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North Lake College South Campus offers Entrepreneurship Series, How to Start Your Own Business

IRVING – In this ever-changing economy, knowing what it takes to start and maintain a successful business may be the key to sustaining for the future. North Lake College now offers those who want to see their business ideas become reality the course How to Start Your Own Business, from Monday, Sept. 14 through Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the North Lake College South Campus in south Irving.

This 32-hour course is an introduction to understanding the critical elements of starting and operating a small business. It provides students practical knowledge in the area of small business management. Topics of discussion include:
  • Creating an entrepreneurial profile
  • Developing the business plan
  • Building a marketing plan
  • Financing the business and managing a budget
  • Understanding legal structures and tax laws affecting the business
  • Managing the business
While other entrepreneurial programs often just tell students how to start a business, this course will help students critically evaluate their idea. This course will show students what to do when starting a new business, and how to follow through with it, by providing hands-on instruction. By providing real-life scenarios, students will be able to decide if starting their own business is the right decision at this point in their life.

How to Start Your Own Business includes nine independent modules, or topics, to maximize learning and retention of material covered. Upon completion of seven out of the nine modules, a certificate of completion will be awarded.

The course is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the South Campus located at 1081 Shady Grove. The South Campus is a new state-of-the-art facility and provides its students with “smart classroom” technology and campus-wide wireless connectivity. The course costs $90, which includes all nine modules, and costs significantly less than other similar programs.

For more information about How to Start Your Own Business, contact Keith Murray at 214-289-1346 or; or Carlen Ross, North Lake College Business and Training Services, Continuing Education, at 214-273-3376 or For a complete listing of module topics, visit

The course is offered in partnership through North Lake College and the Greater Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. 


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North Lake College is a member of the Dallas County Community College system. Educational opportunities are offered by the Dallas County Community College system without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation.