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San Diego Miramar College launching entrepreneurship classes

Posted: 12:14 PM, Feb 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-20 13:19:39-05
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Starting this March, San Diego Miramar College will offer entrepreneurship classes for the first time.

The program will be modeled after similar courses at San Diego State. The coursework helps students develop ideas for new ventures, write business plans, and learn how to raise money.

Tanya Hertz teaches entrepreneurship and business at SDSU and is launching the new entrepreneurship program at Miramar College so anyone can learn these skills.

“We’re trying to give people the tools they need to be successful as an entrepreneur," said Hertz. "If anybody has an idea that they need a little bit of help with and they need to learn a little bit more about entrepreneurship, we can help with that process.”

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She says there's a misconception entrepreneurs are only young people creating tech startups.

“It’s everyone, it's people starting all kinds of different companies, whether they're starting an automotive company or a restaurant, or is it a tech company, there are so many different things we can do," said Hertz.

The classes will be a hybrid of evening and online courses to accommodate working San Diegans.

"San Diego has some great resources, but we just want to add to that and give some more resources to the general community so they can make more money, so they can start their own business, learn how to fund a new business."

For people who don't plan to start their own business, Hertz says the classes will still be beneficial. She says companies are looking for employees with entrepreneurial skills, like how to get funds quickly or launch a new product.

The new courses launch on March 4 and students have up until that day to register.

You can also contact Hertz directly:

  • Email: thertz@sdccd.edu
  • Office phone: (619) 388-7933
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