Introduction to Small Business

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Introduction to Small Business Class

This course is designed to help students understand the basics of operating a small business. Students will write a business plan, research and design what it takes to start their own business. They will learn financial planning, marketing skills and gain knowledge of online sales. Students will also meet with small business owners from our community through field trips and guest speakers. In addition, learners will build customer service skills through operating the Hubbs book store.

Women Venture and Goodwill EasterSeals are partnering programs which will support students in their pursuit to small business ownership.


  • 10-12 week commitment to the class
  • One of the following Reading test scores:
    • TABE M 404-535
    • ELL level B, CASAS 221+

The course is designed with these criteria:

  • 80% grade on quizzes and tests
  • Portfolio completion
  • Classroom participation including working the school store


Additional Career Information

Small Business Resources

Upcoming classes:





*What is hyflex? It's a class where students can attend the same class on Google Meet or at school. You can choose to come to school or stay home and participate online, depending on the day.

3/14/2022 - 05/4/2023



Online with Google Meet


You can register online or in-person at the Hubbs Center or Hub@Harding. 


Hubbs Center Saint Paul Public Schools 1030 University Ave West
Saint Paul, MN 55104
P: 651-290-4822 W:


Saint Paul



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