CCAC offers new Entrepreneurship program to help entrepreneurs start or grow a business

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County's Homewood-Brushton Center is offering an Entrepreneurship certificate program that will educate aspiring entrepreneurs on how to start or grow a small business.

Entrepreneurship provides an opportunity for self-sufficiency and financial freedom. Entrepreneurship also helps to raise the standard of living in minority communities. Over the last 10 years, minority business enterprises accounted for more than 50 percent of the 2 million new businesses started in the U.S. and created 4.7 million jobs, according to the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship.

Students who successfully complete the two-semester program will create a business plan, learn how to secure initial funding and learn what it takes to manage and market a small business. In addition, students will gain an understanding of how networking and using resources can enhance business opportunities and prospects.

Entrepreneurs typically possess the drive and energy to be successful but need to learn the skills for success. CCAC has established partnerships with several local businesses and community-based organizations that are helping to foster the rapid redevelopment that is taking place in the Homewood-Brushton neighborhood.

"Through the Entrepreneurship certificate program, CCAC can provide the knowledge base that our students need to effectively pursue the creation and launching of their business," said Dr. Vladimir St. Surin, assistant dean of students at CCAC Homewood-Brushton Center. "The students will be earning a credential that will help them to be successful as well as contribute to the growth and vitality of the region through additional businesses and employment opportunities."

Classes are enrolling now for the fall semester. For information on how to register and enroll, visit CCAC Admissions or call 412.371.1600.

For more program details, visit CCAC's Entrepreneurship Program.

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