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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PRFTRN 183 - Small Business Innovation

3 Credit(s) | Lecture | 
Course can be counted for credit once

This business skills training program is specifically designed for ECE business owners and is part of the SBIC (Small Business Innovation Center) program at the UMass Boston Institute for Early Education & Leadership.  The program offers 30 hours of hands on instruction and coaching focused on strengthening and growing your child care and early education business.  The program covers key business topics relevant for ECE including marketing, financial management, accounting, human resources, business planning, technology, and using the Business Administration Scale (BAS) and the Program Administration Scale (PAS), both part of the QRIS.  Expert mentors work one on one with business owners to provide individualized mentoring for achieving business goals.  Participants complete assessments at the beginning and end of the program that enable them to identify specific business goals, focus on areas that are most relevant and appropriate for their business and measure progress towards those goals.  the $50 participant fee cover the cost to purchase a new Chromebook (laptop) for from Tech Goes Home, who is a partner organization supporting technology components of this course.