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  • What it takes to be an Entrepreneur
  • The process to Start a Business
  • Business Operations
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Financial Management
  • And Much More…

The ESB certification is built to teach, test and validate foundation-level concepts and knowledge in entrepreneurship and small business management. Successful completion of this certification will validate having acquired the skills and knowledge needed for those students interested in being their own boss or those with career advancement aspirations.

  • Classes meet Saturdays ONLY
  • Limited Seating: Only the Serious need apply
  • Call for additional enrollment criteria

Why should students study and seek certification in ESB?

Whether it is a beauty salon in a large metropolitan city, a taco shop in a booming resort location, or a car repair garage in the suburbs, an incredible number of small businesses can be found almost everywhere. In fact, in a recent report from, “every minute a new business is started in the U.S. and according to some reports, more than 50% of all workers will be self-employed in some way by 2020 .” (The State of Small Business in America , 2015,, emphasis added.)

ESB certification engages and prepares students who will pursue additional postsecondary training or those who elect to enter the small business sector immediately upon high school graduation. The entrepreneurial concepts validated by this certification ensure that these students are college and career ready.


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