BlackEnterprise, Dell Launch Online Small Business ‘University’ (and it’s free!)

BLACK ENTERPRISE and Dell are launching the Black Enterprise Small Business University Powered by Dell, an eight-week, online video course offering expert advice to entrepreneurs looking to start and grow profitable small businesses.

It’s not too late to sign up!

Small Business University registrants are eligible to win a grand prize package that includes $5,000 in cash, a $10,000 Dell Office Setup, a free one-on-one consultation with a small business development expert, a profile in BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine and 1-year gift subscription to the publication. A runner-up prize of a $6,000 Dell Office Setup, a free one-on-one consultation with a small business development expert, a profile on, and 1-year gift subscription to BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine will also be awarded.

Registration for Small Business University launched on Monday, April 16th, and it kicks off on Monday, April 30th with a session entitled, “Your Small Business Checklist: What Every Business Needs to Get Started.”

According to a statement, the Black Enterprise Small Business University Powered by Dell aims to assist entrepreneurs in three different stages of business development: the aspiring start-up, the part-time entrepreneur, and those with an already established enterprise. The eight-week course will consist of three original tutorials per week featuring a team of rotating business, marketing and technology experts.

“The path to entrepreneurship can be a difficult one to navigate, and many get lost along the way,” said Black Enterprise President & CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr.  “With the enthusiastic support of Dell, a company which has set the bar in helping small business excel through innovative and practical technology solutions, services and support, we’re able to share the vital lessons of our Small Business University by way of a virtual classroom.”

The week-by-week schedule for the Small Business University Powered by Dell is as follows:

Monday, April 30         Getting Your Small Business Started

Your small business checklist – what key things every business need to have in place

Establishing your brand

Communicating your message, knowing your vision

Monday, May 7            Financing and Investing

How to raise capital for your business (loans vs. investments)

Perfecting your elevator pitch

Managing your budget – what to spend, what to save

Monday, May 14          Technology

Your gadget guide

Setting up your business for success  – how technology can make all the difference

Tools to get you to the next level – from software to hardware

Monday, May 21          Marketing

Social media and what it means to your business

Connecting with your customer organically

How to boost the visibility of your business

Monday, May 28          Team Leadership

Hiring a good team

How to be a good manager

Knowing when (and how!) to let go

Monday, June 4            Growing Your Small Business

What’s your growth strategy?

Attracting new customers

Rethinking and reinventing your brand

Monday, June 11          Time Management

Finding balance

The part-time entrepreneur

Getting organized

Monday, June 18          The Exit Strategy

How to create an exit strategy

Who to trust with your business

How to ensure the company lives on

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  • Anonymous

    Ya, it’s true it’s never too late to sign up but i am very late in reaching here and to know about this launch. Is it possible for me to get sign up now with Small Business University? 

  • Carol Wade

    The Launch they made helps a lot of business and take note ‘Its Free”!. I hope this campaign will continue for those people who wan’t to start up their own business. :)