So, you want to break into Entrepreneurship? Well, that’s great, but know that it is no easy feat. There are many steps you must take just to prepare yourself to embark on the journey, and once you have started your business, many more steps to maintain the business. This course is designed to give you the tools you need to start, run, and grow a business you can be proud of!

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand how to start a business
  • Develop a business plan
  • Get financing for your business
  • Hire and train employees
  • Run your business
  • Grow your business

Decide on the Type of Business

  • Is It Feasible?
  • What Are Your Interests?
  • Do You Have the Experience?
  • Are You an Expert?
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

What Is the Market/Competition Like?

  • Is the Venture Lucrative?
  • Is There Competition?
  • How Can You Set Yourself Apart from the Competition?
  • How Is the Customer Prospect?
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Basics of Starting a Business

  • Decide on a Name
  • Legal Structure of the Business
  • Register the Business
  • Keep Track Using a Spreadsheet
  • Hire an Accountant
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Create a Business Plan

  • What Should Be Included in the Business Plan?
  • Gather Documentation
  • Develop a Business Plan Outline
  • Draft a Business Plan
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Get Financing

  • Contact Organizations for Guidance
  • Decide the Type of Financing
  • Shop Around
  • What to Do Once Approved
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Hire Employees

  • Develop Job Descriptions
  • Advertise Positions
  • Interview Candidates
  • Select Candidates
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Training Employees

  • Teach Company Culture
  • Implement Actual Training for the Position
  • Provide Feedback
  • Offer Additional Training, If Necessary
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Market the Business

  • Traditional Marketing
  • Create a Website
  • Social Media
  • Networking Groups
  • Case Study
  • Assessment

Run the Business

  • Procurement
  • Sell! Sell! Sell!
  • How to Manage Cash Flow
  • Budgeting
  • Case Study
  • Assessment