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Research shows that 80% of all new jobs in Canada are created by small businesses. Are you ready to join these entrepreneurs? This five-week program provides foundation knowledge and skill development in the key areas of starting and growing a successful small business. Topics include entrepreneurship, marketing, financial management, operations, legal obligations, human resources, and business plans. Most importantly, you will be encouraged and motivated to be a successful entrepreneur. $90 per course or $800 when you register for all ten SMBU courses in the same term.



Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September, January, April 5 weeks Statement of Completion Downtown Part-time

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International students must first contact International Education at study@vcc.ca or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program.

Online Mail In Person
If you're ready and know the program you want, register now. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office Visit the CS Registration Desk at our Downtown campus, 2nd floor, 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver [business hours]

Program Description

Program Description

This five-week program provides foundation knowledge and skill development in the key areas of starting and growing a successful small business.

REQUIRED COURSE(S):

  • SMBU 1101 Entrepreneurial Skills
  • SMBU 1102 Market Your Business
  • SMBU 1103 Small Business Management
  • SMBU 1104 Small Business Bookkeeping
  • SMBU 1105 Understanding Financial Needs
  • SMBU 1106 Human Resources
  • SMBU 1107 Finance Statements & Planning
  • SMBU 1108 Legal Obligations
  • SMBU 1109 Financing Your Business
  • SMBU 1110 Preparing Your Business Plan

Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.



As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

These courses do not have additional admission requirements and are open to individuals who wish to take one or more courses.

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

Fees and Other costs


Application Fee


Info Sessions

Info Sessions





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Contact Us/Request Info

Contact Us/Request Info

Questions?

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Contact us:

Program Coordinator: Andrea Korens, VCC Business, 604.871.7000, ext. 8661
Program Assistant: Dorothy Giroux, VCC Business, 604.871.7000, ext. 8383

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


Currently Scheduled in Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2018 (201893)

(SMBU 1107) Finance Statements and Planning 0 credits    $90.00



Learn to prepare and interpret a statement of income, a balance sheet, a cash budget and cash flow. (3 hours)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30315 DTN Rm. 425
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
17-Oct-2018
Chang, Reynaldo


(SMBU 1110) Preparing Your Business Plan 0 credits    $90.00



Explore and practice the essentials of creating a business plan. (3 hours)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30316 DTN Rm. 425
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
22-Oct-2018
Peacock, Robert


Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Jan-Mar2019 (201991)

(SMBU 1101) Entrepreneurial Skills 0 credits    $90.00



Discover what it takes to begin a small business, including how to set objectives and determine your entrepreneurial style. (3 hours)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10411 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
21-Jan-2019
Peacock, Robert


(SMBU 1102) Market Your Business 0 credits    $90.00



Learn to identify your target market, evaluate the competition and determine the potential market for your products and services. (3 hours)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10412 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
23-Jan-2019
Peacock, Robert


(SMBU 1103) Small Business Management 0 credits    $90.00



Explore the fundamentals of small business management, including human resources and time and stress management. (3 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10414 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
30-Jan-2019
Peacock, Robert


(SMBU 1104) Small Business Bookkeeping 0 credits    $90.00



Discover bookkeeping basics, forecasting and budgeting in a small business environment. (3 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10418 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
13-Feb-2019
Chang, Reynaldo


(SMBU 1105) Understanding Financial Needs 0 credits    $90.00



Identify your financial needs and those of your business while examining methods to determine initial business investments. (3 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10413 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
28-Jan-2019
Peacock, Robert


(SMBU 1106) Human Resources 0 credits    $90.00



Examine the human resource processes relating to recruiting, dismissing, paying, and setting policies in a small business environment. (3 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10416 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
06-Feb-2019
Peacock, Robert


(SMBU 1107) Finance Statements and Planning 0 credits    $90.00



Learn to prepare and interpret a statement of income, a balance sheet, a cash budget and cash flow. (3 hours)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10419 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
20-Feb-2019
Chang, Reynaldo


(SMBU 1108) Legal Obligations 0 credits    $90.00



Analyze the pros and cons of the principal three legal structures as well as legal and financial obligations. (3 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10415 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
04-Feb-2019
Peacock, Robert


(SMBU 1109) Financing Your Business 0 credits    $90.00



Explore different sources of financing and banking and how applications are evaluated. (3 hours)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10417 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
18-Feb-2019
Peacock, Robert


(SMBU 1110) Preparing Your Business Plan 0 credits    $90.00



Explore and practice the essentials of creating a business plan. (3 hours)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10420 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
25-Feb-2019
Peacock, Robert


Entrepreneurial Skills (SMBU 1101)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $90.00
Finance Statements and Planning (SMBU 1107)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $90.00
Financing Your Business (SMBU 1109)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $90.00
Human Resources (SMBU 1106)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $90.00
Legal Obligations (SMBU 1108)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $90.00
Market Your Business (SMBU 1102)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $90.00
Preparing Your Business Plan (SMBU 1110)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $90.00
Small Business Bookkeeping (SMBU 1104)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $90.00
Small Business Management (SMBU 1103)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $90.00
Understanding Financial Needs (SMBU 1105)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $90.00


Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.



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