December 2, 2022

Coastal Bend College

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Coastal Bend College Introduces Online Course: Start and Operate Your Own Home-Based Business

Coastal Bend College has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, noncredit online courses. Coastal Bend College has partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online, instructor-led courses and is pleased to announce the launch of “Start and Operate Your Own Home-Based Business.”

Learn how to be your own boss and work from home with this course. This class is a great way to start your own business or grow your current business. This course contains 12 lessons including topics such as:

Introduction to Home-Based Businesses

Selecting a Business

Names, Logos, and Legal Protections

Zoning, Licenses, Permits, and Insurance

The Business Plan

Creating a Marketing Plan

Sales Techniques

Banking, Record Keeping, and Taxes

Setting Up Your Own Home Office

Organize Your Business for Success

Your Professional Image

Balancing Business and Family

This course is part of Coastal Bend College’s growing catalog of more than 300 instructor-facilitated online courses. Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

Other courses available through ed2go follow.

Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera

Jump into the world of nature photography! In this course, you’ll master taking beautiful outdoor photos of everything from landscapes to specific nature items such as water, flowers, trees, animals, and more. Along the way, you’ll learn all about digital camera equipment, telephoto photography, and even macro photography. With plenty of examples and opportunities to share your work, you’ll be shooting breathtaking photos in no time!


Publish and Sell Your E-Books

Do you have an idea for a book or already have one written? This course will help you turn a manuscript into a book that can help you make money online regardless of the type of book you want to publish. At the completion of the course, you will know how to publish your e-book in over 100 countries and have it available at libraries.


To learn more, call Coastal Bend College at (361) 354-2768 or go to for more information.