Course Descriptions

Course 1 - Starting and Growing Your Own Business

Suggested attendees: individuals who are thinking about starting a new business or people who already have a small business.

  • Basics of setting up a business

  • Legal entity structures – Sole proprietor, Partnerships, Sub Chapter S, LLC and others

  • Paying taxes

  • Keeping financial records

  • Insurance

  • Business Plan introduction

  • Marketing basics

  • Financing a business

Course 2 – Writing a Business Plan

Suggested attendees: People who already have a small business and others who have taken Course 1.

  • Components of a business plan – what needs to be included

  • Start up costs

  • How to prepare a budget

  • Cash flow projections

  • How to use a business plan to get financing

  • Walk through an example

Course 3 - Marketing Your Own Business

Suggested attendees: People who already have a business and others who have taken Courses 1 and 2.

  • Developing a Marketing Plan

  • Performing market research

  • Pricing

  • Advertising and promotion

  • Internet marketing

  • Tracking results

Course 4 - Financial Management In Business

Suggested attendees: People who already have a business and others who have taken Courses 1, 2 & 3.

  • Bookkeeping & Accounting In Business

  • Budgeting

  • Forecasting

  • Funding a Business

  • Tracking Income & Expenses