Business and Financial Planning

Learn new ways to make and save money or explore the steps you need to secure a comfortable retirement.

How to Register

  • Register online by selecting "Add to Cart" on the desired course(s) and select "Cart" at the bottom of the page when you are ready to process your registration.
    • The “Seats Left” information is updated every half hour and when you checkout.
  • Other registration options are available.

NOTE:  Individuals enrolling in on-campus classes must follow the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for students and should submit the COVID-19 Vaccination Documentation Form. Exemptions to these requirements may be requested based on either religious conviction or health reasons by submitting the appropriate Health Services form.


Creating a Successful Business Plan

Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. Committing your idea to paper in the form of a business plan not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but also in keeping your business strategically focused. You will work through all the major components of writing a business plan and emerge with your first draft in hand. And most importantly, you will have completed the first—and most difficult—step on the path to small business success.

This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears is My Classroom.

Creating a Successful Business Plan
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Online, 2/15 - 4/7 ZILC-014 600 15 seats left $115
Online, 3/15 - 5/5 ZILC-014 601 15 seats left $115
Online, 4/12 - 6/2 ZILC-014 602 15 seats left $115
Online, 11/16 - 1/6 ZILC-014 501 15 seats left $115
Online, 12/14 - 2/2 ZILC-014 502 15 seats left $115

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Fax: (518) 629-8103

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(excluding college holidays and vacations)