Do you want to own your own business?
Do you have the skills, drive, and passion to be an entrepreneur?
How do you get there?
Where do you start?
The Avista Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) at SCC offers a new and innovative approach to help people marry their technical talents
with entrepreneurial skills.
For the 2014-2015 school year, IBE will be offered as a two-quarter program. Students will take 15 credits winter quarter and 15 credits spring quarter.
The online application link will be available starting fall quarter.
Congratulations to Edie Higby for being selected as the Integrated Business and Entrepreneurship
Student of the Year for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Students were voted on by their classmates and the winner was confirmed by the IBE faculty.
This program is for students who aspire to business success - students who have a
great idea for a business, but need to learn about the practical aspects of starting and running a company. This three-quarter
program helps students fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams through:
- Fueling opportunities: This is a program for people wired for action - people with a dream and a skill
set who are ready to learn the entreprenurial skills to create their own opportunities. The program fills an important
gap between four-year institutions and business assistance programs. The nine-month CFE program is affordable and open to
all people who are serious about pursuing their goals.
Integrated Business and Entrepreneurship Program
Class of 2011-2012
Five Star Custom Events
Soaring Bird Kite Company
Kites for environmental ed.
Fashion & home décor
All About Me
Wig & hair spa for women
Maintenance & cleaning service
Advanced Fire Smart Excavation
Excavation and fuel reduction
Bob's Gluten Free Pantry
Specialty food market
Business consulting & design
Egg In A Cup
Awesome food truck
Afterschool child care
Entertainment management/image & booking agency
No Snow Rooftop
Home improvement/snow removal
Nulish ~ Desserts Done Right
Diabetic goods/youth program
Used videogame hardware & software
Sharmaine Nichole Hair Design
Salon & spa
» Printable Poster (PDF)
A wrap-around business curriculum: The CFE program combines academics with real-world insight from
business and community leaders. Students learn business and entrepreneurial skills in a hands-on environment. From
business planning to human resources, and marketing to inventory management, graduates will develop the skills needed
to start a successful business or enhance an existing one.
Building connections for success: Successful entrepreneurs know how to make connections. This program
is an opportunity to build real-world relationships with the business community. Students will build their own networks
of business leaders, peers and community resources. The program is open to everyone: chefs, landscapers, IT professionals,
photographers. This diversity is one of the program's strengths. Students learn from each other and make connections that
will benefit them for years to come.
This program is Self Employment Assistance Program (SEAP) approved.
» Community Involvement
Read more about the program's impact on one of its many graduates in this Spokesman Review article of
November 29, 2009: "Program Helps Define New Skills for Success."
The CFE has also been featured on ClearChannel Radio's "Spokane Forum" program as well as in an
August 14, 2008 Journal of Business article.
» Access the MP3 audio
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