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Small Business Marketing

Small Business Marketing

Thinking of starting a small business and need help with the steps to success? Oakton courses can help you master the necessary skills, from developing a business plan, choosing your structure, finding financing, naming your business, complying with regulations or protecting your ideas.

Already have a small business and need help marketing your products or services? Oakton's Small Business Marketing certificate addresses a wide range of topics, including Principles of Marketing (MKT131), Customer Service and Satisfaction (MKT151), Principles of Professional Selling (MKT161), and Interactive Marketing (MKT265). Learn how to develop your colors and logo, create a personal brand, and give web customers what they want.

Whether online or ‘bricks and mortar', retail or professional, independent or franchised, learn the skills to grow and develop your small business. For further information contact Ronald Thomas, department chair, at 847.635.1949 or via e-mail at

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Paul Johnson developed a passion for psychology at Oakton. Now he wears two hats - Professor of student development and Professor of psychology.



November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 18
Registration opens for spring 2016 semester.

November 26, 27
Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

November 28, 29
Thanksgiving Recess. No classes, College open. (Most offices closed.)

December 24 - January 3
College closed.

January 11
Faculty return for spring 2016 semester.

January 15
Winterim classes end.

January 18
Martin Luther King holiday. College closed.

January 19
Spring 2016 semester classes begin.

January 20
Winterim faculty grading due.

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