A new class in the Sacramento City College business department is shifting the way students can do business.
City College now offers “Virtual Entrepreneurship: Creating and Operating a Home-based Online Business,” an online class that explores home-based entrepreneurial business opportunities in the virtual environment. The class is described in City College’s course catalog as placing an emphasis on the individual’s skill set and giving students the tools they need to create and operate an online business.
Lauri Smedley, professor of business technology in City College’s business department, wrote a book and designed a course on virtual entrepreneurship, and the class has been offered at City College since fall 2011 as a guide for students to start up and manage a virtual business. Currently, City College is the only campus in the Los Rios Community College District that offers this course.
Smedley began her venture in the early 1990s as a virtual assistant entrepreneur utilizing skills she acquired working as an administrative assistant for the Sacramento Unified School Board. As her interest in computers grew, she took a part-time position teaching computer and entrepreneurship courses for Sacramento’s John F. Kennedy High School. To accommodate her work as a teacher and a stay-at-home…» Read More