Entrepreneurship and New Venture Formation
Starting a new business venture requires an understanding of the business landscape. This survey course explores the essentials factors for turning an idea into a successful business.
What you can learn.
- Explore the various benefits/costs of sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and franchises
- Learn about market surveys, site analysis, permits and licenses, patents, and protection of ideas
- Understand risk management, legal requirements and regulations, capital requirements, and financing sources
- Know how to determine costs and prices of goods, advertising and marketing, record keeping, and cash flow requirements
About this course:This course surveys the factors essential for turning a "great idea" into a successful business and explores various benefits/costs of sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and franchises. Topics include market surveys; site analysis; permits and licenses; patents and protection of ideas; risk management; legal requirements and regulations; capital requirements and financing sources; determining the costs and prices of goods and services; advertising and marketing; record keeping; and lines of credit and cash flow requirements.
Fall 2020 Schedule
Hybrid courses have both regular remote meeting times and online instruction. Click “See Details” for more information.
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required.