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Our affordable Small Business Management course online

Small businesses can carry out any role in any industry. The possibilities are endless. But their success doesn’t only depend on their particular product, service, or differentiator—it also comes down to the quality of their management. Whether you’re looking to launch a home-based business or open your own store, start your journey by enrolling in our Small Business Management course online.

Studying at your own pace, you will learn how to effectively plan, structure, and run a small business. From talent acquisition to cash flow, our small business training online can help you succeed in a challenging business world and make tangible progress toward your goals.

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  • Easily afford this API Program Name program with 0% interest monthly payment options
  • Fit study around your life with our flexible online study model
  • Upgrade your career prospects and achieve your goals


What you get

  • Textbook: Start Your Own Business
  • Binder™ mobile app for taking your learning materials on-the-go
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

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Job opportunities

Small businesses are an integral part of not only the American economy, but also the American way of life. Despite economic uncertainty, they have provided 55% of all jobs—and 66% of all net new jobs—since the 1970s*. Small businesses have also picked up the slack in the corporate job market, adding eight million jobs since 1990 as big businesses eliminated four million jobs. With the right skills and knowledge, you can make your own contribution as an American entrepreneur.



Enroll at any time, study at your own pace, and graduate in as little as four months.


Help your business succeed. Gain skills in market research, brand building, budgeting, and more.


Learning online doesn’t mean learning alone. Interact with peers and faculty in our online community.


Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we're here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Our small business training online is designed to convey the practical knowledge and skills that business managers use every day on the job. Everything you learn in the Small Business Management course will build your understanding so that, once you earn your diploma in small business management, you will be ready to apply your multi-faceted skills in many fields of endeavor.

All graduates keep access to their accounts on the Ashworth EDGE, an online toolkit that provides step-by-step guidance through resume templates, cover letters, thank you letters, and more. As a student, you will interact with the Ashworth EDGE throughout your lessons to make you comfortable with the tools and prepare you to make a good impression on potential employers once you've graduated!

We allow you up to one year from the date of your enrollment to complete your Small Business Management course online. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many benefits of pursuing your education at Ashworth College.

Related programs

Our small business training diploma is one of many career-focused business majors available at Ashworth College. Our other online programs include:

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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