The Entrepreneur Institute at Galveston College

offers courses and outreach programs in entrepreneurship.

The Institute is an exciting partnership between Galveston College, Continuing Education Center and Galveston County Small Business Development Center. Together we provide the key resources and valuable entrepreneur training which is vital as you start and grow your small business.  We use practical, proven entrepreneur training strategies that can help you achieve your desired results. 



Marketing Your Business on the Internet

Find out how to market your business on the Internet, even if you have little or no money to spend! In this practical, hands-on course, you'll discover proven methods that will help you establish an Internet presence and build an online brand identity. You’ll learn how search engine optimization (SEO) works and how to track your site’s performance using Web analytics. You'll understand how to use online advertising, email marketing, and social media (including blogs) to drive business to your Web site. 


SMALL Business Marketing on a Shoestring

When it comes to marketing for small businesses, money isn't everything! In this course, you'll learn how to use the same marketing tricks the big companies employ—without making a big dent in your wallet. As you build your own customized marketing plan step-by-step, you'll discover how to attract your target audiences, entice customers to buy your product or service, and keep buyers coming back for more. In addition, you'll find out how to generate the referrals that are crucial to your company's success. 


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. With the support of your instructor and a network of like-minded students, you'll work through all of the major components of writing a business plan and emerge with your first draft in hand. most importantly, you will have completed the first--and most difficult--step on the path to small business success.




To register for any of the above listed classes, as well as other online courses please go to

For additional information, pricing or start dates call the continuing education office at 409-944-1344 or email at


Updated 3/22/2013 - Content Author vlewis