marketing, regulatory compliance, technology development, international trade, and much more., are hosted by leading universities, colleges, state economic development agencies and private sector partners, and funded in part by the United States Congress through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. There are approximately 1,000 SBDCs available in the U.S. and many U.S. territories to provide no-cost business consulting and low-cost training to new and existing businesses. For more information of the SBDC services, please contact Steve McCorquodale at 281.425.6309 or Karina Vera at 281.425.6556.

The Lee College SBDC is a service provider of the University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network, a business advising and training program serving 32 counties in Southeast Texas. The UH Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network is a program of the UH Bauer College of Business and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

 

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY:

 

Computer Fundamentals
This course is designed for students who want to learn basic computer skills for today’s workplace. Students will learn how to use computers, Windows, and the internet. You will also receive an overview of word processing using Microsoft Word. Cost: $79
Sep. 4

Excel Beginner
This course introduces you to all the ins and outs of Excel. Learn to enter data, use formula and functions, and create charts and graphs. Also, learn how to expand upon the basic knowledge of Excel. Cost: $39
Oct. 19

Excel Intermediate
This course will help you learn sorting and filtering, conditional formatting, decision functions, pivot tables, and macros. Cost: $39
Aug. 3
Oct. 26

Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Instruction in terminology, program parameters, display characteristics, formatting features, mathematical functions, and printing. Prerequisites: Must be able to type and possess familiarity with Windows for desktop. Cost: $89
Oct. 9-30

Access Beginner
Small business owners are constantly faced with large amounts of data to keep updated on a regular basis. Attend this workshop and learn how to create tables, reports, forms, and other tools to help organize and professionally present your data. Cost: $39
July 13
Nov. 9

Access Intermediate
In this course, students will learn to create Access queries, forms and how to share data with other applications. Participants will also learn to sort and filter data using select queries, perform calculations in a query or a form, import/export, and access data to and from Excel workbooks and Word documents. Cost: $39
July 20
Nov. 16

Quickbooks Basic
This introductory level, hands-on class will focus on the basics of Quickbooks Pro 2014 including how to prevent the most common bookkeeping mistakes. Under the supervision of a Quickbooks expert, students will learn about: company set-up with accrual or cash basis, chart of accounts, preferences, items, enter and pay bills, write checks, invoices, deposits, bank reconciliation, reports for profit and loss, and balance sheets. Ample time is provided for question and answer sessions. Cost: $39
Oct. 15

QuickBooks Intermediate
This unique, hands-on class will guide you through the intermediate level of Quickbooks Pro 2014 under the supervision of a Quickbooks expert. This course focuses on some of the more advanced features in Quickbooks Pro 2014, covers the following areas: estimating, inventory and payroll taxes, purchase orders, customizing templates, and modifying reports to meet your specific needs. Cost: $39
June 25
Oct. 22

BUSINESS COURSES:

What It Takes To Start A Business
This workshop will take you through the process of how to research your market, determine start-up costs, estimate demand for the product or service, advantages and disadvantages of entrepreneurship, deciding to have a partner or go it alone, and more! Cost: $49
July 23
Sep. 24
Nov. 12

ONLINE BUSINESS & COMPUTER COURSES:

Click HERE for Computer Technology courses including computer, networking, and web basics.

More information:
Phone: 281.425.6309
Fax: 281.425.6307
smccorquodale@lee.edu

Location:
909 Decker Dr
Baytown TX 77520

Hours:
Mon.-Thu.: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri.: 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.