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Home Based Business Courses

These simple home based business courses will teach you how to:

  • choose a home based business idea
  • register a domain name, set up hosting and create an email address
  • make a website using WordPress
  • optimize text for search engines, purchase stock photos and kick-start your online web presence

To enroll in the courses below, you need to create a Free Account first and then return to this page.

Cooking up a Cottage Food Business
In Texas, the Cottage Food Law allows residents to prepare and sell specific foods from an unlicensed residential (home)kitchen. This course is designed to help people who want to start a cottage food production operation out of their residence. Through this course individuals will gain knowledge of the Texas Cottage Food Law and general rules and best practices for preparing food safely.  
Credit Hours: 1 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
(HBB-001) Choosing a Home Based Business Idea
This is a course designed to help everyday people learn how to identify a home based business idea that will help them earn extra money or supplemental income. This is not a course about getting rich quick or about developing the next million dollar invention. If you faithfully complete the sections and worksheets in this course, you will be well on your way to starting your own home based business. 
Credit Hours: 2 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free
(HBB-002) Create Content before Building a Website
This course is designed to help everyday people learn how to create text content for a website that can be used to advertise, showcase, and promote a small business online. If you faithfully complete the sections and worksheets in this course, you will have most of the "heavy lifting" done. Then you will be ready to build a website that will contain this text content in the following courses. 
Credit Hours: 2 hr Course Price: Free Certificate Fee : Free