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LSCS, SBDC offer Entrepreneurial Certificate Program

Lone Star College System is now offering an Entrepreneurial Certificate Program to jumpstart people’s dreams of becoming business owners.

“Working for yourself can help to keep you in control of your career destiny and for many fulfill a lifelong dream,” said Sal Mira, LSCS Small Business Development Center director.

Beginning in September and offered by all LSCS campuses, this program provides the fundamentals of business ownership; legal issues; finance; and marketing taught by local professionals; lawyers, bankers, CPAs and business brokers; along with specialized one-on-one consulting with LSCS SBDC specialists.

“You'll also have an opportunity to meet local small business owners to further expand your understanding of real world business ownership issues,” added Mira.

Consisting of 40 hours – eight hours a week over five weeks – the Entrepreneurial Certificate Program is a prudent investment and is recommended for anyone thinking about starting or buying their own business. Classes begin next month at a campus near you. The schedule, including course descriptions, times and locations, is posted at http://www.lonestar.edu/sbdc.

For more information regarding the Entrepreneurial Certificate Program, e-mail Cynthia.M.Schoppa@LoneStar.edu, visit www.lonestar.edu/sbdc or call 832-813-6674.

The LSCS-SBDC works with existing companies to help them get started, grow and compete in today's global economy. SBDC services are available for companies in every phase of the business life cycle, helping entrepreneurs make sound decisions and succeed.

For more information about the SBDC visit http://www.lonestar.edu/sbdc

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 51,000 students in credit classes last fall, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.