Business Systems Management in 2021

By Shanna Miller

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Welcome to Business Systems Management and General Education! We have lots of things going on in Business Systems Management in 2021 and we’d like to keep you updated on what’s new and what’s changing!

Business System Management in 2021

Some of our courses are going through some revisions, such as our English 100, 200, and 305 classes to guide students through a powerful path of writing success. We have also started teaching CSC 100 as the first class a student takes to refresh everyone’s skills in the electronic and learning environment.

SoCal Innovation Station

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SoCal Innovation Station

One of the most exciting things Laurus College and the Career Services department have happening now is our new partnership with the So Cal Innovation Station (SCIS)!

The SCIS is an amazing resource available to all of our students. It is a resource built to help aspiring entrepreneurs gather the resources to start a business, or just ask questions about starting a business so there is a clear path for success.

Some of the features of the SCIS are the consulting services. While all of our operations are still virtual, we have shown that we excel at providing online services! There is also a resources segment to SCIS which is designed to show different documents and governmental departments with whom you can connect to help you along the planning phase of opening a business.

While it may seem like a fairly straightforward process, opening a business can take a bit of time, quite a bit of planning, and some monetary resources. The SCIS is here for you, to make the process more accessible.

If you would like to become a member of SCIS, I have great news!! It is free!! Just click on the link below and sign up!

So Cal Innovation Station

 Some of the Membership Benefits include:

  • One on One consulting with experienced business owners and consultants.
  • Step by Step training sessions on starting and developing businesses.
  • 24 / 7 access to custom video tutorials on developing business plans and start-up strategies.
  • Opportunities to meet and network with other entrepreneurs.
  • Office Space (Oxnard Only).
  • Resources Available.

If used properly, this is a resource that can save you thousands of dollars and alleviate a lot of headaches going down the road to independent ownership. As always, this is a tool. It is up to you to learn how to use it properly, but here you will find guidance and answers to many questions. Life is full of opportunities, with careful thought and planning, dreams can come true.

Entrepreneur’s Club

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In addition to SCIS and the wonderful members of our Career Services Department, we have an Entrepreneurs Club! The Entrepreneurs club is open to all Laurus students, in all departments! We will be having a meeting in April 2021.

If there are specific things you would like to see the Entrepreneurs club talk about, please email We want to provide information that is helpful!

We would like to have discussions on

  • Getting your cover letter noticed
  • How to write a resume
  • And other topics on planning your own business venture with success!!

Watch the My Laurus Homepage for an announcement about the date and time of the next meeting! We welcome everyone, whether you are just curious about what it would be like to open a business, or if you are well on your way to realizing your dream!


Shanna Miller

About Shanna Miller

Shanna has been teaching with Laurus College since 2018. Before she began teaching she was a leader in the business world for 25 years. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Buena Vista University in 2002 and her Master’s in Business Administration from Capella University in 2017. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Education with a specialization in Adult Education with Capella University.