A new 33-hour Entrepreneur Certificate Program created by the New Jersey Small Business Development Center and New Jersey Council of County Colleges to bolster the economic growth of small businesses throughout the state will be offered at Sussex County Community College this spring. "Small businesses are an integral part of our state economy," said Virginia S. Bauer, New Jersey Commerce and Economic Growth secretary-designate. "This program will provide the building blocks for future success to budding entrepreneurs." The new program will provide entrepreneurs and small business owners the knowledge necessary to successfully start a new business, or expand existing operations. Small business owners will have the flexibility to complete the curriculum at their own pace and on a course-by-course basis. The certificate curriculum will include courses on "The Business Plan," "Small Business Taxes," "Marketing Strategies," "The Essentials of Small Business Record-Keeping," "Legal ABC's for Business Start-ups," and "Understanding Financial Statements." The program will begin in February with a course on "Marketing Strategies for Business Success." For more information, call 300-2287; or visit www.sussex.edu/cce.