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!

 

INTRODUCTION
Course Objectives


MODULE 1
Decide on the Type of Business
Is It Feasible?
What Are Your Interests?
Do You Have the Experience?
Are You an Expert?
Knowledge Check


MODULE 2
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?
Knowledge Check


MODULE 3
Basics of Starting a Business
Decide on a Name
Legal Structure of the Business
Register the Business
Choose the Location
Hire an Accountant
Knowledge Check


MODULE 4
Create a Business Plan
What Should Be Included in the Business Plan?
Gather Documentation
Develop a Business Plan Outline
Draft a Business Plan
Knowledge Check


MODULE 5
Get Financing
Contact Organizations for Guidance
Decide the Type of Financing
Shop Around
What to Do Once Approved
Knowledge Check


MODULE 6
Hire Employees
Develop Job Descriptions
Advertise Positions
Interview Candidates
Select Candidates
Knowledge Check


MODULE 7
Training Employees
Teach Company Culture
Implement Actual Training for the Position
Provide Feedback
Offer Additional Training, If Necessary
Knowledge Check


MODULE 8
Market the Business
Traditional Marketing
Create a Website
Social Media
Networking Groups
Knowledge Check


MODULE 9
Run the Business
Procurement
Sell! Sell! Sell!
How to Manage Cash Flow
Budgeting
Knowledge Check


MODULE 10
Grow the Business
Offer More Products / Services
Open Another Location
Franchise Opportunities
Scoring Large Contracts
Knowledge Check


ASSESSMENT
Post Test


WRAPPING UP
Course Summary

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