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Module One: Getting Started

  • Pre-Assignment Review

  • Workshop Objectives

  • Action Plan

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

  • 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 Business

  • Register The Business

  • Choose A 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 Business Plan Outline

  • Draft 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 Description(S)

  • 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

  • Review Of The Parking Lot

  • Lessons Learned

  • Recommended Reading

  • Completion Of Action Plans And Evaluations

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