Entrepreneurship

Investment & Career Development

Course Overview

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 workshop is designed to give you the tools you need to start, run, and grow a business you can be proud of!

Course Objectives

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. With that in mind, let’s review our goals for today. 
At the end of this workshop, 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

Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started

  • Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Decide on the Type of Business

  • Is It Feasible?
  • What Are Your Interests?
  • Do You Have the Experience?
  • Are You an Expert?
  • Case Study
  • Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: 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
  • Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Basics of Starting a Business

  • Decide on a Name
  • Legal Structure of the Business
  • Register the Business
  • Choose the Location
  • Hire an Accountant
  • Case Study
  • Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: 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
  • Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Get Financing

  • Contact Organizations for Guidance
  • Decide the Type of Financing
  • Shop Around
  • What to Do Once Approved
  • Case Study
  • Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Hire Employees

  • Develop Job Descriptions
  • Advertise Positions
  • Interview Candidates
  • Select Candidates
  • Case Study
  • Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Training Employees

  • Teach Company Culture
  • Implement Actual Training for the Position
  • Provide Feedback
  • Offer Additional Training, If Necessary
  • Case Study
  • Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Market the Business

  • Traditional Marketing
  • Create a Website
  • Social Media
  • Networking Groups
  • Case Study
  • Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Run the Business

  • Procurement
  • Sell! Sell! Sell!
  • How to Manage Cash Flow
  • Budgeting
  • Case Study
  • Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Grow the Business

  • Offer More Products / Services
  • Open Another Location
  • Franchise Opportunities
  • Scoring Large Contracts
  • Case Study
  • Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise
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