Mission College offers classes and a certificate program to help you prepare to start or grow a business. Core classes include BUS054 Small Business Start Up and BUS054A The Business Plan. The eBusiness Certificate program helps build skills in running an eBusiness. We also offer classes in Global Business (BUS010) and Global Exporting/Importing (MKT 062) to help you expand internationally.

  • Excitement: Lots of potential to be creative and have an adventure.
  • Independence: Opportunity to make own business decisions
  • Flexibility: Ability to set own pace and schedule
  • Salary potential: Potential to be paid for work you do.
  • In 2009, there were 27.5 million businesses in the United States, according to Office of Advocacy estimates. The latest available Census data show that there were 6.0 million firms with employees in 2007 and 21.4 million without employees in 2008.
  • Small businesses employ about half of U.S. workers. Of the 120.6 million nonfarm private sector workers in 2007, small firms employed 59.9 million and large firms employed 60.7 million.
  • Small firms accounted for 65 percent (or 9.8 million) of the 15 million net new jobs created between 1993 and 2009. Much of the job growth is from fast-growing high-impact firms, which represent about 5–6 percent of all firms and are on average 25 years old. (SBA FAQ)
  • Workshops offered on getting your first customer, blogging for business, email marketing, search engine marketing, social media marketing, prospecting among other topics.
  • Current offerings can be reviewed on the Marketing Department page.
  • Classes on human resource management functions, systems, compensation, hiring among other topics.
  • Current offerings can be reviewed on the Management Department page.