Build Entrepreneurial Skills With a Small Business Development Certificate

Learn more about the aspects of business with a Small Business Development Certificate program.

The one-year Blue Ridge CTC Small Business Development Program offers students industry-specific practical and academic training to learn real-time business development and management skills.

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Why Earn a Small Business Development Certificate

In this Small Business Development Certificate Program, learn concepts essential to starting a small business, entering a career in the business industry or advance an existing career.

    • Learn to efficiently start and run a small business.
    • Learn factors required to run a business such as accounting, financing and building a business plan.
    • Use credits earned toward a future degree program.
    • Learn from and interact with entrepreneurs through a Small Business Development Certificate.


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Start an Entrepreneurial Journey with a Small Business Development Certificate

With our Small Business Development Program, enhance real-time business skills essential to run and manage a small business.

In this program, students build an understanding of the development, management, marketing, accounting, sales, and funding of businesses. With work-based coursework, they build effective communication, critical thinking, and decision-making skills required for the actual business environment.

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What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

The Small Business Development program imparts real-time business development principles and skills through hands-on training guided by experienced faculty.

The inclusive curriculum of this program teaches fundamental concepts of starting and managing a small business such as accounting, finance, business development planning, business ethics and laws, and more. The program allows students to:

    • Gain a basic understanding of fundamental business knowledge.
    • Learn business development strategies to build realistic business plans.
    • Evaluate both professional and corporate conduct for ethical issues.
    • Learn to professionally communicate both online and in person.

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Let’s hear from our alumni who successfully completed Blue Ridge CTC small business development program and came closer to their career goals.

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Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to a quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child pay for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
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    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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With this time-saving and cost-effective Small Business Development training in West Virginia, students learn industry-specific skills, guided by highly trained faculty.
The comprehensive curriculum of this small business certificate program teaches the fundamental concepts of starting and managing a small business such as accounting, finance, business development plan, business ethics and laws, and much more. Since the program is focused on real use cases, students learn to enhance their communication and decision-making skills required to perform diligently in real business scenarios.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.
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