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Course Objective

The course is designed to provide preliminary guidance for entrepreneurs to creating a business plan.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By going through the topis of this course, the learner should be able to:
  1. Identify areas for serving the community
  2. Generate innovative ideas to serve community needs
  3. Conduct basic feesibility study for a product
  4. Prepare a draft for a business plan
  5. Recognize evolving tools for business

Important Issues NOT covered in this courses

This will will course will not present topics that are essential for business success that may be summarised in the following non-conclusive list:
  • Accounting
  • Financing
  • Business laws
  • Business economics
  • Human resource management
  • Organization behaviour
  • Inventory management
  • Risk Management
  • Operations management
  • ...

References

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, 1/e, Steve Mariotti and Caroline Glackin, 2012, Pearson Education
  • Effective Small Business Management, 10/e, Norman M. Scarborough, Prentice Hall, 2011

Spring 2014 Schedule and Topics

Date
Topics
ILO's
Notes
1*
9/2/2014



2*
16/2/2014



3*
23/2/2014



4*
2/3/2014



1
9/3/2014
Small Busines and Entrepreneurship

HW#1, Due 16/3
2
16/3/2014
Searching for and Creating Opportunities

HW#2, Due 23/3
3
23/3/2014
Plannig for your business: Feasibility Study

HW#3, Due 13/4
4
30/3/2014
Business Ethics and Social Entrepreneurship


6/4/2014
Midterm Exams
5
13/4/2014
Planning for your business: Strategy

HW#4, Due 27/4
20/4/2014
Easter
6
27/4/2014
Market research

HW#5, Due 4/5
7
4/5/2014
Marketing


8
11/5/2014
Marketing


9
18/5/2014
E-Working


10
25/5/2014
Plannig for your business: The Business Plan
Project Management
Open Source Bits and Atoms