SCF Offers Non-Credit Entrepreneurship Course

(Bradenton, Fla., Oct. 27, 2015) — Thinking about starting your own business? Have a great idea for a product but aren’t sure how to turn your vision into reality? State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) can help. SCF is offering Entrepreneurship - Making it YOUR Business, a non-credit certificate course. Four classes will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 3-24, at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E., Center for Innovation and Technology, Room 213, Sarasota.

Designed for aspiring entrepreneurs, self-employed and small business owners, and corporate innovators including seniors and millennials, the course focuses on the principles of entrepreneurship and lean start-up as well as the latest methods to increase success.

The class is taught by Clint Day, an instructor who serves as SCF’s entrepreneur-in-residence. Day founded three insurance entities in Florida and Georgia and began teaching/mentoring after selling his last business. Professionally qualified by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, he earned an MBA in entrepreneurship, and is a member of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship and United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Comprised of four modules, including general entrepreneurship, finding opportunity, nuts and bolts, and ready to take action, SCF’s entrepreneurship course will discuss such topics as options to start-ups, establishing a competitive advantage, legal considerations and minimizing risk. All students will receive entrepreneurship PDF eBooks, a six-page laminated quick study guide and a business model canvas.

Students who successfully complete Making it YOUR Business, which costs $299, will be awarded a certificate for their records and suitable for framing. To register, go to For more information, contact the Corporate and Community Development department at 941-753-5203 or by email at

SCF also provides opportunities for advanced entrepreneurial training in its Associates of Science degree program.

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