Entrepreneurship

Would you to be your own boss? Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? Don’t know what to do about your great business idea? If you have ever thought about these situations then you need our entrepreneurship workshop.

Let our Entrepreneurship workshop help you achieve your dreams. Being an entrepreneur can be full of risks. These risks are minimized through drafting a business plan, knowing your competition, and successful marketing. All these and more can be found in our Entrepreneurship workshop.

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

Housekeeping Items

The Parking Lot

Workshop Objectives

Action Plan Form

Evaluation Form

Module Two: Decide On The Type Of Business

Is It Feasible?

What Are Your Interests?

Do You Have The Experience?

Are You An Expert In The Field?

Case Study

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

Review Questions

Module Four: Basics Of Starting A Business

Decide On A Name

Legal Structure Of Business (Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, C Corporation, Etc.)

Register The Business (Register Business’ Name And Get Applicable Licenses And Permits)

Choose A Location

Hire Accountant

Case Study

Review Questions

Module Five: Create A Business Plan

What Should Be Included In The Business Plan?

Gather Documentation

Develop Business Plan Outline

Draft Business Plan

Case Study

Review Questions

Module Six: Get Financing

Contact Organizations For Guidance

Decide The Type Of Financing (Personal Funds, Loans, Investors)

Shop Around

What To Do Once Approved

Case Study

Review Questions

Module Seven: Hire Employees

Develop Job Description(S)

Advertise Positions

Interview Candidates

Select Candidates

Case Study

Review Questions

Module Eight: Training Employees

Teach Company Culture

Implement Actual Training For The Position

Provide Feedback

Offer Additional Training, If Necessary

Case Study

Review Questions

Module Nine: Market The Business

Traditional Marketing

Create A Website

Social Media

Networking Groups

Case Study

Module Ten: Run The Business

Procurement

Sell! Sell! Sell!

How To Manage Cash Flow

Budgeting

Case Study

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

Review Of The Parking Lot

Lessons Learned

Recommended Reading

Completion Of Action Plans And Evaluations

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