Pursue Your Dream Career by Learning How to Run a Small Business

Penn Foster Career School can help you take the first step toward a entrepreneurial job as a small business manager. The program will teach you how to find the right sources to finance your business, market your products or service, and write an effective business plan. Follow your career goals and make school work for you — train at home or on-the-go at a pace that's right for you.

Why Learn How to Start Your Small Business?

Starting your own business is a dream that many share. Imagine the flexibility and freedom of being your own boss. With training from Penn Foster Career School, you can take the first step towards making this dream a reality. Learn how to independently run your business, and prepare for job responsibilities that include market research, financing and budgets, and maintaining business records. There are a lot of areas where you can start your own business, including the service sector, for-profit and non-profit organizations, or wherever you have an interest.
Why Learn How to Start Your Small Business?
Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
Dedicated Success Coaches
A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you're not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
Curriculum for Success
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you prepare to manage a small business.​
Self paced
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
Proven Reputation
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with other Small Business Management students in the Penn Foster Community.
Student Experience

A Customized Learning Experience

With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, and informative videos to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.
Small Business Management Course Details
In our small business management online courses, you’ll cover topics such as, developing business contacts and successful networking, writing business plans, financing, and preparing budgets, and learning about legal requirements and resources. In this program, you will even write your very own business plan that you can put into action upon graduation!
Penn Foster Curriculum
With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your Small Business Management training online today.
I would recommend Penn Foster to a friend because it puts you in control of your education. You can earn a degree on your own time, it is affordable, and it is a flexible more relaxed educational option.
Breanne M.
Penn Foster Graduate
Small Business Management student
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