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Smart Start for Business

On Demand

Course Description:  

Twenty percent of new businesses fail in the first two years. Why? Lack of knowledge, resources, and planning. Taking the time to learn and plan is the best first investment a business owner can make. Smart Start for Business will provide you with all the information prospective (and new) business owners need to be successful. You’ll also have the chance to share with other entrepreneurs and get your questions answered from seasoned business owners. We’re here to help you stay out of the twenty percent. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Determine whether you are ready for entrepreneurship. 

  1. Conduct primary and secondary research to determine if your business idea is viable. 

  1. Write a business plan. 

  1. Identify financial and tax requirements (state & federal) needed to operate your small business. 

  1. Identify risk management issues with small business operation and the legal and insurance products/services that meet state and federal requirements. 

Course Format: self-paced with opportunities for asynchronous interactions

Course Length: approximately 5 hours