State of Roane Launches Certificate of Corporate Ownership
There are always pitfalls and challenges when starting a new business, and Roane State has launched a new program to help young entrepreneurs succeed.
The Business Ownership Certificate is a two-semester program that focuses on the most common barriers for start-ups, said Mike Farmer, associate professor at Roane State Community College, director of the college’s business program.
“Business owners need to both be experts in their field and be prepared to take on the hidden challenges of ownership,” Farmer said. “They have to manage finances, taxes, trade regulations, employee management, human resources and advertising.”
The aim is to provide participants with the necessary tools to navigate government, accounting and human resource issues facing businesses.
There are eight certificate classes, with four sessions each semester. The first semester courses are business property accounting, sales and services, business communications, and software applications for businesses.
The second semester program includes entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, human resource management, and the legal business environment.
Those who want an associate’s degree should enroll in the AAS program instead, Farmer said.
For more information contact Farmer at [email protected] or visit the online college program page at roanestate.edu/businessownership.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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