Hands on Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management I
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Conceptualizing and planning for an enterprise is essential, be it a for profit enterprise, a not for profit enterprise or a social purpose corporation. Likewise, starting an enterprise or running an existing enterprise can require large outlays of cash and financing. Financing a business has significant ownership and cost implications. This program will explore debt and equity financing while planning for capital needs while gaining an understanding of how financiers use ratio analysis to make investment decisions. We will learn how to conceptualize and fine tune our offering and conduct a feasibility study. Around our offering we design a competitive business model and solid strategic plan. We learn the ins and outs of forming an entity such as a corporation and other forms of business ownership to be a vehicle for the offering. We learn the major tax advantages of the various entities. Through the program we will cover theory, use our time working in labs, and have hands-on experience developing strategic plans. We will utilize various business planning, accounting, tax and web development software applications to formulate a presentable business plan to investors and lenders. This program is a hands on learning experience intended for those that are interested in starting businesses, not for profit enterprises and those already in business. Credit equivalencies can be expected in managerial accounting and strategic planning.
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This program is intended for students that need hands on experience in starting a business or are planning on starting businesses or not for profit entities and existing business owners that need more hands on practice and exposure to business and strategic business planning and marketing.
Credits per quarter
- Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Class Size: 25
Scheduled for: Day
Final schedule and room assignments:
Tuesday/Thursday 9am-1pm, Wed 9am-5pm
Located in: Olympia