NORTH BAY – The Small Business Development Center at Santa Rosa Junior College will offer its NxLevel Entrepreneur Course in San Rafael beginning March 9 through May 25.

The 12-session development program teaches small business owners how to implement new strategies in day-to-day operations and covers topics such as leadership, market research, financial management, sales, organizational structure and effective negotiation.

In addition to the class sessions, the course includes textbooks, guest speakers, professional mentoring and networking opportunities. The cost has been reduced from $495 to $195 for Marin businesses due to sponsorship by the Marin County Workforce Investment Board and the Marin Employment Connection.

A free orientation session will be held at the Connection Center on the Marin Health & Wellness Campus in San Rafael on March 2 at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.sbdcsantarosa.org or call 707-524-1776. Space is limited to 25 participants.