Create Your Own Business Reality...
You know that you have the desire, imagination, and commitment necessary to succeed…. But that’s not enough to make it in today's complex business environment. You also need education and opportunity for entrepreneurial success. The Entrepreneurs Institute at South Mountain Community College can offer both.
We understand the obstacles and challenges that you will encounter on the road to success and our knowledgeable instructors are eager to show you the way.
- Does the idea of working for someone else leave you wanting something more?
- Do you have great ideas and big dreams?
- Do you like challenges and take pride in achievement?
Then you could have what it takes to start your own business, be your own boss, create your future and direct your career. You could be an entrepreneur!
Small Business Entrepreneurship courses are offered throughout the year at the South Mountain Community College main campus, as well as the Guadalupe and Ahwatukee Centers. Often, the classes are offered on Saturdays -- making it convenient to build a foundation for your start-up business while working or going to school full time.
- To view a listing of the Business and Information Technology classes,
click here and select a category of interest to obtain additional information.
- For a listing of classes available during each semester, visit:
- Nearly 7 out of 10 business students are interested in owning their own business.
- Seven in ten people feel that taking risks is more important to success than avoiding mistakes.
- Over 75% of teens say they would like to start their own business; 25% of these say they would like to start a retail business.
- Of the top 50 highest growth companies in the Fortune 1000, 98% have mission statements.
- One out of two nation's businesses are operated from home.
- On average, small-business owners work 52 hours per week.
- Over 47% of small business owners use the internet to market or advertise their business.
- Minority-owned businesses account for $591 billion in revenues.
- Minorities own 15.1 percent of all U.S. businesses, or more than 3 million firms, and 99 percent of these firms are small businesses.
- Women own 10.4 million businesses in the United States (nearly 50 percent or more), generating $1.9 trillion in sales.
- Women employ 12.8 million workers (that's one in every seven employees).
- Seventy-five percent of all firms do not have employees.
(Sources: Score, Inc., Accounting Web, Government Grants)